Book: A Christian’s Pocket Guide to Papacy: Its Origin and Role in the 21st Century

Leonardo De Chirico has recently come out with a book titled A Christian’s Pocket Guide to Papacy: Its Origin and Role in the 21st Century that was published and distributed through Christian Focus. To purchase a copy of this book, please click here.

Summary: Who are the Popes and how does the Roman Catholic Church define their role? What about the present day Popes? What is the ecumenical significance of the Papacy and what are its prospects in the global world? These and other questions are tackled as Leonardo De Chirico explores the Biblical, historical, and theological fabric of the Papacy.


“… a marvellous book which will serve you well in conversing with Roman Catholic contacts and in understanding a significant religious celebrity of the modern world.” ~ Evangelicals Now

“…Professor De Chirico investigate[s] the phenomenon of Roman Catholic hierarchy using biblical exegesis, fascinating historical data, and basic theological insights to inform our view…engaging, clearly written, polemical in the best sense, and resolutely Scriptural, this is easily the best shorter guide for those wanting to know how to evaluate the institution of the papacy and related matters.” ~ William Edgar, Professor of Apologetics, Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

“How readable! How fascinating! How important! This book is a page-turner. I kept thinking, “I have it, to whom can I give it?”…Right at the heart of Roman Catholicism there is this giant delusion. You don’t believe me? Then read this fascinating and brief book and think for yourself.” ~ Geoff Thomas, Aberystwyth Baptist Church, Aberystwyth, Wales

“In terms of an introduction to the Catholic Church’s doctrine and exercise of the papacy, this book is unmatched! Read this book and you will gain essential insights into what for many Christians is a mystery, now unpacked by a trusted evangelical theologian and pastor.” ~ Gregg R. Allison, Professor of Christian Theology, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky