Apologetics

150 Bible Verses Every Catholic Should Know

150 Bible Verses Every Catholic Should Know
Madrid, Patrick
$18.99
Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. --Psalm 119:105

Scripture is your guide to what matters most in life. If you're not familiar with it, Patrick Madrid's choice of 150 key verses can ease you in. If you regularly read and pray with Scripture, these verses will provide you rich food for thought. No matter what your situation, the Bible will help you evaluate the choices and make the decisions that confront you every day. Either explicitly or implicitly, Scripture addresses all of life's problems, worries, dangers, questions and uncertainties.

150 Bible Verses Every Catholic Should Know offers you a window into Scripture revealing how God's eternal wisdom relates to your life.

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9780867169027
Publication Date: 
2008-07-10
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20 Answers: End of Life Issues

20 Answers: End of Life Issues
$3.95

 Matter of Life and Death

  • Why is it wrong to help someone commit suicide?
  • Don’t people have a right to die with dignity rather than being a burden to others?
  • Does the Church teach that the terminally-ill must be kept alive by machines for as long as possible?
  • How can I plan now to make sure that my legal and medical wishes are respected when I’m near death?

In this booklet you’ll find smart, solid answers to these questions and many more. 20 Answers: End of Life Issues unravels the controversies and confusions surrounding euthanasia, assisted suicide, and the rights of patients in our uncertain healthcare future.

The 20 Answers series from Catholic Answers offers hard facts, powerful arguments, and clear explanations of the most important topics facing the Church and the world—all in a compact, easy-to-read package.

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9781938983962
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Absolute Relativism

Absolute Relativism
Stefanik, Chris
$3.95
Welcome to the new tyranny "If it feels good, do it." "That's your opinion, and this is mine."

"I don't want to impose my beliefs on others."

And thus the Dictator of Relativism speaks as he has always spoken to seduce humanity into a false sense of freedom.

Pope Benedict XVI, Christ's personally chosen defender of the Truth is fighting back. He recognized this in his homily on April 18, 2005, "We are building a dictatorship of relativism that does not recognize anything as definitive and whose ultimate goal consists solely of one's own ego and desires."

Through a down-to-earth, easily accessible Question-and-Answer format, Stefanick's book shows:

Why relativism inherently contradicts its own claims.

What makes it one of the worst ideas in the history of ideas.

How relativism has a direct influence on the morals and virtues of a nation.

Why relativism doesn't even work "in real life."

How relativism is counterproductive to the true practice of tolerance

Why religion which makes claims to absolute truth is finally more tolerant than relativism.

What Christianity has almost singlehandedly done to foster true tolerance in the world.

How all laws legislate morality

What the true meaning of "open-minded" means it's not what you think!

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9781933919461
Publication Date: 
2011-05-01
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Amazing Truths: How Science and the Bible Agree

Amazing Truths: How Science and the Bible Agree
Guillen, Michael
$18.99

Does science discredit the Bible, God, religious faith?

Absolutely not, says Dr. Michael Guillen, former Harvard physics instructor and Emmy-winning ABC News Science Editor. In Amazing Truths, he uses his entertaining, down-to-earth storytelling skills to reveal ten astonishing truths affirmed by both ancient Scripture and modern science that answer some of our biggest questions:

  • Can faith really move mountains?
  • Does absolute truth exist?
  • Are humans truly unique?
  • Is it possible to communicate with God?
  • How much about the universe do we actually know?
  • How could Jesus have been fully man and fully God?
  • In Amazing Truths, Dr. Guillen explains that faith is not some outdated way of thinking. Faith is a necessary part of science, Christianity, and any intelligent, comprehensive, coherent worldview--vastly more powerful than even logic.

    Amazing Truths will expand your mind and bolster your faith. You will see for yourself what Dr. Guillen, a theoretical physicist and devout Christian, has discovered in a lifetime of serious exploration--that science and faith are not at odds. In fact, they're the ultimate power couple.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780310343752
    Publication Date: 
    2016-02-09
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    Angels and Demons: What Do We Really Know

    Angels and Demons: What Do We Really Know
    Kreeft, Peter
    $16.95
    In response to actual questions many people have asked him about angels and demons, well-known author and philosophy professor Peter Kreeft separates fact from fantasy and myth from reality as he answers 100 common questions about these spiritual beings. Based on a very popular college course he teaches on this subject, this book responds to the incredible amount of interest in angelic beings and attempts to clear up some of the misinformation abounding in the numerous books today on what we know about these mysterious spirits.

    Drawing on the Bible, traditional Church teaching and St. Thomas Aquinas, Kreeft gives straight, clear answers to the perennial and philosophical questions asked about angels and demons throughout time. In his typical lucid, profound and sometimes humorous style, Kreeft answers such questions as ''What are angels made of'', ''How do angels communicate with God'', ''How do angels communicate with us'', ''Do demons, or devils, or evil spirits really exist?'' and many more. Includes angel art.

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    9780898705508
    Publication Date: 
    1995-08-31
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    Angels and Saints: A Biblical Guide to Friendship with God's Holy Ones

    Angels and Saints: A Biblical Guide to Friendship with God's Holy Ones
    Hahn, Scott
    $24.00

    Angels and saints. Catholics tend to think of them as different from the rest of us. They're cast in plaster or simpering on a holy card, performing miracles with superhero strength, or playing a harp in highest heaven.

    Yet they are very near to us in every way. In this lively book, Scott Hahn dispels the false notions and urban legends people use to keep the saints at a safe distance. The truth is that Jesus Christ has united heaven and earth in a close communion. Drawing deeply from Scripture, Dr. Hahn shows that the hosts of heaven surround the earthly Church as a great cloud of witnesses. The martyrs cry out from heaven's altar begging for justice on the earth. The prayers of the saints and angels rise to God, in the Book of Revelation, like the sweet aroma of incense.

    Dr. Hahn tells the stories of several saints (and several angels too) in a way that's fresh and new. The saints are spiritual giants but with flesh-and-blood reality. They have strong, holy ambitions--and powerful temptations and opposition that must be overcome. Their stories are amazing and yet familiar enough to motivate us to live more beautiful lives. In this telling of their story, the saints are neither otherworldly nor this-worldly. They exemplify the integrated life that every Christian is called to live.

    Still, their lives are as different from one another as human lives can be. Dr. Hahn shows the heavenly Church in all its kaleidoscopic diversity--from Moses to Mary, Augustine to Therese, and the first century to the last century.

    Only saints will live in heaven. We need to be more like the saints if we want to live in heaven someday. Dr. Hahn shows us that our heavenly life can begin now.

    It must.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780307590794
    Publication Date: 
    2014-05-27
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    Answering Atheism: How to Make the Case for God with Logic and Charity

    Answering Atheism: How to Make the Case for God with Logic and Charity
    Horn, Trent
    $18.95
    Today's New Atheists don't just deny God's existence (as the old atheists did) - they consider it their duty to scorn and ridicule religious belief. We don't need new answers for this aggressive modern strain of unbelief: We need a new approach.

    In Answering Atheism, Trent Horn responds with a fresh and useful resource for the God debate, based on reason, common sense, and more importantly, a charitable approach that respects atheists' sincerity and good will, making this book suitable not just for believers but for skeptics and seekers too.

    Meticulously researched, and street-tested in Horn's work as a pro-God apologist, it tackles all the major issues of the debate, including:

    -Reconciling human evil and suffering with the existence of a loving, all-powerful God

    -Whether the empirical sciences have eliminated the need for God, or in fact point to him

    -How atheists usually deny moral laws (and thus a moral lawgiver) in theory

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781938983436
    Publication Date: 
    2013-09-01
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    Answering Jehovah's Witnesses

    Answering Jehovah's Witnesses
    Evert, Jason
    $12.95
    Answering Jehovah's Witnesses walks you through the doctrines of the JWs, revealing where and why they're wrong--giving special attention to favorite verses and standard topics that a JW will use in rejecting the Catholic faith. The book provides helpful and practical suggestions for sharing your faith with Jehovah's Witnesses and planting seeds of truth. Planting seeds is easier than you might think. While most JWs appear to be well-informed Scripture scholars, they're just reading from a script with canned answers to your objections. For the most part they're surprisingly unfamiliar with the Bible. It doesn't take much to throw a monkey wrench into their belief system. Answering Jehovah's Witnesses will show you how.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781888992212
    Publication Date: 
    2008-02-06
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    Anti-Catholic Myths Debunked

    Anti-Catholic Myths Debunked
    Ryan, Rev Patrick John
    $11.95

    Many good people reject the Catholic Church for what they consider to be its absurd teachings. In these pages, Archbishop Patrick John Ryan shows that these souls are mistaken not in condemning absurd teachings, but in believing those teachings to be Catholic.

    Archbishop Ryan considers the most common charges levied against Catholicism, showing that not only are those scorned doctrines not Catholic, they're condemned by the Church! Here are just a few of the common misconceptions that are corrected in this book:

  • That the Church claims to endow its priests with the power of forgiveness a power reserved to God alone
  • That Catholics believe inanimate objects (such as relics and holy water) can perform miracles
  • That Catholics pray as well to statues, images, and relics, offering them worship that belongs to God alone
  • And a many more surprising charges!
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    9781622823567
    Publication Date: 
    2016-12-15
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    Are We Together?: A Roman Catholic Analyzes Evangelical Protestants

    Are We Together?: A Roman Catholic Analyzes Evangelical Protestants
    Echeverria, Eduardo J
    $21.75

    Are Roman Catholics and Evangelical Protestants really together, united in a common faith in Jesus Christ? Yes, according to the teachings of the Second Vatican Council (1962-1965). No, according to some Evangelical Protestants, such as Francis A. Schaeffer and R. C. Sproul, and more recently Gregg Allison and Leonardo De Chirico.

    Author Eduardo Echeverria is a committed Roman Catholic theologian doing theology within the normative tradition of confessional Catholicism, and thus in the light of Catholic teaching, this critical study is an ecumenical work. A member of the more than twenty-year-old American ecumenical initiative, Evangelicals and Catholics Together, Echeverria writes, "I have roots in the Evangelical and Reformed traditions and hence I listen attentively to the writings of fellow Christian theologians from these traditions of reflection and argument. In this ecumenical light, I engage the Evangelical Protestant writings of Gregg Allison and Leonardo De Chirico." Furthermore, this study is a work in receptive ecumenism; it follows the guidelines stipulated by Vatican Council II's Unitatis Redintegratio in order to promote mutual and improved understanding between Roman Catholicism and Evangelical Protestantism.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781943901241
    Publication Date: 
    2022-06-15
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    Ask Peter Kreeft: The 100 Most Interesting Questions He's Ever Been Asked

    Ask Peter Kreeft: The 100 Most Interesting Questions He's Ever Been Asked
    Kreeft, Peter
    $18.95
    For decades, Dr. Peter Kreeft has enlightened students, readers, and listeners with his clear, logical teaching on philosophy, theology, apologetics, morality, and more. Here, in a collection of questions from listeners to his lectures over the years, he offers his bright and humorous insights on a variety of topics, including God, religion, the supernatural, marriage and sexuality, morality, culture, books even surfing! Both fascinating and informative, Kreefts answers to the 100 most interesting questions he has ever been asked will leave you with a greater knowledge of your Faith and how to defend it.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781622828609
    Publication Date: 
    2019-08-15
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    Atheism on Trial: Refuting the Modern Arguments Against God

    Atheism on Trial: Refuting the Modern Arguments Against God
    Markos, Louis
    $15.99

    Answers You Need for the Tough Questions About Your Faith

    Atheists are launching a new wave of attacks against Christianity and faith in God. It's hard to know how to handle their claims that they have a more enlightened, scientific, and sophisticated worldview. How can you respond with precision to arguments against your faith?

    With instructive clarity, Dr. Louis Markos confronts the modern-day atheists' claims that new evidence disproves the existence of God. In fact, you will find that the proof they peddle is not new at all. Rather, they recycle claims that have already been disproven by Christian thinkers of the past...claims that you can silence today with the same solid logic.

    Equip yourself to defend your beliefs from a deep well of knowledge and conviction. Stand in confidence that the trial of public opinion versus universal truth has already been held--and God is the victor.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780736973076
    Publication Date: 
    2018-04-01
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    Back to Virtue

    Back to Virtue
    Kreeft, Peter
    $16.95
    We have reduced all virtues to one: being nice. And, we measure Jesus by our standard instead of measuring our standard by Him. For the Christian, explains author Peter Kreeft, being virtuous is not a means to the end of pleasure, comfort and happiness. Virtue, he reminds us, is a word that means "manly strength." But how do we know when we are being meek--or just cowardly? When is our anger righteous--and when is it a sin? What is the difference between being virtuous--and merely ethical? Back to Virtue clears up these and countless other questions that beset Christians today. Kreeft not only summarizes scriptural and theological wisdom on leading a holy life, he contrasts Christian virtue with other ethical systems. He applies traditional moral theology to present-day dilemmas such as abortion and nuclear armament. Kreeft restores to us what was once common knowledge: the Seven Deadly Sins have an antidote in the Beatitudes. By setting up a close contrast between the two sets of behaviors, Kreeft offers proven guidance in the often bewildering process of discerning right from wrong as we move into the questionable mores of the twenty-first century. He provides a road map of virtue, a map for our earthly pilgrimage synthesized from the accumulated wisdom of centuries of Christians, from Paul and the early Church Fathers through C.S. Lewis.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780898704228
    Publication Date: 
    1992-09-09
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    Because God Is Real

    Because God Is Real
    Kreeft, Peter
    $17.95
    Atheistic and agnostic writers are aggressively attacking traditional religious beliefs. Philosopher and prolific writer Peter Kreeft is up to the challenge in this work of popular apologetics aimed at both teens and adults. The masterful Kreeft tackles sixteen crucial issues about the deeper meaning of life. The questions that Kreeft explores range from, Is faith reasonable?, Can you prove there is a God?, and Why is Jesus different?, to Why is sex so confusing?, Why is there evil?, and Why must we die? Kreeft provides thoughtful, lucid, and persuasive answers for believers, unbelievers, and seekers to consider. As always, Kreeft is insightful, inspiring, and entertaining. This book is ideal for those exploring faith for the first time, as well as for confirmation and religious education classes. It's an intellectual and spiritual feast! This is vintage Kreeft.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781586172008
    Publication Date: 
    2008-02-01
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    Becoming a Parish of Intentional Disciples

    Becoming a Parish of Intentional Disciples
    $15.95
    In the new, groundbreaking book Becoming a Parish of Intentional Disciples, author and Catherine of Siena Institute co-founder Sherry Weddell has gathered fellow Church workers whose years of service in parish ministry have yielded hard-earned wisdom and enthusiasm for the work of transforming Catholic parishes into lively, faithful centers of apostolic outreach.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781612788340
    Publication Date: 
    2015-01-15
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    Before I Go

    Before I Go
    Kreeft, Peter
    $18.95
    Most parents have no trouble telling their children how to dress, drive, study, or shave, but struggle to talk with them about how best to live--about real love, faith, integrity, values, true enrichment, and success. In the tradition of Tuesdays With Morrie, Catholic philosopher Peter Kreeft shares with us the wisdom that he has compiled for his children as his best gift to them. Readable and browsable, these heart to heart chats present priceless truths to live by in a casual yet compelling way.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781580512244
    Publication Date: 
    2007-10-15
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    Behold Your Mother: A Biblical and Historical Defense of the Marian Doctrines

    Behold Your Mother: A Biblical and Historical Defense of the Marian Doctrines
    Staples, Tim
    $23.95
    From the cross Jesus gave us his mother to be our mother, too: a singularly holy model, consoler, and intercessor for our spiritual journey. Yet most Protestants, and too many Catholics don't understand the role that God wants her to play in our lives. In Behold Your Mother, Tim Staples takes you through the Church's teachings about the Blessed Virgin Mary, showing their firm Scriptural and historical roots and dismantling the objections of those who mistakenly believe that Mary competes for the attention due Christ alone. Combining the best recent scholarship with a convert's in-depth knowledge of the arguments, Staples has assembled the most thorough and useful Marian apologetic you'll find anywhere. Relevant and essential -- Mary matters. Read Behold Your Mother and find out just how much.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781938983917
    Publication Date: 
    2017-08-01
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    Being Catholic: What Every Catholic Should Know

    Being Catholic: What Every Catholic Should Know
    Andres, Suzie
    $16.95
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781733859899
    Publication Date: 
    2020-10-01
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    Best Things in Life: A Contemporary Socrates Looks at Power, Pleasure, Truth

    Best Things in Life: A Contemporary Socrates Looks at Power, Pleasure, Truth
    Kreeft, Peter
    $18.00

    What are the best things in life? Questions like that may boggle your mind. But they don't boggle Socrates. The indomitable old Greek brings his unending questions to Desperate State University. With him come the same mind-opening and spirit-stretching challenge that disrupted ancient Athens.

  • What is the purpose of education?
  • Why do we make love?
  • What good is money?
  • Can computers think like people?
  • Is there a difference between Capitalism and Communism?
  • What is the greatest good?
  • Is belief in God like belief in Santa Claus?
  • In twelve short, Socratic dialogues Peter Kreeft explodes contemporary values like success, power and pleasure. And he bursts the modern bubbles of agnosticism and subjectivism. He leaves you richer, wiser and more able to discern what the best things in life actually are.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    0877849226
    Publication Date: 
    1984-07-12
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    Between Allah & Jesus: What Christians Can Learn from Muslims

    Between Allah & Jesus: What Christians Can Learn from Muslims
    Kreeft, Peter
    $16.00

    What would happen if Christians and a Muslim at a university talked and disagreed, but really tried to understand each other? What would they learn?
    That is the intriguing question Peter Kreeft seeks to answer in these imaginative conversations at Boston College. An articulate and engaging Muslim student named 'Isa challenges the Christian students and professors he meets on issues ranging from prayer and worship to evolution and abortion, from war and politics to the nature of spiritual struggle and spiritual submission.
    While Kreeft believes Christians should not learn extremism or unitarian theology from Muslims, he does believe that if we really listened we could learn much about devoted religious practice and ethics.
    Here is a book to open your understanding of one of the key forces shaping our world today. It's a book that just could make you a better Christian.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780830837465
    Publication Date: 
    2010-02-12
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    Between One Faith and Another: Engaging Conversations on the World's Great Religions

    Between One Faith and Another: Engaging Conversations on the World's Great Religions
    Kreeft, Peter
    $18.00
    How do we make sense of the world's different religions? In today's globalized society, religion is deeply intertwined with every issue we see on the news. But talking about multiple religions can be contentious. Are different faiths compatible somehow? And how can we know whether one religion is more true than another? In this creative thought experiment, Peter Kreeft invites us to encounter dialogues on the world's great faiths. His characters Thomas Keptic and Bea Lever are students in Professor Fesser's course on world religions, and the three explore the content and distinctive claims of each. Together they probe the plausibility of major religions, from Hinduism and Buddhism to Christianity and Islam. Along the way they explore how religions might relate to each other and to what extent exclusivism or inclusivism might make sense. Ultimately Kreeft gives us helpful tools for thinking fairly and critically about competing religious beliefs. If the religions are different kinds of music, do they together make harmony or cacophony? Decide for yourself.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780830845101
    Publication Date: 
    2017-07-14
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    Biblical Defense of Catholicism, A

    Biblical Defense of Catholicism, A
    Armstrong, Dave
    $24.95
    A Biblical defence of the Catholic Faith. With a mastery of Scripture equal to that of the most committed Protestants, author David Armstrong shows that the Catholic Church is the "Bible Church par excellence," and that many common Protestant doctrines are in fact not biblical.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781928832959
    Publication Date: 
    2004-01-30
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    Blue Collar Apologetics: How to Explain and Defend Catholic Teaching Using Common Sense, Simple Logic, and the Bible

    Blue Collar Apologetics: How to Explain and Defend Catholic Teaching Using Common Sense, Simple Logic, and the Bible
    Martignoni, John
    $19.95

    Most of us know what we believe as Catholics, but often we're unclear on why we believe it. At a time when vast numbers of Catholics are slipping away from the Faith, God has tasked you and countless other Catholics with understanding it so you will be prepared to defend it.

    With an easygoing and inviting style, EWTN's John Martignoni doesn't simply introduce you to the major doctrines of the Catholic Faith; he explains why they are true and shows you how to explain them effectively to Protestants and "cafeteria Catholics" alike in ways that will draw them into those truths.

    Far from a complex survey of obscure theological points, this lively book employs clear, simple language that not only demonstrates the fundamental fact that the Bible is a Catholic book, but also teaches Catholics how to "talk Bible" to non-Catholics. When you are done with this book, you will know the biblical basis for the Church's teachings on the sacraments, Purgatory, Mary, the papacy, and why salvation requires faith and works. You'll also be versed in the strategies for effectively challenging others to examine their beliefs in light of the overwhelming scriptural evidence for Catholicism.

    Blue Collar Apologetics will also teach you:

    How to go on the offensive without being offensive

    The rules of engagement for discussing the faith with others

    Four techniques that will allow you to talk to anyone about your faith

    An easy tactic anyone can use for engaging non-Catholics

    How to explain the Marian dogmas using the Bible and common sense

    The two key "pillars of Protestantism" -- and how to respond to each

    How to counter the ingrained Protestant maxim "Once saved, always saved"

    The basics of Eastern Orthodoxy, which every Catholic needs to master

    Effective, common sense tactics for defending the Faith against atheist attacks

    This book empowers the average person in the pews―even those who might not know where Genesis is in the Bible!―to engage in evangelization and “talk Bible,” even with the most learned Baptist minister.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781682781135
    Publication Date: 
    2021-09-01
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    Booked for Life: The Bibliographic Memoir of an Accidental Apologist

    Booked for Life: The Bibliographic Memoir of an Accidental Apologist
    Keating, Karl
    $19.95
    "Whatever I have learned," writes Karl Keating, "I have learned from masters of the craft." In this memoir, the father of the modern Catholic apologetics movement traces his life's work through the wisdom he has borrowed from twenty-five books written by "masters" both famous and obscure. In delightful prose bearing Karl's trademark erudition, precision, and wit, Booked for Life mixes anecdote and reflection with theological observations and prescriptions from nearly forty years engaged in defense of the Faith.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781683570592
    Publication Date: 
    2017-11-01
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    Born Fundamentalist, Born Again Catholic

    Born Fundamentalist, Born Again Catholic
    Currie, David
    $16.95
    David Currie was raised in a devout Christian family whose father was a fundamentalist preacher and both parents teachers at Moody Bible Institute. Currie's whole upbringing was immersed in the life of fundamentalist Protestantism - theology professors, seminary presidents and founders of evangelical mission agencies were frequent guests at his family dinner table. Currie received a degree from Trinity International University and studied in the Masters of Divinity program. This book was written as an explanation to his fundamentalist and evangelical friends and family about why he became a Roman Catholic. Currie presents a very lucid, systematic and intelligible account of the reasons for his conversion to the ancient Church that Christ founded. He gives a detailed discussion of the important theological and doctrinal beliefs Catholic and evangelicals hold in common, as well as the key doctrines that separate us, particularly the Eucharist, the Pope, and Mary.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780898705690
    Publication Date: 
    1996-03-01
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    By Man Shall His Blood Be Shed: A Catholic Defense of Capital Punishment

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    Bessette, Joseph
    $24.95

    The Catholic Church has in recent decades been associated with political efforts to eliminate the death penalty. It was not always so. This timely work reviews and explains the Catholic Tradition regarding the death penalty, demonstrating that it is not inherently evil and that it can be reserved as a just form of punishment in certain cases.

    Drawing upon a wealth of philosophical, scriptural, theological, and social scientific arguments, the authors explain the perennial teaching of the Church that capital punishment can in principle be legitimate--not only to protect society from immediate physical danger, but also to administer retributive justice and to deter capital crimes. The authors also show how some recent statements of Church leaders in opposition to the death penalty are prudential judgments rather than dogma. They reaffirm that Catholics may, in good conscience, disagree about the application of the death penalty.

    Some arguments against the death penalty falsely suggest that there has been a rupture in the Church's traditional teaching and thereby inadvertently cast doubt on the reliability of the Magisterium. Yet, as the authors demonstrate, the Church's traditional teaching is a safeguard to society, because the just use of the death penalty can be used to protect the lives of the innocent, inculcate a horror of murder, and affirm the dignity of human beings as free and rational creatures who must be held responsible for their actions.

    By Man Shall His Blood Be Shed challenges contemporary Catholics to engage with Scripture, Tradition, natural law, and the actual social scientific evidence in order to undertake a thoughtful analysis of the current debate about the death penalty.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781621641261
    Publication Date: 
    2017-05-29
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    By What Authority? 2nd ed

    By What Authority? 2nd ed
    Shea, Mark
    $17.95
    In this newly updated, expanded version of his popular work of apologetics, Shea presents a lively and entertaining look at his conversion to Catholicism from Evangelicalism and his discovery of Christian tradition. As an Evangelical, Shea accepted the principle of sola scriptura (Scripture alone) as the basis of faith. Now as a Catholic convert, he skillfully explains how and why Sacred Tradition occupies a central role in Divine Revelation.Tracing his own journey of intellectual and spiritual awakening, Shea begins by looking for a rejoinder to those modern-day false prophets who would claim that Scripture itself is not to be trusted, and ends with his conviction that tradition, as explained by the Catholic Church, is the only sure guarantee of the truth of the revelation of Jesus Christ.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781586177829
    Publication Date: 
    2013-09-23
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    Called: Becoming an Everyday Disciple in a Post-Christian World--A Five-Week Guide

    Called: Becoming an Everyday Disciple in a Post-Christian World--A Five-Week Guide
    Cotter, Kevin
    $13.95

    Do you feel uncertain about how to share your Catholic faith with others, especially as society increasingly rejects religion? Why not follow examples from the scriptures and saints to guide you?

    In this five-week guide to becoming a daily disciple of Jesus in a post-Christian culture, popular speaker, bestselling author, and experienced FOCUS missionary Kevin Cotter presents thirty-five brief and engaging meditations that provide Catholics with the conviction and tools for sharing Jesus with others.

    Called is an accessible guide to evangelization for the average Catholic. Through short and simple daily meditations, you will gain everything you need to begin sharing the Gospel, including the conviction that you can and should be evangelizing their faith.

    Based on the principles of evangelization taught by the Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS)--where Kevin Cotter is the senior director of curriculum--Called invites you to delve into powerful scenes from Jesus' life, plus stories from the lives of saints such as Augustine, Mother Teresa, and Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati, as you explore how the call to discipleship is at the heart of scripture in ancient Israel, the life of Jesus, and the apostolic Church.

    Cotter leads you on this five-week journey as someone who understands the challenges of talking about faith with friends and the sacrifices needed to invest in others. He encourages you to step outside your comfort zone as you open your eyes to Jesus' call to discipleship.

  • Week One: As you reflect on Jesus' initial call of his disciples and how he calls you to radically love and follow him in your everyday life, you deepen your relationship with God and complete the first stage of becoming his disciple.
  • Week Two: You examine the characteristics of a daily commitment to discipleship--daily prayer, submission to God's will, regular Confession, frequent reception of the Eucharist, acting in love.
  • Week Three: You discover how our current culture, which places little value on faith, compares to the world Jesus faced. You develop, like Jesus, the desire to save our world and draw others to God.
  • Week Four: You unpack the tools Jesus used to touch every person he came into contact with. Through Jesus' example, you will become equipped with what you need to reach others for him.
  • Week Five: You learn that you are called not just to be a disciple but to be one who makes disciples of others.
  • You will come away with the understanding that being a disciple of Jesus is not optional for Catholics: it is essential to our identity as members of a missionary Church. Jesus showed us how to evangelize and called us to be his disciples. Now, more than ever, it is time to be just like him.

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    9781594718519
    Publication Date: 
    2018-10-26
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    Can a Scientist Believe in Miracles?: An MIT Professor Answers Questions on God and Science

    Can a Scientist Believe in Miracles?: An MIT Professor Answers Questions on God and Science
    Hutchinson, Ian
    $25.00

    Plasma physicist Ian Hutchinson has been asked hundreds of questions about faith and science:

  • What is faith and what is science? Are they compatible?
  • Are there realities science cannot explain?
  • Is God's existence a scientific question?
  • Is the Bible consistent with the modern scientific understanding of the universe?
  • Are there scientific reasons to believe in God?
  • In this comprehensive volume, Hutchinson answers a full range of inquiries with sound scientific insights and measured Christian perspective. Without minimizing challenging questions, he explores how science and Christianity are mutually supportive and intellectually consistent. Both God and science truthfully address our curiosity and destiny. Find answers to your deepest questions.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780830845477
    Publication Date: 
    2018-09-11
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    Case for Catholicism: Answers to Classic and Contemporary Protestant Objections

    Case for Catholicism: Answers to Classic and Contemporary Protestant Objections
    Horn, Trent
    $19.95

    his is the most up-to-date, comprehensive, and thorough defense of the Catholic Church against Protestant objections in print. This book is especially relevant as the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation draws near and discussion of the arguments made against the Church during that time in history receive renewed interest.

    The Case for Catholicism answers arguments put forward by early Reformers like Luther and Calvin as well as contemporary defenders of Protestantism like Norm Geisler and R.C. Sproul. It provides a meticulous defense of the biblical and historical nature of Catholic doctrines from Scripture and church history. Finally, in both answering Protestant objections to Catholicism and in providing evidence for the Faith, The Case for Catholicism cites modern Protestant scholars who question Reformation assumptions and show how evidence from Scripture and church history support aspects of Catholic theology.

    This book is divided into four sections, with each answering a key question Christians have asked about the nature of their faith. Those key questions are:

  • What is my authority?
  • What is the Church?
  • How am I saved?
  • Who belongs to the body of Christ?
  • The Case for Catholicism will become a reliable, resource for any Catholic who desires a well-researched, readable, and persuasive answer to Protestant arguments made against the Catholic faith.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781621641445
    Publication Date: 
    2017-10-15
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    Case for Christ: A Journalist's Personal Investigation of the Evidence for Jesus

    Case for Christ: A Journalist's Personal Investigation of the Evidence for Jesus
    Strobel, Lee
    $19.99

    Is there credible proof that Jesus of Nazareth really is the Son of God? In The Case for Christ, Lee Strobel, former legal editor of the Chicago Tribune and New York Times bestselling author, retraces his own spiritual journey from atheism to faith and builds a captivating case for Christ's divinity.

    In this revised and updated edition of The Case for Christ, Strobel cross-examines a dozen experts with doctorates from schools such as Cambridge, Princeton, and Brandeis, asking hard-hitting questions--and taking a deeper look at the evidence from the fields of science, philosophy, and history.

    In his comprehensive investigation, Strobel doesn't shy away from the challenging questions, including:

  • How reliable is the New Testament?
  • Does evidence for Jesus exist outside the Bible?
  • Is Jesus who he said he was?
  • Is there any reason to believe the resurrection was an actual event?
  • What does all of the evidence point to--and what does it mean today?
  • Winner of the Gold Medallion Book Award and twice nominated for the Christian Book of the Year Award, The Case for Christ has been adapted into a major motion picture and has now sold over five million copies worldwide.

    This edition includes scores of revisions and additions, including updated material on archaeological and manuscript discoveries, fresh recommendations for further study, and an interview with the author that tells dramatic stories about the book's impact, provides behind-the-scenes information, and responds to critiques of the book by skeptics.

    Strobel's thorough examination reads like a captivating, fast-paced novel. But it's not fiction: it's a riveting quest for the truth about history's most compelling figure. Discover The Case for Christ today.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780310345862
    Publication Date: 
    2016-09-06
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    Case for the Resurrection Jesus

    Case for the Resurrection Jesus
    Licona, Michael R
    $23.99
    There is nothing like this on the market. It is interesting, engaging, and crucial material.
    --Norman Geisler

    This is an accessible, comprehensive, and persuasive resource providing detailed evidence for the resurrection of Jesus. It also demonstrates how to share the material clearly, honestly, and definitively. Included is an interactive CD which tests the reader's knowledge of the material by using an entertaining TV game show format.

    [The authors] have distinguished themselves as leading experts on the evidence for this all important event.
    --D. James Kennedy

  • Written by the leading evangelical apologist on the resurrection and an up-and-comer
  • Includes an interactive CD to cement the information from the book
  • Written for lay people but includes extensive footnotes that scholars will find valuable
  • Includes charts, diagrams, and a detailed outline for quick reference
  • ISBN/SKU: 
    9780825427886
    Publication Date: 
    2004-03-26
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