• by Robert Barron
  • Narrated by Robert Barron
  • 8 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Fr. Robert Barron's comprehensive work goes straight to the core of the Catholic faith. He first examines the foundations of Christ's incarnation, life and ministry, and then works through the essentials of the Catholic tradition: from sacraments, worship and prayer, to Mary and the saints, and on to salvation, heaven and hell. Throughout this epic journey, Fr. Barron uses art, literature, personal stories, Scripture, theology, philosophy and history to present a complete picture of the Church to the world.


What the Critics Say

"Clarity, intelligence, passion and elegance...Father Barron brings all these gifts to bear in this extraordinary reflection on the Catholic faith." (Most Rev. Charles J. Chaput, OFM Cap., Archbishop of Philadelphia)


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Wide as a lake, but only an inch deep

Fr. Barron does a phenomenal job here, as he dose with the TV series. The Catholic Religion is something you can study for a life time and still not know all of it. Fr. Barron does a great job of covering a wide variety of topics, but due to the amount of space he has can only go so deep into each topic. For example, when he speaks of the saints, There are hundreds or maybe thousands of recognized saints, but he only has time for a brief biography of four saints: Sts Edith Stein, Therese of Lisieux,Katharine Drexel, and Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta. I recommend this for anyone who is not Catholic and wants to learn more about the faith or is Catholic and wants to dig deeper.
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Beautiful Journey!

It's almost always better to listen to an author reading his own book than to listen to a narrator who didn't write the book - Catholicism is one of those. Father Barron's own voice provides his own interpretation of the intent of each word - and it is a WONDERFUL listen!

I have the video series and the audiobook covers the same points as the videos, minus the lush visuals, but containing all the same clarity and focus.

The book is filled with apologiae - Biblical references, early Church Fathers -the Church speaks for herself from twenty centuries and she's still saying the same things she's always said. She's still true to the Bridegroom.

Fr Barron is a great gift to the laity in our time, after so many years of muddled thinking and murky teachings - here is a firm voice of clarity and truth - but also kindness.

No false ecumenism, no watering down of the faith passed on to us from the Apostles, but no snarky jabs at those who have been kept away from the Catholic Church by culture, by misunderstandings or even by other Catholics.

Here is uncompromising truth. Thanks be to GOD!
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-05-2012
  • Publisher: Servant Books