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Apologetics

Apologetics

Catholic Answers Official Shop | Find all your trusted Catholic Apologetics Books from our best-selling Why We're Catholic to  Catholic books that will fill you with hope like Secrets from Heaven. These books are high-quality and solidly Catholic. Plus, your purchase helps support our efforts to reach more souls for Christ and share the fullness of truth found in the Catholic faith.

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    In What Really Happens After We Die professor of Church history Dr. James Papandrea gathers in one place all that is known about the afterlife — drawn from the teachings of Jesus, the Apostles, the Church Fathers, and the Church’s Magisterium — affording, for the first time ever, a complete, authoritative, detailed portrait of the state of souls after death and the realms we enter.

The following are among the many questions he answers:

    If, as St. Paul says, “flesh and blood cannot inherit the Kingdom of God,” how can our bodies enter Heaven?
    After death but before the final resurrection, are we simply unconscious?
    What is our resurrection like? (And does it differ from Jesus’ Resurrection?)
    Are ghosts real? (You’ll be surprised at what the Church Fathers have to say.)
    What is the difference between Heaven and Paradise?
    Which of our parts will accompany us to Heaven (and which must be left behind)?
    In Heaven, do we still eat and drink?
    If, as Jesus says, there’s no marrying in heaven, are we still male and female there?
    After our resurrection, will we, like Jesus, be able to pass through matter?
    And many more fascinating questions answered!

    What Really Happens After We Die

    Sophia Institute Press

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    In What Really Happens After We Die professor of Church history Dr. James Papandrea gathers in one place all that is known about the afterlife — drawn from the teachings of Jesus, the Apostles, the Church Fathers, and the Church’s...
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    Fresh from saving the solar system while being introduced to God and his Church in The Truth Is Out There and defeating a lunar megalomaniac determined to rewrite salvation history in The Big Picture, Brendan and Erc land in a magnificent domed city on Mars—for what is supposed to be a simple shuttle job.

    Weapons of War

    Catholic Answers Press

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    Everybody’s favorite Catholic outer-space delivery pilots return for their greatest adventure yet in Weapons of War!   Fresh from saving the solar system while being introduced to God and his Church in The Truth Is Out There and defeating a...
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    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.

    Meeting The Protestant Challenge

    Catholic Answers Press

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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...
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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. Sign up for a free video series "The Bible Is a Catholic book"

    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...
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    At every Sunday Mass, Catholics confess that Jesus came down from heaven “for us men and for our salvation.”

But what does “salvation” mean? In this robust and accessible book, Scripture scholar and theologian Michael Patrick Barber provides a thorough, deeply Catholic, and deeply biblical, answer.

He deftly tackles this complex topic, unpacking what the New Testament teaches about salvation in Christ, detailing what exactly salvation is, and what it is not. In easy and readable prose, he explains what the Cross, the Church, and the Trinity have to do with salvation.

While intellectually stimulating, Salvation: What Every Catholic Should Know is deeply spiritual, and at its core is the salvific message that God is love, and his love is one of transformation and redemption.

    Salvation: What Every Catholic Should Know

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    At every Sunday Mass, Catholics confess that Jesus came down from heaven “for us men and for our salvation.” But what does “salvation” mean? In this robust and accessible book, Scripture scholar and theologian Michael Patrick...
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    In the powerful book The Day Is Now Far Spent by the acclaimed spiritual leader and best-selling writer, one he calls his "most important", he analyzes the profound spiritual, moral and political crisis in the contemporary world.  He says that he "considers that the decadence of our time has all the faces of mortal peril."

"At the root of the collapse of the West, there is a cultural identity crisis. The West no longer knows who it is, because it no longer knows and does not want to know who made it, who established it, as it was and as it is. Many countries today ignore their own history. This self-suffocation naturally leads to a decadence that opens the path to new, barbaric civilizations."

In these words, Cardinal Sarah summarizes the theme of his book.

His finding is simple: our world is on the brink of the abyss. Crisis of faith and of the Church, decline of the West, betrayal by its elites, moral relativism, endless globalism, unbridled capitalism, new ideologies, political exhaustion, movements inspired by Islamist totalitarianism.... The time has come for an unflinching diagnosis.

While making clear the gravity of the crisis through which the West has gone, the Cardinal demonstrates that it is possible to avoid the hell of a world without God, a world without man, a world without hope.

After the great international success of his first two books, God or Nothing and The Power of Silence, Cardinal Sarah offers a wide-ranging reflection on the crisis of the contemporary world while teaching many important spiritual lessons.

    The Day Is Now Far Spent

    Ignatius Press on Catholic Answers Shop

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    In the powerful book The Day Is Now Far Spent by the acclaimed spiritual leader and best-selling writer, one he calls his "most important", he analyzes the profound spiritual, moral and political crisis in the contemporary world.  He says that...
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    Join in the adventures of young Catholics Hannah and Andy as they learn that a good life requires a solid faith and that God has given us the sacraments to guide and sustain us along the way.

This graphic novel’s vivid images and engaging stories will captivate you even as you learn along the way, and without effort, about Baptism, Confirmation, and Holy Communion. Activities at the end of each story will help fix in your mind and heart the meanings of these three powerful sacraments.

Along with Hannah and Andy, you’ll learn:

    How Baptism frees us from sin.
    Why babies wear white baptismal gowns.
    The vital role of godparents.
    Why water, chrism, and candles are used during a Baptism.
    How Confirmation prepares us to share our faith with others.
    What the Holy Spirit has to do with Confirmation.
    How Confirmation helps us to serve God with our actions.
    Why we have Confirmation sponsors.
    Why we receive the Eucharist at Mass.
    How we are empowered by Christ in the Eucharist.
    How the bread and wine are transformed into Christ’s Body and Blood at Mass.
    What it means to be a part of the Body of Christ.
    How good friendships help us grow in love of God.
    And much more to ignite your faith and bring it vividly to life!

    The Sacraments in Action

    Sophia Institute Press

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    Join in the adventures of young Catholics Hannah and Andy as they learn that a good life requires a solid faith and that God has given us the sacraments to guide and sustain us along the way. This graphic novel’s vivid images and engaging...
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    Experience the rousing adventures of some of history’s greatest saints. Their lives, depicted here in spectacular graphics, demonstrate that living our true faith is never dull but demands heroic courage and tireless strength.

In these thrilling stories of saintly men and women you will meet:

• St. Willibrord, the bold and fearless missionary priest who converted the people of the Netherlands despite the murderous threats of a hostile pagan king;
• St. Margaret of Scotland, the young noblewoman forced to flee her own country, who found refuge in Scotland, where she became a wise queen devoted to service of the poor;
• St. Stanislaus, the beloved Polish bishop who publicly condemned the vicious actions of his king and was killed for his bold stand against evil;
• St. Rose of Lima, the young girl, admired for her striking beauty, who rejected her parents’ demand that she marry and dedicated herself instead to a life of prayer and service;
• St. Dominic, the brave priest who was staunchly committed to combating dangerous heresies and eventually founded one of the most influential religious orders within the Church.

The glorious examples of these extraordinary men and women offer hope and inspiration, reminding us that, even in the darkest of times, a bold spirit and unwavering faith in God are the main weapons we need to win the strenuous battles of life.

    Saints Chronicles Collection 4

    Sophia Institute Press

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    Experience the rousing adventures of some of history’s greatest saints. Their lives, depicted here in spectacular graphics, demonstrate that living our true faith is never dull but demands heroic courage and tireless strength. In these thrilling...
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