No Catholic should pass beyond the age of 16 without being able to answer clearly, both to himself and to others, the challenges of those who do not believe in the existence of God, of Christ or the teachings of the Catholic Church. In this compact book, Fr John Laux gives both the student and the adult reader dozens of excellent, well reasoned answers to the classic objections against the Catholic Faith. He covers all the fundamental truths of the Faith. Providing both facts and sound logical reasoning for every question he considers. Every Catholic should have a firm grounding regarding the reasonableness of his beliefs, lest he fall victim to the superficial objections of of the world which have been refuted over and over again for years, even for centuries. From this book, the reader will derive the confidence that there are not only answers, but excellent, thought provoking, logical answers to any and all difficulties abut the Faith which may arise. Fr Laux's presentation is thus a powerful tool to help souls hold fast with firm confidence to their Faith which time and again has proved to be the bulwark of sanity in this world, as well as the inestimable Pearl of Great Price for which true believers will sacrifice anything to possess.
About the Author
Father John Laux, M.A., was a high school religion teacher who wrote his own Catholic curricular books after spending a large number of years teaching and researching. His works were first published in 1928 and include Catholic Apologetics, Mass and the Sacraments, Introduction to the Bible, Catholic Morality and Church History. He capsulated the Catholic faith extremely well, thanks to his lively prose and succinct way of accurately explaining the details of theology. Though Father Laux originally wrote his books for high school students, they remain very informative for those in college and even adulthood as well. He wrote in a timeless, direct and to-the-point style that continues to present Catholics with in-depth explanations of their faith today.
Item No: 1087 (Grouped)
Publisher: Saint Benedict Press, LLC
Publication Date: 2009
Dimensions: 5.5" X 8.25" X 0.38"
Five Stars Review by Jon's Wife (2009) "C Cubitt"
Exactly what I was looking for. (Posted on 12/1/2014)
written in 1928, not 2009 Review by Mele
written in 1928, it has a style that is difficult for me to read and I'm returning it. I don't think it is accessible to the average reader seeking to learn about apologetics. It may even be a teacher's manual, not a student book like I thought based on the "16 year old" comment in description. Am returning it, but it may be an ok book for someone. (Posted on 4/9/2013)
Favorite book in the series Review by Mom of 9
It offers succinct, clear and deep explanations to defend the Catholic faith. It is a classic, timeless work that can be depended on. (Posted on 1/6/2013)
Catholic sound Review by Magdalene Marie Joseph
Catholic Apologetics is academically dated (originally written in the 1920's), but nevertheless a usefull tool for any serious Catholic who loves his/her catholic faith and desires to know it better and to share and defend it. (Posted on 6/22/2009)
Good Primer Review by James M. Green "James M Green"
Number 4 in a Short Course in Religion. Even though the book is 80 years old it is still a good place to turn for a brief and basic coverage of the topic. Good for an intermediate primer. I would personally recommend it for children a little younger than the target High School audience, maybe 6th-7th grade. Supplemental material is needed to expand what is covered in the book, but that is stated in the book itself along with suggestions for further reading. The book succeeds in it's intended goal, a brief coverage of the topic to serve as a basis for class. (Posted on 7/25/2007)
Tremendous! Review by Michael Tozer
This is the fourth, or capstone, book in Father John's series on the Catholic religion. Here, Father John presents a firm grounding regarding the ultimate reasonables of the Catholic Faith. In studying philosophia perennis, we see the influence of that discipline in Father's most excellent writing and exposition. All who truly desire to adhere to Saint Peter's admonition to have always a sound reason for our Faith would to do well by reading this wonderful little book. (Posted on 12/10/2006)