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Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Angelus Press' "The Catechism in Pictures"

Last week I received in the mail a copy of Angelus Press' The Catechism in Pictures.  What I received was even beyond the quality and detail that I have come to value and expect in the publishing done by Angelus Press.

The Catechism in Pictures came in a very large book.  On the left hand side of each page is a beautiful, authentically Catholic explanation of the Faith.  It takes the core tenets of Catholicism, explaining them in detail and with examples but doing so without being too theologically involved for the average reader.  In fact, this book is a must-have for parents seeking to teach the Faith to their children.

On the right hand side of the page is a beautiful painting of what is described in words on the left (click here to see some of the images in the page for the book).  This holy images can move your hearts to sentiments of adoration and respect and can show to children in pictures what they can't yet understand in words.  The Church has rightfully used visual artwork to teach the faith for millennia and this book is a prime example of why it is so effective. 

This book, because it is oversized, makes a great addition to coffee tables or end tables or even on one side of your home altar.

Book Description
Large Hardcover Book 13" x 10 1/4"; 125 pages; 69 full-color pictures; gold gilled page ends; and attached Ribbon Page Marker. Originally published in 1909. Reprinted in 2009. A unique pictorial catechism of 66 chapters, each covering a different topic of the Creed, the Sacraments, the Ten Commandments, the Commandents of the Church, Prayer, the Last Things, Sin, Virtue, and the Works of Mercy. All of the basic truths of Faith and Morality are covered. The Faith is presented via 69 huge (12" x 8.5") full-color classic pictures. The text facing the picture explains the Church's teaching on the matter and then explains the applicable symbolism of the picture. An excellent way to pass the Faith on to your children who will find the pictures very engaging. Children can look at the picture as you point out how the lesson is pictorially presented. Includes an index to the pictures and a topical index.


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