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Outreach Magazine awards “Confronting Christianity” Apologetics Resource of the Year

WHEATON, Ill.—Crossway is pleased to announce that Rebecca McLaughlin’s Confronting Christianity (Crossway, April 2019) has been named the Outreach Resource of the Year in the Apologetics category.

The 17th annual Outreach Resources of the Year, presented by Outreach magazine, honor resources specifically focused on outreach in areas such as evangelism, apologetics, compassionate service, and cross-cultural ministry.

“It is a tremendous honor to receive this award,” writes Justin Taylor, Crossway’s executive vice president of book publishing and book publisher. “We pray this recognition would cause more people to use Rebecca’s book in seeking to reach the lost with the glorious good news of Jesus Christ!”

The book has also received recent awards from Christianity Today (winner of the 2020 Beautiful Orthodoxy Book of the Year) and the Gospel Coalition (winner of the 2019 TGC Book Award in the Evangelism and Apologetics category).

Confronting Christianity addresses 12 controversial issues about Christianity—the Bible’s teaching on gender and sexuality, the reality of heaven and hell, and more—and shows how current psychological and scientific research actually aligns with teaching from the Bible.

“Rebecca McLaughlin’s defense of the Christian faith is what all defenses should be: sensitive, smart, and sound. This is apologetics done right—and exactly right for this age in which we live,” commends Karen Swallow Prior, author of Fierce Convictions. “Confronting Christianity is a book I will draw upon myself and will recommend widely to believers and skeptics alike.”

McLaughlin is also the author of the forthcoming book for preteens 10 Questions Every Kid Should Ask (and Answer) about Christianity (Crossway, January 2021), which will help kids think through topics similar to those explored in Confronting Christianity. For more information about the author, please visit

Rebecca McLaughlin holds a PhD in Renaissance literature from Cambridge University and a theology degree from Oak Hill College in London. She is cofounder of Vocable Communications and former vice president of content at the Veritas Forum, where she spent almost a decade working with Christian academics at leading secular universities.

Founded in 1938, Crossway is a not-for-profit global Christian publishing ministry that publishes gospel-centered, Bible-based content to honor our Savior and serve his church. Crossway seeks to help people understand the all-encompassing implications of the gospel and the truth of God’s word—for all of life, for all eternity, and for the glory of God alone. Crossway is the global publisher of the ESV® (English Standard Version®) Bible, more than 1,000 Christian books, and an extensive list of gospel literature. For additional information, visit

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