There is no doubt that teens are in a crucial stage of their lives. They are beginning to take on more responsibility, going through massive hormone changes, dealing with pier pressure from friends and are in the process of owning their faith as passed onto them by their parents. It is amidst this ownership of their faith that teens can develop a worldview crisis. Doubts begin to emerge as they think for themselves about their faith in God.
It is at this time in their life that teens need answers to their faith questions. In addition to reading Scripture, they need resources to help them think through the issues as others have before them. It is with this in mind that Master Books has developed a series of books titled Answer Book 4 Teens: Your Questions, God’s Answers Volume 1 and 2.
Volume 2 has released and continues to provide biblically based and intellectually sound answers to teens questions at a level they can understand that characterized Volume 1.
The questions volume 2 answers are as follows:
- Did creation really take just 6 days or did God use the big band?
- Noah’s ark…Really?
- What about caveman and missing links?
- But the Bible is full of contradictions..ins’t it?
- Don’t fossils prove evolution?
- Isn’t natural selection evolution? My textbook says they’re the same.
- Mutations are good for evolution, right? I mean, X-Men can’t be wrong, can it?
- But the Bible was written by a bunch of men, right? What make is so special/
- How should In interpret the Bible?
- But doesn’t the Bible support slavery?
- Unicorns and the Bible…you’ve got to be kidding me!
- How can we be sure the 66 books of the Bible are the only ones from God?
- What about abortion, cloning, and stem cells?
- What about going to college?
- “Going through the motions”…is that saving faith?
The Answer Book 4 Teens series is a great introduction to a number of biblical, scientific and apologetic issues and questions that teens will face either during high school or college. Even if your teens are not asking these questions to you they are either asking them to their friends, in their head or will ask them sooner or later. As a parent or teen worker, it is always good to get ahead of the game on these issues. This series of books is a great place to start. The font draws you in and the artwork is catchy.
The only thing I wish the publisher would have done was to provide a list of books for further reading at the end of each chapter. Certainly the answers given are not the end of the answer and their brevity (though not a fault) will certainly spur more questions and a desire for further inquiry.
NOTE: I received this book for free from Master Books in return for a review expressing my personal opinion and was under no obligation to provide a favorable one.