I bet you didn’t know you can reach milestones as a book reviewer, did you?
Receiving Don’t Check Your Brains at the Door from the publisher as part of the Litfuse blog tour takes me to a new place.
I’m reviewing books for teens because I am a mother of a teenager. If you’re still at the mother of preschooler stage, don’t blink. It truly happens as fast as everyone says. Even as a teenager of three weeks I’m seeing the field is changing. There are questions, rumors, pressures and temptations surrounding him.
Don’t Check Your Brains at the Door provides the answers.
Josh McDowell and Bob Hostetler give excellent, Biblical answers to questions our young people are confronted with on a daily basis. We attend a private Christian school and my son now has this book. He asked if he could pass it on to friends from school. He let me know friends from school are asking questions that are in this book. Questions like isn’t being good enough? Why can’t everyone go to heaven? Aren’t all religions alike? The worst thing we could do as parents is pretend these lies aren’t surrounding our kids.
I can’t say enough about how informed this book made me and is helping my son. The readings are short with brain food activities to reinforce the topic.
The pages are highlighted and dog-eared already. We are passing it on to friends. THAT is how good this book is.
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|Josh McDowell wrote the international best-selling apologetics references Evidence That Demands a Verdict and over 120 other books. He travels and speaks with Campus Crusade for Christ.For more about Josh visit his website Josh.org.|
|Bob Hostetler is an award-winning and best-selling writer, editor, pastor, and speaker. His books include Don’t Check Your Brains at the Door and The Bone Box.For more about Bob visit his website BobHostetler.com.|
About the book:
|“Seven in 10 Protestants ages 18 to 30—both evangelical and mainline—who went to church regularly in high school said they quit attending by age 23, according to the survey by LifeWay Research.” (USA Today)Don’t Check Your Brains at the Door gives teens answers that make sense, even for the toughest of questions. Internationally known defender of the faith Josh McDowell and co-author Bob Hostetler offer clarity laced with humor to expose common myths about God, the Bible, religion, and life to show how Christianity stands up to the test of fact and reason. Teens will be better equipped to stick with their faith as they begin to understand why they believe and why it’s important to make a lifetime commitment to Christ and the church.|
To celebrate the release of their new book, Josh McDowell and Bob Hostetler have teamed up with their publisher,Thomas Nelson, to give away a brand new KINDLE!
One “brainy” winner will receive a Kindle prize package worth over $150.00:
- A Brand New KINDLE with Wi-Fi and Pearl Ink Screen
- Don’t Check Your Brains At the Door by Josh McDowell & Bob Hostetler (for KINDLE)
A perfect back-to-school prize package! To enter just click one of the icons below. Hurry! The giveaway ends August 18th. Winner will be announced on the evening of the 18th during the Don’t Check Your Brains At the Door Facebook Party! The authors will be chatting with guests, answering questions on “knowing what you believe and why” (it’s okay if you haven’t read the book – who knows, you might WIN a copy!), testing your trivia skills, and giving away tons of great stuff! (Gift certificates, books, and more!)
Blog tour schedule:
Noah at Books I Recommend This book is very useful to modern teenagers, and to other people, in refuting common myths about various Biblical topics and ideas. This revised edition has made it much more useful with more myths being torn down and explained in an easier way. For example, in some of the stories, iPads, iPods, gaming systems, etc. are mentioned. The chapters are pretty short, but comprehensive and complete. The “Brain Food” sections at the end of each chapter help the reader see for himself how the Bible refutes the myth just discussed. This is a fantastic book, and I recommend it to any struggling with questions about such myths, or even those who support any of the myths. 5 Stars.
Abi at 4 the LOVE of BOOKS Don’t Check Your Brains at the Door is defiantly a two thumbs up book. It will help any young reader to dig deeper into the Word to know what it is they believe and why they believe it. What is true and what is not true. Could be used as a devotional. Each topic is 3-5 pages in length (very short) with Brain Food activities added to the end of the chapter to get the ol’ brain something to think about and dig into God’s Word.
Brevis Josh and Bob have a very conversational and story-telling style of writing, which easily draws their readers into the content. The book accomplishes what it set out to do—challenge young readers to test gospel truths found in the Bible so that they can learn to give an answer for their faith.
Vic’s Media Room While “Don’t Check Your Brains At the Door” is written primarily for our youth to give them the answers to the questions that they have and to provide them to others who are also questioning it is also a good resource for adults who have the same questions and have never had the answers provided to them before. The authors have done a great job in presenting the questions and giving the answers in a clear, concise format. This book will help change your thinking by providing you the truth you need. I highly recommend it.
Sundi Jo at Living The Lyrics http://sundijo.com
Nicole at Bless Their Hearts Mom Very approachable and easy to understand. The book is divided into different sections: myths about God, myths about Jesus, myths about the bible,myths about the resurrection,myths about religion and Christianity, and then myths about life and happiness. They give personal reflections or stories, and then offer verses from the bible to correspond to them. A good starting off place. I would recommend it to Teen Youth Leaders as a book of topics to discuss.
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