The book entitled 'A catholic? you must be crazy' is an illuminating read for all of us who are interested in understanding that as far as Christianity is concerned, the spirit is one and the important thing as a Christian is to believe in Jesus. Whether we believe that our chosen denomination is the true way to God or not, we need to be tolerant of other Christians, indeed, tolerant of people who profess a faith different from ours. In the final analysis we are not the ones to judge, and we are cannot say for sure that we are the ones who will go to heaven. A sobering tought!
The book traces the journey of one young Zambian Christian from a protestant church, to the catholic church. As a child, the writer belongs to a church known as the Apostolic Faith Mission, where he sees people speaking in tongues, and wonders when he will be able to do the same. Someone from this church also misleads him as regards the traditions and practices in the catholic church.
The writer finds an opportunity to go into a catholic church and attend mass, and from there he experiences uncertainty and finds himself faced with many burning questions about his faith and the right church to choose.He also realises that experience is indeed the best teacher.
While he is still debating and praying to God for guidance, he finds himself defending the catholic church against accusations of idol worship and worshipping Mary. Perhaps it is the fact that some other christian churches hold false views as regards the catholics and their manner of worship, as well as their preferred bible, that leads the writer to choose the catholic church.
Thenceforth he goes all out to defend the catholic faith and does not shy from debates with other Christians, always determined to contain the situation and to encourage collaboration as Christians, rather than confrontation.
A great help for all who may have burning questions regarding Catholic practices.