Books & Media about Catholicism


As starter you simply have to read this brilliant article about "The Absurdity of Life without God" or watch the concerning lecture by William Lane Craig, who is not a Catholic but a Protestant Christian philosopher and apologist. I also recommend to watch his debate with the atheist philosopher Alexander Rosenberg, which exposes the absurdity of atheism.


I strongly recommend these books to learn about good rational reasons and real evidence to belief in God and Christianity:

Edward Feser (2012): The Last Superstition
Edward Feser (2012): The Last Superstition
William Lane Craig (2008): Reasonable Faith
William Lane Craig (2008): Reasonable Faith
NT Wright (2008): Surprised by Hope
NT Wright (2008): Surprised by Hope
Edward Feser (2017): Five Proofs ...
Edward Feser (2017): Five Proofs ...
J. Warner Wallace (2013): Cold-Case Christianity
J. Warner Wallace (2013): Cold-Case Christianity
Peter Kreeft & Ronald Tacelli (2009): Handbook of Catholic Apologetics
Peter Kreeft & Ronald Tacelli (2009): Handbook of Catholic Apologetics
William Lane Craig (2010): On Guard
William Lane Craig (2010): On Guard
CS Lewis (1952): Mere Christianity
CS Lewis (1952): Mere Christianity
Scott Hahn & Benjamin Wiker (2008): Answering the New Atheism
Scott Hahn & Benjamin Wiker (2008): Answering the New Atheism

And these books explain the rational reasons to accept the truth of Catholicism:

Scott Hahn (2009): Rome Sweet Home
Scott Hahn (2009): Rome Sweet Home
Brandon Vogt (2017): Why I Am Catholic
Brandon Vogt (2017): Why I Am Catholic
Devin Rose (2014): The Protestant's Dilemma
Devin Rose (2014): The Protestant's Dilemma
Steve Ray (1997): Crossing the Tiber
Steve Ray (1997): Crossing the Tiber
Mark Shea (2013): By What Authority?
Mark Shea (2013): By What Authority?
Trent Horn (2017): The Case for Catholicism
Trent Horn (2017): The Case for Catholicism
Peter Kreeft (2018) Forty Reasons ...
Peter Kreeft (2018) Forty Reasons ...

... and watch these wonderful personal testimonies of people, who converted to Catholicism from very different backgrounds and for very different reasons:

former gangster John Pridmore

former Presbytarian minister Scott Hahn

America's Next Top Model Leah Darrow

former Presbytarian minister Jimmy Akin

former atheist Jennifer Fulwiler

former Baptist minister Steve Ray


The Biblical basis for devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary and asking for her intercession:

Tim Staples (2017): Behold Your Mother
Tim Staples (2017): Behold Your Mother

Talk by Steve Ray

Scott Hahn (2005): Hail, Holy Queen
Scott Hahn (2005): Hail, Holy Queen

Talk by Scott Hahn

Edward Sri (2018): Rethinking Mary
Edward Sri (2018): Rethinking Mary

Talk by Scott Hahn


The Biblical basis of the Papacy (esp. the proper interpretation of Matthew 16:13-20):

Steve Ray (1999): Upon this Rock
Steve Ray (1999): Upon this Rock

Talk by Steve Ray

Talk by Jimmy Akin


An explanation of the Catholic view of salvation by Grace vs Protestant sola fide:

Jimmy Akin (2015): The Drama of Salvation
Jimmy Akin (2015): The Drama of Salvation


An explanation of the Catholic Mass (Eucharist) and its Biblical basis in the OT and NT:

Scott Hahn (1999): The Lamb's Supper
Scott Hahn (1999): The Lamb's Supper

Apart from the books below, I recommend for Catholic Bible study The Great Adventure Catholic Bible Study materials and the Ignatius Catholic Study Bible (based on the RSVCE translation) as well as the excellent Verbum software:

Gray & Cavins (2010): Walking with God
Gray & Cavins (2010): Walking with God
Edward Sri (2010): The Bible Compass
Edward Sri (2010): The Bible Compass
S. Hahn (2011): Father Who Keeps His Promises
S. Hahn (2011): Father Who Keeps His Promises

Every dedicated Catholic and everybody interested to learn what Catholicism is really all about should definitely watch these two truly excellent video documentary series by Bishop Robert Barron and his Word on Fire ministry and Word on Fire Institute:


Miscellaneous other videos about Catholicism that I highly recommend:


For all remaining questions about Catholicism please check the Catechism of the Catholic Church, The Catholic Encyclopedia, and the exhaustive resources at the Catholic Answers website and YouTube Channel.