Friday, April 25, 2014

21 Toughest Questions Your Kids Will Ask- Book Review

I have two daughters, who are 7 and 4. So, when I first saw the title of Alex McFarland’s book, the 21 toughest questions your kids will ask about Christianity, I thought it would be good since I would be entering in the next few years the realm of the difficult questions.

The questions that McFarland answers include ones about God the Father, Jesus, the Church, the Trinity and the Bible. The breath of the subjects cause some concern about the content. These are some heavy-duty questions. He starts off the book with why God allows evil and suffering.

Of course, he is only able to give thumbnail sketches dealing with some of these topics, but the answers he gives are not simply the usual bumper sticker type answers we get from some in American evangelicalism. Also, unlike some “Christian” books, he uses the Bible throughout each chapter to ground his answers in the only way that truly matters.

The answers he provides will be an encouragement to the parent, youth leader and young adult who reads them. I can highly recommend this book for anyone who deals with teens or even for those who would like some solid reasons, using logic and Scripture (yes, those do go together). This would be a good starter book for someone new in the faith or to the study of apologetics.

I was given this book from Tyndale Books for free in exchange for an honest review.


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