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The Bible is words from my Father, and the Catechism is like words from my Mother.
— Abraham Villela, Reverb Culture Superfan
 

Wanting More

If you're like me, regular prayer may have really changed your life. At first it was just a few minutes each day of quiet conversation with God. You feel close to God. Maybe you started reading the Bible daily, and grew even closer to him.

But personally, I got to a point where I felt like I was on my own.

So I'd turn to other smart holy people to help guide me through Scripture and my relationship with Jesus. You start consuming all the good Catholic stuff out there like sermons, podcasts, books, videos, radio, talks, conferences, devotionals, etc.

After a few years, there were still holes in my faith. There were still areas of the Bible, and areas of the faith, and even areas of my relationship with Jesus that were lacking. I tended to gravitate toward my favorite devotions and areas of the faith that I felt comfortable with.

This is when my understanding of the Catechism of the Catholic Church radically changed.

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They devoted themselves to the teaching of the Apostles, to the breaking of bread, to the communal life, and to prayer.
— Acts 2:42
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Echoing the Faith: Dual Wielding

On October 11, 1992, the 30th anniversary of Vatican II, the Catholic Church gave to its people and the world the Catechism of the Catholic Church. This Catechism is a definitive statement of all the Catholic Church believes, all that has been echoed down to us since the first Apostles.

It is divided into the same pillars the first Christians in Acts 2 devoted themselves to: the teaching of the apostles (Creed), the breaking of the bread (Sacraments), the communal life (Morality), and prayer.

I've read twenty plus books from authors of the catechism and experts in the field. I've spent countless hours pouring through the catechism, studying it, and eventually began praying with it.

Eventually I started incorporating the Catechism into my prayer life. It changed everything. Through teaching others and lots of trial and error, I developed a method I like to call Dual Wielding.

Its praying with the Bible and the Catechism and its a game changer.

 

On the one hand, the Catechism appeals to the ‘interior teacher’ present in every man…On the other hand, the Catechism needs the exterior teacher, the catechist, as well as the companionship of the communion of disciples.
— Cardinal Ratzinger
 

The Guide to Discipleship by Praying with the Church

This website and community, Reverb Culture, would not exist if the Catechism of the Catholic Church hadn't changed my life. First my prayer life, then my life, then how I viewed discipleship and the future of the Church.

I've read twenty plus books from authors of the catechism and experts in the field. I've spent countless hours pouring through the catechism, studying it, and eventually began praying with it. I've also been using the catechism and this form of prayer with the catechism in discipleship, catechist training, youth minister training, small groups, young adult groups, and my own life for years.

I want to share what I've learned with you and I'd love for you to help us make it the best it can be to help the most people possible. We want to teach people to be disciples of Jesus Christ through His word in Scripture and the teachings of His Church.

So we are creating the most epic guide to praying with the Catechism and Scripture.

In short, we need to discover the Catechism’s pulsating heart. And what is this heart? It is not a dogma or a truth, a doctrine or an ethical principle. It is a Person: Jesus Christ!
— Fr. Raniero Cantalamessa
 

Dual Wielding the Bible and Catechism

 
 

What comes with the E-Book guide?

 

What You'll Learn

  • You'll learn how to pray with the Bible and the Catechism in a way that is easy, relevant, and life changing
  • You'll learn the foundations that will help you understand the catechism's origin, importance, and structure
  • You'll learn how to quickly navigate the catechism like a boss, knowing how to quickly flip to the section you need without using the index or table of contents
  • You'll learn a framework for memorizing the structure of the catechism
 

Extra Resources, Support, and Goodies

  • Access to supplemental videos where I explain in detail the Dual Wielding method and answer common questions
  • Printable PDF Cheat Sheets that fit in your catechism
  • Printable study guide walks you through how to Dual Wield as a group and start up a community
  • Cocktail Recipes for making Reverb Culture official drinks to supplement your new catechism-infused lifestyle
  • You'll get access to a Dual Wielding community to encourage and support you
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Get a sneak peak...

We're pouring a lot of time, energy, money, and resources into this guide. Its part ebook, part video course, part community, part study guide, and part beautiful design. Its going to be jam packed and we want it to help the most people possible.

We are passionate about Catholics learning how to pray with the Bible and the Catechism. And we know this will be a game changer for you.

If you'd like to hear more about the guide, get updates as we work on it, get a free extended excerpt, and help us make make the final draft by giving feedback, enter your email address and we'll keep in touch by email.

So what are you waiting for! Let's do this!

 
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Buy the Ebook + Extras

 

Full ebook guide, videos, private community, printable downloads, and everything else included.

*UPDATE*  I'm excited to announce the ebook will be available in full color softcover print! For a limited time, if you buy the ebook, I'll send you a free copy of the print version of the book. Later, the print book and extras will cost... extra.

 

Interviews about the

Catechism and the book

 

Interviewed with The Catholic SIP podcast. We talked about the catechism and laughed way too much. (The interview starts around the 13:00 mark.)

You can listen to a seminar I gave on using the catechism in apologetics. I go over some basics of the catechism and its importance in the Christian life.

Interview about the book on Allison Gingras's radio show, A Seeking Heart.

Here's an interview I did for a parish-based podcast and video series where I geek out about the Catechism.

 
 
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About the Author

Founder of Reverb Culture, a community for Catholic Young Adults, Edmund Mitchell writes and speaks as a lay Catholic evangelist and creative.

Edmund graduated from Franciscan University of Steubenville with degrees in Catechetics and Theology and has 5+ years experience working in Church ministry and 4 years experience as a husband and father. He lives with his wife, four kids, and chickens in Fort Worth, TX.