The #1 book I read in 2012 was Fr. Robert Barron’s Catholicism. I brought it with me during my priesthood retreat, and its pages were a joy to read. He prose is cogent and clear. He writes well to all levels of knowledge of Catholicism from the doctor in theology to the inquisitive atheist.
He takes from reason and beauty all that we believe as Catholics.
Like I said in my review, this book is the perfect book for catechesis for Catholics and non-Catholics alike. Our RCIA uses it and our Men’s Spirituality Group will soon be using it as well.
There is no easier and more enjoyable book from which to learn about the Catholic faith.