If Protestantism Is True
The Reformation Meets Rome
by Devin Rose
2011, Unitatis Books
Devin Rose, a convert from evangelical Protestantism (Baptist) to Catholicism has a new book called "If Protestantism is True.” The purpose of the book is to explain Catholic belief comparing and contrasting it to Protestantism. Coming from a Protestant background, he understands the viewpoints from both sides of the Tiber River and articulates his points without rancor towards his former co-religionists.
He uses simple logic to help the reader see why Protestant doctrines are lacking and how and why Catholic belief and practice have stood the test of time. His chapter on Protestant Objections to the Catholic Church is alone, a very helpful apologetic to disarm the common accusations leveled at the Church.
He makes ample use of both Protestant and Catholic resources in his arguments and often relies on the writings of the Church Fathers to bolster his points regarding the antiquity and consistency of Catholic doctrine.
Mr. Rose concludes the book by stating that every difference between Protestantism and Catholicism ultimately comes down to the issue of authority . He shows the reader, through many examples, the consequences of following the Protestant vs. Catholic model of authority. Using his simple but powerful statements beginning with: “If Protestantism is true, then….,” the reader is able to “connect the dots” with basic logic to understand why the reformation was not the answer, but rather the source of further division in the body of Christ.
If you are a new Catholic or convert who wants to learn more about the Catholic faith and how to defend it to non-Catholics this is an excellent resource.
If you are a Protestant who desires to understand the basis of Catholic belief and/or are personally considering the claims of Catholicism for yourself, this book is also for you.
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Thank God for this "second wave" of new young intellectual converts who are going to effectively carry out Blessed John Paul 2's call for The New Evangelization with passion.