Why do you Catholics call your priests "father" when Mt. 23:9 clearly says "call no man father?" Why do you Catholics worship the Eucharist? Isn't it just a symbolic piece of bread? How can you believe in God when there is so much suffering in the world? Why are Catholics opposed to abortion? Why is Mary such a big deal to Catholics? Aren't there errors and contradictions in the Bible? Do Catholics believe in the "Rapture"?
Learn how to explain your faith clearly, defend it charitably, and share it confidently with the enormously popular Beginning Apologetics book series. These handbooks are crash-courses to help you answer the most common objections about our faith. Discover how easy it is to show the biblical basis for the Eucharist, the papacy, Confession, Mary, purgatory, prayer to the saints, and many other Catholic doctrines. The authors of the series are Fr. Frank Chacon and Jim Burnham of San Juan Catholic Seminars. There are 10 books in the series, each sold separately.
Beginning Apologetics 1: How to Explain and Defend the Catholic Faith - This book gives clear, biblical answers to the most common questions Catholics are asked about their faith. (44 pages)
Beginning Apologetics 2: How to Answer Jehovah's Witnesses - This book examines the major beliefs of the Jehovah's Witnesses and Mormons and shows you how to refute them using Scripture, history, and common sense. (40 pages)
Beginning Apologetics 2.5: How to Answer Jehovah's Witnesses who attack the Trinity - This book refutes the Jehovah's Witnesses attack on the Holy Trinity and provides a clear, concise theology of the Trinity. (24 pages)
Beginning Apologetics 3: How to Explain & Defend the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist - This book proves the Real Presence using Scripture, early Church Fathers, and history. Gives practical ways to increase your knowledge and love of the Eucharist. (40 pages)
Beginning Apologetics 4: How to Answer Atheists & New Agers - This book traces the roots of atheism and the New Age movement. Refutes their beliefs using sound philosophy and common sense. (40 pages)
Beginning Apologetics 5: How to Answer Tough Moral Questions - This book answers questions about abortion, contraception, euthanasia, cloning, and sexual ethics using clear moral principles and the authoritative teachings of the Catholic Church. (40 pages)
Beginning Apologetics 6: How to Explain and Defend Mary - This book answers the most common questions about Mary. Demonstrates the biblical basis for Catholic Marian beliefs and devotions. This latest, expanded edition includes 8 additional pages with extra pictures and charts throughout. (40 pages)
Beginning Apologetics 7: How to Read the Bible - This book provides the basic tools to read and interpret the Bible correctly. Shows how to effectively refute the errors of some modern biblical scholars. (40 pages)
Beginning Apologetics 8: The End Times - This book explains what Catholics believe about the Second Coming, the Rapture, Heaven, Hell, Purgatory, and Indulgences. Refutes the errors of the Left Behind rapture crowd. (40 pages)
Beginning Apologetics 9: How to Answer Muslims - This book examines Islam's major beliefs, and shows how to refute them using Scripture, history, and common sense. (40 pages)