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Apologist's Alley

Apologist's Alley

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    To many people, even many Christians, purgatory is a fantasy—or worse, a wicked lie invented by the Church to make salvation complicated and keep people in fear.

But apologist Karlo Broussard says that purgatory is fact, not fiction. The Bible supports it, Christians have historically believed in it, and it makes theological sense.

In Purgatory Is for Real, he provides the evidence and reasoning to help you understand this controversial doctrine, and demonstrates how it is actually a joyful, hopeful reality—not something shadowy and mysterious, but a sign of God’s love and mercy.

    Purgatory Is For Real (Digital)

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    To some, the Catholic doctrine of purgatory is murky and mysterious—even scary. What is this shadowy state between earth and heaven supposed to be? Others wonder how it’s even possible for saved souls to be suffering in the afterlife if Jesus...
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    here are two universal themes in human experience: 1) We all seek true, lasting happiness, and 2) We have trouble finding it, because the world is a messed-up place.

In times of turmoil, when nothing seems normal or certain about our jobs, our health, our beliefs, or the future of our planet, true happiness—and the tranquil peace that comes with it—can seem even more elusive.

In The Words of Eternal Life, Jimmy Akin takes an unflinching look at the problem and offers a solution that is daring and radical yet familiar, and available anywhere, for free, right now. The answer is Jesus, the Word of the Father who teaches us the words of eternal life; the Word made flesh who by the words of a priest comes to dwell among us and feed us with the grace of peace and strength.

Written in a clear, inviting style that speaks equally to religiously unaffiliated inquirers and to believers who may have let their faith get lukewarm or go out of practice, The Words of Eternal Life is a great resource to give loved ones looking for something real and true—or to give your own faith life a helpful boost.

    Words of Eternal Life

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    There are two universal themes in human experience: 1) We all seek true, lasting happiness, and 2) We have trouble finding it, because the world is a messed-up place. In times of turmoil, when nothing seems normal or certain about our jobs, our health,...
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    Are we living in the End Times?

Did the early Christians expect Jesus to return in their lifetimes?

How does Bible prophecy work?

What did Jesus say about the End Times?

How should we understand the book of Revelation?

What are the Great Tribulation, the Antichrist, and the Millennium?

What signs will precede the end of the world?

You'll find the answers to these questions and more in 20 Answers: The End Times.

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

    20 Answers: The End Times

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    Come, Lord Jesus Are we living in the end times? Who is the Antichrist, and how will we recognize him when he appears? What does the New Testament say about the Second Coming and the end of the world? Does the book of Revelation give us clues about a...
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    To many people, even many Christians, purgatory is a fantasy—or worse, a wicked lie invented by the Church to make salvation complicated and keep people in fear.

But apologist Karlo Broussard says that purgatory is fact, not fiction. The Bible supports it, Christians have historically believed in it, and it makes theological sense.

In Purgatory Is for Real, he provides the evidence and reasoning to help you understand this controversial doctrine, and demonstrates how it is actually a joyful, hopeful reality—not something shadowy and mysterious, but a sign of God’s love and mercy.

    Purgatory Is For Real

    Catholic Answers Press

    $16.95
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    To some, the Catholic doctrine of purgatory is murky and mysterious—even scary. What is this shadowy state between earth and heaven supposed to be? Others wonder how it’s even possible for saved souls to be suffering in the afterlife if Jesus...
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    Perhaps no single theological issue divides Catholics and Protestants, and along so many fine lines, as the question of salvation: namely, are we saved solely by profession of our faith in Jesus, or do our actions (and omissions) play a part? 20 Answers: Faith & Works gives a short and clearly readable explanation of the basic disagreements, provides a compelling case for the traditional Christian understanding that the Catholic Church professes even today, and holds out hope for increasing unity among all believers on this critical issue.

    20 Answers: Faith & Works

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    Does the Bible say we’re saved by faith alone? Is there a difference between justification and sanctification? How do Catholics understand the cooperative roles of faith and works in our salvation? If Christ’s death on the cross was enough...
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    In Can a Catholic Be a Socialist?, Trent Horn and Catherine R. Pakaluk refute this tempting but false notion. Drawing on Scripture, history, Catholic social teaching, and basic economic reality, they show beyond a doubt that Catholicism and socialism are utterly incompatible.

    Can A Catholic Be A Socialist?

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    Common Sense About the Common Good Pope Leo XIII wrote of the “harvest of misery” that socialism brings. Pius XI said that it’s impossible to be a good Catholic and a good socialist. John Paul II spent his papacy combating...
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    Raised by a Jewish father and an ex-Catholic mother, Trent Horn was adrift in skepticism in his teenage years and believed religion was “a crutch for the simple-minded.”

At the time, Trent:

    Thought that Christians were anti-intellectual
    That they were just a bunch of ignorant Bible-thumpers
    And he particularly enjoyed refuting creationists and people who questioned evolution

But now Trent shares the story of his conversion to the Catholic Faith and how God turned him dramatically around.

In the new, two-CD set Following the Evidence, Trent shares how he went from a skeptic in high school to becoming a devout, defender of the Faith.

    Following The Evidence

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    Raised by a Jewish father and an ex-Catholic mother, Trent Horn was adrift in skepticism in his teenage years and believed religion was “a crutch for the simple-minded.” At the time, Trent: Thought that Christians were...
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    Every Catholic has heard the challenge:

“How can you believe that? Don’t you know the Bible says…”

It’s a challenge we have to meet. If we can’t reconcile apparent contradictions between Scripture and Catholic teaching, how can our own faith survive? And if we can’t help our Protestant brothers and sisters overcome their preconceptions about “unbiblical” Catholic doctrines and practices, how will they ever come to embrace the fullness of the Faith?

In Meeting the Protestant Challenge, Karlo Broussard gives you the knowledge and tools you need to answer fifty of the most common Bible-based objections to Catholicism.

    How can the Mass be a sacrifice when the Bible says it’s just a memorial?
    Why do Catholics stress good works when the Bible says we’re saved by faith?
    Scripture says that all have sinned—so what Catholics believe about Mary being “immaculate” is plainly false.
    Jesus said to call no man father, yet that’s what Catholics call their priests! How much clearer could it be?

For these challenges and many more, Karlo provides a step-by-step plan for understanding the roots of the objection, breaking down the context and full meaning of the Scripture passages, anticipating followup arguments, and offering your own friendly counter-challenge to help Protestants begin to see how the Bible and Catholic teaching actually coexist in harmony.

Don’t get caught off guard! When the next biblical challenge comes, be ready to meet it with confidence.

    Meeting The Protestant Challenge

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    Every Catholic has heard the challenge: “How can you believe that? Don’t you know the Bible says…” It’s a challenge we have to meet. If we can’t reconcile apparent contradictions between Scripture and Catholic...
    Now: $13.95
    Was: $15.95
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    Many Protestants call themselves “Bible Christians”—in contrast with Catholics, who ignore the Bible because they have the Church instead.

Too many Catholics have taken this mistaken assumption for granted.

We don’t have to anymore, says Jimmy Akin.

Instead, we should embrace Sacred Scripture—not just as the revealed written word of God but as a thoroughly Catholic work, intimately connected with the Church from the earliest centuries.

In The Bible Is a Catholic Book, Jimmy shows how the Bible cannot exist apart from the Church. In its origins and its formulation, in the truths it contains, in its careful preservation over the centuries and in the prayerful study and elucidation of its mysteries, Scripture is inseparable from Catholicism. This is fitting, since both come from God for our salvation.

If you’re a Catholic who sometimes gets intimidated by the Bible (especially scriptural challenges from Protestants), The Bible Is a Catholic Book will help you better understand and take pride in this gift that God gave the world through the Church. We are the original “Bible Christians”!

And even non-Catholics will appreciate the clear and charitable way that Jimmy explains how the early Church gave us the Bible—and how the Church to this day reveres and obeys it.

    The Bible Is a Catholic Book

    Catholic Answers Press

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    Many Protestants call themselves “Bible Christians”—in contrast with Catholics, who ignore the Bible because they have the Church instead. Too many Catholics have taken this mistaken assumption for granted. We don’t have to...
    Now: $13.95
    Was: $16.95