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Best Catholic Apologetics Books You Must Read

Below I’ll give you my selections for the best Catholic Apologetics books by a few categories. I will cover these and other great books more in depth later.

Beginning Apologetics Super Set (2007)

 Best Catholic Apologetics Books You Must ReadThis set includes the entire series of Beginning Apologetics booklets and the Catholic Verse Finder. These handbooks are crash-courses to help you answer the most common objections about your Catholic faith. You’ll be able to explain and defend the Eucharist, Mary, the papacy, confessing to a priest, Purgatory, and many other Catholic beliefs. You’ll learn about the End Times and what Catholics believe about the Second Coming, the Rapture, Heaven, Hell, Purgatory, and Indulgences.
Author(s): Father Frank Chacon, Jim Burnham

Handbook of Catholic Apologetics: Reasoned Answers to Questions of Faith (2009)

 Best Catholic Apologetics Books You Must ReadUnbelievers, doubters and skeptics continue to attack the truths of Christianity. Handbook of Catholic Apologetics is the only book that categorizes and summarizes all the major arguments in support of the main Christian beliefs, including key distinctively Catholic doctrines. Also included is a Protestant-friendly treatment of Catholic-Protestant issues.
Author(s): Peter Kreeft, Ronald Tacelli

Catholic Apologetics: A Course in Religion – Book IV (2003)

 Best Catholic Apologetics Books You Must ReadNo Catholic should pass beyond the age of 16 without being able to answer clearly, both to himself and to others, the challenges of those who do not believe in the existence of God, of Christ or the teachings of the Catholic Church. In this compact book, Fr John Laux gives both the student and the adult reader dozens of excellent, well reasoned answers to the classic objections against the Catholic Faith.
Author(s): Laux M.A., John

Why We’re Catholic: Our Reasons for Faith, Hope, and Love (2017)

 Best Catholic Apologetics Books You Must ReadHow can you believe all this stuff? This is the number-one question Catholics get asked and, sometimes, we ask ourselves. Why do we believe that God exists, that he became a man and came to save us, that what looks like a wafer of bread is actually his body? Why do we believe that he inspired a holy book and founded an infallible Church to teach us the one true way to live?
Author(s): Trent Horn

The Case for Catholicism: Answers to Classic and Contemporary Protestant Objections (2017)

 Best Catholic Apologetics Books You Must Readhis is the most up-to-date, comprehensive, and thorough defense of the Catholic Church against Protestant objections in print. This book is especially relevant as the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation draws near and discussion of the arguments made against the Church during that time in history receive renewed interest.
Author(s): Trent Horn

A Pocket Guide to Catholic Apologetics (2006)

 Best Catholic Apologetics Books You Must ReadNow ? at your fingertips ? is the biblical basis for the key Catholic teachings and customs that non-Catholics wonder about, object to, and preach against. Filled with Scripture citations to help you explain, defend, and learn more about specific Catholic beliefs and practices, A Pocket Guide to Catholic Apologetics lists more than sixty apologetics themes in an easy-to-locate format.
Author(s): Patrick Madrid

Handbook of Christian Apologetics (1994)

 Best Catholic Apologetics Books You Must ReadReasonable, concise, witty and wise, Peter Kreeft and Ronald K. Tacelli have written an informative and valuable guidebook for anyone looking for answers to questions of faith and reason. Topics include: Whether you are asking the questions yourself or want to respond to others who are, here is the resource you have been waiting for.
Author(s): Peter Kreeft, Ronald K. Tacelli

Debating Catholicism (Volume 5) (2018)

 Best Catholic Apologetics Books You Must ReadFour prominent anti-Catholics. Four public debates. Four rollicking books in one volume.This omnibus volume contains the complete text of four books: The Bible Battle, High Desert Showdown, Tracking Down the True Church, and Face Off with an Ex-Priest.
Author(s): Karl Keating

Truth be Told: Basics in Catholic Apologetics (2012)

 Best Catholic Apologetics Books You Must ReadAnd you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free. John 8:32 For 2000 years the Catholic Church has stood as a light beckoning to souls trapped in darkness and as the Guardian of Christ’s Truth in eras and cultures that sought to eradicate it. God’s truth is pure love, and that love must be known and shared.
Author(s): Mark Hart, Joe Cady

Catholic for a Reason Box Set (2017)

 Best Catholic Apologetics Books You Must ReadThe Catholic for a Reason series presents the biblical foundation of Church teaching through the wisdom and experience of today's best apologists and scholars. Essential matters of faith—God's plan of salvation, the Church, the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mass, the Sacrament of Matrimony, and Catholic identity—are examined through the lens of Scripture to provide fresh insight and understanding for today's Catholics.
Author(s): Scott Hahn, Mike Aquilina, et al.

Stunned by Scripture: How the Bible Made Me Catholic (2018)

 Best Catholic Apologetics Books You Must ReadThe Pope, devotion to Mary, confession just where are these topics in the Bible? Why does the Catholic Church seem to focus on so many things that aren’t Scriptural?Or so thought former Protestant pastor John Bergsma.Stunned by Scripture: How the Bible Made Me Catholic is an engaging examination of the things Dr. Bergsma once considered obstacles to ever becoming Catholic himself.
Author(s): Bergsma Ph.D., Dr. John S.

The Essential Catholic Survival Guide (2005)

 Best Catholic Apologetics Books You Must ReadBeing Catholic isn’t easy. In fact, it’s just gotten harder. With the recent election of our current Pope, a new wave of attacks is under way by the enemies of the Catholic Church. From this point forward, every Catholic will come face-to-face with the vicious anti-Catholic attacks that are being launched against the faith. Here at Catholic Answers, the most effective products for countering attacks and clearing up misunderstandings have been our tracts.
Author(s): Catholic Answers Staff

How to Do Apologetics: Making the Case for Our Faith (2016)

 Best Catholic Apologetics Books You Must ReadFrom one of the most respected names in Catholic Apologetics, Patrick Madrid, comes the new book How to Do Apologetics: Making the Case for Our Faith. And it couldn t be more timely.
Author(s): Patrick Madrid

Catholic Verse Finder-Large Edition (2017)

 Best Catholic Apologetics Books You Must ReadSan Juan Catholic Seminar’s most popular item is now new and improved! The Catholic Verse Finder is full color, 4-page, Fold Out featuring Common Catholic Topics and how to Explain and Defend them using the Bible. #136,000 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) Would you like to ?If you are a seller for this product, would you like to ?
Author(s): Jim Burnham

Best Catholic Apologetics Books You Must Read

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Library Genesis and download some catholic apologetics books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Handbook of Catholic Apologetics: Reasoned Answers to Questions of Faith

Author(s): Peter Kreeft; Fr. Ronald Tacelli
ID: 2508079, Publisher: Ignatius Press, Year: 2016, Size: 605 Kb, Format: epub

Imaginative Apologetics: Theology, Philosophy and the Catholic Tradition

Author(s): Andrew Davison
ID: 2816189, Publisher: SCM Press, Year: 2014, Size: 2 Mb, Format: pdf

All Roads: Roamin’ Catholic Apologetics

Author(s): Dale Ahlquist
ID: 2922539, Publisher: ACS Books, Year: 2014, Size: 309 Kb, Format: epub

Please note that this booklist is not final. Some books are truly best-sellers according to The New York Times, others are drafted by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant resources you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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