|The Youcat Catechism|
Quick! Which is the #1 selling Catholic book in the world?
Did you guess it's the YouCat?
In the short period of 12 months, this simple book has become the best selling Catholic book worldwide. It has sold more than 1,000,000 (that's correct - 6 zeros) copies.
What's the YouCat Catechism?
Actually that's a redundant word - catechism. YouCat stands for Youth Cathechism. The YouCat is the official short simple guide to the Catholic faith for youth. Interestingly, the YouCat was developed with the help of the youth themselves. The Catholic Church is consistently criticized for being run by old white men, so it;s a pleasant surprise that these old white men actually sought the help of supposedly ignorant youth, who only know how to use high tech electronic devices. :)
A bit of trivia - the editor himself is an old white man - Cardinal Christoph Schonborn of Austria.
The YouCat was launched during the World Youth Day in Madrid in 2011.
What's the content of the YouCat?
The format of the book is like a Q-and-A with lots of graphics. It includes:
- summary definitions of key terms
- Bible citations
- quotes from Saints
The topics covered by the YouCat are:
- Doctrine (what Catholics believe and why)
- Sacraments (how Catholics celebrate the mysteries of the faith)
- Moral Life (how Catholics are to live)
- Prayer & Spirituality (how Catholics should pray)
YouCat Product Details
Paperback - 300 pages
Publisher - Ignatius Press (April 2011)
Language - English
Shipping Weight - 1 pound
Dimensions - 1 x 5.5 x 8.5 inches
YouCat Catechism Sample Customer Reviews
There's been some negative reports and reviews from book reviewers, so please watch this video by EWTN interviewing Fr. Fessio of Ignatius Press, the publisher of YouCat in the US.
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