Tim Staple's Nuts and Bolts - Guide For Defending the Catholic Faith
Tim's Staple's Nuts and Bolts A Practical, How-To Guide For Explaining and Defending the Catholic Faith by Tim Staples
Forward by Patrick Madrid
A sub-title of this book ought to be "Apologetics Made Easy!"
Tim Staples, a former Assemblies of God youth pastor, is a convert to the Catholic Church. During his days as a Protestant, he was convinced that the Catholic Church and most of its teachings were "unbiblical," and he used many biblical arguments trying to demonstrate that.
Now, as a Catholic, he is a leading defender of the Catholic Church and in Nuts and Bolts provides you with step-by-step answers to fourteen of the most common arguments thrown at Catholics. In each chapter (adapted from Staples' popular "Nuts & Bolts" department in Envoy Magazine), you'll learn how to engage in apologetics with confidence and effectiveness. Packed with scriptural evidence for Catholicism, this book teaches you the basics of Catholic apologetics!
"There's a growing movement of lay Catholics who are on fire to share their Faith. Part of that Faith is the confession that God did not hand us abstractions, but instead became a flesh and blood man in the person of Jesus Christ, and He continued that tangible gift in the sacrament of the Eucharist. Tim Staples knows this and so, in the grand Eucharistic Tradition, his new book, Nuts & Bolts, gives us solid help for incarnating our Faith and carrying it, not to some abstraction like "people," but to that guy in the next cubicle at work, that lady with the cats who lives next door, and your dorm mate. This is evangelization with legs."
--Mark Shea, author of Making Senses Out of Scripture
"Nuts & Bolts is a concise but powerful defense of the Catholic Faith, delivering airtight explanations, every step of the way. The book's step by step approach allows the reader to digest the material presented with confidence and ease. It's a fantastic tool for anyone who wants a clear and succinct presentation of Catholicism."
--Deacon David Hess, co-author Jesus, Peter & the Keys
"Nuts and Bolts by Tim Staples, is extremely effective because it shows you how opponents of the Catholic Church think and the kinds of arguments they use. It uses Scripture and comon sense to provide powerful answers to those arguments. With his insights as a former Evangelical Protestant who was quite anti-Catholic, Tim Staples is one of the leading Catholic apologists today."