Fr. Robert Barron MEGA Giveaway!

"Find out how much God has given you and from it take what you need; the remainder is needed by others." - St. Augustine

Since I've built up a large collection of extra books and resources, every week I give some away absolutely free, no strings attached.

Each giveaway lasts seven days with a new one beginning every Friday. You can enter any time during the week. Check out my past giveaways here.

Fr. Robert Barron
In honor of my joining Word on Fire, Fr. Robert Barron and the team have offered to host an amazing giveaway this week. One winner will receive a massive Fr. Barron prize pack including the original, ten-part CATHOLICISM DVD series; the recent CATHOLICISM: The New Evangelization DVD series; and SIGNED copies of each of Fr. Barron's nine books.

Read below for a list of all the giveaway items and for details on how to enter:


by Fr. Robert Barron

Word on Fire, DVD, five discs
Released on August 25, 2011

Catholicism DVDFor the first time, in breathtaking, high-definition cinematography, the beauty, goodness and truth of the Catholic faith are illustrated in a rich, multimedia experience.

Journey with acclaimed author, speaker and theologian Fr. Robert Barron to more than 50 locations throughout 15 countries. Be illuminated by the spiritual and artistic treasures of this global culture that claims more than one billion of the earth’s people.

From the sacred lands of Israel to the beating heart of Uganda, from the glorious shrines of Italy, France, and Spain, to the streets of Mexico, Kolkata, and New York City, the fullness of CATHOLICISM is revealed. Journey deep into the Faith as you watch each episode.

Mike Leonard, a veteran NBC Today Show correspondent and acclaimed filmmaker, is the Executive Producer of this groundbreaking series.

The box set includes five DVDs, each containing two episodes. Each episode runs 50-60 minutes.


CATHOLICISM: The New Evangelization DVD set

by Fr. Robert Barron

Word on Fire, DVD, four discs
Released on September 10, 2013

DVDCATHOLICISM taught us what the Church believes and why. Now CATHOLICISM: The New Evangelization shows us how to put our Faith into action in today’s increasingly secular world.

You'll follow Fr. Barron around the world to Australia, England, and around the U.S. to examine the Church’s mission within the challenges of Western secular culture. This 90-minute film first tells us what the “New Evangelization” is, and then takes us on a fascinating tour to witness examples of new ardor, new expressions, and new methods of evangelization in action.

The DVD set also includes four hours of extra features, including two Fr. Barron speeches, as well as full interviews and insights on the New Evangelization with George Weigel, Ross Douthat, Brad Gregory, and Brandon Vogt.


Catholicism: A Journey to the Heart of the Faith

by Fr. Robert Barron

Image, 304 pages, hardcover
Released on September 6, 2011

Catholicism bookWhat is Catholicism? A 2,000 living tradition? A worldview? A way of life? A relationship? A mystery? In Catholicism Father Robert Barron examines all these questions and more, seeking to capture the body, heart and mind of the Catholic faith.

Starting from the essential foundation of Jesus Christ’s incarnation, life, and teaching, Father Barron moves through the defining elements of Catholicism – from sacraments, worship, and prayer, to Mary, the Apostles, and Saints, to grace, salvation, heaven, and hell – using his distinct and dynamic grasp of art, literature, architecture, personal stories, Scripture, theology, philosophy, and history to present the Church to the world.

Paired with his documentary film series of the same title, Catholicism is an intimate journey, capturing “The Catholic Thing” in all its depth and beauty. Eclectic, unique, and inspiring, Father Barron brings the faith to life for a new generation, in a style that is both faithful to timeless truths, while simultaneously speaking in the language of contemporary life.


by Fr. Robert Barron

Orbis, 141 pages, paperback
Released on September 30, 2008

EucharistFr. Barron, the popular preacher and podcasting priest, offers inspiring insights into the beauty of Christ’s presence in our lives and the centrality of the profound mystery of the Eucharist as an important part of that presence.

Today so many believers do not have much understanding or appreciation for the great mystery of the Eucharist, which Vatican II called the “source and summit of the Christian life.” This fresh look at the Eucharist brings to light its reality as sacred meal, the sacrifice necessary for communion with God and the real presence of Christ.

Word on Fire: Proclaiming the Power of Christ

by Fr. Robert Barron

Crossroad, 240 pages, paperback
Released on April 1, 2008

Word on FireWord on Fire is one of the leading introductions to Catholic faith and culture. Based on specific Bible readings from the Old and the New Testament, Fr. Barron shares enthusiastically from the riches of Christian belief and tradition. His lively presentation of Catholicism uses art, music, painting, poetry, philosophy and the saints' lives to illustrate the Biblical message.

With sections on God, Jesus, the church, the liturgy, living the spiritual life, and the saints—each one featuring a beautiful illustration by Michael O'Neill McGrath—this book offers passionate evangelism for discerning readers interested in Catholicism, whether in private reflection or in group discussion.

Thomas Aquinas: Spiritual Master

by Fr. Robert Barron

Crossroad, 192 pages, paperback
Released on April 1, 2008

Thomas AquinasIn this book, a young, contemporary theologian examines the life and work of Catholicism's greatest theologian.

Father Robert Barron shares with the reader not only the deep spirituality within Aquinas' theological writings, such as the arguments for God’s existence, but also Aquinas' little known spiritual writings on prayer and other topics. Throughout the book, he makes Aquinas’ teachings accessible and applicable to our daily lives.

The result is that you'll discover a brilliant saint who is deeply in love with Jesus Christ.

Priority of Christ, The: Toward a Postliberal Catholicism

by Fr. Robert Barron

Brazos, 352 pages, paperback
Released on June 1, 2007

Priority of ChristFor a long time, Christians have tried to bridge the divide between Christianity and secular liberalism with philosophizing and theologizing.

In The Priority of Christ, Father Robert Barron shows that the answer to this debateand the way to move forwardlies in Jesus. Barron transcends the usual liberal/conservative or Protestant/Catholic divides with a postliberal Catholicism that brings the focus back on Jesus as revealed in the New Testament narratives.

Barron's classical Catholic postliberalism will be of interest to a broad audience including not only the academic community but also preachers and general readers interested in entering the dialogue between Catholicism and postliberalism.

Bridging the Great Divide: Musings of a Post-Liberal, Post-Conservative Evangelical Catholic

by Fr. Robert Barron

Sheed and Ward, 312 pages, paperback
Released on September 17, 2004

Bridging the Great DivideBridging the Great Divide represents a pivotal moment in the life of the Catholic community. Today's faithful are searching for an expression of Catholic Christianity that is vibrant, colorful, provocative, counter-cultural, deeply rooted in the tradition, and full of the promise of the Good News.

In this timely and prophetic book, Father Robert Barron-himself a member of the younger generation-has minted a new vernacular and blazed a new way that bridges the great divide and gives voice to the concerns of post-liberal, post-conservative, evangelical believers.

The Strangest Way: Walking the Christian Path

by Fr. Robert Barron

Orbis, 175 pages, paperback
Released on April 9, 2002

The Strangest WayIs Christianity a bland, domesticated religion, unthreatening and easy to grasp? Or is it the most exotic, unexpected, and uncanny of religious paths?

For the mystics and saints—and for Robert Barron who discovered Christianity through them—it is surely the strangest way.

"At its very center, " writes Barron, "is a God who comes after us with a reckless abandon, breaking open his own heart in love in order to include us in the rhythm of his own life." What could be more compelling?

Heaven in Stone and Glass: Experiencing the Spirituality of the Great Cathedrals

by Fr. Robert Barron

Crossroad, 128 pages, paperback
Released on April 1, 2002

Heaven in Stone and GlassLike a mystical tome awaiting to be deciphered, a Gothic cathedral holds many secrets about the soul's yearning for God.

In Heaven in Stone and Glass, Catholic priest and professor of theology at Mundelein Seminary in Chicago teaches us how to read these secrets, with beautiful reflections on aspects such as light and darkness, the labyrinth, the meaning of gargoyles and demons, and the imagery of vertical space. whether you are preparing for a pilgrimage to York Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris, or looking ahead to inspirational bedside reading, this book is the perfect guide.

And Now I See: A Theology of Transformation

by Fr. Robert Barron

Crossroad, 296 pages, paperback
Released on September 1, 1998

And Now I SeeBarron, professor of systematic theology at Mundelein Seminary, near Chicago, offers an accessible exploration of Christian theological concepts He divides his book into three sections as he examines Christianity as a source of human transformation.

In his first section, Barron argues that human nature is alienated from itself and thus humans are in need of a mediator who can draw them back to God and self.

The second section takes up a renewed understanding of God in light of the alienated nature of humanity. In his final section, Barron contends that Christ is a healer and reconciler who seeks to draw humanity back into relationship with God. Along the way, Barron draws on sources as diverse as Dante, Paul Tillich, Thomas Merton and Flannery O'Connor.


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(Since I'm covering the shipping costs, only residents within the continental United States are eligible to win.)

  • Debi Barton

    I would very much enjoy anything you can offer to help me on my new Catholic journey. Thank you Fr. Barron for all you do.

  • Will O

    I think bridging the great divide looks pretty neat...

  • Nancy Patout

    I have wanted to read Word on Fire: Proclaiming the Power of Christ for a while. :)

  • B.Garbs

    Catholicism: The New Evangelization looks the most interesting to me! I spent the last four years as a missionary with FOCUS here in the USA to evangelize and I am deeply passionate about this movement of the Holy Spirit within the Church today.

  • Abi

    your Catholicism series is wonderful - I love how you explain that Jesus has been domesticated, and how we should not see him that way.

  • Suzanne

    There's something about Fr. Barron's communication style... he engages both my mind and heart.

  • Michal

    Heaven in Stone and Glass: Experiencing the Spirituality of the Great Cathedrals :)

  • Ed Jaros

    dvds are so good they will make my wife catholic

  • Sarah Jaros

    I have seen parts of Father Barron's DVD series in my RCIA classes and found them immensely helpful as someone considering the faith. Awesome giveaway!

  • Robert Froeschl

    I have seen part of the Catholicism series and know that it is awesome! One of my favorites was the episode on saints. Fr. Barron told the story of someone asking St. Thomas Aquinas how one becomes a Saint. Thomas' response was simple and direct: Will It!

  • Jaap De Wit

    Ah, just followed all the steps, only to find out only US residents are eligible. Too bad. I'm a big fan, since I used to a militant atheist but Fr. Barron's Word on Fire has been very instrumental in my conversion to the faith. Oh well, good luck to all Americans anyway and keep up the good work :)

  • Jaap De Wit

    Awesome giveaways. They all look great. I think I'm most interested in The Eucharist, since it's a subject I care about most.

  • Scott Peterson

    I'm not Catholic, but enjoy learning about the Catholic faith (I'm often the only non-Catholic that meets with the Denver Chesterton Society each month, and I heartily enjoy the discussions we have).

    All the books and DVDs look very interesting; if I were to win the contest, I think I would read "The Strangest Way: Walking the Christian Path" first, since I frequently need to be reminded that the path of Christ is unworldly and surprising.

    To quote Peter Kreeft quoting Chesterton, "As Chesterton said...'It is because we are standing on our heads that Christ's philosophy seems upside down.' We are looking at the earth and kicking up in rebellion against the heavens."

  • Colleen

    The Eucharist book looks very interesting. I work with a group of college students and this year we have a few students who are new to the Catholic faith and have many questions about the Eucharist. It would be very beneficial to have resources for them to look at.

  • Zac

    I'm excited for the post-liberal Christianity book

  • Claire

    Eucharist looks amazing!

  • "There is only one tragedy in the end, not to have been a saint." - Léon Bloy