Brandon Vogt is a bestselling author of eight books and the founder of ClaritasU, which trains Catholics how to talk about their faith, especially hot-button issues. He works as the Content Director for Bishop Robert Barron’s Word on Fire Catholic Ministries.
He’s been named one of the Top 30 Catholics Under 30, and his books have been #1 Amazon bestsellers and have earned First Place awards from both the Catholic Press Association and the Association of Catholic Publishers.
Brandon serves as a consultant to the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishop’s Committee on Evangelization and Catechesis. He’s also on the board of the Society of G.K. Chesterton and serves as President of the Central Florida Chesterton Society.
Along with his wife and six children, he lives on Burrowshire, a small farm outside Orlando, FL, with chickens, goats, pigs, rabbits, and a garden.
Brandon has published eight books, including:
What to Say and How to Say It: Discussing Your Catholic Faith with Clarity and Confidence (Ave Maria Press, 2020)
Why I am Catholic (And You Should Be Too) (Ave Maria Press, 2017)
RETURN: How to Draw Your Child Back to the Church (Numinous Books, 2015)
Read More Books Now: How to Double Your Reading and Remember What You Read (Numinous Books, 2015)
The Saints’ Favorite Books: Read What They Read, Become Who They Are (Numinous Books, 2014)
Saints and Social Justice: A Guide to Changing the World (Our Sunday Visitor, 2014)
CATHOLICISM: The New Evangelization (Word on Fire, 2013)
The Church and New Media: Blogging Converts, Online Activists, and Bishops Who Tweet (Our Sunday Visitor, 2011)
Brandon graduated summa cum laude with a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Florida State University in 2008, with minor degrees in Physics and Mathematics.
He converted to Catholicism his senior year in college, on Easter 2008, just a couple weeks before graduating. Listen to his full conversion story on EWTN’s “The Journey Home.”
In May 2011, after launching a successful blog and writing an award-winning book on new media, Brandon was invited to the Vatican to dialogue with Church leaders about the topic.
In May 2013, he went live with StrangeNotions.com, the central place of dialogue between Catholics and atheists. The site has welcomed two millions visitors and thousands of fruitful conversations.
In February 2015, he launched the “Read More Books Now” Video Course, which thousands of people have used to double their reading and remember what they read.
In January 2019, he released ChurchFathers.org, a one-stop-shop for people wondering what the earliest Christians believed.
Some of his other projects include the Africa eBook Project, which raised thousands of dollars to send digital libraries to seminarians across Africa, and Support a Catholic Speaker Month, where 11,000 people joined to promote new and upcoming Catholic speakers.