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What to Say and How to Say It

What to Say and How to Say It

Discuss Your Catholic Faith with Clarity and Confidence 

Author: Brandon Vogt

Regular Price: $16.95

Sale Price: $15.00

Format: Paperback

Pages: 256

Trim size: 5.5 x 8.5 inches

ISBN: 978-1-59471-959-2

Imprint: Ave Maria Press

On-sale date: May 29, 2020

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Have you ever been put on the spot and asked to explain or defend Catholic teaching on sensitive topics such as abortion, same-sex marriage, or the Eucharist?

In this straightforward and practical resource, Brandon Vogt, bestselling and award-winning author of Why I Am Catholic (and You Should Be Too) offers essential tools for articulating even the most contentious aspects of your Catholic faith with clarity and confidence.

What to Say and How to Say It is based on the content of Brandon Vogt’s ClaritasU—an online community which helps Catholics to understand the Church’s teachings on critical topics, to anticipate the common objections to those issues, and to know how to respond in a calm, clear, and persuasive way.

Vogt gives readers the tools to calmly and intelligently discuss these topics, which dip into the Church’s moral, theological, and philosophical teachings. What to Say and How to Say It provides straightforward, memorable talking points for explaining Catholic teaching in the areas of

  • atheism
  • same-sex marriage
  • transgenderism
  • abortion
  • the Eucharist
  • the problem of suffering
  • the veracity of the gospels

Each chapter offers you an overview of the topic and a clear explanation of what the Church teaches. Then you’ll learn about the most common contemporary arguments against the Church’s teachings followed by step-by-step instructions for responding intelligently and confidently.


"Few people can explain Catholicism as well as Brandon Vogt."

"Few people can explain Catholicism as well as Brandon Vogt. He fearlessly tackles even the most difficult issues, and does it with grace and kindness."

Jennifer Fulwiler
SiriusXM host and author of Something Other Than God

"I highly recommend this book!"

"With truth in charity, Brandon Vogt does a masterful job of handling many of today’s hot-button issues. I highly recommend this book!"

Curtis Martin
President and founder of FOCUS

"Brandon Vogt is great at breaking down the defense of the faith into easy-to-understand lessons."

"Brandon Vogt is great at breaking down the defense of the faith into easy-to-understand lessons. This is a great starting point for anyone who wants to learn how to explain some of the most criticized aspects of our Catholic faith."

Trent Horn
Author of Why We’re Catholic

"Practical and theoretical."

"I know few Catholics who have studied the arguments for and against the existence of God more thoroughly than Brandon Vogt. If you’re looking for a book of apologetics that is as practical as it is theoretical, you won’t find a better one than this."

Matt Nelson
Assistant director of the Word on Fire Institute

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