Why Believe? is an exciting new apologetics series from the Augustine Institute. Designed to be used either as part of a high-school-level apologetics course or a college or adult-faith level program or read independently, the Why Believe? books confront the false claim that our secular culture provides fully for human happiness. These books show that faith in Jesus Christ, the Incarnate Son of God, is the only adequate answer to the human heart's desire for happiness.
The volumes can be used together or independently. Volume 1 answers the question, "Why should I believe what the Church teaches?" Written by an outstanding ensemble of notable authors and bestselling scholars-Michael Augros. Michael Barber, Christopher Blum, Tim Gray, Daniel McInerny, and John Sehorn-the first volume explores issues such as how we arrive at truth, what to make of science and faith, why we should think the soul exists and is immortal, how relativism is self-defeating, why materialist explanations of human life fail, the rational case for the divinity of Christ, the Eucharist, and the Catholic Church; and the role of the Creed.
Beautifully illustrated with full-color photography and classical art.
“As partners with the Augustine Institute, the Diocese of Rockville Centre welcomes Why Believe? into its high schools with joy and deep satisfaction. I am convinced that this curriculum—with the help of the Lord’s constant offer of grace—will enkindle and illuminate the faith of our youth, ground them more firmly in hope, and inspire them to beautiful deeds of love.”
-The Most Rev. John Barres, Bishop of Rockville Centre
“With eye-catching visuals and engaging explanations, Why Believe? is the perfect resource to help deepen your faith without going over your head!”
-Trent Horn, Catholic Answers
“This book does a great job of breaking down the teachings to make them very easy to understand. There is so much to learn from it in a more academic way, but it presents God in such an Almighty way and how He is so truly good that reading this book also helps and encourages me to go deeper in my own prayer life.”
-Grace (A high-school senior in Colorado)