Here we are once again with our monthly feature: “From The HM (Homeschool Mom) Bookshelf”.
This month’s read discusses something which is especially important to our family, apologetics and logic.
I pray this read will inspire you to do further research on your own and, at the very least, initiate a little intelligent conversation.
Josh McDowell is an exceptional author. I have enjoyed reading a great many of his books. When I came across one of his books geared toward children, I knew I needed to take a thorough look at what he was offering. Don’t Check Your Brains at the Door certainly didn’t disappoint.
Mr. McDowell, along with Bob Hostetler, carefully and clearly lays out a thorough case for not only what we believe as Christians but why. Don’t Check Your Brains… consists of six major sections, each with subchapters explaining various aspects of the Christian faith. You will hear about myths relating to God, Jesus, the Bible, the Resurrection, and more.
There are a total of forty-two chapters in Don’t Check Your Brains…, each covering an important area of debate among various world views and within the “church” itself. While the number of chapters might seem hefty, don’t let that bother you. Each chapter is quite short and to the point, with a little food for thought and some verses to back up the point being taught.
We are very much enjoying this book. It is a great apologetic study for kids, teaching them to logically think about their faith. It stresses knowing why you believe these things and encourages our children to ask those tough questions.
I don’t know about you, but I don’t want my children following faith blindly; not even my own! I want them to own their faith for themselves and to be armed with answers. I want our children to seek out the truth and not be afraid of what they find.
If you’ve never read any of Mr. McDowell or Mr. Hostetler’s books previously, this might be the time to give them a look. There has never been a more important time to know what you believe and why.
We should not be afraid of questions and we should not be afraid of the truth. Let’s not raise a generation of unthinking children.
Which apologetic book do you use with your own children?