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That we might find support in the faith and overcome the present temptation to apostasy, schism, and resignation, but at the same time not succumb to the danger of overestimating ourselves and relying on our own activity instead of on grace—that is the goal of the present book. –from the Introduction
"You shall know the truth," Jesus said, "and the truth will make you free" (Jn 8:32). Such is the liberating power of truth. In this book, Gerhard Cardinal Müller, former head of the Vatican's Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, unabashedly defends the truth of salvation taught by Christ and the Roman Catholic Church. He discusses how Catholic teaching addresses present-day crises in the Church and in the world.
This book also includes the cardinal's recently released Manifesto of Faith. Relying heavily on The Catechism of the Catholic Church, it clarifies certain Church doctrines that have lately seemed to be in doubt.
"Focusing on eleven urgent issues in the life of the Church today, Cardinal Müller has written the best kind of 'simple' book: simple as in clear, concise, appealing, and powerful."
— Most Rev. Charles Chaput, O.F.M. Cap., Archbishop of Philadelphia
"It would be difficult to overstate the importance of this book. Perhaps more than ever in Church history, Catholics need a clear explanation of the scope and limits of papal magisterial authority and of the difference between the development of doctrine and a corruption of doctrine, which is exactly what Cardinal Müller provides."
— Edward Feser, Author, Five Proofs of the Existence of God
"Cardinal Müller provides us with a luminous example of the harmony between faith and reason applied to contemporary moral issues. A man who has devoted his life to serving Jesus and his Church, the logic and clarity of Cardinal Müller's work is always wedded to a laser-like focus on Jesus Christ: the way, the truth, and the life."
—Timothy Cardinal Dolan, Archbishop of New York