From the Publisher
Not long after converting to the Catholic faith, noted author and apologist Mark Brumley found himself in a discussion with a Protestant friend. Secure in his newfound faith--and feeling somewhat superior to his "less-enlightened" friend--Brumley smugly said, "Yes, I, too, used to think as you do." It was an outburst of pride that undermined Brumley's arguments for the faith and likely drove his friend further away from the truth. Brumley had just committed one of the seven "sins" he describes in his remarkable book, "How Not to Share Your Faith: The Seven Deadly Sins of Catholic Apologetics and Evangelization." In "How Not to Share Your Faith," Brumley describes seven of the most common and tragic mistakes he and other apologists have made over the years in their attempts to defend and explain the Catholic faith. More importantly, he reveals how you can avoid these mistakes and become far more effective at sharing your faith in a charitable way. Brumley's book isn't only about how to argue more effectively or how to make your points more clearly. It's about finding the most effective way to share your faith--even if that means losing an argument from time to time.
About the Author
Raised without a specific faith or religious exposure, Mark Brumley began a long spiritual journey that led him through several Protestant denominations to arrive finally at the Catholic Church in 1980. Since then he has taught and lectured about the faith in a wide range of forums, including as an adjunct professor for the Institute for Pastoral Theology of Ave Maria University. He is an editor at Ignatius Press, and serves as general editor of the "Ignatius Catholic Encyclopedia of Apologetics." He lives with his wife, Debbie, and their five children in Napa, California.