Author Leonard Badia Explores Religious, Political, and Biblical Issues in his Three Books

Book 1 Killing the Pope

A fiction that dares to uncover the conspiracy and scandal of the unknown world of the Vatican

The Vatican, considered by Catholic believers as a holy place, yet also filled with so much mystery, intrigue, and conspiracy.

Author Leonard F. Badia, intrigued readers in his work of fiction entitled, Killing the Pope. The book talks about the Vatican Secretary of State Domenicodelgli Alfieri who organize a plot to kidnap the conservative Pope and replace it with a look-alike but more liberal one. When the plot was discovered by Carlo Maestoso, he and his allies try to stop Delgli Alfieri and the fake pope. Several names are dragged into the conspiracy and the plot becomes more complex when a demented young woman enters the story. What important role will the woman play? Who among the two popes will be killed?

Although the book is a figment of the author’s imagination, readers find it as a sneak peek to the real Vatican, making it more intriguing and exciting.


Book 2 Jesus

A concise guide of the best biblical information on the life and teachings of Jesus

In this book, author Leonard F. Badia targets high school and college students in an informative, simple, yet lively portrayal of the human and divine Jesus. Written to polish one’s faith, Jesus is a concise summary of the life and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth as the Messiah and the incarnation of God, who came to teach, suffer and die for the people’s sins. This book explores important and controversial issues such as the Resurrection of Jesus, His humanity and divinity, the Dead Sea Scrolls, the Shroud of Turin and Jesus’ Human Knowledge.

This book greatly supplements one’s existing knowledge of the bible and is best used in discussion groups.

Book 3 Insights

An interfaith information and guide that explores the Catholic and Jewish roots

If Jesus was a Jew, then why are we Catholics? This and many more issues are tackled in Leonard F. Badia’sInsights. The book is a concise but succinct and practical summary of the basic principles of the Catholic and the Jewish faiths. Badia presents a clear juxtaposition on the vital distinctions and the many similarities of the two religions starting from both the Catholic and Jewish roots, their religious beliefs and services their religious houses and their different stands on significant issues such as death, heaven, and hell.

This book definitely answers several important questions as well as provide reflections from the two major religious faiths.

Leonard F. Badia

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Author the Author: 

Leonard F. Badia is a professor of Theology at St. John’s University, New York. His works explores key issues and controversies in the Catholic religion.

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