Friday, December 23, 2011

Book Review: Don’t Check your Brains at the Door, by Josh McDowell & Bob Hostetler

I recently received “Don’t check your brains at the door” by Josh McDowell and Bob Hostetler.  This book is geared towards teenage students who, of course, have lots of questions. The book is arranged into six sections; each one answering common misconceptions or “Myths.” There are answers to myths about God, Jesus, The Bible, The Resurrection, Christianity, and Life.

The answers are brief—perhaps a little too brief, but they do answer the question in a page or two. One neat feature is the “Brain Food” box at the end of each section. This box contains follow up questions and Bible verses, so you could extend the question further if you wanted. 

I enjoyed this book. I felt the writing was appropriate for middle to high school students, whom I teach. I will probably use excerpts from this as the need arises with my 6th graders. I liked how it was divided, also. The 42 questions are very common questions that we all think about or ask at some point. I would recommend this book to anyone interested in helping young people find biblical answers to their questions.

This book was received from Thomas Nelson Press in exchange for an honest review.
The opinions expressed are my own and have not been influenced in any way.

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