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All Roads: Roamin’ Catholic Apologetics (ANC Books, 2014)

Dale Ahlquist describes G.K. Chesterton as ‘The Complete Thinker,’ someone who ties together disparate ideas into a marvelous whole. Chesterton would return the compliment after reading All Roads. In this witty and delightful apologetic, Ahlquist weaves the tapestry of Catholic teaching with joy, verve, and fresh insight, connecting all the individual strands. Where are Chesterton’s successors today? Read this book and you’ll find one of them.

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Is God a Moral Monster?: Making Sense of the Old Testament God (Baker Books, 2011)

Many people are troubled by the apparent violence in the Old Testament, wondering how a good and loving God could, for instance, command the slaughter of entire tribes. This book by Paul Copan, an Evangelical apologist, is the best I know on the topic, and for a limited time you can get it for just $2.99:

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Scripture: God’s Handbook for Evangelizing Catholics (Our Sunday Visitor, 2014)

According to the recent Synod on the New Evangelization, the Bible “should permeate homilies, catechesis, and every effort to pass on the faith.” It’s the ground of effective evangelization, as Stephen Binz well knows. For decades he’s helped Catholics to read and love the Bible. In his newest and most important book, though, he unlocks its evangelizing power. You’ll discover how reading Scripture equips you to share its message and how saints throughout history evangelized with the Bible. Read this book and you’ll become a potent evangelist yourself.

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Fioretti: The Little Flowers of Pope Francis (Ignatius Press, 2014)

Almost a thousand years ago, God commanded St. Francis, ‘Rebuild my Church.’ And through a collection of stories, sayings, and colorful anecdotes—the original Little Flowers—we discovered how St. Francis did it. Andrew Tornielli introduces those same flowery scents, hints of the aroma of Christ, wafting throughout Pope Francis’ first year. His new book is full of memorable anecdotes and insightful reflections, which will help you sense the fragrance of this new Francis.