Weekly [Mega!] Giveaway (8/24)

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

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

Each giveaway lasts seven days with a new one beginning each Friday, and you can enter any time during the week. Check out the past giveaways items here.


This week’s giveaway is a big one. THREE winners will each receive three different books. The bundles include:

Giveaway Bundle 1 – Apologetics

  • How Not to Share Your Faith: The 7 Deadly Sins of Catholic Apologetics and Evangelization by Mark Brumley (Catholic Answers, paperback, 124 pages) – Brumley describes seven of the most common and tragic mistakes he and other apologists have made over the years in their attempts to defend and explain the Catholic faith and reveals how you can avoid these yourself. [My review here]
  • Catholic and Christian: An Explanation of Commonly Misunderstood Catholic Beliefs by Alan Schreck (Servant, paperback, 242 pages) – A readable and concise summary of commonly misunderstood Catholic beliefs the teachings and practices that don’t get much attention in Sunday homilies and in religious education, but which puzzle Catholics and non-Catholics alike.
  • What Catholics Really Believe by Karl Keating (Ignatius, paperback, 155 pages) – Addresses fifty-two of the most common misconceptions about the Catholic Faith that are held by many Catholics and Protestants. Drawing upon Scripture and the Catholic tradition, Keating corrects errors and explains the rationale behind frequently misunderstood doctrines and practices.


Giveaway Bundle 2 – Biographies

  • The Story of a Soul by St. Therese of Lisieux (Image, paperback, 192 pages) – A source of priceless inspiration ever since it was written, St. Therese’s autobiography has become the great spiritual bestseller of our time. Millions of copies have spread throughout the world and it has been translated into more than fifty languages.
  • Francis: A Call to Conversion by Duane Arnold (Cantilever, hardcover 143 pages) – A biography of one of the Church’s most popular saints which provides important insights into the social conditions of the Middle Ages and St. Francis’ spiritual call and commitment.
  • Champion of the Church: The Extraordinary Life and Legacy of Archbishop John Noll  by Ann Ball (Our Sunday Visitor, paperback, 144 pages) – Entrepreneur, defender of the Faith, teacher, writer, speaker, leader. Follow the journey from a small-town, horse-riding pastor to one of the most influential prelates in the history of the United States.


Giveaway Bundle 3 – Bl. Pope John Paul II

  • Letter on the Eucharist by Pope John Paul II (Key of David, pamphlet, 53 pages) – In this encyclical letter, Pope John Paul II seeks to rekindle in the faithful the profound sense of “amazement and gratitude” that surrounds the Eucharist.
  • Rise, Let Us Be On Our Way by Pope John Paul II (Warner, hardcover, 240 pages) – Pope John Paul II provides the world with a glimpse into his past with recollections about his life as well as his thoughts on the issues facing the world now.
  • Gift and Mystery: On the Fiftieth Anniversary of My Priestly Ordination by Pope John Paul II (Image, hardcover, 128 pages) – In a personal spiritual testimony, Pope John Paul II decribes his journey to the priesthood, discussing his childhood, education, the years of Nazi occupation that led him to dedicate his life to God, and his ministry within the Catholic Church.

(Descriptions from Amazon or publisher)

In order to win this week’s giveaway, leave a comment below answering this question:

Outside the Bible and Catechism, what’s your favorite Catholic book and why?


The winner will be randomly selected next Friday and the giveaway item will be sent out, free-of-charge, shortly thereafter.


The drawing is now closed. Congratulations to CHristopher, Emily, and Penne for winning this week! Check your e-mail for instructions on receiving the book. If you don’t see an e-mail from me, check your spam box—apparently e-mails with “giveaway” in the title are prone to end up there.

In the future I’ll be giving away more books and resources, sometimes multiple items per giveaway! So subscribe via feed reader or email to ensure you never miss your chance to win.