Kids are filled with questions and some of them can be very difficult to answer, especially some of the questions that they have from the Bible. Often times parents will want to give an easy answer, but that doesn't necessarily mean that it's the right answer to give. Tough Questions About the Bible goes through 9 sections about the Bible, Salvation, Prayer, Eternity, and more, giving commonly asked questions that are hard to answer and providing helpful answers.
Have you ever asked "Why did God allow Adam and Eve to sin? Why did he create mosquitoes? What is God's plan for me?" Sometimes we have really tough questions. We wonder if there is anyone who can give us an answer. Some questions are about life, some are about death - some of them are even about God. How can we get answers to questions about God and the Bible? Well - one way is to read the Bible - the Word of God. Joel Beeke helps us by taking our questions about life, death, sin, salvation and many other topics we can find confusing and teaching us what God says in his Word. Sometimes we have tough questions, sometimes we don't get the answers we want or expect, but the Word of God is faithful and we can trust that what we need to know, God will reveal to us.
Children from a variety of backgrounds have come up with the questions in this book and Joel Beeke has done his best to answer these in the light of God's Word. These are real questions from real children in real life situations - and a real pastor with a genuine concern for their souls takes them to the one true God and the real gospel.
Joel R. Beeke is President and Professor of Systematic Theology and Homiletics at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary and Pastor of the Heritage Netherlands Reformed Congregation in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He has written numerous books, including several for children. He and his wife Mary have three children.
"With the wisdom of a tender shepherd, Joel Beeke leaves no stone unturned as he tackles weighty questions children ask... This book is a wonderful companion to family worship; every home should have a well-used copy never far from reach."
"Young people have a knack of asking the obvious questions that others struggle with but are afraid to ask! Thankfully Joel Beeke has a knack of answering questions in a way that is both biblical and straightforward. This book is a great resource!"
"Kids ask the toughest questions and who hasn't been caught wondering how to answer? I can think of no one better to answer the toughest of questions than Joel Beeke. Thoughtfully written, pastorally sensitive, biblically based, gospel-centered, Christ-exalting material of the best sort. [Truth is, grown ups will profit from these answers, too!"
"This book will provide a useful tool in family worship or daily reading, as well as a springboard for further exploration of these important topics."