Don’t Check Your Brains At The Door by Josh McDowell & Bob Hostetler is a book geared at teens and helping them know what the believe and why when it comes to God. It is broken down to sections:
Myths About God
Myths About Jesus
Myths About The Bible
Myths About The Resurrection
Myths About Religion and Christianity
Myths About Life and Happiness
Each section then breaks down different myths relating situations in a way that teenagers and younger readers can understand and relate to. At the end of each chapter is “Brain Food” which notes parts of the Bibles to read and has some thought provoking questions for each of the passages that relate to the chapter.
I think this book is a good read for teenagers and even young adults and adults who question what they believe in. It makes things more relate-able and easy to understand. I kind of wish something like this was out when I was a teen – because a lot of the questions I had could not be answered (at least not to my liking) by religious teachers or others. Yet many of them are touched upon and explained in this book. Whether or not the answers in this book which I believe to be satisfactory now would have satisfied my wonder several years ago, we’ll never know.
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.