Confronting Christianity

Confronting Christianity

12 Hard Questions for the World's Largest Religion

by Rebecca McLaughlin
Publisher: Crossway Books
Hardcover, 240 pages
Price: $24.99

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.

Table of Contents

Introduction

  1. Aren’t we better off without religion?
  2. Doesn’t Christianity crush diversity?
  3. How can you say there is only one true faith?
  4. Doesn’t religion hinder morality?
  5. Doesn’t religion cause violence?
  6. How can you take the Bible literally?
  7. Hasn’t science disproved Christianity?
  8. Doesn’t Christianity denigrate women?
  9. Isn’t Christianity homophobic?
  10. Doesn’t the Bible condone slavery?
  11. How could a loving God allow so much suffering?
  12. How could a loving God send people to hell?
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