Focus on the Family Brings Back McFarland’s “The 21 Toughest Questions Your Kids Will Ask about Christianity”
Religion and Culture Expert Dr. Alex McFarland’s Timeless Book to be Re-Released
by Focus on the Family
CHARLOTTE, N.C.—“How do we know that God loves us?” “Why is Jesus the only way to heaven?” “Are the miracles in the Bible true?” “When is Jesus coming back?”
Kids may say the cutest things, but they also ask some of the toughest questions. Religion and culture expert Dr. Alex McFarland (www.alexmcfarland.com), who interacts yearly with nearly 20,000 young people, addresses these question and more in his powerful book “The 21 Toughest Questions Your Kids Will Ask about Christianity: & How to Answer Them Confidently,” which proved so popular that Focus on the Family is releasing a newly-branded edition next month.
“Children may not yet have advanced educational degrees, but they ask some of the most insightful and profound questions we will ever hear,” McFarland said. “And these questions are often some of the most difficult to answer and the most frightening for parents to hear. When parents are faced with sincere questions from their children—questions that may impact their eternal destiny—‘because I said so’ simply does not suffice as a response. The reality, though, is that there are answers to these questions, and we can be empowered to speak truth into our children’s lives by learning how to respond in truth and with confidence.”
“The 21 Toughest Questions Your Kids Will Ask about Christianity” builds on McFarland’s more than two decades of experience answering questions about a Christian worldview and the Bible from children, teens and parents. The book focuses on questions about God, the Father; Jesus, the Son; the Trinity and the Holy Spirit; the Bible; and the Church. A special section is also devoted to questions parents ask.
“In a culture that is so riddled with falsehood, it may seem daunting to sift through opinion and arrive at truth,” McFarland continued. “But God does not want us ignorant of His Word. By equipping ourselves with the truth of Scripture, we can impart that truth to others and answer the most important questions our kids will ever ask.”
In addition to Focus on the Family’s release of the book, American Family Association (www.afa.net) has announced the creation of a companion video series, to be released later this summer.
Alex McFarland is the author of 16 books, including “The 21 Toughest Questions Your Kids Will Ask about Christianity,” “10 Issues that Divide Christians,” and the “Stand” series of devotions for teens, featuring titles such as Diving into God’s Word, Unleashing the Wisdom of God, Seeking the Way of God, Core Truths You Must Know for an Unshakable Faith and Stand Strong: In College. He is also host, along with national speaker and apologist Jason Jimenez, of the Stand Strong Tour (www.standstrongtour.com).
McFarland, also the Director for Christian Worldview and Apologetics at the Christian Worldview Center of North Greenville University (www.ngu.edu) in Greenville, S.C., is an expert in the field of apologetics—the practice of defending the Christian faith in a world where faith in Christ is plummeting at alarming rates. He has spent years working with young people, interacting with nearly 20,000 per year, and takes the questions of the young to heart.
He is a speaker, writer and advocate for Christian apologetics and has spoken in hundreds of locations throughout North America and internationally. McFarland has also preached in more than 1,300 churches and has been featured at conferences such as the Billy Graham School of Evangelism, Focus on the Family’s “Big Dig” and California’s “Spirit West Coast,” sharing the platform with Chuck Colson, Eric Metaxas, Josh McDowell and many others.
McFarland is part evangelist, part apologist, part educator and part broadcaster—but his focus lies in communicating the message of salvation through the Lord Jesus Christ. He co-hosts the daily, live radio program Exploring the Word on American Family Radio’s Talk Network, heard on approximately 140 stations across the country.
Renowned apologist Dr. Alex McFarland is a religion and culture expert, national talk show host, speaker and author of The 21 Toughest Questions Your Kids Will Ask about Christianity, 10 Issues that Divide Christians, 10 Questions Every Christian Must Answer, 10 Answers for Skeptics, 10 Answers for Atheists, and the Stand series of teen devotional books.
Bringing you some of the largest conferences in apologetics history, McFarland is the organizer of “Truth For A New Generation” (www.truthforanewgeneration.
Alex McFarland has spoken in all 50 states, has been interviewed by top Christian and secular media outlets and has spent 20 years training teens and adults in biblical worldview reasoning. Through his writing, training and conferences, McFarland works toward his goal of introducing new audiences to the truths of Christianity.