The Seven Deadly Sins of Apologetics:
Avoiding Common Pitfalls When Explaining & Defending the Faith
by Mark Brumley
Paperback - 447 pages
The renaissance of Catholic apologetics has done great good for the Church. Ordinary Catholics are learning how to defend and explain the Faith—and to share it enthusiastically with others—more fluently and confidently than ever.
As an experienced apologist and evangelist, Mark Brumley has seen firsthand what this renaissance has accomplished. But he has also witnessed its dangers and pitfalls; some of which are so serious that, left unchecked, they can undermine all our efforts. When we try to prove too much from reason alone, for example, or when we let prideful desire to win arguments overshadow our goal of communicating God’s truth, we run the risk of becoming mediocre—even counter-productive—stewards and messengers of that truth.
In The Seven Deadly Sins of Apologetics, Brumley examines the most common faults that defenders of the Faith must guard against, and shows you how to avoid and overcome them. Read this concise and lively book today and become a more effective apostle tomorrow!
“Our mission is to advance God’s work of redeeming and sanctifying the world, to bring all people to salvation in Jesus Christ. The value of Mark Brumley’s book is that he helps us see that. He also gives us the tools to act on it. He is articulate, persuasive, balanced, and sensible, and the spirit he brings to this marvelously readable, useful work demonstrates Catholic apologetics at its best: zeal for the truth, informed by patience, respect and love. I can offer no higher praise.” —Most Rev. Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap., Archbishop of Philadelphia
“This book should be required reading for all amateur and professional Catholic apologists. It is genuinely useful and totally trustworthy, faithful both to the Catholic faith and to human reason and good sense, for it has obviously been tested under ‘battlefield conditions’ and verified.” —Peter Kreeft, Professor of Philosophy, Boston College