Mama Bear Apologetics™: Empowering Your Kids to Challenge Cultural LiesHarvest House Publishers / 2019 / Trade Paperback$9.99 Retail:5 Stars Out Of 5 6 Reviews
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danniAge: 25-34Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Valuable ResourceMay 18, 2019danniAge: 25-34Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I was very interested in reading this book because 1 - I love apologetics and 2 - what believing parent doesn't want more wisdom in knowing how to teach their children to think critically about the Gospel and our culture's push against it?
This book is written by several authors, with Hillary Morgan Ferrer as the general editor. There are 2 Parts with 16 total chapters:
- Part 1 = Rise Up, Mama Bears
- Part 2 = Lies You've Probably Heard but Didn't Know What They Were Called
I believe the title of the book is genius! "Mama Bear" is a very popular phrase at this time in our culture to describe the protection and fierceness of a mother who is willing to go to extreme lengths for their children. And apologetics, of course, is the reasoning and defense of the Gospel.
The reality of the book is this: our children are exposed to many objections to the Gospel years before they enter their own world. With social media, they have access to more information than they can truly comprehend. As believers, we also know that our role as parents is the most vital in influencing our children for or against the Gospel. This book puts apologetics on a level playing field for any parent to utilize on behalf of their children.
One of my favorite sections of the book:
- Linguistic Theft: the purposeful hijacking of words, changing their definitions, and then using them as tools of propaganda. Such words include "LOVE", " TRUTH", "TOLERANCE", "JUSTICE", "EQUALITY", "BIGOT", "AUTHENTIC". Knowing the biblical definitions of such words is the first step in combating linguistic theft.
The second part of the book matches arguments with their specific definition. For example: I'd believe in God if there were any shred of Evidence equates to Skepticism; The truth is, there is no truth equates to Postmodernism.
This book is extremely valuable for any mother (or father). I loved the plethora of information and wisdom provided for those difficult, frustrating objections to the Gospel.
Each chapter ends with a PAWS for Prayer and Discussion questions. The PAWS for prayer stands for Praise, Admit, Worship with Thanksgiving, and Supplication. These two sections provide a summary of each chapter's content with very thoughtful, practical questions to discuss with others, or in particular your spouse.
This will be a reference book for many years as my children grow up and are faced with objections to the Gospel in every direction they turn. The least I can do as a parent is have a solid foundation for them to lean on.
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.