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Author Topic: "An Introduction to God" by Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick  (Read 133 times) Average Rating: 0
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Has anyone read Fr. Andrew's latest book, An Introduction to God yet? I'd especially be interested in hearing from the target "demographic" as I am interested in sharing the book with some folks and wonder how it has been received.
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« Reply #1 on: Yesterday at 08:47:52 PM »

I haven't read the book yet, but I've always been in the fence with regards to fr. Andrew.  At times, I find him to be very engaging and knowledgeable about the faith.  At other times, I think he is too impressed with himself and appears to crave rock star status.  His infatuation with his "conversion" of the very minor Hollywood celebrity, Jonathan Jackson, who wrote the foreword to this book, underscores that very point as he plastered that all over his website for a good few months.  That's just my Impression.
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« Reply #2 on: Today at 01:46:09 AM »

I will read it this week and report back to you my feedback, Anastasios.
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« Reply #3 on: Today at 10:50:07 AM »

What a pretentious blurb:

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If you’ve only heard about the Protestant or Roman Catholic version of Christianity, what he has to say may surprise you—and make you long to encounter God in Jesus Christ.
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« Reply #4 on: Today at 11:07:17 AM »

I follow him on facebook and he always seemed like a good guy to me. I never got the sense that he was trying to elevate himself.  Plus he is an aficionado of aquariums, so he can't be all bad.  laugh

I don't see anything particularly pretentious about that statement, it is the typical stuff editors write on the backs of books to sell them.
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« Reply #5 on: Today at 12:57:35 PM »

I follow him on facebook and he always seemed like a good guy to me. I never got the sense that he was trying to elevate himself.  Plus he is an aficionado of aquariums, so he can't be all bad.  laugh

I don't see anything particularly pretentious about that statement, it is the typical stuff editors write on the backs of books to sell them.


I agree. I have several mutual friends of his and they think very highly of him. I will definitely buy the book.
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« Reply #6 on: Today at 01:32:46 PM »

I follow him on facebook and he always seemed like a good guy to me. I never got the sense that he was trying to elevate himself.  Plus he is an aficionado of aquariums, so he can't be all bad.  laugh

I don't see anything particularly pretentious about that statement, it is the typical stuff editors write on the backs of books to sell them.

THe correct plural for aquarium is aquaria.  Please make a note of it. Cheesy
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