The following comes from a July 25 Christian Newswire press release:
Catholic Answers Press today announced the release of their exciting new book, Navigating the Tiber, by best-selling author Devin Rose.
Rose takes readers through the treacherous waters of conversion, creatively illustrating what it takes to successfully steer friends and loved ones toward the Catholic Church.
Employing the analogy of crossing the Tiber river on which Rome was founded, Rose helps navigate the obstacles that many non-Catholic Christians may encounter. Readers will learn how to dispel popular misconceptions about the Inquisition, contraception, “faith alone,” and much more. From setting sail with a non-Catholic who is interested in the Faith, to surviving the rapids that capsize many would-be converts, Navigating the Tiber acts as a compass to the fullness of Truth.
“This is a different kind of apologetics book,” Catholic Answers director of publications Todd Aglialoro said. “Instead of just providing readers with arguments, it shows them how to journey with non-Catholic friends as they consider the Church’s claims.”
Rose draws upon his own experience as a convert to Catholicism, allowing readers an inside look at the often arduous process of conversion. Navigating the Tiber does not simply address scriptural defenses to typical Protestant arguments. Going beyond the scope of traditional apologetics, Rose displays his unconventional method for evangelization by showing readers that the best way to evangelize is not to study scripture for the sake of debate, but to live it for the sake of a soul.
Under this pontificate, I cannot get too excited about bringing others into the Church. I know this is an awful thing to, say, for some of my Jewish friends actually like PF, and view him as a beacon of hope for the Church leading it into the 21st century. Why they like him would be the same reason why I fear him. To me he personifies on a grand scale what church wreckovators are on a smaller scale. I hope history proves me wrong, and my Jewish friends right.
I have a question about “Justification” – concerning an article I read about a “Joint Declaration” of Catholics & Lutherans stating that
“By Grace Alone, in Faith in Christ’s Saving Work, and not because of any merit on our part, we are accepted by God and Receive His Holy Spirit” &
“”Catholics have a point too, saying the Holy Sprit ‘Renews our Hearts while equipping us and calling us to good works’.”
Was this an accurate report – Or did I get a poorly informed (or Dissident) source for it?
It has probably never been easier of a time than now for protestants to convert to the modern V2 Church because it is so protestant itself. It only takes a small step for them to get over the generations of pride and disbelief when they now see how much the modern V2 Church has evolved into the protestant denominations, especially the Lutherans. In many ways the Episcopalians are more conservative than the modern V2.
I know first hand, my husband is converting from Lutheranism. Their beliefs and church services aren’t that much different than our own and we have a lot of ecumenism now as never before. Members of the local Methodist choir sang at my Mom’s funeral and read the Epistle.