I was a Catholic nerd as a teenager, reading every Peter Kreeft book and listening to every Scott Hahn cassette I could get my hands on. Brandon Vogt’s recent work, “Why I Am Catholic (and You Should be Too)”, is a smooth, intelligible summary of all that led me to choose for myself the faith my parents raised me with. It combines the best aspects of personal testimony and Catholic apologetics into a book that’s easy to read and leaves you nodding your head in agreement, often surprised by the clarity with which he writes. He meets you where you are at and patiently, but not patronizingly, walks you home.
I’ve heard many a convert say, “There is no one book in particular you could have given me to convince me to become Catholic”, but I’d have to say that this is the closest thing there is to it.