Even in their innocence, children can ask some of the most complex questions—about the world, science, life in general and even faith.
In “The 21 Toughest Questions,” McFarland help parents answer their kids truthfully and biblically when they want to discuss topics such as:
“If God loves me, why doesn’t he make my life easy?”
Both books also address some of the myths people—and kids—have about Christianity and the lessons that help build a Christian home. McFarland then dispels these myths with the truth of who God really is, myths such as:
- Myth #1: Christianity is intolerant and judgmental toward others.
Truth: Christianity teaches to love neighbor as self and to share the love of Jesus with others.
- Myth #2: Christianity cannot be true because of the evil and suffering in our world.
Truth: Christianity offers the best hope and power to deal with suffering.
- Myth #3: Christianity is untrue because it is based on faith instead of facts.
Truth: The claims of Christianity are based on historical facts that can be tested.
- Myth #4: Christianity has been disproven by modern science.
Truth: The latest scientific evidence points to an intelligent designer behind all creation.
- Myth #5: Christianity is not a religion for the educated.
Truth: Many of the world’s top past and present scholars are Christians.
- Myth #6: Christianity is boring and would be a waste of my time.
Truth: Christianity is the most adventurous life a person can experience.
- Myth #7: Christianity isn’t real because it didn’t work for me.
Truth: The Christian faith is difficult, yet also the most rewarding way of life.
- Myth #8: Christianity is false because it is based on the Bible, which is filled with errors and contradictions.
Truth: The Bible is the most accurately preserved book in history.
- Myth #9: Christianity can’t be true because it is based on a dead man coming back to life.
Truth: If the best explanation for the empty tomb of Jesus is the resurrection, then Christianity can be true.
- Myth #10: Christianity isn’t real because a loving God wouldn’t send anyone to hell.
Truth: God has made great efforts to make sure many will spend eternity with him.
Author and religion/culture expert Dr. Alex McFarland (www.alexmcfarland.com)seeks to help parents answer some of these tough questions in two of his most popular books: “The God You Thought You Knew: Exposing the 10 Biggest Myths About Christianity” and “The 21 Toughest Questions Your Kids Will Ask About Christianity.”