I Finished Reading “Why We’re Catholic” By Trent Horn

"Why We're Catholic" by Trent Horn was released in 2017 and it's just over 200 pages. Trent Horn is in his early 30's, a Catholic convert and is  part of the Catholic Answers Team ( an amazing website Catholic.com ).

The book is divided into 5 parts.

Part 1: Truth and God - 1)  Why we believe in the truth. 2) Why we believe in Science. 3) Why we believe in a Creator. 4) Why we believe in God. 5) Why we believe God conquers evil.

Part 2: Jesus and the Bible - 6) Why we believe in Jesus. 7) Why we believe in the Resurrection. 8) Why we believe in the Trinity. 9) Why we believe in the Bible. 10) We we aren't Bible-Only Christians.

Part 3: The Church and the Sacraments - 11) Why we belong to the Catholic Church. 12) Why we have a Pope. 13) Why we have Priests 14) Why we go to Mass. 15) Why we Baptize babies.

Part 4: Saints and Sinners - 16) Why we believe in spite of scandal. 17) Why we believe that faith works through love. 18) Why we believe in Purgatory. 19) Why we pray to the Saints. 20) Why we honor Mary.

Part 5: Morality and Destiny - 21) Why we protect Life. 22) Why we cherish our Sexuality. 23) Why we defend Marriage. 24) Why we believe there's a Hell. 25) We we hope for Heaven.

The book closes with: How to become Catholic, How to go to Confession, Common Catholic Prayers and Endnotes.

My thoughts: It truly is a great book and an easy read. It will not answer every question one might have about Catholicism, but it's also only just over 200 pages. I do recommend "Why We're Catholic" to anyone wanting to learn some basics of Catholicism including Catholics like recent converts or Catholics that may not know much about many of the topics that I listed that the book covers. If you have a family member or friend that converted to Catholicism, you may want to read this book to gain some basic understanding of Catholicism especially if you are struggling with their decision.

Trent Horn does have several other books like "The Case for Catholicism: Answers to Classic and Contemporary Protestant Objections" which is 342 page and "Hard Sayings: A Catholic Approach to Answering Bible Difficulties" which is 435 pages. Although I own both of these books, I have not read either of them.  However, knowing Trent's style, they are both great books.