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.
Brandon Vogt boldly affirms the truth, goodness, and beauty of the Catholic faith. He’s one of the radiant lights of the New Evangelization.
—Most Rev. Robert Barron, Auxiliary Bishop of Los Angeles
Why I Am Catholic is the best book on apologetics I’ve read in a long time and one of the few apologetics books I’d feel comfortable sharing with non-Catholics.
—Rev. Matthew Schneider, L.C.
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, Catholic radio host and author of Something Other Than God
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Brandon Vogt is a bestselling and award-winning author, blogger, and speaker who serves as content director for Bishop Robert Barron’s Word on Fire Catholic Ministries.
Vogt was one of the millennial “nones” when it came to religion until, as a mechanical engineering student at Florida State University, he began a passionate search for truth. That search led him unexpectedly to the Catholic Church in 2008. In 2013, he started StrangeNotions.com, the largest site of dialogue between Catholics and atheists.
Vogt was named one of the “Top 30 Catholics under 30” by FOCUS as well as one of the “Top 30 Catholics to Follow on Twitter.” He is the author of seven books, including RETURN: How to Draw Your Child Back to the Church and The Church and New Media. Why I Am Catholic (and You Should Be Too) won first place in the 2018 Catholic Press Association book awards for popular presentation of the faith. His work has been featured by media outlets including NPR, Fox News, CBS, EWTN, America magazine, Vatican Radio, Our Sunday Visitor, National Review, and Christianity Today. He is a regular guest on Catholic radio and speaks to a variety of audiences about evangelization, new media, Catholic social teaching, and spirituality.