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The 21 toughest questions your kids will ask about Christianity : & how to answer them confidently
McFarland, Alex, 1964-
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Carol Stream, Illinois : Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., [2013]
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viii, 280 pages ; 21 cm
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University apologist, director, and popular speaker Alex McFarland has spent the last two decades answering questions about Christian worldview and the Bible from children, teens, and parents. In The 21 Toughest Questions Your Kids Will Ask about Christianity , he summarizes questions today's children and teens are asking about God, the Bible, and the problem of evil. Alex's experiences have taught him that how adults answer questions about God is as important as, if not more important than, what kids ask. He provides parents with teaching strategies that will help them reach their children intellectually and spiritually. Today's kids and teens are looking for authenticity, integrity, and straightforward truth. Alex comes alongside parents and gives them tools to effectively answer not only their children's toughest academic questions but also the questions that plague their hearts.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Theology Lessons on the Front Stepsp. 1
How to Answer a Questionp. 5
Part 1 Questions about God, the Father
1 Why Does God Allow Evil?p. 15
2 Why Does God Allow Suffering?p. 23
3 Why Is God So Unfair?p. 31
4 How Do We Know That God Loves Us?p. 41
5 Why Doesn't God Make My Life Easy?p. 49
Part 2 Questions about Jesus, the Son
6 Is Jesus Really God?p. 61
7 Did Jesus Ever Sin?p. 71
8 Why Did Jesus Have to Die on the Cross?p. 85
9 Why Is Jesus the Only Way to Heaven?p. 93
10 When Is Jesus Coming Back?p. 105
Part 3 Questions about the Trinity and the Holy Spirit
11 How Can God Be the Only God If There Is Also Jesus?p. 125
12 When I Pray, Who Is Listening-God, Jesus, or the Holy Spirit?p. 133
13 Will the Holy Spirit Leave Me If I Keep Sinning?p. 143
Part 4 Questions about the Bible
14 Is the Bible Really the Word of God?p. 155
15 Are the Miracles in the Bible True?p. 165
16 How Can I Understand the Bible?p. 179
17 This Guy at School Says the Bible Contradicts Itself-Is That True?p. 193
Part 5 Questions about the Church
18 Why Are Christians Such Hypocrites?p. 207
19 Why Do Christians Judge Everybody?p. 219
20 If Church Is Boring, Why Do I Have to Go?p. 231
21 Why Don't Most Churches Care about Pollution and Global Warming?p. 243
Part 6 Questions Parents Ask and My Question to You
22 Questions Parents Askp. 255
23 What Will Your Family Legacy Be?p. 263
Notesp. 273