The book is titled The Drama of Salvation: How God Rescues You From Your Sins And Delivers You to Eternal Life.
Ever since I became Catholic I’ve been wanting a book that would clearly lay out the Church’s teachings on justification and related topics, comparing and contrasting them to the various Protestant opinions on the subject.
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Well, it took fifteen years after my becoming Catholic, but the book is here.
Akin discusses sin and our fall from righteousness, how Christ atoned for our sins and justifies us, whether justification is a one-time event or ongoing process, indulgences, faith and works, sanctification, and other essential topics.
In addition, Akin goes into detail explaining in layman’s terms the Church’s doctrines from the Ecumenical Council of Trent in the mid-1500s, the Council that responded to the Protestant errors on justification and salvation.
This portion by itself is hugely valuable, as those canons are misunderstood by most Protestants who read them, and additionally are difficult even for lay Catholics to parse because the language they used was theologically dense (and comes across as archaic to modern ears).
Protestants and Catholics alike will benefit from this book. Catholics will learn their Faith and Protestants will learn what the Catholic Church actually teaches on these subjects, instead of the long-held caricatures that Protestantism’s tradition has clung to for centuries.