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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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    20 Answers: The New Age explains the roots and substance of New Age beliefs and contrasts them with Catholic teaching, showing you how to protect yourself and your family from their seductive errors.

    20 Answers: New Age

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    What is the New Age movement all about? How have New Age beliefs infiltrated our popular culture? What are the Church’s warnings about the spiritual dangers of New Age ideas? How should a Catholic approach things like “mindfulness,”...
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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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    For centuries, the Catholic Church has contemplated how Christ’s teachings should be applied to the interactions among human beings. 20 Answers: Catholic Social Teaching offers an incredibly clear and useful introduction to this often misunderstood topic.

    20 Answers: Catholic Social Teaching

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    Where is “Catholic social teaching” found, anyway? Are all aspects of Catholic social teaching equal important, or can we rank them? Does the Church tell me how I should vote, or what the best economic or political system is? How does the...
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    Ascending in Hope

What are the different kinds of prayer?

I prayed for something and God didn’t grant it. Why?

Doesn’t the Bible condemn repetitious prayers like the rosary?

Why do I have to say traditional prayers in a church instead of just talking to God in my own way?

Prayer is the Christian’s source of strength and peace, a channel of grace, a medium of joy and consolation. By it we open our minds to the One who made us and loves us, to give him praise and thanks and to tell him our needs. And we also open our hearts to him, asking him for wisdom and direction in our life. But prayer doesn’t always come easily, especially when we have questions about how or why we should do it. 20 Answers: Prayer addresses some of the most common questions, giving you profitable understanding of what prayer is, strategies for praying more often in a busy day, and ways to advance in prayer toward its goal: deeper, more loving communion with God.

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: Prayer

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    Ascending in Hope What are the different kinds of prayer? I prayed for something and God didn’t grant it. Why? Doesn’t the Bible condemn repetitious prayers like the rosary? Why do I have to say traditional prayers in a church instead of...
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    Reconciling All Truth

Is faith reasonable?

What can we know about God through reason alone?

How can we make sense of Christian beliefs that seem to defy logic and science?

What can I say to people who claim that the God of the Bible is cruel and irrational?

We believe that God is one, and so is his truth. The mysteries he has revealed to the world, the teachings that his Church professes and safeguards, and the conclusions that we reach by the light of natural reason all harmonize and enrich each other. But in a world skeptical of faith and often too clouded by sentiment and sin to wield reason, it can seem that religious truth and rational truth must be enemies—or at least from different worlds. 20 Answers: Faith and Reason shows you how to restore the unity of truth that is our only basis for living a coherent life of the mind and of the soul, helping you tackle both secular skeptics and your own nagging doubts.

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: Faith & Reason

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    Reconciling All Truth Is faith reasonable? What can we know about God through reason alone? How can we make sense of Christian beliefs that seem to defy logic and science? What can I say to people who claim that the God of the Bible is cruel and...
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    The Church’s Other Lung

Do Eastern Catholics follow the pope?

What is it like to visit and worship at an Eastern Catholic parish?

How can there be many different “churches” in the one Catholic Church?

What are some aspects of Eastern Catholic theology and practice that differ from the West?

The rich history and theological, liturgical, and artistic traditions of the twenty-three Eastern Catholic churches are such an indispensable part of the global Catholic communion that, along with the Latin West, these churches are said to form one of the two “lungs” by which the Church breathes and lives. Yet even though Pope St. John Paul II called on the faithful to appreciate the treasures of the Christian East, far too many Catholics remain ignorant of them. 20 Answers: Eastern Catholicism provides an invaluable primer, explaining the origins of the Eastern Catholic churches and how they fit into the one Church of Christ, their distinctive prayers and practices, and some of the common misunderstandings and controversies that even today can cause unnecessary division and confusion.

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: Eastern Catholicism

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    The Church’s Other Lung Do Eastern Catholics follow the pope? What is it like to visit and worship at an Eastern Catholic parish? How can there be many different “churches” in the one Catholic Church? What are some aspects of...
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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 and interpret the New Testament in way that’s faithful and spiritually beneficial?

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.

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 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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    Separated at Baptism

How did Protestant Christianity begin and spread?

What are the distinctive beliefs of Protestantism, and how do they differ from Catholic teaching?

How do “non-denominational Bible churches” compare with the “mainline” branches of Protestantism?

Why are some Protestant groups anti-Catholic, and what can I do to foster better relations with them and help them understand Catholicism?

Since the Reformation, Christianity has been split into many competing groups, each differing from the others but almost all claiming to represent the authentic gospel of Jesus Christ. How did that happen? And how can we better understand—and work to heal—those divisions? 20 Answers: Protestantism gives you a perfect beginner’s guide to the historical roots of Protestantism, its liturgical and doctrinal flavors, and its impact on the evolution of global (and especially American) Christian culture. Most of all, it offers proven advice for finding common ground with Protestants while sharing your own Catholic faith.

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: Protestantism

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    Separated at Baptism How did Protestant Christianity begin and spread? What are the distinctive beliefs of Protestantism, and how do they differ from Catholic teaching? How do “non-denominational Bible churches” compare with the...
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    A New Life of Faith

What is it like to enter the Catholic Church?

How do I choose a parish, and learn about Catholic customs, prayers, and practices?

Which Catholic doctrines and moral teachings do I have to believe, and which are just optional?

How should I deal with non-Catholic friends and family members who think that becoming Catholic is a bad idea?

Entering into full communion with the Catholic Church is one of the most exciting, rewarding, and often nerve-wracking experiences in life. For some it means adjusting to new teachings and ways of worship, while for others it can include a complete change of lifestyle. 20 Answers: Conversion offers a personal guide to the ins and outs of becoming Catholic, from someone who has been there himself. Whether you’re new to the Church, thinking of becoming Catholic (or know someone who is), or just want to learn more about how Catholicism works, you’ll find the answers you’re looking for right here.

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: Conversion

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    A New Life of Faith What is it like to enter the Catholic Church? How do I choose a parish, and learn about Catholic customs, prayers, and practices? Which Catholic doctrines and moral teachings do I have to believe, and which are just optional? How...
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    The Lifelong Bond with a Noble Purpose

What is Christian marriage all about?

How can I know if I have found the right person to marry?

Is it true that divorced people are excluded from the Church?

Why is the Catholic Church seemingly obsessed with people’s sexual sins?

Whether you’re married, preparing for marriage, or just concerned about the future of our world, you’ll want to know more about the fundamental human institution that binds people together and makes a culture thrive.

20 Answers: Marriage and Sex provides a solid introduction to what marriage is, why it’s important, and how to make it work. It also gives sure guidance through today’s minefield of sexual sin and confusion, showing God’s way to marital happiness—and holiness.

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: Marriage and Sex is simply an outstanding primer on the truth, goodness, and beauty of marriage for anyone of good will. Firmly rooted on the meaning of natural and Sacramental marriage, Todd Aglialoro deftly weaves together the Scriptures - Old Testament and New - with the Catechism, history, social science, and the saints into a compelling witness to all that God has created for us. It is eminently readable because it asks and answers the questions that people are actually asking. I know. I have heard them over the past 25 years of marriage, NFP, and Theology of the Body ministry. I now include 20 Answers: Marriage and Sex as one of my Top 10 resources for marriage preparation and enrichment. It is that good. Faithful Catholics will recognize the traditional language and phrases of marriage and sexuality, but will now “connect the dots” to understand marriage within the tapestry of the whole Salvation Story. Aglialoro does a wonderful job rescuing difficult, countercultural teachings on marriage and sex from mere “imposed morality" by inviting the reader to see the Church’s teachings as logical, reasonable, coherent, and true. And not just true, but beautiful and hopeful! Even difficult topics such as divorce, adultery, contraception, and same-sex “marriage” can be understood in light of what we hope for in love, life, now and forever. I joyfully recommend 20 Answers: Marriage and Sex as a resource for everyone working in marriage, family, youth, and young adult ministry. - Damon Owens, Executive Director, joytob.org

    20 Answers: Marriage & Sex

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    The Lifelong Bond with a Noble Purpose What is Christian marriage all about? How can I know if I have found the right person to marry? Is it true that divorced people are excluded from the Church? Why is the Catholic Church seemingly obsessed with...
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    One Faith Handed Down in Truth 

How did the Church begin and spread? 

Why is it important to learn about early Christianity?  

Who were the successors of the apostles and other leaders of the early Church? 

Were the doctrines and sacraments of the early Church different from those of the Catholic Church today? 

As Catholics we can’t truly know who we are without knowing where we came from—those earliest Christians who, succeeding Jesus and the apostles, codified and built upon the teachings they inherited. 20 Answers: The Early Church reveals the legacy of our forefathers in the Faith, showing how they lived and what they believed. And perhaps most importantly, how the Church they governed, guarded, and preached was the same Church that Jesus founded and the same Church that we have inherited almost two millennia later. 

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 Early Church

    Catholic Answers Press

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    One Faith Handed Down in Truth  How did the Church begin and spread?  Why is it important to learn about early Christianity?   Who were the successors of the apostles and other leaders of the early...
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