About Catholic Apologist Dave Armstrong / Donation Information

About Catholic Apologist Dave Armstrong / Donation Information August 12, 2015

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Dave & Judy Armstrong, 7-23-09; photograph by fellow Michigander apologist, Steve Ray, taken at fellow apologist Gary Michuta’s Michigan home!

Dave Armstrong is a Catholic author and apologist, who has been actively proclaiming and defending Christianity since 1981, and Catholicism in particular since 1991 (full-time since December 2001). Formerly a campus missionary, as a Protestant, Dave was received into the Catholic Church in February 1991, by the late, well-known catechist and theologian, Servant of God Fr. John A. Hardon, S. J. (who enthusiastically recommended his work in the Foreword of his first book, A Biblical Defense of Catholicism).

Dave’s articles have appeared in many influential Catholic periodicals, including This Rock (now called Catholic Answers Magazine), Envoy Magazine (Patrick Madrid), The Catholic AnswerThe Coming Home JournalGilbert Magazine (American Chesterton Society), Catholic Exchange, Catholic Herald, Seton Magazine, The Michigan Catholic, The Catholic World Report, and The Latin Mass. He is a featured columnist for National Catholic Register, and was editor for most of the apologetics tracts published by the St. Paul Street Evangelization apostolate. Dave’s apologetics apostolate was the subject of a feature article in the May 2002 issue of Envoy Magazine. He served as the staff moderator at the Internet discussion forum for The Coming Home Network, from 2007-2010.

Dave has been interviewed on many nationally syndicated Catholic radio shows, including Catholic Answers Live (twice), Faith and Family Live (Steve Wood), Kresta in the AfternoonSon Rise Morning ShowCatholic Connection (Teresa Tomeo), and The Catholics Next Door.

His large and popular website, Biblical Evidence for Catholicism, has been online since March 1997, and received the 1998 Catholic Website of the Year award from Envoy Magazine. Now hosted on Patheos, it presently contains more than 4,500 articles, including over a thousand debates or dialogues, and more than 50 distinct “index” web pages. Unsolicited correspondence has indicated scores and scores of conversions (or returns) to the Catholic faith as a result, by God’s grace, of these writings.

Dave’s conversion story was published in the bestselling book Surprised by Truth (edited by Patrick Madrid; San Diego: Basilica Press, 1994).

Sophia Institute Press has published six of his books: A Biblical Defense of Catholicism (1996 / 2003), The Catholic Verses (2004), The One-Minute Apologist (2007), Bible Proofs for Catholic Truths (2009), The Quotable Newman (editor: 2012), and Proving the Catholic Faith is Biblical (2015). He is co-author (with Dr. Paul Thigpen) of the inserts for The New Catholic Answer Bible (Our Sunday Visitor: 2005), and editor for The Wisdom of Mr. Chesterton: The Very Best Quotes, Quips, and Cracks from the Pen of G. K. Chesterton (Saint Benedict Press / TAN Books: 2009). 100 Biblical Arguments Against Sola Scriptura was published by Catholic Answers in May 2012. The Quotable Wesley was published by (Protestant / Wesleyan publisher) Beacon Hill Press in April 2014. Several of his 53 books are bestsellers in their field, and he offers all of his books in e-book or paperback format on his master books page.

Dave also maintains a popular personal Facebook page, and his writing has been enthusiastically endorsed or recommended by many leading Catholic apologists, authors, and priests, including Dr. Scott Hahn, Marcus Grodi, Patrick Madrid, Steve Ray, Tim Staples, Devin Rose, Mike Aquilina, Al Kresta, Fr. Dwight Longenecker, Brandon Vogt, Marcellino D’Ambrosio, and Servant of God Fr. John A. Hardon, S. J.

Dave has been happily married to his wife Judy since October 1984. They have three sons and a daughter, and reside in southeast Michigan.

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(as of 11-18-23)



You can donate via PayPal, directly to me. Just follow the link in the last sentence and send to my e-mail address (apologistdave [at] gmail [dot] com). Note: my account over there is called “Catholic Used Book Service” due to my business over ten years ago. PayPal has a way in which one can set up a convenient, time-saving automatic recurring monthly payment, too. I’ve never done it, but it is possible. I have a few contributors who do that.


Another way to send and receive money (with a bank account or a mobile phone) is through Zelle. Just send to my e-mail address (apologistdave [at] gmail [dot] com).


Personal checks for this purpose can be made out to “Dave Armstrong” (any checks from outside the US must be in “US funds”) and mailed directly to me. You need to send me an e-mail (preferably with the word “donation” in the title) so I can give you my home address to send it to (I don’t want to list it online). Again, my e-mail address is:

apologistdave [at] gmail [dot] com



Orthodox The work of my full-time apostolate (operating since Dec. 2001) is recommended by many well-known Catholic apologists, priests, and others in the Church (see my literary resume: second-to-last section). You can be confident that it’s “solid” and in complete harmony with the magisterial teachings of the Catholic Church.

Comprehensive I offer what is almost certainly the most wide-ranging (free) selection of Catholic apologetics available online (2600+ posts as of October 2019), from any single individual, in addition to my 50 books (eleven “officially” published by well-known publishers). It’s been literally a constant labor of love since I began my website in early 1997.

Fruitful Many hundreds have (in an unsolicited fashion) cited my writing as a direct influence in their conversion to Catholicism or renewed commitment to and enthusiasm for the Catholic faith. You yourself may have even been aided in this fashion by my writing (and at relatively little or no cost). The Bible teaches that the “laborer [referring to Christian workers] is worthy of his hire”.

Your Opportunity My modest income consists solely of book and article royalties, and your generous donations. I support a wife and two (of four) children still at home (all home-schooled). We live simply, pay all of our bills on time, don’t use credit cards, and have very good credit. I am humbly asking for your help if you see fit to support this educational apostolate of Catholic apologetics, catechesis, and evangelism. You can be part of this effective, successful mission, and play a direct role in allowing it to continue “full force.” Thanks beforehand, and may God abundantly bless you with all good things!

Last revised on 18 November 2023

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