Ok truth time, I have to admit that I had never owned a copy of the Catechism until I was an adult and joined a prayer group of wonderful women. Why? I couldn't tell you. I grew up going to Catholic grade school and it was never required so I supposed it was just overlooked in my family. Boy, I did not know what I was missing!
When people ask me which books to check out when they are learning about, exploring, or returning to Catholism my answer is always the same...buy yourself the Catechism and see what the Church REALLY teaches.
The Cathechism is well organized, easy to use, and easily accessible to the lay person. It touches on every topic from what we believe and profess in the Nicene Creed to popular hot button topics such as marriage, contraception, abortion, etc.
Don't have time or space to buy this book? Grab the app for $.99! Or even better? Read the Catechism in a Year is a website that will send you portions on the Catechism to your email inbox daily for FREE!
I give it: 5 "Chaotic" stars!