Compelling reading, not only because of its intellectual rigor but also because of its honest, empathetic humanity. --John C. Lennox
Named the 2020 Beautiful Orthodoxy Book of the Year by Christianity Today
Christianity is the most widespread global belief system, and promises to remain so well into the future. But for many educated westerners, biblical Christianity is a dangerous idea--challenging some of their deepest beliefs.
Channeling state-of-the-art research, personal stories, and careful biblical study, Confronting Christianity explores 12 questions that keep many of us from considering faith in Christ. Look more closely, McLaughlin argues, and the reality of suffering, the complexity of sexuality, the desire for diversity, the success of science, and other seeming roadblocks to faith become signposts. Jesus becomes not a relic from the ancient world, but our modern world's best hope.
Rebecca McLaughlin (PhD, Cambridge University) is the author of Confronting Christianity, named Christianity Today's 2020 Beautiful Orthodoxy Book of the Year. Her subsequent works include 10 Questions Every Teen Should Ask (and Answer) about Christianity; Is Christmas Unbelievable?; and The Secular Creed.