Persuasive Pro-Life: How to Talk About Our Culture’s Toughest Issue
Are you scared to talk about abortion?
Don’t worry—almost everyone is. Either we think the subject is too impolite, or we don’t want to be branded an intolerant fanatic, or we’re afraid we won’t represent the pro-life side well enough. Whatever the reason for this fear, it causes many of us pass up opportunities to speak out on behalf of the unborn.
You can overcome this fear, says Trent Horn in his new book Persuasive Pro-Life. With a little knowledge and a few proven techniques, you can become a bold and effective apologist for life.
Drawing on over a decade as a pro-life organizer, Horn helps you cut through the diversions and obfuscations of the “pro-choice” side in order to accurately frame the legal, historical, and medical issue surrounding abortion. Then he demonstrates—with vivid personal examples from his years of campus activism—the importance of being charitable in all abortion debates, no matter how strident the other side might be. We must be not just warriors for the pro-life cause, he says, but ambassadors for it.
Then Horn leads you a guided tour of the many types of pro-abortion opponent or inquirer (“the pragmatist,” “the skeptic,” “the conflicted”) along with more real-life examples. In each case he teaches you specific approaches—what to say, what not to say, and how to bear yourself—that are custom-tailored to every situation.
The struggle over abortion has never been hotter, and the stakes could not be higher.
Read Persuasive Pro-Life today and never again be afraid to speak up for the precious and fundamental right to life.
Also available as an eBook
“Trent Horn really knows how to get people thinking and talking about abortion. Persuasive Pro-Life is an invaluable handbook for anyone who wants to become more skilled at defending the humanity of the preborn.” —Lila Rose, President, Live Action
“I am so grateful for this book! It brilliantly combines reason and compassion in order to build up a culture of life.” —Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director, Priests for Life
"To change hearts and minds on abortion, it’s not enough to be passionately pro-life. You also have to be intelligently pro-life, and that means knowing who you’re talking to and how to reach them. Trent Horn shares over a decade of experience on the front lines of the abortion debate, teaching pro-lifers how approach the discussion with confidence, charity, and effectiveness." —Eric Scheidler, Executive director, Pro-life Action League
Softcover, 336 pages
Wow, what a fantastic pro-life resource! This book is jam-packed with information, easily the most comprehensive work that I’ve come across in my pro-life reading. As Trent mentions in the acknowledgment, not all of the techniques and arguments presented in the book are original or his own (although I certainly found many new and helpful insights in the book). What makes this book so special is its comprehensive nature and organization. Each section of the book is organized to address the particular perspective of the pro-choice person with whom you are engaging, including the most common objections to the pro-life position. Once you know the perspective/approach that they are bringing to the discussion, this book helps you respond with concise and logical arguments for the pro-life position. Trent also offers great advice for effectively engaging in conversation with others about this challenging topic. This book is so filled with content, although I’ve read it cover to cover, I know that I’ll coming back to it as a reference work for years to come. I’ve made bulk purchases to share with pro-life friends all of whom have appreciated the book. Bring a few copies along to your next pro-life ministry meeting at church, or to the next Forty Days for Life or similar vigil that you attend. Thank you, Trent for such a definitive work supporting a culture of life!
Trent Horn gives several solid techniques to engaging people who hold a 'pro-choice' view. He also gives a brief overview of the common arguments from such people and shows how these techniques can be applied. All of this is done by attacking the topic and not the person. This is a great resource for anyone interested in apologetics.
I like this book as it seems to be comprehensive in regards to defending life. I need to study it to be able to have a good command of the literature but realize I have to rely on the Holy Spirit to assist me. I like the urging to be compassionate in listening to the pro choice aspects.