I recently finished Don’t Check Your Brains at the Door by Josh McDowell and Bob Hostetler. The basic idea behind this book is to encourage Christian teens to face the challenges to Christianity head-on. It’s perfectly okay to have questions about your faith, but you need to find the answers to those questions. Doing so will not only increase your faith, but will transform you from a wishy-washy Christian into an informed one.
I know a lot of Christians who know what they believe – and they’re perfectly comfortable pushing their beliefs off on those around them. At the same time, they can’t defend themselves or tell you why you should believe them. I realized just how important it was to know “why” when I took biology in college. There was a Christian girl who looked the part, sat in the front row, and argued with the professor every time the word “evolution” was mentioned. While I agreed with everything the girl said, she made me very uncomfortable because she wasn’t able to support her arguments in the least. So her faith didn’t really help anyone else in the room. Do yourself and everyone else a favor: become an educated Christian. This book is a good place to start.
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