Yes! I Am Catholic

How Faith Plays a Role in My Life 

By Beth Dotson Brown

$16.95

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It is important for all of us to know that we are not alone in valuing our faith. When teens hear someone they respect talking about being a Catholic, whether it is another teen, a celebrity, or an adult they admire, they feel strengthened in their own convictions and beliefs. Here teens will read stories by people who could be next-door neighbors, teachers, favorite athletes, or beloved authors, including:

  • Steve Chabot, United States congressman.
  • Timothy Goebel, Olympic medalist in figure skating.
  • Bill Gullickson, retired Major League baseball player.
  • Catherine Hicks, actress, 7th Heaven.
  • Tara Lipinski, Olympic gold medalist, actress.
  • Tony Melendez, musician.
  • Anne Rice, novelist.
  • Tim Roemer, former congressman.
  • Matt Smith, MTV's The Real World.
  • Adrianna Trigianni, fiction author.

These stories are from Catholics who have struggles in their faith life, yet they can still proudly say, "Yes! I am Catholic!"

product details

Copyright: Sept. 1, 2007

Format: Paperback

Size: 6.75 x 9

Length: 192 pages

ISBN: 978-0-88489-964-8

ISBN-10: 0-88489-964-0

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Catholic Library World, March, 2008

Those who rarely proclaim their faith will be heartened and encouraged by the testimonies in this inspirational yet entertaining book. Easy reading but profound in many of its insights into what makes one a Catholic, the author of Yes! I am Catholic has interviewed 39 Catholics from all walks of life. This book is highly recommended for use in RCIA programs, for retreat reading, for encouraging fallen-away Catholics, for parish libraries or for teen reading. An added bonus is its attractive format and its large print; finally a large-type religious book.

Crossroads, August 5, 2007

Today's world presents hard-to-handle issues, including stress, anxiety, working, peer pressure, sex, drugs, alcohol, and other aspects of life that are often hard to handle. If teenagers fall into the culture that is presented as desirable by today's society, kids will be driven away from any church.

Many people find they lose touch with their faith, and turn to something or someone else. Beth Brown's Yes! I Am Catholic presents interviews with real people who have made mistakes, learned from them, and come back to the Church. . . .

The experiences and testimony of Brown's interview subjects tell us there is no lifestyle they would rather follow than the one Christ has laid out for them. They learn they can trust no one else more with their lives than the one who already knows everything about them.

These inspirational stories show you God waits for you to draw closer to him. . . .

Learn from everyone, and share what you have learned with others, because that's what Jesus calls you to do and that is our ticket to heaven.

Review by Ellen Trammel, junior at Lafayette High School and member of Mary Queen of the Holy Rosary Parish