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Gerald Plueard wrote:

Hi, guys —

I have a grandson in jail and he wants to know about the history of the Catholic Church.

I can't send him a book from my home; it needs to be sent from the publisher.

  • Can you tell me where I can order something from?

Thanks,

Great Grandpa Jerry
Seattle, Washington

  { I need a recommendation and publisher source for a book on Church history for my grandson. }

Eric replied:

Hi, Gerald —

Try The Compact History of the Catholic Church by Alan Schreck.

Of course, given that he's in prison, perhaps he has the time to read Warren Carroll's
multi-volume set, A History of Christendom. [second source]

Eric

Mike replied:

Hi, Gerald —

I don't know of any good Catholic history books but you can always encourage him to consider buying a cheap copy of the Catechism of the Catholic Church to learn everything we believe as Catholics.

It would be sent directly from Amazon to the prison.

Mike

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