He has debated Protestants, skeptics, and socialists. He has refuted countless atheist arguments and debunked a thousand anti-Catholic myths—without breaking a sweat. But now Trent Horn has met his match . . . himself.
What if the voice of your deepest doubts and difficulties about Catholicism rose up in the form of a human being and challenged you to a defend your most foundational beliefs? That's the task Trent faces in Devil's Advocate: a dialogue with his own best objections against the faith he professes and defends.
In this engaging series of conversations with his anti-Catholic alter-ego, Trent battles challenges on topics such as:
God: You can't believe that God is a person when most philosophers say that—at best—God is just a force. The problem of evil won't allow it!
The Resurrection: Why say that Jesus truly rose from the dead when simpler explanations suffice? Why believe in this miraculous story but reject those in other religions?
Abortion: Would you really tell a pregnant woman she must keep the baby even if doing so will kill both of them?
The Bible vs. the Pope: Doesn't it make more sense to put your faith in the unchanging word of God over Catholic leaders who keep making new teachings?
Hell: How can you believe that God tortures people in hell forever? What if it were your own child?
The voice of doubt does not mess around—not for Trent, and maybe not for you, either. But in Devil's Advocate, you'll find that there's a better option than ignoring those doubts you can't quite beat. You have what it takes to face them . . . and Trent will show you how.
"Few people know a belief-system better than a convert. Trent Horn's journey of faith and research has uniquely prepared him to be know both sides of several different perspectives. In Devil's Advocate: Facing My Inner Anti-Catholic, Horn channels his inner-skeptic and goes toe-to-toe with himself turning his inner monologue into a delightful and insightful dialogue. Horn versus Horn is a debate match up you'll not want to miss! I highly recommend this book.”
--Gary Michuta, Author, Speaker, and Radio Host
"I am a happy Baptist theologian, but if I ever convert to Catholicism, I suspect the arguments of Trent Horn will be a key factor. Once again, he delivers in Devil's Advocate, a lively apologetic work that meticulously balances rigorous argument with winsome delivery."
--Randal Rauser, Professor of Historical Theology, Taylor Seminary
Memoirs, autobiographies, histories all bear witness to the fact that thinking men and women, believers or unbelievers, sinners and even saints must either confront their own doubts or lapse into bad faith or false consciousness. In Devil's Advocate prolific, apologist Trent Horn engages his own "inner skeptic." It's rare to watch a leading apologist lift the curtain as he spars with the “devil's advocate” living in his own soul. What are the doubts of an apologist? How does he answer, resolve or handle them? How does one defend the Faith when feeling shaky or dispirited? This is a lively, conversational dialogue that respects fearless inquiry and goes places other apologists avoid.
Long ago, Trent learned the importance of restating a questioner's argument in a way that the questioner would acknowledge as fair and accurate. When the challenging skeptic lives with you, this principle cannot be evaded. All who share and defend the Faith owe Trent a debt of gratitude and their own inner skeptic a closer listen.
--Al Kresta, President/CEO Ave Maria Communications