5 hours 11 min. (8 CDs / 8 DVDs / MP3)
[DVD1: 36 min, DVD2: 40 min, DVD3: 38 min, DVD4: 36, DVD5: 43 min, DVD6: 40 min, DVD7: 43 min, DVD8: 36 min]
Is Catholicism true? Or is it just made up? How can I explain the faith to my family or friends who no longer believe?
In this mind-blowing series, Dr. Brant Pitre takes up the most commonly asked questions about the Catholic faith and provides clear and compelling biblical answers. He begins at the beginning--with the existence of God--and walks you step-by-step through the foundations of the faith. Along the way, Dr. Pitre explains:
Does God Exist? How can we know it?
Is Jesus God? Did Jesus claim to be God? And why should we believe him?
Peter and the Papacy? Did Jesus establish the Catholic Church? What is the historical evidence?
How Did We Get the Bible? From where did the Bible come? Who decided which books got in and which didn't?
Is the Eucharist Jesus’ Real Presence? What does the Bible teach about Jesus' Real Presence in the Eucharist?
Why Confess to a Priest? Did Jesus arrange for us to confess our sins to a priest of the new covenant?
Do Catholics Worship Mary? What does the Bible teach about her?
Purgatory and Prayers for the Dead? Where is Purgatory in the Bible? Why do Catholics pray for the dead?
If you've ever been asked any of these questions but weren't quite sure how to answer -- or if you know someone who has left the Church and no longer believes, then buckle up: this Bible study is for you. In it, you'll discover how just reasonable, biblical, and beautiful the Catholic faith really is.
In the Adult Religious Education Program at my Parish, I recently facilitated the first 4 sessions of Why We Believe. On the Evaluation Form, the attendees were asked to list two or three things that they learned and want to remember. The following is a very short summary of what they learned. Three reasons why we know that God exists – The World, The Human Person, and Divine Revelation;The 3 motives of credibility that are reasons for believing that God has revealed Himself – miracles, prophecy, and existence of the Church;.Jesus claims to be divine in all four Gospels; When God changes names, something significant is going to happen.; The Bible is Inspired Word of God.; The different numbers of Books in Catholic and Protestant Bibles. Catholic Bible has 73 Books – 46 OT, 27 NT. The Protestant Bibles have 66 Books – 39 OT, 27 NT; Jesus believed Scripture. Dr. Pitre does an outstanding job of presenting the material in an easy to understand way. The attendees are anxiously waiting the Sessions 5-8.
Why We Believe: Answering Common Questions about the Catholic Faith
This is a nice CD set that gives a short yet thorough apologetic on some of the most controversial topics of the Catholic faith. These can help Catholics and non-Catholics alike to understand the beliefs and the reasonings behind them. If your looking for one set that answers several of the most difficult questions of Catholicism this set is great.
I learned so much from listening to this. Thank you so much for quality material!!
Great speaker, easy to listen to & follow. Easy listening with inter spiced humor balancing a wealth of knowledge of religious history of old and New Testament!