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  • Author:
    Martin Kennedy
  • ISBN:
    0967149215
  • ISBN13:
    978-0967149219
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  • Publisher:
    Lilyfield Press (January 1, 2017)
  • Pages:
    323 pages
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    Theology
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A Philadelphia Catholic in King James's Court is the kind of book that would have served me well back in my. .

A Philadelphia Catholic in King James's Court is the kind of book that would have served me well back in my high school days. This novel is engaging, thought provoking and even humorous in places. This would definitely be a good book for any Catholic adult of my vintage who wants something enjoyable and not too technical or dry for re-learning some of the basics of the Catholic Faith. 5 people found this helpful.

It is probably a great book for teens to read in religious ed classes. I didn't like the writing style. The narration would switch from one character to another mid-paragraph. It took a few chapters for me to be able to follow the author's train of thought

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A Philadelphia Catholic in King James Court is an easy tutorial in beginning apologetics (teaching, explaining and . The book "A Philadelphia Catholic in King James's Court" is marvelous, a splendid gift for setting forth the truths of our Catholic faith clearly and precisely

A Philadelphia Catholic in King James Court is an easy tutorial in beginning apologetics (teaching, explaining and defending the Faith). The book "A Philadelphia Catholic in King James's Court" is marvelous, a splendid gift for setting forth the truths of our Catholic faith clearly and precisely. And oh, how this is needed in these times of crisis and confusion in church catechesis.

A Philadelphia Catholic to King James's Court: Discussion/Study Guide by Martin Deporres Kennedy.

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Martin Luther King dedicated his life to love and to justice for his fellow human beings, and he died because of that effort. Or we can make an effort, as Martin Luther King did, to understand and to comprehend, and to replace that violence, that stain of bloodshed that has spread across our land, with an effort to understand with compassion and love.

After the tragic death of his father, Michael OShea travels from his native Philadelphia to rural Kentucky for the summer. In this land of tobacco farming, bluegrass music, and devout fundamentalist Christianity, he is compelled to explain and justify the Catholic faith. His only defense, the Bible. Join Michael on an Amish-style farmstead as he learns to milk a cow, harness a horse, disk a field, and harvest hay with a team instead of a tractor. Will he discover the truth about the papacy, the Eucharist, and devotion to Mary in Sacred Scripture?

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One of the things that was certainly lacking in my "Catholic" high school curriculum back in the 70s was apologetics. In fact, I didn't even know what apologetics was until my mid 30s! Unsure and ignorant of my Catholic faith I spent a lot of years sort of drifting in the wind blown by the infamous "Spirit of Vatican II" with no substance, no form, no conviction and no clue!

As I started to train my own children in their Catholic Faith I looked for sources that would not only tell them what the Catholic Church teaches, but also go into a rich explanation of the "why."

A Philadelphia Catholic in King James's Court is the kind of book that would have served me well back in my high school days. This novel is engaging, thought provoking and even humorous in places. The story is so compelling that the reader can become totally engrossed in it. But more importantly, it teaches the Catholic faith in a way that captures the imagination and heart of the reader.

Michael O'Shea is a high school senior, beginning to think about his plans for college when his fireman father is tragically killed in a house fire saving a drug dealer. His mother Tammi, is so shaken by her husband's death that she agrees to take her children out of school early and live on her brother Les's farm for the summer so that she can have time to sort through her husband's papers and have some quiet time to grieve.

Les lives deep in the bible belt. Catholics in that area are in the minority. Although Les had great admiration for his late brother-in-law, he thinks that Tammi made a mistake converting to Catholicism, and he has made it his mission to use the time he has with his sister's family to recovert them back to Protestantism, starting with his oldest nephew Michael.

In many ways, Michael is like a lot of post Vatican II Catholics. He doesn't really understand what the church teaches or why, but he did have the example of his parent's deep faith. As uncle talks to him about questions he has on Catholicism, Michael starts reading the books his father had and learning to understand Sacred Scripture and how the bible is essential to explaining and understanding what the Catholic church teaches.

Young Michael is confronted many times in the books on different issues, like devotion to Mary and the papacy. The climax at the end of the book is when Michael must face a well-known Protestant apologist in front of an entirely Protestant congregation.

Michael does not become a top notch apologist over night. He has a lot of stumbles and insecurity, but perseverance and study become his allies.

One of the parts of the book that really meant a lot to me, was that Tammy O'Shea is never by her son's side during these confrontations, but she is always at home praying her rosary for his safety and guidance. The power of a mother's prayer.

A A Philadelphia Catholic to King James's Court: Discussion/Study Guide is also available. I used that somewhat in preparing my son for confirmation.

I first read this book myself four years ago and learned a lot from it. I gleaned even more the second time around a few years later. This would definitely be a good book for any Catholic adult of my vintage who wants something enjoyable and not too technical or dry for re-learning some of the basics of the Catholic Faith.
Ballalune
A wonderful story with a lesson of faith and the joy of simplicity in life. Young Michael, through the tragic death of his father, is sent to live for a summer with his Fundamentalist uncle. While learning the value of the simple life of subsistence farming he learns not to underestimate the people of this simple life while also learning to make his faith his own and to defend it in and out of season. Through study and prayer, Michael learns his faith and learns to share it in an environment often hostile and challenging. But with his prayers and those of his mother, he perseveres to be a worthy spokesman for his faith able to rightly divide the word of God (even being limited to the King James Bible alone).

This is a must read for every young Catholic to search their faith and make it their own faith. It is a coming-of-age novel wrapped in a philosophical discourse of simple pleasure and family entwined with Catholic apologetics. A little slow at times, perhaps. But overall, a good reward of understanding and joy at Michael's success as we identify more and more with his persevering and humble attitude. A fantastic story for young adults in particular but also for anyone interested in living their faith.
Galanjov
This book is a great example for teens and adults. It shows the importance of knowing the "why" of being Catholic. The book also shows that not everyone has the complete answer on the spot, not everyone is a born apologist. The main character is awaken to his faith by the untimely death of his father, which says a lot for finding meaning in suffering. On the protestant side, one begins to understand that protestants are sincere in their motives, but misguided. They are serious about the bible, but as the book shows, sola scriptura simply doesn't work. The main character also shows the average Catholic that there is a big difference in knowing our faith as a child and coming to know our faith as an adult. I believe any Catholic will be able to indentify with this book on some level. I read this book in two days it was so good, and now my daughter is ready to read it. I can't wait until the next one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Longitude Temporary
This is a wonderfully written Catholic apologetics novel in fictional form. My husband and I read it together and loved it. It's great for adults, but kids would love and really benefit from this book as it is an easy way to learn more about the faith and it would provide an example of defending the faith. I think it would be appropriate for as early as pre-teen or early teenager years.
Cemav
So good! I was on the edge of my seat and learned so much. Best of both worlds. Great story with great information that is so important to defend the faith.
Dorintrius
I meant to write a review for the book, but instead wrote it for the study guide. So if you want to know exactly what I think of it, you can go look there. The study guide is helpful in a small group discussion.
Mogelv
I loved how the simple explanation of catholic faith was broken down really enjoyed the book. Just wished more
talk was in it, instead of farming which took up most of the book.
Otherwise, very good
Maybe one day I will be able to stand up for my faith in this manner!
I was very encouraged and challenged with the story.