Brandon Vogt

Weekly Giveaway (10/26)

“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.


Today’s giveaway features a true classic. Frank Sheed’s Theology for Beginners, despite what the title may suggest, is not a watered-down book on theology. It’s a crisp, clear, brilliant overview of the most important theological topics. From the publisher:

In Theology For Beginners the late Frank Sheed conveys all his own excitement about theology, and shows us how to pass that excitement on to others. His book is now established throughout the English-speaking world as one of the outstanding modern introductions to theology for the layman.

I’m using Rafflecopter to help with the giveaway, which is cool because it allows you to gain multiple entries by commenting, posting on Facebook, sharing on Twitter, etc. Click below to enter:

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The drawing is now closed. Congratulations to Minlal 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.

  • Suzanne

    The combination of faith and reason

  • Berta Serrano

    It helps me understand better Jesus teachings.

  • Trace

    Thanks for the giveaway! This book looks exciting.

  • Danny

    Would love to read this!

  • Tiffany

    This book sounds great…I’d love to read it!


  • Adlerd

    this sounds like a great way to leare more about your faith during the Year of Faith

  • George

    Every person needs to know about how much God loves & spared not His Divine Son for our sins so we could be made right in a personal relationship with God & others.

  • Robert Kraus

    I’m definitely a beginner at theology, this would be perfect.

  • Lloyd Duhon

    I enjoy expanding the knowledge of my faith. Theology is faith seeking understanding. (St. Anselm)

  • Sadie

    I am most fascinated by trying to define God.

  • Thadeus

    I love to learn about God and his relationship to us.

  • Mario Pineda, Jr.

    Look forward to reading and being able to defend our faith in this “Year of the Faith.”

  • Jason

    Great resource for teaching Theology at a Catholic High School

  • aslide

    I’ve been wanting to read this book because I always hear people recommend it.

  • Kim

    I’m fascinated by theology in general … I want to learn more about it!

  • Celina

    I’d love to be able to turn around and give this away to one of the youth in the youth group I lead!

  • KyApiarist

    I’m a Confirmation catechist, so love reading material that helps me share the faith with others.

  • Ray Rondini

    I’ve heard nothing but great things about Sheed… Looking forward to reading this!

  • Annette

    I am always amazed at how people think that Catholic theology isn’t rooted in scripture.

  • Stuart

    Original sin vs. Ancestral Sin

  • I feel like I’ve reached a new threshold in my personal faith-formation and have been seeking for different ways to better comprehend and teach the beauty of Catholicism. So when I read the publisher’s commentary about this book that Sneed “conveys all his own excitement about theology, and shows us how to pass that excitement on to others”, I thought this would be the perfect book for me personally as well as a catechist.

  • I am always wondering about how to explain the relevance of the Old Testament for today’s society.

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