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 2 answers the question, “Will believing what the Church teaches make me happy?” Masterful authors and experts Gwendolin Adams, Christopher Blum, Tim Gray, Daniel McInerny, Randall Smith, and Edward Sri address the interior dimension of human life, the issues of sin, mercy, and forgiveness; the proper relationship of emotions and reason, the rightful and good purpose of human sexuality, and the essential and beneficial role of the family in human life; the place of virtue in the pursuit of happiness; the fundamental role of love of God and love of neighbor in life and their place in helping us live well when faced with suffering, and how a truly happy life is founded on a mature commitment to Jesus Christ as teacher and Lord, in prayer, good works, and evangelization.
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)