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The Essential Catholic Survival Guide: Answers to Tough Questions About the Faith

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Being Catholic isn't easy.  Every Catholic will come face-to-face with anti-Catholic attacks that are launched against the Faith.  Don't you owe it to yourself to make sure you have the very best in apologetic resources right at your fingertips?

There’s no better time to arm yourself with what we consider a must for every Catholic’s home library… The Essential Catholic Survival Guide.

By compiling seventy of our best apologetic tracts into one cohesive, comprehensive book that can be used by anyone, anytime, anywhere to defend the Catholic faith, we’ve created what many consider the “go-to” resource when it comes to answering questions about the Faith.

The Essential Catholic Survival Guide is indexed according to topic in a unique "question and answer" format that allows the reader to find the right answer to any question instantly.

It covers the questions and misconceptions people have about the Catholic faith on a variety of topics, including:

  • The Church and the papacy
  • Scripture and Tradition
  • Mary and the saints
  • The sacraments
  • Salvation
  • Last things
  • Morality and science
  • Anti-Catholicism
  • Non-Catholic churches and movements
  • Practical apologetics

It's the essence of Catholic apologetics—all rolled up into one attractive, easy-to-use manual that has gained a reputation as the most effective tool of its kind.


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15 Reviews

  • 4
    Great resource

    Posted by James LeBlanc on May 26th 2020

    The book provides basic information to confront common misconceptions about the Catholic Church.

  • 5
    Very helpful

    Posted by Carol on May 17th 2020

    Easily can find resources for different subjects

  • 4
    Excellent collection of answers to many common questions with a Catholic view

    Posted by Joel on Aug 20th 2019

    This book provided the basics I was looking for

  • 5

    Posted by Ed staninas on Aug 14th 2019

    A GREAT book for non-Catholics to read. Will realize what they are missing.

  • 5
    Great Resource

    Posted by Dianne Antonetti on Aug 14th 2019

    This book is amazing. I have dozens and dozens of Catholic books answering questions but most have fallen short. This one was a direct hit. Lots of questions answered by very knowledgeable Apologist. Thanks so much for writing this book. Di A.

  • 5

    Posted by Unknown on Jul 19th 2019

    I have reviewed writing about this book. BUT I have NO doubt it is EXCELLENT, just like Catholic Answers and your radio broadcasts. Apologists at Catholic Answers do an OUTSTANDING job in explaining and spreading The Faith.

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