Friday, November 14, 2008
I've got a piece on Catholic Exchange
If you have the time, please check out my piece on "The Shack" on Catholic Exchange today. This subject - Catholic books vs. non-Catholic books is one I have pondered and thought about for a long time.
If you read the piece you will certainly know how I feel about the subject. I have grave concerns about handing anyone a 'Christian' book without making sure it is not heretical in any form. And that is not always easy to determine - at least for me.
I think we must be especially careful when it comes to our kids. I know friends who let their kids read the "Left Behind" series because it was 'Christian' not willing to admit that it taught a really, troublesome heresy (and was anti-Catholic in some places).
In the comment section of the piece on CE, someone asked about C.S. Lewis. I feel his writings would pass muster in that while he was not a Catholic, none of his writings said anything that went against Catholic teachings.
Something to think about.