As our children enter middle school and begin deeper study in God's Word, their questions become more challenging to answer. For example, questions like, “The Bible says I’m to turn the other cheek, so does that mean I can’t defend myself?” can put us on our heels.
In fact, for middle schoolers and older teens, the Bible often raises as many questions as it answers--and in the quickness of the moment, it's not always easy to respond accurately, tenderly, and clearly.
Author and pastor Joel Beeke offers much help in this regard. In his book, Tough Questions about the Bible, Beeke leaves no stone unturned by tackling real-life, weighty questions posed to him by students. Tough Questions speaks in language teens will understand, covering topics that include salvation, prayer, eternity, and how Christianity is different from other religions.
Designed to be read independently by your teen, Tough Questions is presented in an easy-to-read, Q&A format so that young readers can gain a clear understanding of core Christian beliefs at their own pace.
If you're a parent or grandparent of a teen, this book comes highly recommended from Truth For Life--and, if you teach middle school at your church, you'll find this book a particularly helpful resource.