The Catholic Faith of the Early Christians, by James L. Papandrea. Most Protestants believe that there's a great contrast between modern Catholicism and first-centuries Christianity, but in this exploration of history, Papandrea (a former Protestant minister) shows that there's actually a great similarity. He offers a fascinating window into the life of the early Church and the lessons it holds for us today. This book is perfect for history-conscious Protestants looking for a friendly defense of Catholic belief as well as for Catholics who want to deepen their understanding. Hardcover. 301 pages.