Why Believe? Volume 2

Why Believe? Volume 2

15 Seasons

Why Believe? offers a new apologetics in a year-long course intended for the use in the senior year of high school or freshman year of college. Purchase full-color two-volume textbook and Teacher's Handbook here.

The New Evangelization requires a new apologetics, that is, a defense of the faith that responds to the questions that believers and non-believers alike are asking today with philosophical and theological arguments rooted in Sacred Scripture, Catholic Tradition, and the best philosophical reflection available. The curriculum consists of a two-volume textbook set and the corresponding beautiful short-form videos below.

Videos for Volume 1 of Why Believe? are on FORMED here.

Why Believe? Textbook Vol. 2 is also available in a Kindle format here.

View all sessions in the drop-down menu below.

All sessions can also be accessed here:

Chapter 1: Rich in Mercy
Chapter 2: The Modern Moral Landscape
Chapter 3: Body and Soul
Chapter 4: Emotion and Reason
Chapter 5: Male and Female He Created Them
Chapter 6: Honor Your Father and Mother
Chapter 7: The Paradox of the Human Person
Chapter 8: Law and Love
Chapter 9: Faith and the Virtues
Chapter 10: Meeting Jesus in Other People
Chapter 11: True Communion
Chapter 12: Meeting Jesus Christ in Word and Sacrament
Chapter 13: Wht Must I Suffer? Why Must Others Suffer?
Chapter 14: The Last Things
Chapter 15: Christian Discipleship

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Why Believe? Volume 2
  • The Sacraments: Carriers of God's Grace

    Episode 1

    Dr. Christopher Blum explains how the sacraments are themselves divine acts instituted by Christ to be the ordinary means by which we receive Christ's transforming grace and are empowered to become like him.

  • The Miracle at Every Mass

    Episode 2

    Fr. John Riley speaks to the miracle of transubstantiation that takes place at every Mass at the words of consecration in the Eucharistic Prayer, by which bread and wine become the body, blood, soul and divinity of Jesus Christ.

  • The Wonder of Water

    Episode 3

    Dr. Sean Innerst reflects upon the extraordinary role that water plays in our world, and in particular its integral relationship to life on earth.

  • What Do Catholics Believe about the Eucharist

    Episode 4