Don’t Check Your Brains At The Door: Know What You Believe And Why
By: Josh McDowell and Bob Hostetler
Josh McDowell is a good author and one which I have a large selection of books by and have greatly enjoyed most of them. However, every author at times writes books that are totally beneath them. This is a perfect example of that. This book first of all is written for teenagers so it’s not very enjoyable for adults. I won’t judge it completely on that basis though. My biggest beef with the book is as follows: The authors state in the introduction that it is wrong of teenagers to simply mimic or copy the faith of parents or peers. I totally agree. Then the rest of the book is filled with really short defenses that are not well supported so that you basically have to takes the authors’ word for it. The reader deserves better than this. This is not a good apologetics book. You’ll get a lot of Christian defense arguments but absolutely will not be able to actually defend your faith. Josh McDowell could have done better. I know because he usually does (for example New Evidence That Demands A Verdict and other good books). Unfortunately, whether your a teenager or an adult I do not recommend this book.
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