People often trust their personal experiences over every other kind of evidence for their beliefs. The most common response I hear when I first explain what the world apologetics means is some version of “I’m a Christian because I know in my heart Christianity is true.” One mom told me, “I can only teach my kids what I know I’ve experienced, and they’ll have to develop their beliefs based on their own experiences.” …There are much more to offer our children as reasons for belief than a description of how we’ve personally experienced God.
Maybe you have experienced or know someone that has- children growing up in Christian homes and later in college denying Christianity all together. For me personally, my children are now married and having children of their own. Did they have questions and doubts? Yes, we all do and this gem of a book gives a parent a start with 40 questions to get the conversation going with our children. To develop critical thinking and more than just experiencing something in our heart. It’s not about emotionalism but the truth of God’s plan and who he is.
The book is divided by 5 parts and within each of these parts a series of questions. The first part Conversations About God, Conversations About Truth and World Views, Conversations About Jesus, Conversations about the Bible, Conversations about Science. As you can see this is about conversations. But as parents, we need to know how to start and how to think about these conversations before someone else does. Believe me! With social media, cultural differences, peer pressure, these questions will be bombarding our children. It is better for us to have these conversations with our children to think together what challenges the Christian faith and having a deeper understanding of Christianity. The affects of sin, creation, just to name a few tells us so much more about the sovereignty of God than the feel good Christianity that is so prevalent today. Why is creation so important and what does it tell us about God and redemption. Answering these questions with understanding can only give you and your child a deeper faith when your faith is questioned.
A book to get to the conversation going.
A Special Thank You to Harvest House Publishers and Netgalley for the ARC and the opportunity to post an honest review.