One of the many blessings of having seven children is that I can request
library purchases under their names <grin>. This way, my many requests are spread
out amongst the family. I always place young adult and children requests
under the library card of the child closest to the target age of the book that I
am suggesting. So, my 15-year-old son requested Did Adam and Eve Have Belly
Buttons instead of me.
Title: Did Adam & Eve Have Bellybuttons: And 199 other questions from
Author: Matthew Pinto
Publisher: Ascension Press, USA
Date Published: Revised Edition 2003
Comments: Also available on audio (cassette and cd). Spiffy titles
almost guarantees that it'll be checked out often!
Paul Lauer, Publisher, YOU! Magazine
This book brings complex Catholic teachings down to a level that teens can
understand. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
Mary Beth Bonacci, Author, Real Love
The most comprehensive question and answer book on the Catholic Faith that
I've ever seen! --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
Bud Macfarlane, Jr., Author, Pierced by a Sword
This book should be on the bookshelf of every Catholic home and gobbled up by
every Youth Group! --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
About the Author
Matthew Pinto is co-founder of the award winning magazine, Envoy and
CatholicExchange, an internet portal for Catholics. He is a former youth and young
adult minister whose programs have received national acclaim. --This text refers
to the Paperback edition.
Read by the author, this new audio version of his popular work offers today's
Catholic, young and old alike, a collection of clear and concise answers to
questions about the Catholic Faith. Best of all, the 200 questions addressed by
Mr. Pinto came from real Catholic teenagers from all over the United States.
A well-known apologist and co-founder of the popular apologetics journal
Envoy Magazine, Matt Pinto has an extensive personal background working with
Catholic youth. Working for the Archdiocese of San Diego in both youth and young
adult ministry, Matt developed a program of evangelization that has become a
national model for success. Popular Catholic speaker and host of EWTN's youth
oriented TV show Life on the Rock, Jeff Cavins says of Matt Pinto, "Those who
know the author are impressed with his energy and enthusiasm in his work with
young people. He knows how they think and the social and spiritual situations
they face. As a popular youth speaker, Matt Pinto is a master at applying the
truths of the Church to the ever-changing moral and social landscape. And now he
brings his energy, enthusiasm, and skills to the written page." And now St.
Joseph Communications has put his work into a format that can meet teens where
they are: at home, in the car, on the beach, or wherever they listen to tapes
Through his involvement in Catholic youth and young adult ministry, Matt
Pinto has personally witnessed hundreds of teens and "Generation Xers" experience
genuine conversion and surety of faith after being effectively introduced to
the powerful life-changing teachings of Jesus Christ and the Catholic Church.
What's the secret? According to Matt, teens want clear Catholic truth, and
respond most enthusiastically when the faith isn't "watered down." He relates
that, contrary to popular opinion among some DREs and other Catholic educators,
teens don't run from the "tough teachings" when Catholic truth is taught with
conviction. Teens are looking for a firm foundation in a changing world. The
Catholic Church provides that foundation and Did Adam and Eve Have Belly Buttons?
provides the kind of uncompromising answers that teens are hungry for.
Matt Pinto insists that "Without a firm understanding of Catholic truth,
young Catholics will flounder. They will be unsure of who they are and what they
stand for." But with the answers in this timely presentation, young Catholics
will be equipped to embrace, explain, share and defend their faith. Did Adam
and Eve Have Belly Buttons? is perfect for Confirmation class, RCIA, youth group
or other religious education classes. Order today! --This text refers to the
Audio Cassette edition.
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