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A Daily Defense: 365 Days (plus one) to Becoming a Better Apologist

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Do you want to learn how to defend and explain…

  • The existence of God…
  • The reliability of the Bible…
  • The Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist…
  • The authority of the pope and the Church…
  • and scores of other truths that we Catholics believe— but you don’t have a lot of time?

Don’t worry. Jimmy Akin has done the hard work for you.

All you need is five minutes a day.

In A Daily Defense, Jimmy compiles 366 challenges that Catholics often hear from skeptics and non-Catholics—about God, Jesus, Scripture, morality, Mary, history, and a host of doctrines—and teaches you how to answer them.

Combining deep learning with decades of experience explaining Catholic belief and practice on a popular level, he cuts to the heart of each subject, offering pithy but powerful replies that are both effective and easy to master.

A Daily Defense is perfect reading before bed or during breakfast, for down time or prayer time, part of a regular routine or picked up on the go.

Whatever your day is like, spending just a few minutes in these pages is guaranteed to equip you with the knowledge and skills you need to defend the Catholic Faith.


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Jimmy Akin
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26 Reviews

  • 5
    A Daily Defense

    Posted by Ann on Aug 18th 2023

    I’ve tried to read other apologists’ books and could never wade through the too-deep explanations. This is easy reading on a day-to-day basis. Easy & interesting.

  • 4
    A Daily Defense

    Posted by Kay Gotter on Jun 5th 2023

    Just started it but it does appear to have many common non-Catholic statements with a Catholic explanation.

  • 5
    Daily Defense

    Posted by Sarah Vandermeer on Mar 27th 2023

    Well written. It presents questions I’ve never thought about or had given to me. I like Jimmy Aiken’s well thought out logic

  • 5
    Every Catholic should get this book

    Posted by Andrew on Jan 18th 2023

    This book is put together so simply yet packs a punch each day with a challenge to the faith and quickly debunking it. Every Catholic should get this book!

  • 5
    A Daily Defense 365 +1

    Posted by Larry Van Dyke on Jan 11th 2023

    Mimal time needed each day to get great insights into my Catholic faith

  • 5
    A daily defence

    Posted by juan alvarado on Dec 20th 2022

    This book has a lot of good explanations as how to answer those who mock or reject the Catholic faith.

  • 5
    Logical explanations

    Posted by Nick on Nov 29th 2022

    I'm only about a quarter of the way through this book, but I've really enjoyed it so far. The questions addressed in this book seem very relevant, and I appreciate the logical and academic approach that they are addressed with.

  • 5
    A Great Book for Defending The Faith and for Strengthening One's Own Faith

    Posted by Nolan Pollio on Jun 9th 2022

    Jimmy Akin does a great job giving succinct answers to a wide array of questions one may have about Catholicism. The book is laid out as having one question a day for 365 (plus one!) days. Each page has a different objection and an answer to that objection. If you just read one page per day you will definitely be a better apologist by the end! There are oftentimes also helpful tips or referrals to further reading if you want to go more in-depth on a question. It's also great to come back to questions if you need to brush up on how to respond to certain objections. This is a great book to better equip yourself to be able to defend our Faith against objections and also to strengthen our own foundations as Catholics.

  • 5
    A Daily Defense

    Posted by Roy Spratt on Mar 7th 2022

    Love this book! Wonderfully indexed to easily find any topic. Explanations are easy to understand and Scripture references are easy to find.

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