(Ave Maria Press, 2017)
**1st-Place Award at 2018 Catholic Press Association Awards**
With atheism on the rise and millions tossing off religion, why would anyone consider the Catholic Church? Brandon Vogt, a bestselling author and the content director for Bishop Robert Barron’s Word on Fire Catholic Ministries, shares his passionate search for truth, a journey that culminated in the realization that Catholicism was right about a lot of things, maybe even everything. His persuasive case for the faith reveals a vision of Catholicism that has answers our world desperately needs and reminds those already in the Church what they love about it.
Why I Am Catholic serves as a compelling reproposal of the Church for former Catholics, a persuasive argument for truth and beauty to those who have become jaded and disenchanted with religion, and at the same time offers practicing Catholics a much-needed dose of confidence and clarity to affirm their faith against an increasingly skeptical culture.
“In a time of crisis, when so many young people have abandoned the Church, Brandon Vogt stands out among his generation as one who boldly affirms the truth, goodness, and beauty of the Catholic Faith. As this book demonstrates, he is bright, articulate, kind, and passionate. He’s one of the radiant lights of the New Evangelization.”
— Bishop Robert Barron, Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles and founder of Word on Fire Catholic Ministries
“Like all of Brandon Vogt’s writing, his compelling new book is accessible, inviting, practical, inspirational, and, in the deepest sense, true.”
— James Martin, SJ, author of The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything
“Brandon Vogt’s Why I Am Catholic (And You Should Be Too) lives up to its cheeky title. It is clear, direct, simple yet not simplistic, and is ideal for “nones“ who wonder why any intelligent adult would choose the most counter-cultural religion in the world. Here is a friendly explanation from a live fish who is swimming happily upstream to the many fish who are passing him in the other direction.”
— Peter Kreeft, philosophy professor and author of I Burned for Your Peace: Augustine’s Confessions Unpacked
“For years, I’ve longed for a book that I could recommend to parents whose children have left the Church or to people who have lost their faith. This is that book. Brandon Vogt makes the case for Catholicism with remarkable clarity and charity. Along the way, he handles common objections to Catholicism, with answers that touch both mind and heart. If you know someone struggling with belief—or if you yourself have questions or doubts—then do yourself a favor: buy this book, read it, and then share it with others.”
— Dr. Brant Pitre, author of The Case for Jesus: The Biblical and Historical Evidence for Christ
“I wish I’d read this book back when I was an atheist—I would have become Catholic much sooner! Brandon Vogt makes clear, reasonable arguments that will resonate with people from any faith background.”
— Jennifer Fulwiler, SiriusXM radio host and author of Something Other Than God
(Numinous Books, 2015)
**Over 50,000 copies sold!**
You’re concerned about your child. He’s stopped going to Mass. Maybe he’s found another religion. Perhaps he no longer believes in God. Whatever the case, you want your child to return to the Church.
But the problem is he doesn’t seem interested. He tunes you out, he ignores your pleas, and he doesn’t want to discuss religion.
You would do anything to bring him back, but you have no idea where to begin. You’ve tried talking. You’ve tried nagging. You’ve tried praying. Nothing seems to work.
The reality is, you need help. You need a proven game plan. You need RETURN.
(Numinous Books, 2015)
Wish you had more time to read? Want to finish more books? Last year, the average American read only nine books. Imagine finishing 10, 30, or even 100 books next year and confidently discussing them with friends!
Brandon Vogt’s Read More Books Now will teach you simple strategies to double your reading and remember what you read. You’ll discover the simple, practical hacks used by top readers around the world. You’ll also find out how to carve more reading time into your busy day. No fluff—only what really works!
If you want to read more books, in less time, without speed-reading, then this is the resource you need.
(Numinous Books, 2014)
“Reading has made many saints.” – St. Josemaria Escriva
Books change lives. They spark movements and birth hope, they lead to innovation and inspire us to greatness. We’ve seen this in history and we know it ourselves.
Books can also lead people to God. As the saints in this book show, the right book at the right time can inflame our spiritual lives, ushering us down the road of holiness.
Inside this book, you’ll find fourteen saints and their favorite books. All of them would, of course, claim Scripture as their favorite reading material. But this book reveals the non-biblical books that profoundly impacted their lives. You’ll also find a special BONUS Appendix on “The Popes’ Favorite Books.”
(Our Sunday Visitor, 2014)
**1st-Place at 2015 Association of Catholic Publisher Awards**
Catholic social teaching has explosive power for changing not just individuals, but whole societies. And it’s the saints who light the fuse.
The value of human life. The call to family and community. Serving the poor. The rights of workers. Care for creation.
The church has always taught certain undeniable truths that can and should affect our society. But over the years, these teachings have been distorted, misunderstood, and forgotten.
With the help of fourteen saints, it’s time we reclaim Catholic social teaching and rediscover it through the lives of those who best lived it out. Follow in the saints’ footsteps, learn from their example, and become the spark of authentic social justice that sets the world on fire.
(Word on Fire, 2013)
This six-part Study Guide for Fr. Robert Barron’s documentary, CATHOLICISM: The New Evangelization, explains what the New Evangelization is and how to carry it out.
You’ll take a fascinating tour of new ardor, new expressions, and new methods in action around the world.
You’ll also develop your own New Evangelization action plan, either as an individual or as part of a parish.
(Our Sunday Visitor, 2011)
**1st-Place at 2012 Catholic Press Association Awards**
Following Pope Benedict’s call to embrace the “digital continent,” The Church and New Media guides you through the burgeoning landscape of blogs, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, podcasts, and more. You’ll gain insights from top Catholic experts and learn how to spread the New Evangelization online.