Book Recommendation: 10 Questions Every Teen Should Ask (and Answer) about Christianity

Parenting teenagers can be difficult. During these years of your child’s life, the main challenges they face tend to become more ideological in nature. During middle school and high school, teens begin to ask more questions as they seek to discover what they truly believe and why they believe it. This is a great thing, but it can also be intimidating, especially as a parent. 

Teens who are exploring their faith will also ask questions about how their beliefs engage the culture around them. Is Jesus really the only way to be saved? Can Jesus be true for me and not for others? Has science disproved Christianity? Should we agree that love is love? 

These questions are daunting, but thankfully, we live in a time where there are great resources to help guide your kids through these years. One of those resources is 10 Questions Every Teen Should Ask (and Answer) about Christianity by Rebecca McLaughlin. I recommend this resource to parents for a few reasons:

  1. This book is accessible for any teen- including those who have and have not trusted in Jesus. McLaughlin does an excellent job of approaching these questions from both angles, using Scripture and verified research to answer the questions. 
  2. This book includes discussion questions for parents to ask as they read with their teens (and encourages them to do exactly that!)
  3. Even though the questions are hard, this book is easy to read. McLaughlin uses relevant examples from culture to help engage students and, when needed, clarify her arguments.
  4. You don’t need to be a teen to read this book. Parents, this is a great resource to help you answer these difficult questions yourself! 

The best part is, this resource is available right now in our church library for families at Mountain Creek to check out and read. So, whether you’re currently the parent of a teenager who is asking these questions, or maybe you’re nearing the teenage years and wanting to prepare yourself, check it out in our Library today! 

Matt Hall is an NGU alum who has served as the Pastor of College and Youth at Mountain Creek since August, 2019.