How to Win an Argument Without Losing a Soul

July 30, 2013 | 0 comments

My new DVD How to Win an Argument Without Losing a Soul is now available for purchase!

The short clips below will give you an idea of what you'll learn from the talk.

The DVD is packed with bonus features, including a free study guide, as well as a half hour discussion with convert and apologist Jimmy Akin on how to evangelize our non-Catholic friends.

Here's what Dr. Andrew Beards, director of philosophy at the Maryvale Institute had to say about it:

That great master of Catholic apologetics G.K. Chesterton once remarked, “The thing I hate about an argument is that it always interrupts a discussion.”

By ‘argument’ here Chesterton meant an emotionally charged spat and by ‘discussion’ he meant a dialogue between persons in which we encourage each other to use our God-given reason to come to know the true, the good and the beautiful.

The difference between the two, and the way to foster the latter and avoid the former, are the themes of this new and highly engaging DVD by Matt Fradd and the Catholic Answers team.

With the enthusiasm, humour and wisdom which have made Matt Fradd a Catholic apologist of international renown, the DVD How to Win an Argument without Losing a Soul is a lesson in the authentic rhetoric of Catholic apologetics.

Beginning with a discussion of a few basic rules of logical argument, Matt then takes his audience through some logical fallacies to avoid in presenting reasons for the faith and places these points about reason in the wider context of the ways in which we should engage others, not in order to score points, but in order to bring souls to the Lord.

With captivating and highly entertaining stories from his own experiences in Catholic apologetics, Matt shares with us how we need to invoke the Holy Spirit’s aid in order to grow in the natural and supernatural virtues.

For, as he teaches us, it is only by understanding apologetics within the holistic vision of our call to personal holiness that we can use our reason with a wisdom that is sensitive to the individuals who God chooses for us to encounter.

- Dr. Andrew Beards, Ph.D., Ph.D (Pont.).


Matt Fradd is Australian by birth and Catholic by choice. After experiencing a profound conversion at World Youth Day in Rome in 2000, Matt committed himself to inviting others to know Jesus Christ and the Church He founded. As a missionary in Canada and Ireland, Matt proclaimed the Gospel to over ten...

How to Win an Argument Without Losing a Soul
Whether you’re arguing with family members or Facebook friends, skeptical co-workers in the office or pushy proselytizers at your front door, it helps to have not only the facts but the skills for presenting your points forcefully and well. And just as important is your demeanor. For it’s all too easy to beat someone over the head with flawless logic—and turn him off to the truths you’re trying to share. In How to Win an Argument Without Losing a Soul, Matt Fradd equips you with the powers of argumentation you need to be an effective debater and the right attitude for doing it with charity, humility, and patience.

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