Essentials of the Faith, Updated: A Guide to the Catechism of the Catholic Church by esteemed catechist Alfred McBride, O. Praem., is your concise guide to the fundamental teachings of the Catholic Church. Presented in short topical chapters, Essentials of the Faith is more than a brilliant guide to the Catechism. It is also a practical handbook for putting those teachings into daily life. Suggested reflections, prayers, and daily action help you live out what you've learned. Fr. McBride's concrete suggestions for life application help all of us make the doctrines of the Church not just what we believe, but how we live. Fr. McBride is not only a consultant for the Archdiocese of Boston on the implentation of the Catechism, but he is also an outstanding religious educator, and can often be seen teaching on EWTN.