A Philadelphia Catholic in King James’s Court is a novel written by Martin de Porres Kennedy. This is the story of the young Michael O’Shea, who, after the tragic death of his father, travels from Philadelphia to rural Kentucky for the summer. In this land of tobacco farming, bluegrass music and fundamentalist Christianity, he is compelled to explain and justify the Catholic Faith. His only defense ….the Bible. It’s an enjoyable story and a great way to learn how important the Bible is in understanding and explaining the Catholic Faith. 318 pages, soft cover. You won’t want to put it down!
Study Guide contains a series of questions for each chapter of A Philadelphia in King James’s Court. Each question references the page number in the book where the topic can be located; a brief answer to the question is also provided. In some cases, this is a factual answer, which often includes citations from Scripture and/or the Catechism of the Catholic Church to support it. In other cases, the answers represent opinions offered from the author’s perspective and are intended for stimulating open discussion or guiding teachers in evaluating student responses.
Appropriate for ages 10-adult.