The heroic men and women whose labors of charity are described in these pages chose to stay in their communities and work for their renewal. That’s the Catholic option.

Christopher Check
President, Catholic Answers

By an Unexpected Way

Stories of the New Evangelization

By an Unexpected Way

Do committed Christians need to withdraw from society? This is the question that many people are asking. No one can predict how the future will look, but one thing is clear. We don’t need countercultural gestures, so much as the grace of Christ. By an Unexpected Way explores true stories of modern men and women living and sharing their faith against remarkable odds. Through the grace of Christ, they have embraced the tasks of evangelization where they are, with the tools they have.

Featuring Interviews with

Mary Pat Donoghue, executive director of the Secretariat of Catholic Education for the USCCB

Janet E. Smith, professor and author

Edward Sri, professor, author, and vice president of formation for the Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS)

From the founders of adventure camps, festivals, and coffeehouses, to the architects of Catholic mental health networks, parish renewal, and transformed neighborhoods, learn how to sustain your faith and renew your community. With replicable ideas and further reading, By an Unexpected Way not only inspires, but offers the concrete guidance you need to build Christian culture in your own circumstances.

Book Information

By an Unexpected Way: Stories of the New Evangelization

by Gwen Adams

Softcover, 248 pages (ISBN: 978-1733859868)
Published by: Augustine Institute Press
Publication Date: August 20, 2019


The Augustine Institute hits it out of the park again with Why Believe?, the answer to today’s practical questions concerning the faith. Outside of the Holy Bible and the Catechism, Why Believe?‌ really is the best resource one can have in the arsenal.

Leah Darrow
Catholic Speaker and author of The Other Side of Beauty

Why Believe?

Answers to Life’s Questions

A New Curriculum for the New Evangelization

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. Why Believe? offers just such a new apologetics and in a format that appeals to our contemporary desire for beauty. A year-long apologetics course, Why Believe? is intended for the use in the senior year of Catholic and independent high schools as well as by home educators and in home-school cooperatives.

The Curriculum Includes

A two-volume textbook set

60 short-form videos produced by the award-winning Augustine Institute Studios (available at

Teacher’s Manual

The textbooks and videos are marked by significant works of art, literature, and Sacred Scripture, offering teachers the opportunity to enliven the student’s experience of the apologetic material.

Book Information

Why Believe? Answers to Life’s Questions

Volume I contributors: Michael Augros, Michael Barber, Christopher Blum, Tim Gray, Daniel McInerny, and John Sehorn.

Volume II contributors: Gwen Adams, Christopher Blum, Tim Gray, Daniel McInerny, Randall Smith, and Edward Sri.

Softcover, 259 pages (ISBN: 978-1732720831)
Published by: Augustine Institute Press
Publication Date: June 1, 2018

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