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Devil's Advocate: Facing my Inner Anti-Catholic

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  • Trent Horn confronts his own doubts in Devil’s Advocate, debating tough questions on God, the Resurrection, abortion, the Bible, and hell.
  • Explore Devil’s Advocate by Trent Horn, where he challenges his own doubts about Catholicism with rigorous debate and clarity.
  • Trent Horn faces off against his toughest opponent yet—himself—in Devil’s Advocate, tackling objections to Catholic beliefs head-on.
  • In Devil’s Advocate, Trent Horn engages in a dialogue with his own doubts, offering insights into defending Catholicism against its toughest critics.
  • Discover Devil’s Advocate by Trent Horn, a compelling exploration of Catholic beliefs through self-reflection and rigorous debate.
  • Trent Horn’s Devil’s Advocate navigates complex issues like God, the Resurrection, abortion, the Bible, and hell with intellectual rigor.
  • In Devil’s Advocate, Trent Horn tackles objections to Catholicism with thought-provoking dialogue and insightful responses.


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.



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4 Reviews

  • 5


    Posted by Mark Fiedeldey on Jan 29th 2023

    At first, I was a bit scared/apprehensive to realize someone as well read as Trent could still face difficulties. He doesn't provide all the answers because he doesn't have them. I had to come to grips with the fact that there may be some aspects that we are not yet capable of understanding. I was comforted with St. Peter's words when faced with a difficult teaching. Lord, to whom should we go? You have the words of everlasting life. Bless you Trent. And Thanks. Mark

  • 5

    Deeply Introspective

    Posted by Bruce Ryman on Oct 19th 2022

    I must admit I came away from reading this book with a stronger realization of basic Faith. There are serious questions….and in the end I’m either going to trust the Magisterium or go somewhere else. I think another author once opined that even with all the serious questions that arise about the Church….valid questions….it’s the best organization available to human kind. So I temper my public questions.

  • 5

    Devil’s Advocate

    Posted by Steven Stubbs on Oct 5th 2022

    Trent Horn does a phenomenal job of addressing questions most of us Catholics have and then reframing them in the classic “Screwtape Letters” format. To be able to write in such a format, and masterfully so, is truly a gift from God! A book well worth reading and having in your library!

  • 5


    Posted by Emily Polasek on Sep 29th 2022

    Trent doesn't just answer his own inner skeptic in a coherent, comprehensive manner; he also gives you effective tools to put to rest your own doubts and difficulties. This is a great book for anyone unsure of how to answer troubling questions about the Catholic faith.

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