CATHOLIC APOLOGETICS:
BOOKS WRITTEN BY
Dave Armstrong

THREE BOOKS IN PRINT
TWELVE TOTAL BOOKS

Click on books above to go to Sophia Institute Press or AuthorHouse publisher pages and to purchase online.

(or call 1-800-888-9344 [Biblical Defense and The Catholic Verses] and 1-800-839-8640 [More Biblical Evidence] )

My Latest Book From Sophia Institute Press:

The Catholic Verses:
95 Bible Passages That Confound Protestants

(Read Introduction and see Table of Contents)

(available ONLY in paperback)

(Order online from Sophia Institute Press or call 1-800-888-9344)
(Order from Amazon.com)


Top Ten Questions Catholics Are Asked
-- popular pamphlet published by Our Sunday Visitor. Click on the photo above to order ($12.95 for 50) --

The New Catholic Answer Bible
I wrote half of the 88 apologetic articles for this 2005 revised publication. Order online from Our Sunday Visitor. Order from Amazon.com.
(or call 1-800-348-2440)

I also contributed one of eleven conversion stories to the very popular Catholic bestseller, Surprised by Truth.

Order Surprised by Truth from Amazon.com

Those who are kind enough to purchase my books and pamphlets enable me to devote more time and energy to my teaching apostolate of apologetics and evangelism. I would like to offer my heartfelt thanks to you for visiting this page, and if you buy a book or two, I hope and pray that you receive some spiritual benefit from them, by the grace of God, from Whom all blessings flow.

If you would like to further contribute to my apostolate of apologetics and evangelism, please consider making a financial donation (100% tax-deductible). See details on my Home and Main Index pages.

NOTE: Books sales are NOT tax-deductible.

MY TWELVE BOOKS
(everything is hyper-linked; just one click away!)

******** NOTE: Eleven Books Now Also Available in PDF Format as Well as Microsoft Word 2000 Format********

1. A Biblical Defense of Catholicism
(completed in May 1996; published in October 2001 by AuthorHouse and June 2003 by Sophia Institute Press)

--- Microsoft Word 2000 Deluxe Version includes unique features: hyper-linked Table of Contents, and Scripture and Proper Name indices ---

1. Purchase A Biblical Defense of Catholicism online from Sophia Institute Press (or call 1-800-888-9344) or from Amazon.com
2. Purchase in Microsoft Word 2000 (via e-mail) or PDF Format (CD to home address) From the Author (deluxe version -- only available in Word 2000 format)
3. For further information, including Table of Contents, Foreword by Fr. John A. Hardon. S.J., Introduction, Excerpts, Book Reviews, and link to its Amazon.com page, see the individual book page for A Biblical Defense for Catholicism

II. More Biblical Evidence for Catholicism
(published in February 2002 by AuthorHouse)

1. Purchase More Biblical Evidence for Catholicism online from AuthorBooks -- 6" by 9" paperback or e-book (or call 1-800-839-8640 --- 812-339-6000 outside US and Canada) or from Amazon.com.
2. Purchase in Microsoft Word 2000 (via e-mail) or PDF Format (CD to home address) From the Author
3. For further information, including Table of Contents, Foreword by Dr. Scott Hahn, Introduction, Excerpts, and link to its Amazon.com page, see the individual book page for More Biblical Evidence for Catholicism

III. Bible Conversations
Catholic-Protestant Dialogues on the Bible, Tradition, and Salvation
(completed: June 2002)

1. Purchase in Microsoft Word 2000 (via e-mail) or PDF Format (CD to home address) From the Author
2. For further information, including Table of Contents, Introduction, and Excerpts, see the individual book page for Bible Conversations

IV. Development of Catholic Doctrine
Evolution, Revolution, or an Organic Process?
(completed: June 2002)

1. Purchase in Microsoft Word 2000 (via e-mail) or PDF Format (CD to home address) From the Author
2. For further information, including Table of Contents and Excerpts, see the individual book page for Development of Catholic Doctrine.

V. Mere Christian Apologetics
(completed: September 2002)

1. Purchase in Microsoft Word 2000 (via e-mail) or PDF Format (CD to home address) From the Author
2. For further information, including Table of Contents and Excerpts, see the individual book page for Mere Christian Apologetics

VI. Christian Worldview vs. Postmodernism
(completed: September 2002)

1. Purchase in Microsoft Word 2000 (via e-mail) or PDF Format (CD to home address) From the Author
2. For further information, including Table of Contents and Excerpts, see the individual book page for Christian Worldview vs. Postmodernism

VII. Catholic Theology of the Family
Abortion | Contraception| Extramarital Sex | Divorce | Homosexuality | Radical Feminism
(completed: December 2002)

1. Purchase in Microsoft Word 2000 (via e-mail) or PDF Format (CD to home address) From the Author
2. For further information, including Table of Contents, Introduction, and Excerpts, see the individual book page for Catholic Theology of the Family

VIII. Pensées on Catholic “Traditionalism”
(completed: December 2002)

1. Purchase in Microsoft Word 2000 (via e-mail) or PDF Format (CD to home address) From the Author
2. For further information, including Table of Contents, Introduction, and Excerpts, see the individual book page for Pensées on Catholic “Traditionalism”

IX. Protestantism
Critical Reflections of an Ecumenical Catholic
(completed: May 2003)

1. Purchase in Microsoft Word 2000 (via e-mail) or PDF Format (CD to home address) From the Author
2. For further information, including Table of Contents, Introduction, and Excerpts, see the individual book page for Protestantism: Critical Reflections of an Ecumenical Catholic

X. Twin Scourges
Thoughts on Anti-Catholicism and Theological Liberalism
(completed: June 2003)

1. Purchase in Microsoft Word 2000 (via e-mail) or PDF Format (CD to home address) From the Author
2. For further information, including Table of Contents, Introduction, and Excerpts, see the individual book page for Twin Scourges

XI. Orthodoxy and Catholicism: A Comparison

1. Purchase in Microsoft Word 2000 (via e-mail) or PDF Format (CD to home address) From the Author
2. For further information, including Table of Contents and Excerpts, see the individual book page for Catholicism and Orthodoxy: A Comparison

(completed: July 2004)

XII. The Catholic Verses
95 Bible Passages That Confound Protestants
(published in August 2004 by Sophia Institute Press -- NOT available in electronic versions)

1. Purchase The Catholic Verses online from Sophia Institute Press (or call 1-800-888-9344) or Amazon.com.
2. For further information, including Table of Contents, Introduction, and Excerpts, see the individual book page for The Catholic Verses: 95 Bible Passages That Confound Protestants

XIII. Credentials and Endorsements

1. Endorsements by Leading Catholic Apologists and Writers
2. About the Author (Dave Armstrong)

Package Deal For All Eleven of My Available Books (Not Including The Catholic Verses) in Microsoft Word 2000 or PDF Format (Not paperback):

(able to be cut-and-pasted for apologetic purposes)

Super-Low Price of $25 for all Eleven, Only $2.27 Each!
(Formerly $6.00 each or $50 for the set)

--- Only Available as a Package Deal (Not Individually), Due to the 50% Savings ---

All together, they offer 2200 pages and about 5.5 MB of material: a virtual encyclopedia of Catholic and Christian apologetics. The Deluxe Version of A Biblical Defense of Catholicism is included (formerly $9.00 by itself)

This fantastic deal for all eleven of my available books (excluding The Catholic Verses) in Microsoft Word 2000 format (sent through e-mail) includes the deluxe version of A Biblical Defense of Catholicism, with completely hyper-linked indices and other features (formerly $9.00 by itself). Go to my Books Page to find links for Tables of Contents, Introductions, and excerpts on the individual web pages for each book.

Important Note: The set in PDF format does not include the deluxe version of A Biblical Defense of Catholicism, and is available only on a CD sent to your home address. I can no longer send PDF through e-mail (it takes far too long with my modem, and there are often problems receiving the files). Please add an additional charge of $3.00, for postage, for all PDF orders ($28.00 total), and remember to include your home mailing or post office box address.

How fast?: most orders (in Word format, sent through e-mail) are filled on the same day, or the next day if they come in late. Occasionally, there may be a delay of a day or two more, as I like to take breaks from the computer once in a while; especially on the weekends. I will mail the PDF orders as soon as I can through the regular mail (USPS: $1.11 postage).

My BOOKS are NOT tax-deductible, but a great deal!

I.
A Biblical Defense of Catholicism

80,666 words
Microsoft Word 2000: 746K (994K e-mail file)
Microsoft Word 2000 Deluxe Version: 1,280K (1,706K e-mail file)
PDF: 982K (1,308K e-mail file)
310 pages in manuscript (297 in paperback)
Times New Roman 12 font

With Indices of Scripture and Proper Names -- not included in the paperback copy

Deluxe Version: Table of Contents, and Scripture and Proper Names Indices are Completely Hyper-Linked for Instant Access.

Deluxe Version of A Biblical Defense of Catholicism
Includes super-convenient hyper-linked Table of Contents, Scripture Index, and Proper Names Index -- these two indices do not appear in the paperback version -- (thus allowing immediate viewing of any index entry by a click of the mouse), and color-coding of Protestant and Catholic writers cited. Perfect for research and apologetics purposes! Many heartfelt thanks to John O'Connor who did this helpful work.

II.
More Biblical Evidence for Catholicism

67,723 words
Microsoft Word 2000: 508K (676K e-mail file)
PDF: 721K (961K e-mail file)
227 pages in manuscript (173 in paperback)
Times New Roman 12 font

III.
Bible Conversations
Catholic-Protestant Dialogues on the Bible, Tradition, and Salvation

64,797 words
Microsoft Word 2000: 488K (650K e-mail file)
PDF: 653K (870K e-mail file)
214 pages in manuscript
Times New Roman 12 font

IV.
Development of Catholic Doctrine
Evolution, Revolution, or an Organic Process?

62,309 words
Microsoft Word 2000: 447K (594K e-mail file)
PDF: 608K (810K e-mail file)
190 pages in manuscript
Times New Roman 12 font

V.
Mere Christian Apologetics

82,678 words
Microsoft Word 2000: 618K (820K e-mail file)
PDF: 792K (1054K e-mail file)
277 pages in manuscript
Times New Roman 12 font

Intended for general Christian readers -- no Catholic distinctives presented

VI.
Christian Worldview vs. Postmodernism

71,189 words
Microsoft Word 2000: 502K (667K e-mail file)
PDF: 685K (912K e-mail file)
206 pages in manuscript
Times New Roman 12 font

Intended for general Christian readers -- no Catholic distinctives presented

VII.
Catholic Theology of the Family
Abortion | Contraception | Extramarital Sex
Divorce | Homosexuality | Radical Feminism

51,350 words
Microsoft Word 2000: 362K (483K e-mail file)
PDF: 489K (651K e-mail file)
150 pages in manuscript
Times New Roman 12 font

VIII.
Pensées on Catholic “Traditionalism”

51,971 words
Microsoft Word 2000: 389K (507K e-mail file)
PDF: 525K (699K e-mail file)
163 pages in manuscript / 339 pensées ("thoughts")
Times New Roman 12 font

IX.
Protestantism
Critical Reflections of an Ecumenical Catholic

58,423 words
Microsoft Word 2000: 413K (549K e-mail file)
PDF: 563K (750K e-mail file)
179 pages in manuscript  / 272 pensées ("thoughts")
Times New Roman 12 font

X.
Twin Scourges
Thoughts on Anti-Catholicism and Theological Liberalism

52,154 words
Microsoft Word 2000: 366K (502K e-mail file)
PDF: 510K (679K e-mail file)
158 pages in manuscript / 214 pensées ("thoughts")
Times New Roman 12 font

XI.
Orthodoxy and Catholicism: A Comparison

66,730 words
Microsoft Word 2000: 548K (732K e-mail file)
PDF: 989K (1318K e-mail file)
222 pages in manuscript
Times New Roman 12 font

Dave Armstrong
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Well-Known Catholic Apologists and Writers Comment on Dave Armstrong's Writing:

I spent over an hour romping around your website.  Nice, very nice . . . Good stuff. Keep up the great work . . .  rather remarkable cyber-talents.

Thanks again for the great work you're doing for Christ and His Church. No matter how long it's taken, the Lord clearly has you right where He wants you.

Dr. Scott Hahn

I highly recommend his work, A Biblical Defense of Catholicism, which I find to be thoroughly orthodox, well-written, and effective for the purpose of making Catholic truth more understandable and accessible to the public at large. It is, I firmly believe, a fine book of popular Catholic apologetics.

Fr. John A. Hardon, S.J.

I'm impressed by your industry . . . I hope you can find a publisher. If attractively printed and correctly promoted, your manuscript could sell widely.

Karl Keating

You utterly amaze me! Such good stuff . . . Dave, keep up your effective and eternally valuable apologetic journalism!

Marcus Grodi

I've been noticing a lot of positive comments from around the country on your apologetics efforts on the Internet. Bravo!

I admire, as ever, your fantastic and penetrating work for Christ and His Church.

Keep up the fantastic work with "Biblical Catholicism." All of us at Envoy love it and often refer people to it.

Patrick Madrid

Keep up the good work. I am constantly sending people to your page to find answers for their questions and sources for their search.

Steve Ray

God bless you in your indefatigable labors on behalf of the Faith! Only God knows how many lives your efforts have touched with the truth.

Your splendid book . . .  spreads forth a feast of intellectual nourishment for the Catholic faith. I do hope it has wide circulation . . .  God bless you and give you joy and strength in persevering in your important ministry.

Fr. Ray Ryland

I always appreciate your work.

 Fr. Peter M.J. Stravinskas

You have done a VERY great job on your web site. Keep up the excellent work!

Steve Wood

Your site continues to look good and to be among the most useful.

Mark Brumley

Wow, Dave--the fountain just keeps gushing! You'll never know this side of eternity just how many souls have been brought closer to the Kingdom and to the fullness of the Faith through your efforts. I recommend your website frequently . . . Just wanted to let you know I appreciate your labors of love . . .

Dr. Paul Thigpen

I think you have one of the best sites on the web. It's so amazingly thorough I'm dazzled at the incredible work you've put into it!  Way to go! May God continue to bless the work of your hands, friend.

Mark Shea

You do such good work. Without pride, don't minimize the gifts God has given you. Your web page is excellent and you are obviously a self-taught man.

Dr. Kenneth Howell

I certainly think it [the earlier, much longer version of my manuscript] is a valuable tool.

Fr. Joseph Fessio (Ignatius Press)

Dave Armstrong is one of the best kept secrets of the apologetics world. His apologetics ministry was one of God's tools through which I both reconciled with the Catholic Church and discerned my vocation as a canonist.

Pete Vere, JCL

My published articles are listed (with most hyper-linked) on the Literary Resume Page.

About the Author (Dave Armstrong)

Dave Armstrong is a full-time Catholic author, apologist, webmaster, and evangelist, who has been actively proclaiming and defending Christianity for more than twenty years. Formerly a campus missionary, as a Protestant, Dave was received into the Catholic Church in 1991, by the late, well-known catechist and theologian, Fr. John A. Hardon, S.J.

His conversion story was published in the bestselling book Surprised by Truth (edited by Patrick Madrid; San Diego: Basilica Press, 1994). Dave’s articles have appeared in many Catholic periodicals, including The Catholic Answer, This Rock, Envoy, Hands On Apologetics, The Coming Home Journal, and The Latin Mass. His apologetic and writing apostolate was the subject of a feature article in the May 2002 issue of Envoy.

His large and popular website, Biblical Evidence for Catholicism (http://www.biblicalcatholic.com), has been online since March 1997, and received the 1998 Catholic Website of the Year award from Envoy Magazine. (Dave was also nominated for Best New Evangelist by the same magazine). It is  consistently rated as one of the most-visited Catholic apologetics websites on the Internet, according to the web-rating site, Alexa Web Search (affiliated with amazon.com). In February 2004, Dave started a blog (short for "weblog"), called Cor ad cor loquitur. (http://socrates58.blogspot.com/).

Dave’s first book, A Biblical Defense of Catholicism (Foreword by Fr. John A. Hardon, S.J.) was published by Sophia Institute Press in June 2003, and the companion-piece, More Biblical Evidence for Catholicism (Foreword by Dr. Scott Hahn) was published by AuthorHouse in February 2002 (the first book having originally been released by AuthorHouse in October 2001). His book, The Catholic Verses: 95 Bible Passages That Confound Protestants, was released in August 2004 by Sophia Institute Press.

He has also completed nine more books: Bible Conversations, Development of Catholic Doctrine, Mere Christian Apologetics, Christian Worldview vs. Postmodernism Family Matters, (or, Catholic Theology of the Family) Pensées on Catholic “Traditionalism” (all in 2002), Protestantism (May 2003), Twin Scourges: Thoughts on Anti-Catholicism and Theological Liberalism (June 2003), and Orthodoxy and Catholicism: A Comparison (July 2004).

Dave  was co-author (with Paul Thigpen) of the apologetic commentary (88 articles) for The New Catholic Answer Bible (2005), wrote the pamphlet, Top Ten Questions Catholics Are Asked (2002), and a chapter in the book, The Catholic Answer Book of Mary (edited by Peter M.J. Stravinskas -- 2000) -- all published by Our Sunday Visitor. He has also appeared on the nationally-syndicated Catholic radio shows Faith and Family Live (Steve Wood), Kresta in the Afternoon (Al Kresta),  and Catholic Answers Live (Jerry Usher; connected with Karl Keating's apologetic organization).

Dave’s writing has been enthusiastically endorsed by many leading Catholic apologists, authors, and catechists, including Dr. Scott Hahn, Fr. Peter M.J. Stravinskas, Marcus Grodi, Patrick Madrid, Steve Ray, Fr. Ray Ryland, and Fr. John A. Hardon, S.J.

Dave married Judy Kozora in 1984; they have four children (three boys and a girl), and live near Detroit, Michigan.

Please visit my Catholic Apologetics and Worldview website (link below).

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Updated 7 June 2005 by Dave Armstrong.