“Catholicism: East of Eden”

Catholicism: East of EdenCEE
By Richard Bennett
Banner of Truth, 2010, 336 pages

In this book, ex-priest, Richard Bennett, provides a charitable but uncompromising critique of Roman Catholicism in comparison to God’s Word. Catholicism claims to be the “one true church” but in each chapter Bennett details how the Catholic church strayed from simple faith in Jesus Christ of early Christianity to institutionalized legalism and ritualism. Bennett’s insights into Catholicism as a former Dominican priest are invaluable.


  1. From Tradition To Truth: A Priest’s Story
  2. The Lord Gave His Word: Unshakable Authority
  3. The Mystique of the Catholic Priesthood
  4. The Papacy: An Overview of Its History and Nature
  5. The Papal Claim to Have the Keys of the Apostle Peter
  6. Baptism, Confirmation, and the Anointing of the Sick
  7. Encounters in the Confession Box
  8. The Mass as a Sacrifice
  9. Holy Communion
  10. The Mystic Plague
  11. Images of “Christ” and the Gospel
  12. The Biblical Mary and Tradition
  13. God’s Institution of Marriage and Rome’s Infringement on It
  14. Convent Life
  15. Biblical Unity in the Lord
  16. The Alignment of New Evangelicals with Catholicism
  17. Conclusion

Bennett is founder and director of The Berean Beacon, a ministry to Roman Catholics. Copies of Catholicism East of Eden can be ordered directly from the Berean Beacon or from Amazon.com.

For a list of over 300 books that compare Catholicism with God’s Word, see my Books tab.

“Then Cain went out from the presence of the LORD, and settled in the land of Nod, east of Eden.” – Genesis 4:16

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