Catholic Answers Press

The Truth Is Out There

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A new way to bring the Catholic Faith to young people

Brendan and Erc are just your average interplanetary mailmen trying to find their way in the galaxy. But one day, while piloting cargo through the far reaches of space, they suddenly find themselves on a journey they didn’t expect: a journey to the truth.

A totally new kind of Catholic resource for apologetics and evangelization, The Truth Is Out There combines the visual excitement and quirky humor of graphic novels with solid popular philosophy and theology. The result is a book in which everyone from teens to adults can find accessible answers to questions about God, the soul, true happiness, and much more—and have fun doing it!

And because Brendan and Erc start their journey at the very beginning, readers don’t have to be Catholic—or possess any kind of faith—to appreciate the thoughtful ideas and arguments they’ll encounter. If you just have an open mind (and a sense of adventure) you will come away from these pages with a clearer sense of life’s purpose, and a better understanding of the reasons for believing in God, Jesus, and the Church. And if you’re already a believer, The Truth Is Out There will deepen your knowledge of the Faith and sharpen your skills at defending it.


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"Thank you, Amadeus,for presenting the journey from the prison walls of our mind to the exhilarating freedom of the truth in such an exciting way. The reader of this intellectually challenging comic book will never be the same!” —Most Reverend Gregory J. Mansour, STL Bishop of the Eparchy of Saint Maron of Brooklyn

“This is a clever way to present truths of the faith to young people, especially in today’s image-driven yet confused society. Kudos to the author for his artwork and creativity.”Brother Rahl Bunsa, BH Former Superior of the Brotherhood of Hope

Amadeus is a contemplative monk in Massachusetts. Since having entered the cloister in 2003, he lives a life of prayer, adoration, work and study. Although he had experience with comic strips in his past, this is his first full length graphic novel.

A portion of the proceeds will help support the Maronite Monks of Adoration Petersham, MA (

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Softcover, 120 pages
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7 Reviews

  • 4
    Good for adults and youths alike

    Posted by Catherine on Apr 8th 2022

    This is one of those rare graphic novels that appeals to both adults and youths. It is easy to understand and engaging with excellent illustrations and plot, addressing questions about the faith along the way.

  • 5
    Nothing else like this

    Posted by Jaclyn Ruli on Jul 20th 2021

    This is a wonderful book. Preteen and up! I have a Masters degree in theology and just really enjoyed this book! Soooo happy something like this is available for families, teen, young adults, and more!

  • 5
    Love this book!!!

    Posted by Gabriel D on Nov 10th 2020

    As a Catholic teenager myself, I don't know of any other book that does such a great job of communicating Catholic Truths to young people. The style is so easy-to-read, humorous and engaging, and the philosophy and theology is very solid and well-articulated. I have given this book as a gift to several of my friends and I hope to continue sharing it with those around me.

  • 5
    The Truth is Out There Trilogy

    Posted by Carl Perez on Sep 21st 2020

    Purchased this and each following book for my boys and Grandchildren! Outstanding foundational material, basics of philosophy in a medium that's very inviting to young minds! They have helped form my boys ability to respond to erroneous thinking even within their Catholic schoolmates and friends. Can't tell how often they will pick these up to read, when ever they have to do faith readings at home. About to buy more at the sale price.

  • 5
    Very good for children

    Posted by Lola Staples on Mar 31st 2020

    I can't wait for the 3rd edition!

  • 4
    Truth is out there.

    Posted by Michael Ramsgard on Sep 13th 2019

    Trying it out on 8th grade boys. the one who plants nor the one who waters is anything, but only God, who makes things grow. 1 Corinthians 3:7

  • 5
    Great explanation

    Posted by Monica on Jun 28th 2019

    I especially love how it starts at the beginning asking such questions as why does it make sense that there is God, and an immortal soul? Tough questions explained in a way real people can understand. I bought this book for my teenage son. We went through it together and I learned as much as he did. I passed it on to a friend who is 30 and he learned a lot from it. I bought it again for a friend who is a cradle Catholic but going through a tough time.

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