Talking with Your Kids about Jesus: 30 Conversations Every Christian Parent Must Have

Talking with Your Kids about Jesus: 30 Conversations Every Christian Parent Must Have

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Overview

You already know the world is becoming an increasingly secular place that will undoubtedly challenge your child's faith in Jesus. But do you know specifically what those faith challenges are, how to effectively talk with your child about them, and what that means for you as a Christian parent on a day-to-day basis?

If your answer is "no," you're not alone. Many Christian parents feel the same.

But here's the good news: Talking with Your Kids about Jesus will give you the confidence you need to have the conversations that matter most in today's skeptical world. In a friendly, parent-to-parent voice, Natasha Crain will walk you through essential topics on Jesus's identity, teachings, death, and resurrection. Each chapter clearly explains what skeptics are saying and provides a concise, easy-to-understand response you can discuss with your child (one that can be tailored for any age).

Chapters are sequenced in a curriculum-oriented way to provide a cumulative learning experience, making this book a flexible resource for use in multiple settings: homes, church classes, youth groups, small groups, private Christian schools, and homeschools. Every chapter has a step-by-step conversation guide with discussion questions and tips, and content is readily adaptable for use with kids of any age.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780801075537
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 03/31/2020
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 138,361
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Natasha Crain is a national speaker, author, and blogger who is passionate about equipping Christian parents to raise their kids with an understanding of how to make a case for and defend their faith in an increasingly secular world. In addition to Talking with Your Kids about Jesus, she has authored two other apologetics books for parents: Keeping Your Kids on God's Side and Talking with Your Kids about God. Natasha's articles have been featured in the Focus on the Family magazine and the Christian Research Journal, and she's been interviewed on radio shows across the country. 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 www.natashacrain.com.

Table of Contents

Foreword Lee Strobel 17

Introduction 19

Part 1 The Identity of Jesus

Overview 27

1 Is Jesus a Myth? 31

2 Is Jesus the Jewish Messiah? 39

3 Is Jesus God? 47

4 Did Jesus Really Perform Miracles? 55

5 Did Ancient People Believe in Miracles Because They Were More Gullible? 63

6 How Can Jesus Be Both God and Human? 71

Part 2 The Teachings of Jesus

Overview 81

7 Did Jesus Teach That He's the Only Way to God? 85

8 What Did Jesus Teach about Hell? 93

9 What Did Jesus Teach about Religion? 101

10 What Did Jesus Teach about Loving Others? 109

11 What Did Jesus Teach about Judging Others? 117

12 How Can We Know What Jesus Would Have Taught on Subjects He Didn't Address? 125

Part 3 The Death of Jesus

Overview 135

13 Did Jesus Predict His Violent Death and Resurrection? 139

14 What's the Relationship between Old Testament Animal Sacrifices and Jesus's Death? 148

15 Did Jesus Die Willingly? 156

16 What Did Jesus's Death Accomplish? 164

17 If Jesus Is God, How Could He Die? 172

18 Where Was Jesus between His Death and Resurrection ? 179

Part 4 The Resurrection of Jesus

Overview 189

19 Why Does It Matter If Jesus Was Resurrected? 194

20 What Historical Evidence Is There for Jesus's Resurrection? 202

21 Was Jesus's Tomb Really Empty? 210

22 Did Jesus's Disciples Lie about the Resurrection? 218

23 Were Jesus's Disciples Mistaken about the Resurrection? 226

24 Did People Invent the Resurrection Many Years Later? 234

Part 5 The Difference Jesus Makes

Overview 245

25 What Is a Christian? 249

26 How Is a Person's View of the Bible Different as a Christian? 257

27 How Is a Person's View of God Different as a Christian? 265

28 What Does It Mean to Be Saved? 273

29 What Does It Mean to Trust in Jesus? 281

30 Why Do Christians Want to Share Their Faith with Others? 289

Notes 297

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