Brandon Vogt is a bestselling author of seven books and the founder of ClaritasU, which trains Catholics on how to talk about their faith, especially hot-button issues.
He works as the Content Director for Bishop Robert Barron’s Word on Fire Catholic Ministries.
Along with his wife and six children, he lives on Burrowshire, a small farm outside Orlando, FL, with chickens, goats, pigs, a small garden, and a strong desire to live the Distributist ideal.
His work has been featured by several media outlets including NPR, FoxNews, CBS, EWTN, Vatican Radio, Our Sunday Visitor, National Review, and Christianity Today.
Brandon has published seven books, including:
- Why I am Catholic (And You Should Be Too) (2017)
- RETURN: How to Draw Your Child Back to the Church (2015)
- Read More Books Now: How to Double Your Reading and Remember What You Read (2015)
- The Saints’ Favorite Books: Read What They Read, Become Who They Are (2014)
- Saints and Social Justice: A Guide to Changing the World (2014)
- CATHOLICISM: The New Evangelization (2013)
- The Church and New Media: Blogging Converts, Online Activists, and Bishops Who Tweet (2011)
Brandon graduated summa cum laude with a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Florida State University in 2008, with minor degrees in Physics and Mathematics.
Brandon also converted to Catholicism his senior year in college, on Easter 2008, just a couple weeks before graduating.
In May 2011, after launching a successful blog and writing an award-winning book on new media, Brandon was invited to the Vatican to dialogue with Church leaders about the topic.
In May 2013, he went live with StrangeNotions.com, the central place of dialogue between Catholics and atheists. The site has welcomed two millions visitors and thousands of fruitful conversations.
In February 2015, he launched the “Read More Books Now” Video Course, which thousands of people have used to double their reading and remember what they read.
Some of his other projects include the Africa eBook Project, which raised thousands of dollars to send digital libraries to seminarians across Africa, and Support a Catholic Speaker Month, where 11,000 people joined to promote new and upcoming Catholic speakers.
He often gives away free books here on the blog. In fact, Brandon has given away more than 1,000 books over the years.
If you’d like to get in touch—and I’d love to hear from you!—head over to the contact page.
Here is what others have said about my work:
Bishop Robert Barron
Auxiliary Bishop of Los Angeles, CA
“I have worked alongside Brandon Vogt for some time now in the fields of the Lord’s work. He has emerged as an important voice in the New Evangelization. He is a pioneering missionary disciple, whose sense of joy for the Gospel is contagious and reassuring. He brings his energy, enthusiasm, and prodigious intellectual gifts to the Catholic conversation and extends to the culture the invitation to know Christ in his Church.”
Bishop Christopher Coyne
Bishop of Burlington, Vermont
“Brandon Vogt is at the cutting edge of using the Internet and social media as a tool for evangelization. His blog is one that I subscribe to as a useful place to find good information on how to use these new tools in order to spread the Good News.”
Bishop Thomas Tobin, D.D.
Bishop of Providence, RI
“We were delighted to have Brandon Vogt in the Diocese of Providence to speak to our priests about the effective use of modern media. His presentation was extremely interesting and informative to priests of various ages. The fact that he placed his presentation in the context of the New Evangelization was especially helpful. Brandon’s expertise in the area of contemporary communications and especially the productive use of social media is a real blessing for the Church.”
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