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  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: McClelland & Stewart; Reprint edition (Feb. 7 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0771023227
  • ISBN-13: 978-0771023224
  • Product Dimensions: 13.2 x 1.7 x 20.3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 227 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #24,744 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Michael Coren has written a case for the Catholic faith that is the rarest kind of book: wonderfully readable, intellectually vigorous and stylish in its force. . . .The whole text is alive with fidelity, penetrating intelligence and the irony of our times, expressed with consummate skill. Highly recommended."
—Charles J. Chaput, Archbishop of Denver, Colorado
 
"Fearless. Unpredictable. Funny. Never boring. There's nobody and nothing like Michael Coren in journalism anywhere."
—David Frum


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About the Author

MICHAEL COREN is the bestselling author of twelve books, including biographies of G.K. Chesterton, H.G. Wells, Arthur Conan Doyle, J.R.R. Tolkein, and C.S. Lewis. He is the host of The Michael Coren Show, a nightly television talk show with an audience of 250,000 viewers. He also hosts a daily radio show and writes a syndicated column for ten daily newspapers.


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I've been a fan of Michael's Coren's for a while because of his quick wit. He's just so sensible. I liken this author to one of the characters in Downton Abbey in that he seems to have something poignant and clever to say without batting an eye (he has a tv show as well). The title certainly got my attention, but he leaves little confusion and gathered a lot of information and history. I appreciate that he uses many non-Catholic sources a resources. I find him to be credible as well as down to earth. I would recommend this book to intellectuals and Catholics and intend to use it for information if I find myself in another discussion about the Crusades.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Godsquad1 on Feb. 25 2013
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This book is a must read for all Catholics If you are into apologetics this book gives smart intelligent support for the Catholic faith.
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35 of 48 people found the following review helpful By Nicola Mansfield HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWER on May 17 2011
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Reason for Reading: I love Michael Coren's TV show, I am a Catholic and the provocative title did its trick and grabbed my interest. But I would read any book by Coren on religion or politics, though I don't always agree with him on the latter.

This book is unapologetically, in fact, is proudly, Catholic. Written by a Catholic to give a Catholic point of view on Catholic teachings and Catholic issues. Unfortunately, there remains one last prejudice in this world that is fine and dandy to behold and that is anti-Catholicism. Some Christians may feel that prejudice against any form of Christianity is rampant, and while that is true to a certain degree, even some non-Catholic Christians can be as vicious as anyone else in their anti-Catholic vitriol. Search the net; it won't take you long to find one of these "discussions", even in major newspaper comment sections.

Michael Coren's book hits on all the major topics, and even the minor topics, that non-Catholics and the media are so upset, uninformed and plain wrong about. This is a short book so doesn't go into theological academia to prove its points but does go plenty deep enough to get at the truth. Divided into 5 parts Coren deals with the abuse scandal, historical topics, theology, life and a final chapter on "other stuff". Within these 5 topics Coren manages to not only discuss his main topic but carry on from one topic to another related one until the subject has been more than covered, leaving no blank spaces behind. The book is very thorough.

This book is a must have for every practicing Catholic as it is a primer on how to defend our faith in a friendly, intelligent manner against all the uninformed and oftentimes ignorant comments made against Catholicism.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Sara Constantin on Feb. 17 2013
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Michael Coren is a well spoken and articulate author. He provides arguments that shatter the common misconceptions of the Catholic faith. He arms the reader with no nonsense rebuttal to many attempts to tear down the church as we know it. You won't want to put it down, it renews committment to the faith and spurs determination to evangelize and defend the faith. I read it cover to cover in practically one sitting and then passed it on to other Catholics. I highly recommend this book to faithful Catholics who are seeking to deepen their faith as well as those who have fallen away or are exploring Christianity. It will surely be the reason you find your way back.
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By STEVEN PETER KASZAB on Nov. 30 2014
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Insiteful, written by a critical thinking believer.
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40 of 60 people found the following review helpful By Dave from Critical Mass on April 17 2011
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Michael Coren has a keen insightful and witty way to defend the Catholic Church. If you have ever seen him on TV, heard him on the radio or read his columns, Coren has a way with language that most will find challenging and enjoyable. A book like this has been needed for a long time. I will be buying a copy for each of my 9 kids, my family priest, our friends and many others.

Interesting sidenote: Despite the fact that this book has been listed as high as no. 6 in Canada on the Best Seller's list, our locak Chapters has interestingly declined to put any copies out on its shelves. Apparently, when I went to buy two copies, they had eight copies altogether, all of which were "in the back" as opposed to being on the shelf LOL
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13 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Christian D. Elia on May 27 2011
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Michael Coren has authored a work critically important to the Church today, for the gathered and the scattered alike. For the gathered, that is, serious Catholics, "Why Catholics are Right" will provide insight into the common arguments and attacks against our faith. This is not traditional apologetics. Coren uses his vast understanding of contemporary western culture and thought and skilfully demonstrates his award winning journalistic prowess as he covers the principal historical and current views which support the Truth of Catholicism, the same Truth today as yesterday. For the scattered, cultural, lukewarm and/or dissenting Catholics, Coren provides compelling, even encouraging reasons to exercise the God given freedom of choice to come back into the Church, or admit oneself outside of the Church, but by all means to stop using the same old tired and simply untrue arguments against the Holy Roman Catholic Church because the Church of Jesus Christ simply may not suit them. It is about being honest really, and "Why Catholics are Right" is the most honest book covering these topics in years.
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