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Hostile Witnesses: How the Historic Enemies of the Church Prove Christianity

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One of the ways Jesus answered his critics was to use their own words against them—to show how even the enemies of the Faith admitted crucial facts that undermined their own position.

That’s a strategy that defenders of the Faith have taken to heart and employed through the ages - In fact, no matter how hostile and distorted the attacks on Catholicism have been in the centuries that followed, it’s proved impossible for critics to mount their attacks without tripping themselves up - and inadvertently testifying to the truth of what they’re trying to destroy.

With his book, Hostile Witnesses: How the Historic Enemies of the Church Prove Christianity, renowned author Gary Michuta introduces you to a veritable rogues’ gallery of the historic opponents of the Church, beginning with those recorded in the New Testament. He flings open a treasure chest of little-known quotations from the enemies of the Faith and shows how they unwittingly testify to its truth.

Herod the Great…the scribes and Pharisees…Voltaire…Martin Luther…John Calvin – Hostile Witnesses provides you with the key quotations from these and many other figures, showing how they inadvertently provide compelling evidence for the truth of the Faith.


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Gary Michuta
Softcover, 266 pages
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  • 5

    Posted by Mark Fiedeldey on Jun 16th 2022

    Gary had done an excellent job reviewing, in detail, the writings of those attempting to discredit Christianity. Several times while reading the hostile testimony, knowing Gary was going to identify the hostile witness' support for the church, I still missed it. Gary brought the hidden proof to light and his explanations made me smile. Thanks a bunch Gary. Mark

  • 5
    Witnesses you least expect

    Posted by Paul Curry on May 6th 2022

    This book comes from a different angle than most to defend the faith and Christianity. All the usual enemies and more are here, unwittingly giving their support to Christianity. A great book!

  • 5
    Great Read

    Posted by Brian on Dec 13th 2021

    Very accessible and helpful read about how the Church has been viewed by those who oppose it throughout the centuries.

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