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The Protestant's Dilemma: How the Reformation's Shocking Consequences Point to the Truth of Catholicism

What if Protestantism were true? What if the Reformers really were heroes, the Bible the sole rule of faith, and Christ s Church just an invisible collection of loosely united believers? As an Evangelical, Devin Rose used to believe all of it. Then one day the nagging questions began. He noticed things about Protestant belief and practice that didn t add up. He began following the logic of Protestant claims to places he never expected it to go -leading to conclusions no Christians would ever admit to holding. In The Protestant s Dilemma, Rose examines over thirty of those conclusions, showing with solid evidence, compelling reason, and gentle humor how the major tenets of Protestantism - if honestly pursued to their furthest extent - wind up in dead ends. The only escape? Catholic truth. Rose patiently unpacks each instance, and shows how Catholicism solves the Protestant s dilemma through the witness of Scripture, Christian history, and the authority with which Christ himself undeniably vested his Church. The Protestant s Dilemma is the perfect book for non-Catholics trying to work through their own nagging doubts, or for Catholics looking for a fresh way to deepen their understanding of the Faith

I'm thinking of buying it for my Kindle:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/1938983610/ref=...1GRECH9P5G
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If it's bought through this link, FE gets a kick-back.

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To make a link to an Amazon product so FE benefits, get the product's ISBN or ASIN number, and use it to replace the three red Xs below:

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Ex:  http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1...lfboutique

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(04-02-2014, 10:32 PM)Vox Clamantis Wrote: If it's bought through this link, FE gets a kick-back.

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To make a link to an Amazon product so FE benefits, get the product's ISBN or ASIN number, and use it to replace the three red Xs below:

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/XXX/thewolfboutique


Ex:  http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1...lfboutique

I was planning on that! :LOL: Question, tho'? Does that work for things other than books?
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Vox, Its called a "commission".  :grin:
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(04-02-2014, 10:38 PM)jovan66102 Wrote: I was planning on that! :LOL: Question, tho'? Does that work for things other than books?

Yup, anything they sell for the most part. I get a kickback -- er, commission! :P  (thanks, Trident!)
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To answer the OP's question... yes, I read Devin's book twice. As a recent revert to the Church after more than 30 years separated, I found Devin's "Dilemma" very helpful in exposing the many gaping holes in the common protestant positions on scripture, salvation, liturgy, and church. A good recommendation for every Catholic's apologetics library.

Along this same line I came across another good book written specifically to help the more evangelical protestant explore the underlying, unconscious, and assumed-as-true mental paradigms that form a protestant's views on religious "truth." This latter book by Christian Smith, a sociology professor at the University of Notre Dame, frames conversion to the Church as a "paradigm shift" that the evangelical must go through to become a fully-committed Catholic. I find Smith's book especially useful when discussing the Church with the more philosophically-minded Christian or agnostic. It can be had at Amazon via the following link:

http://www.amazon.com/Evangelical-Committed-Catholic-Ninety-Five-Difficult/dp/1610970330/ref=tmm_pap_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1396505376&sr=8-1

Don't forget Vox's commission!
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(04-03-2014, 02:57 AM)Prester John Wrote: To answer the OP's question... yes, I read Devin's book twice.

Thanks PJ! (BTW, love your handle!) I'm a convert of 30+ yrs standing from protestantism, via Orthodoxy. Think I'll go ahead and order it.
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Just a by-the-way, Mr. Rose's previous book, If Protestantism Is True, is also pretty good. I bought it a few years back. Vox, when making the links bring commission to FE, do we use the isbn-10 or the isbn-13 thing?
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(04-02-2014, 09:58 PM)jovan66102 Wrote: The Protestant's Dilemma: How the Reformation's Shocking Consequences Point to the Truth of Catholicism

What if Protestantism were true? What if the Reformers really were heroes, the Bible the sole rule of faith, and Christ s Church just an invisible collection of loosely united believers? As an Evangelical, Devin Rose used to believe all of it. Then one day the nagging questions began. He noticed things about Protestant belief and practice that didn t add up. He began following the logic of Protestant claims to places he never expected it to go -leading to conclusions no Christians would ever admit to holding. In The Protestant s Dilemma, Rose examines over thirty of those conclusions, showing with solid evidence, compelling reason, and gentle humor how the major tenets of Protestantism - if honestly pursued to their furthest extent - wind up in dead ends. The only escape? Catholic truth. Rose patiently unpacks each instance, and shows how Catholicism solves the Protestant s dilemma through the witness of Scripture, Christian history, and the authority with which Christ himself undeniably vested his Church. The Protestant s Dilemma is the perfect book for non-Catholics trying to work through their own nagging doubts, or for Catholics looking for a fresh way to deepen their understanding of the Faith

I'm thinking of buying it for my Kindle:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/1938983610/ref=...1GRECH9P5G

I haven't read the book, but I heard Devin Rose get interviewed a couple times, and it sounds like it is going to be great.  It is on my (far too long) list of books to read when I find the time. 

If you get it, I'd love to hear what you think!

@VOX - You should consider making a section on these forums where members can write book reviews on books related to the faith.  My Impression from many people here is that they are avid readers, and I'd love to get recommendations from good, Traditional, Catholics.  Plus, you can make sure to include your affiliate link in all the reviews so you can make a little extra cash.  Just a thought.

Michael
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