Don’t Check Your Brains At the Door by Josh McDowell and Bob Hostetler is a must-read for a new generation of Christians. In a postmodern world where simple faith is just not simple and truth is seemingly relevant, this book offers a fresh answer to the not-so-new questions surrounding the authenticity of Christian faith.
Using language and illustrations geared towards young people, the book tackles major apologetic issues and subjects, calling them “myths” — myths about God, myths about Jesus, myths about the Bible, myths about the Resurrection, myths about religion and Christianity, and myths about life and happiness. Each section hits on a worldly view of some element of the Christian faith, employing the use of stories, illustrations, and jokes to communicate the issue. Then, the writers use Scripture, history, and basic logic to illuminate the real truth and to point readers back to Christ. It is, in the simplest sense, an apologetics handbook for teens.
I would highly recommend this book to anyone — young or old — who wants to be better equipped to give an answer for the faith that they have.
Many thanks to Thomas Nelson Publishing for providing me with a free copy of this book to review. All opinions expressed are mine entirely.