“The true magic of this book is that it’s hardly one whose aim is solely pointed at non-Catholics. Why I Am Catholic can play an equally pivotal role in reinvigorating (or perhaps just “invigorating”) those already in the bosom of the Church. The book is fantastic. It’s clear, concise, and persuasive all in the same breath.”—Matthew Sewell, National Catholic Register
Now in paperback, Brandon Vogt’s bestselling and award-winning Why I Am Catholic (and You Should Be Too) serves as a compelling reproposal of the Church to 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.
Like many millennials, Vogt—content director of Bishop Robert Barron’s Word on Fire Catholic Ministries—considered himself “spiritual, but not religious” until, as a mechanical engineering student at Florida State University, he began a passionate search for truth that led him—to his great surprise—to the Catholic Church in 2008.
Why I Am Catholic (and You Should Be Too) traces Vogt’s spiritual journey, making a refreshing, twenty-first-century case for the faith and answering questions being asked by agnostics, nones, and atheists—the audience for his popular website, StrangeNotions.com, where Catholics and atheists dialogue.
With references to Catholic thinkers such as G. K. Chesterton, John Henry Newman, St. Teresa of Calcutta, and Bishop Robert Barron, Vogt draws together lines of evidence to help seekers discover why they should be Catholic as an alternative. At the same time, he helps practicing Catholics affirm and strengthen their faith, giving them tools to answer the skeptics.