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Hard Sayings: A Catholic Approach to Answering Bible Difficulties

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by Trent Horn

Have you ever read something in the Bible that made you just scratch your head?

Has a skeptic ever challenged you to defend a seemingly scandalous verse of Scripture?

You’re not alone.

The Bible contains more than a few “hard sayings” (John 6:60): ancient idioms, apparent contradictions, myth-like events and figures, and passages that seem to be embarrassingly out of step with modern culture or science.

How can a Catholic reconcile such things with his own faith, and with what the Church teaches about the inspiration and inerrancy of Sacred Scripture?

Don’t worry. As Trent Horn (Answering Atheism) explains in Hard Sayings, God’s revelation in the Bible is not something Catholics need to be ashamed of or read with a mental reservation.

Trent examines dozens of the most confounding passages in Scripture and offers clear, reasonable, Catholic explanations to unlock their true meaning. He also provides basic principles for reading and interpreting Scripture that the wisdom of the Church has developed over the centuries.

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