what new yorkers are reading on the subway

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

How to Understand, Explain, and Defend the Catholic Church

Manhattan bound 2 train between Franklin Street and Grand Army Plaza.
Like many people who talk about the books they're reading on the train, Louise reacted to the question "Can I ask you about the book you're reading" with a wary smile. She was reading Reasons to Believe: How to Understand, Explain, and Defend the Catholic Church by Scott Hahn. "I'm of the Catholic religion," she told me. She didn't need reasons to believe but she was reading the book to learn something. She did find it a good and interesting book. "It's not necessarily for people of the Catholic faith." She got it from the library, she said, when she wanted "Something to give me hope for the world. I was looking at all the books and this is what I came up with, and I am a Catholic."

1 comment:

Paul said...

The 2 Train at Franklin? When are gonna ask a Lubavitcher why he's reading the Talmud? That should get you an earful...