The Seeker's Catechism

The Seeker's Catechism

The Basics of Catholicism 

Author: Michael Pennock

Price: $7.95

Format: Paperback

Pages: 160

Trim size: 5 x 7 inches

ISBN: 978-1-59471-285-2

Imprint: Ave Maria Press

On-sale date: April 23, 2012

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In this revised edition of the concise and readable introduction to the riches of the Catholic faith, renowned catechetical author Michael Pennock poses and then briefly answers 210 questions that are essential to understanding the basics of Catholicism.

The Seeker's Catechism addresses such questions as:

  • What is divine revelation?
  • What is grace?
  • What does a sacrament do?
  • Why confess our sins?

Ideal for adults or teens interested in becoming Catholic through RCIA, preparing for Confirmation, returning to the Church, or simply wanting to begin a closer examination of the faith, this book makes an ideal gift for seekers as they begin to explore or work to enhance their understanding of Catholicism and deepen their relationships with God.


"Concise, easy to understand."

"Pennock's great gift is identifying questions that frequently cross the minds of those seeking to better understand the Catholic faith. And what is more; he answers those questions in a concise, easy-to-understand way."

Neil A. Parent
Author of A Concise Guide to Adult Faith Formation

"A guide for the always-big questions."

"All of us are called to be continual 'seekers' with regards to our faith. Here is a guide for the always-big questions about God and us, good and evil, justice, Jesus, Mary, and so much more."

Anne Comeaux
Director Office of Continuing Christian Education
Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston

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