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Keeping Your Kids on God's Side: 40 Conversations to Help Them Build a Lasting Faith

Keeping Your Kids on God's Side: 40 Conversations to Help Them Build a Lasting Faith


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Empower Your Kids to Respond Wellto the Hard Questions That Threaten Their Faith
It's no secret that children of all ages are being exposed to negative criticism of Christianity as they spend time at school, with friends, or online. Are you prepared to talk with your kids about how they can effectively answer the tough questions that come their way?

In Keeping Your Kids on God's Side, you'll find 40 of the most common challenges kids face—along with clear, easy-to-understand responses you can discuss together. This book will help you...

  • encourage open dialogue on issues your kids might hesitate to talk about
  • replace your children's doubts with the confidence only God's truth can give
  • equip your kids to build the good thinking skills essential for today
  • "I almost wish my children were young again so
    I could use Natasha Crain's book with them."

    Nancy Pearcey
    Bestselling author of Total Truth

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    Product Details

    ISBN-13: 9780736965088
    Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
    Publication date: 03/01/2016
    Pages: 272
    Sales rank: 457,317
    Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.90(d)

    About the Author

    Natasha Crainis a speaker, author, blogger, and podcaster who equips Christians to think biblically in a secular world. She is the author of three apologetics books for parents: Keeping Your Kids on God’s Side,Talking with Your Kids About God, and Talking with Your Kids About Jesus. Natasha has been featured on radio shows nationwide. She has an MBA from UCLA and a certificate in Christian apologetics from Biola University. A former marketing executive and adjunct professor, Natasha lives in Southern California with her husband and three children. She writes at

    Table of Contents

    Foreword J. Warner Wallace 7

    What Your Kids Need for a Confident Faith 9

    Part 1 Conversations About God

    1 What evidence is there for God's existence? 16

    2 How could a good God allow evil and suffering? 22

    3 Why would God command the genocide of the Canaanites? 27

    4 How can a loving God send people to hell? 33

    5 How can God judge people who have never even heard about Jesus? 38

    6 Why would God need people to worship Him? 43

    7 Why is God so hidden? 47

    8 Is faith in God the opposite of reason? 51

    Part 2 Conversations About Truth and Worldviews

    9 What is the difference between objective and subjective truth? 58

    10 Do all religions point to the same truth? 62

    11 How can Christians claim they know what is objectively true? 67

    12 How can personal experience help determine what is true? 72

    13 How can common sense help determine what is true? 77

    14 If Christianity is true, why are there so many denominations? 80

    15 Is Christianity responsible for millions of deaths in history? 86

    16 Are Christians less intelligent than atheists? 93

    Part 3 Conversations About Jesus

    17 How do we know Jesus existed? 102

    18 Did Jesus really claim to be God? 107

    19 Did Jesus' followers really believe He was God? 113

    20 Why did Jesus need to die on the cross for our sins? 118

    21 What are the historical facts of the resurrection that nearly every scholar agrees on? 123

    22 What are the major theories people use to explain those facts? 128

    23 Why do Christians believe a supernatural resurrection best explains the facts? 135

    24 How can Christians believe miracles are even possible? 140

    Part 4 Conversations About the Bible

    25 How were the books in the Bible selected? 148

    26 Why were books left out of the Bible? 154

    27 How do we know we can trust the Bible's authors? 159

    28 How do we know the Bible we have today says what the authors originally wrote? 165

    29 Does the Bible have errors and contradictions? 170

    30 Does the Bible support slavery? 175

    31 Does the Bible support rape? 182

    32 Does the Bible support human sacrifice? 189

    Part 5 Conversations About Science

    33 Why do Christians have varying views on how and when God created the world? 198

    34 What is young-Earth creationism? 203

    35 How do mainstream scientists estimate the age of the Earth? 210

    36 What is old-Earth creationism? 215

    37 What is evolution? 222

    38 What are the major pieces of evidence for evolution? 227

    39 What are the major challenges to evolution? 233

    40 What is intelligent design? 240

    10 Tips for Having Deeper Faith Conversations with Your Kids 249

    Notes 257

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