Apologetics Updated for our Age and My Favourite Christian Book of 2019: Confronting Christianity by Rebecca McLaughlin

Rebecca McLauglin’s excellent take on apologetics updates the questions for the 21st century and tackles the impact of Christianity on minorities, morality and violence as well as the classic questions on suffering, hell and science, among others.

Confronting Christianity: 12 Hard Questions for the World’s Largest Religion was probably my favourite Christian book that I read in 2019. Using an engaging mix of research, anecdote and personal story, McLaughlin gives nuanced answers to some of the big objections to Christianity of our time. Her answers convey complexity in an engaging way, gently challenge assumptions and consistently and winsomely point to the hope and answers held out in the gospel. McLaughlin is an academic and the extensive footnotes make this book look a bit more intimidating than it actually is to read. Many of her anecdotes involve the spiritual journeys of fellow-academics and that may also seem a bit removed for those who haven’t spent time in a uni setting. However, it makes this book a particularly excellent one for educated people who are considering Christianity or who may have dismissed it without exploring it deeply.

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