Sophia Institute Press

Blue Collar Apologetics

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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.

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John Martignoni
Softcover Book, 336 pgs
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4 Reviews

  • 5


    Posted by JAMES CONNOLLY on May 23rd 2022

    This book is the best of many Catholic apologetics books I have read. The author uses easy techniques, common sense, logic and Catholic teaching to make the case for the TRUTH of the Faith. I will rarely be at a loss for words if ever asked to defend the Catholic church or what it teaches. A+ Deepening one's love for and knowledge of the Catholic Faith is a life-long commitment. This book is a HIGHLY RECOMMENDED start.

  • 5

    Teaches the truth with humor

    Posted by Catherine on Apr 8th 2022

    We bought this for our 13-year-old son for Christmas and he enjoys Martignoni's writing style which is often humorous. A great way to introduce a pre-teen or teenager to apologetics in a way they can understand.

  • 5

    Concise and Easily Understandable

    Posted by Ryan Zech on Jan 24th 2022

    Awesome resource for learning the right questions to ask.

  • 4

    Blue Collar Apologetics

    Posted by John Morgan on Oct 28th 2021

    Really written well with pointers on what Scriptures to cite to plant the seeds of evangelization. I would recommend to any interested in speaking to our Protestant brothers and sisters.

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