Books

The Message Behind the Movie (Reboot)

Ignatius Press, 2022 – Author

When it comes to movies, people of faith often focus on negative assessments of the film industry and certain style elements that they find objectionable, such as violence, nudity, or harsh language. While these criticisms are important, they are not the whole story. A film’s message and its method are not always the same thing.

By discussing the cinematic techniques and the genre considerations filmmakers use to communicate their ideas, this book helps Catholics and other Christians to become informed viewers. Douglas Beaumont shows how to evaluate the stories that movies tell and how to discern what they say about reality, God, and what it means to be human. At the same time, he illustrates how movie watchers can engage in thoughtful, lively discussions about not only film but also the big questions in life.

With One Accord

WOA

Catholic Answers, 2020 – Author

All these with one accord devoted themselves to prayer. (Acts 1:14). The apostles and early Christians believed and worshiped in unity in doctrine and practice following Jesus wish that they may be one. (John 17:21). But today, Christianity is splintered by the Reformation and its 500-year legacy of division, with Protestant groups divided among themselves and separated from Catholicism by a set of seemingly non-negotiable differences. Traditionally, Catholic apologetics has tried to bridge that separation by using Scripture, history, and logic to help Protestants see the truth of Church teaching.
 
Former Evangelical professor Douglas Beaumont takes another approach: working for accord with Protestants by reasoning from the things they already believe and do. Using principles that orthodox, Bible-believing Protestants broadly affirm, he arrives at particulars of Catholic belief showing that in many cases the division isn’t as wide or deep as we thought. Splitting the difference between ecumenism and apologetics, With One Accord is a sign of hope for Christian unity and a great resource for Catholics looking to have friendly and productive conversations with their Protestant friends.

Wisdom and Wonder: How Peter Kreeft Shaped the Next Generation of Catholics

Ignatius Press, 2021 – Contributor

Few figures have impacted the rising generation of Catholics more than Peter Kreeft, the widely respected philosophy professor and prolific bestselling author of over 80 books. Through his writings and lectures, Kreeft has shaped the minds and hearts of thousands of young apologists, evangelists, teachers, parents, and scholars. This collection of eighteen essays, mainly by millennial Catholic leaders and converts to the Catholic faith, celebrates Kreeft’s significant legacy and impact, his most important books, and the many ways he has imparted to others those two seminal gifts: wisdom and wonder.

Among the eighteen contributors to this book are Brandon Vogt, Trent Horn, Tyler Blanski, Dr. Douglas Beaumont, JonMarc Grodi, Jackie Angel, Matthew Warner, Rachel Bulman, Fr. Blake Britton, and others.


Mind, Heart, and Soul: Intellectuals and the Path to Rome

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TAN Books, 2018 – Contributor

Mind, Heart, and Soul is a Surprised by Truth for a new generation. In a series of fascinating interviews, a cradle Catholic (Robert P. George) and an adult convert (R. J. Snell), offer the stories of sixteen converts, each a public intellectual or leading voice in their respective fields, and each making a significant contribution to the life of the Church. It will reinvigorate the faith of Catholics and answer questions or address hurdles those discerning entering the Church may have…by people have had the same questions and the same road. 


Evangelical Exodus: Evangelical Seminarians and Their Paths to Rome

Ignatius, 2016 – Editor and Author

What is leading many Evangelical seminary graduates and professors to risk losing their jobs, ministries, and sometimes even family and friends, to embrace the Catholic teachings they once rejected? Speculation over this phenomena has been rampant and, unfortunately, often dismissive and misguided. For those who really wish to know the truth, the stories of these converts is now being told by those who know them best – the converts themselves. Here is a collection of personal journeys as well as discussions of the main issues each had to face along the way, such as the nature of the biblical canon, the identification of Christian orthodoxy, and the Protestant doctrines of Sola Scriptura (“Scripture Alone”) and Sola Fide (“Faith Alone”) which they once held and taught.


Bumper Sticker Catholicism

LeanPub, 2015 – Coauthor
An e-book put together with my friend Devin Rose, Bumper Sticker Catholicism contains numerous condensed (3 sentences or less) arguments for the Catholic faith. Great as a “cheat sheet” or memory refresher when speaking with Protestant friends.


The Apologetics Study Bible for Students

Holman, 2010 & 2017 – Contributor

My article “Does God Care About My Entertainment Choices?” explores making godly entertainment choices.


 

 

The Best Catholic Writing

Loyola, 2006 – Contributor

In a book with contributions from Pope Benedict XVI, Peggy Noonan, Robert Ellsberg, Thomas Lynch, John Allen, and twenty-two others, my chapter (The Existence of Chuck Norris) is a Thomistic take on Chuck Norris jokes.