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Jim Blackburn is a cradle Catholic who was born and raised in Illinois. After graduating from Southern Illinois University, Jim ran his own brokerage firm for twelve years. During that time, he studied Catholicism and other faiths, eventually becoming an apologist for Catholic Answers. In his time with the apostolate from 2004 to 2013, Jim supervised the Q&A department, was a regular contributor to Catholic Answers Magazine and a regular guest on the Catholic Answers Live radio program, and wrote the book 101 Quick Questions with Catholic Answers: Marriage, Divorce, and Annulment. In addition to his many years of private study, Jim earned undergraduate certificates in philosophy and theology from John Paul the Great Catholic University in San Diego, where he is working toward his master’s degree in theology.
The Apostles' and Nicene Creeds are prayers most Catholics take for granted. We pray them by rote when we say the Rosary or go to Mass—often without thinking about, fully understanding, or even truly believing what we're saying.And providing you with this understanding is what The Faith for Beginners is all about. It's a fascinating romp through the history of the Creed, closely examining what we believe and why—with references to Scripture, the Church Fathers, and Church Councils.