In this apologetics classic, McDowell and Hostetler expose myths about God, the Bible, religion, and life to show how Christianity stands up to facts and reason. As your teens learn what and why they believe, they'll be better equipped to stick with their faith---and make a lifetime commitment to Christ and the church. 208 pages, softcover from Nelson.
Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 208 Vendor: Tommy Nelson Publication Date: 2011
Dimensions: 8.38 X 5.50 (inches) ISBN: 1400317207 ISBN-13: 9781400317202 Availability: In Stock
Seven in 10 Protestants ages 18 to 30both evangelical and mainlinewho went to church regularly in high school said they quit attending by age 23, according to the survey by LifeWay Research. (USA Today)
Dont Check Your Brains at the Door gives teens answers that make sense, even for the toughest of questions. Internationally known defender of the faith Josh McDowell and co-author Bob Hostetler offer clarity laced with humor to expose common myths about God, the Bible, religion, and life to show how Christianity stands up to the test of fact and reason. Teens will be better equipped to stick with their faith as they begin to understand why they believe and why its important to make a lifetime commitment to Christ and the church.
Josh McDowell is an internationally known speaker and author. He is a traveling representative of Campus Crusade for Christ speaking to more than ten million young people. Josh has authored or coauthored more than 120 books. Josh and his wife, Dottie, have four grown children.
Bob Hostetler is a writer, editor, pastor, and speaker. His books, which include the award-winning Dont Check Your Brains at the Door (co-authored with Josh McDowell)and the novel, The Bone Box, have sold over three million copies.
In Don't Check Your Brain at the Door, Josh McDowell and Bob Hostetler examine 42 different myths concerning faith and life that many young teens believe today. As the next generation, teens should know what they believe and why they believe it. Both authors strive to present the truth and urge teens to discover for themselves what the Bible truly says.
McDowell and Hostetler shed light on relevant issues and ideas about faith that are commonly misunderstood. The writing style is easy to read and understand, with short chapters for those readers who cant focus for very long. The book could be read as a daily devotional. There is a section at the end of each chapter for the reader to interact with his Bible. Josh McDowell and Bob Hostetler are both involved in youth ministry and speak to teens all over the U.S. Hostetler is a pastor at Cornerstone Community Church in Hamilton, Ohio, an editor, and an author. McDowell is a traveling representative of Campus Crusade for Christ.
The authors confront myths about the Bible, God, Jesus, the resurrection, religion, life, and faith. They want to follow what Psalm 119:10-11 says: "I seek you with all my heart; do not let me stray from your commands. I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you." By understanding the Bible and searching for the truths in Scripture, teens can have a solid theological foundation for their beliefs. Each myth is refuted by a biblical reference or by outside research books as cited in this publication.
Overall, this book is a solid text, especially for young teens or preteens. It is not the in-depth study that older teens would read, but its truths are valid. I would recommend this book for young teens to read as a devotional or for youth groups to use on retreats. Ashlee Amann, www.ChristianBookPreviews.com