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Jimmy Akin Resources

Jimmy Akin Resources

Jimmy Akin is an internationally known author and speaker. As a senior apologist at Catholic Answers, he has more than twenty-five years of experience defending and explaining the Faith. Jimmy is a convert to the Faith and has an extensive background in the Bible, theology, the Church Fathers, philosophy, canon law, and liturgy. Jimmy is a weekly guest on the national radio program Catholic Answers Live, a regular contributor to Catholic Answers Magazine, and a popular blogger and podcaster. Check out his best-selling Catholic book The Bible Is a Catholic Book.

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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 (Digital)

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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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    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 (Digital)

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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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    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

    Catholic Answers Press

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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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    Popular culture fills our heads with lurid images of apocalyptic events, and the daily headlines make us wonder if the prophesied end of days may soon be here. 20 Answers: The End Times cuts through the wild speculation and explains what the Church and biblical prophecy really teach us about the Christ’s return and the long-foretold events that will mark the culmination of creation as we know it. Best of all, it shows us how to look forward to these things not with fear but with patient perseverance.

    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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    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? Is it enough to commit ourselves interiorly to Christ, or do we need things like sacraments, sacrifices, and acts of love, too? 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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    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

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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...
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    God’s inspired word about the life, mission, and legacy of his Son is a repository of revealed Christian truth; a worthy object of lifelong reflection and prayerful reverence. Yet many Catholics, out of doubt or confusion about its contents, fail to profit from its rich wisdom. 20 Answers: The New Testament makes the Christian scriptures accessible and alive like never before, with easy-to-understand introductions to the New Testament’s books, authors, teachings, and historical background. You’ll come away with a fresh enthusiasm for reading the Bible—and a deeper love for Jesus.

    20 Answers: The New Testament

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    The Story of a New Covenant How did the New Testament come to be? Can we trust what the Gospels tell us about Jesus and his ministry? Who wrote Acts, the epistles, and Revelation, and what are their major events and themes? How can I learn to read...
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    The Ancient Foundation of Our Faith

What kinds of books are in the Old Testament?

Do the laws of the Old Testament still apply to us today?

Who were some of its important priests, prophets, kings, and other major figures?

Now that we have the New Covenant and Gospels, how is the Old Testament still relevant to Christians?

Even for many believers, the Old Testament can be a dense, daunting collection of exotic names, places, and practices. Its sprawling histories can overwhelm us, its strict rules and rituals even scandalize us. 20 Answers: The Old Testament helps you make sense of it all—not only by breaking down its key themes, figures, and timelines in an easy-to-understand way but also by showing its beautiful continuity with the revelation of Jesus Christ.

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 Old Testament

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    The Ancient Foundation of Our Faith What kinds of books are in the Old Testament? Do the laws of the Old Testament still apply to us today? Who were some of its important priests, prophets, kings, and other major figures? Now that we have the New...
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    20 Answers: Bible Difficulties helps clear up the confusion by giving you the tools to recognize—and reconcile—common kinds of Bible difficulties, and by addressing the specific ones that most often embolden skeptics and dismay believers.

    20 Answers: Bible Difficulties

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    Scriptural Head-Scratchers What are the two basic interpretation problems we encounter when we read the Bible? How can we deal with difficulties arising from translation differences, copyist errors, and varying literary genres? Can we really say the...
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