a huge comfort
Anonymous on August 30, 2008
William, L Biersach has written a book that is at turns funny and sad and ultimately a huge comfort. Yes, the Church, particularly the American church almost totally colasped in the 60s and 70s. Yes, the Faithful have seen one scandal after another on top of having their religion look rather like a grandmother who's decided to put on a mini skirt and chug malt liquor in order to look relevant, yes it's been really, really bad for a lot of people and millions have left altogether but God hasn't changed so get to praying.
Biersach writes about how the changes in the church broke his heart as a teenager and briefly touches on his years away from the Faith and how he finally came back. He argues beautifully that yeah, the great (the bishops) are preocupied with ... God knows what but it's time for the small hands, the folks in the pews to get to work and maybe it's actually a great time to be Catholic becuase the idea of restoration is such a great challenge.
I'm glad I bought it.
L. MacDonald on July 1, 2016
Even though this apologetics book was written some years ago, the topics are still relevant today, if not more so. Mr. Biersach writes in a compelling way about the Roman Catholic Church. It's an easy-to-read book that anyone can understand. The style is conversational and humorous while dealing with serious topics. This is a book for anyone searching for the Truth. It's filled with quotes from reliable sources and refers to other books that you will want to read, also. I highly recommend this book!
a journey many have taken
JA on May 16, 2008
I hate to deface books but this one I underlined and bent page corners and wrote in the margins...it spoke to me in so many different ways. The author went through what so many of his generation went through after V2 - a dizzying, rapid loss of faith with nothing left to cling to.
But there is hope! (There is always hope!) I plan on rereading this often, and placing tidbits in the ears of family and friends.
Encouraging Read for Traditional Catholics
Anonymous on December 4, 2007
Attention Altar Boys of pre Vatican II : If you fell in love with the Mass and the priesthood only to be disaffected when Mary, piety, and beauty were shown the door in the name of Ecunemism and modernity take heart here. Mr. Biersach, along with Professor David White , of the Naval Academy, are two academic types who seem to have researched their way back to the Truth. Thank you, Jesus !