Mama Bear Apologetics: Empowering Your Kids to Challenge Cultural Lies

Mama Bear Apologetics: Empowering Your Kids to Challenge Cultural Lies

Mama Bear Apologetics: Empowering Your Kids to Challenge Cultural Lies

Mama Bear Apologetics: Empowering Your Kids to Challenge Cultural Lies


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*Foreword written by Nancy Pearcey*

"Parents are the most important apologists our kids will ever know. Mama Bear Apologetics will help you navigate your kids’ questions and prepare them to become committed Christ followers.” —J. Warner Wallace

"If every Christian mom would apply this book in her parenting, it would profoundly transform the next generation." —Natasha Crain


The problem with lies is they don’t often sound like lies. They seem harmless, and even sound right. So what’s a Mama Bear to do when her kids seem to be absorbing the culture’s lies uncritically?

Mama Bear Apologetics® is the book you’ve been looking for. This mom-to-mom guide will equip you to teach your kids how to form their own biblical beliefs about what is true and what is false. Through transparent life stories and clear, practical applications—including prayer strategies—this band of Mama Bears offers you tools to train yourself, so you can turn around and train your kids.

Are you ready to answer the rallying cry, “Mess with our kids and we will demolish your arguments”?  Join the Mama Bears and raise your voice to protect your kids—by teaching them how to think through and address the issues head-on, yet with gentleness and respect.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780736976152
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
Publication date: 06/04/2019
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 62,058
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 3 Months to 18 Years

About the Author

Hillary Morgan Ferrer, founder of Mama Bear Apologetics®, has a burden for providing accessible apologetics resources for busy moms. She has a master’s in biology, and her specialties are in cultural apologetics, the relationship between science and faith, and understanding the root causes of doubt. Hillary and her husband, John, have been married for more than 16 years and minister together as an apologetics team in Iowa.

Table of Contents

Foreword Nancy Pearcey 11

Protecting Your Kids the Mama Bear Way 15

Part 1 Rise Up, Mama Bears

1 Calling All Mama Bears-My kid has a cheerio shoved up his nose. Why am I reading this book? Hillary Morgan Ferrer Julie Loos 21

2 How to Be a Mama Bear-Is this code for being the weirdest mom on the playground? Hillary Short 35

3 The Discerning Mama Bear-The refined art of "chew and spit" Hillary Morgan Ferrer 47

4 Linguistic Theft-Redefining words to get your way and avoid reality Hillary Morgan Ferrer 63

Part 2 Lies You've Probably Heard but Didn't Know What They Were Called

5 God Helps Those Who Help Themselves-Self-Helpism Teasi Cannon 81

6 My Brain Is Trustworthy…According to My Brain-Naturalism Hillary Morgan Ferrer 99

7 I'd Believe in God If There Were Any Shred of Evidence-Skepticism Hillary Morgan Ferrer Rebekah Valerius 117

8 The Truth Is, There Is No Truth-Postmodernism Rebekah Valerius Hillary Morgan Ferrer 133

9 You're Wrong to Tell Me that I'm Wrong!-Moral Relativism Hillary Morgan Ferrer Rebekah Valerius 149

10 Follow Your Heart-It Never Lies!-Emotionalism Teasi Cannon Hillary Morgan Ferrer Hillary Short 167

11 Just Worship Something-Pluralism Cathryn S. Buse 185

12 I'm Not Religious; I'm Spiritual!-New Spirituality Alisa Childers 199

13 Communism Failed Because Nobody Did It Right-Marxism Hillary Morgan Ferrer 215

14 The Future Is Female-Feminism Rebekah Valerius Alisa Childers Hillary Morgan Ferrer 235

15 Christianity Needs a Makeover-Progressive Christianity Alisa Childers 253

Final Words of Encouragement

16 How to Take All This Information and #RoarLikeAMother-The Mama Bears 267

Reading Resources for Each Chapter 271

Notes 275

What People are Saying About This

From the Publisher

“Our kids now have access to more information than ever before, including objections to Christianity and the existence of God. Young people encounter skepticism long before they enter universities and colleges. They encounter it online while they are still living at home. That’s why we, as parents, are the most important apologists our kids will ever know. Mama Bear Apologetics will help you understand the challenges so you can navigate your kids’ questions and prepare them to become committed Christ followers.”
J. Warner Wallace, adjunct professor of apologetics at Biola University and author of Cold-Case Christianity, God’s Crime Scene, and Forensic Faith

Mama Bear Apologetics is an incisive and witty look at the false ideas kids are drowning in today, often under the watch of well-meaning but unaware Christian moms. I love that it cuts right to the heart of the problem in each chapter—just enough information to provide helpful context and key points of understanding, but not so much that it will leave you feeling overwhelmed. If every Christian mom would read and thoughtfully apply this book in her parenting, it would profoundly transform the next generation. Please read this, then share it with a friend.”
Natasha Crain, national speaker, blogger, and author of Keeping Your Kids on God’s Side and Talking with Your Kids about God

“I’m thrilled to see a book of this caliber written for moms! Mama Bear Apologetics is engaging and accessible without minimizing the seriousness of the subject matter. I’m particularly pleased by the inclusion of chapters on so-called progressive Christianity and postmodernism. Readers will gain effective tools for dismantling some of the more dangerous ideologies that pervade contemporary culture—and be able to equip their children to follow suit.”
Melissa Cain Travis, PhD, author of Science and the Mind of the Maker: What the Conversation Between Faith and Science Reveals About God

“Outstanding! Mama Bear Apologetics deftly describes cultural lies, how to recognize them, and how to defeat them logically and compassionately. Humor abounds, such as their chew-and-spit method of discerning where progressivism, feminism, socialism, and more agree with or go astray from biblical teaching. Chapters end with discussion questions perfect for small group settings.”
Jean E. Jones, coauthor of Discovering Joy in Philippians and Discovering Jesus in the Old Testament

“This team of women thinkers, under the leadership of Hillary Morgan Ferrer, has put together one of the most engaging, accessible, clever, and relevant books on apologetics available today. They take on and answer the questions that intimidate Christian parents—and they do it with joy, humor, and rare skill. This is the kind of book that should be ordered by churches in case lots so that everyone can read it and discuss it. This book will surely be a confidence builder and a game changer for Christian families far and wide.”
Craig J. Hazen, PhD, Biola University Apologetics, author of Fearless Prayer

“Brilliant, humorous, conversational, must-read book about the importance of apologetics for anyone who gives a hoot about the current and next generations. This fresh perspective—by women—is exactly what apologetics needs. Everyone, not just parents, needs to learn the chew-and-spit method of discernment, how to ROAR like a mother, and grasp the consequences of linguistic theft. The Mama Bear clarion call is providential—‘Mess with our kids, and we will demolish your arguments!"
Laurie A. Stewart, president of Women in Apologetics

Mama Bear Apologetics is a brilliant collaboration for every woman concerned about lies and ideologies that have crept into both society and the church—and have come against the knowledge of God. It’s for those mothers who want to protect the minds and souls of their children. Mama Bear will equip you with the answers to the tough questions, engage you and your children’s critical thinking, and encourage you—through prayer and discussion—on your faith journey.  This book will inspire and strengthen your family and I highly recommend it for every home, in small groups, and in your church.”
Rodney Lake, National Director of Thinking Matters New Zealand Foundation

“The Mama Bear book bounds onto the apologetics scene coming to the aid of Christian moms navigating the swift-moving—and often dangerous—ideological waters of postmodern Western culture. These authors understand that while moms have difficulty finding time to learn apologetics, they are still concerned about what their kids are ingesting from cultural influencers. So the Mama Bears have provided answers at an accessible level using stories and humor for an experience that is as informative as it is enjoyable, all the while maintaining a loving and compassionate approach to tough issues. This book will have Christian moms ready to ‘ROAR like a mother’!”
Mary Jo Sharp,assistant professor of apologetics, Houston Baptist University; director of Confident Christianity Apologetics Ministry

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