I get quite a few books. Two grabbed my special attention.
Remember, you eventually will do some shopping for Christmas. Yes, I know it’s early, but I like to get mine done early so I don’t have to worry about it. Use my search box?
This is a beautifully bound, small leather bound volume from TAN with silvered pages and ribbon, along the lines of others they have done. I wrote about their Manual for Marian Devotion (US HERE – UK HERE) and the Manual for Eucharistic Devotion. (US HERE – UK HERE). I showed those books HERE. They also have a Manual for Spiritual Warfare.
In the new manual we find explanations of the Seven Deadly Sins (Envy, Gluttony, Greed or Avarice, Lust, Pride, Sloth, Wrath) and how to militate against them, remedy them.
It might be difficult to give this book as a gift to everyone in your life, but, if you have your own copy, perhaps they will see it and be curious.
The author says he offers this book as a response to the 500th anniversary of the Protestant revolt. He gets into the classic things that Protestants have a hard time with, such as sola Scriptura, justification, the papacy, Marian devotion, Purgatory, the Mass, etc.
I’ve done a bit of spot reading and it is good. If you have discussions with Protestant friends, relatives, etc., this could be useful. Moreover, it would be good for your parish priests to have a look at this book: indirect catechism review is an added benefit for them.
Think about it: in many places priests may by know have more accidental protestants in their congregations than people who truly know and affirm the Catholic Faith.