Leila Miller and Trent Horn are two of my favorite people. They’re both smart, joyful, winsome, and faithful. Leila is a Catholic blogger and mother of eight children, and Trent is a staff apologist at Catholic Answers, where he writes books and engages skeptics on the radio.
Together they’ve written a new book titled Made This Way: How to Prepare Kids to Face Today’s Tough Moral Issues, which was just published by Catholic Answers.
I’ve not only read and enjoyed it, but I ordered an entire case of books to pass out to friends and family. It’s that good.
(You can get a case of the books for just $5 per copy!)
Each chapter focuses on a different hot-button issue:
- Sex outside of marriage
- Same-sex marriage
- Reproductive technologies (e.g., in vitro fertilization)
- Transgender Identity
And each chapter follows the same structure: first, a clear and succinct overview of what the Church teaches on that issue, then advice on how to discuss it with small children (pre-pubescent), then advice for discussing it with older children and teens.
What I love is the book isn’t just theory. It’s rooted in Leila’s own experience discussing these topics with her eight kids, and Trent’s experience dialoguing with young people for years, on college campuses, at debates, and on the radio. It’s packed with practical advice and useful analogies for conversation.
Earlier today, Leila and Trent joined me for a LIVE Q&A on Facebook where we talked about the book and took questions from viewers. Click below to watch!