Saturday, August 13, 2011

Book Review ~ Don't Check Your Brains At The Door, by: McDowell & Hostetler

Thoughts From Me:
Where to begin, where to begin...holy smokes batman...this book is off the wall awesome! I decided to do a review of it, thanks to LitFuse, because I have two teenage boys knocking on the door to college and adulthood. I want to be able to share with them all they need to know to "Know what you believe and why" and let me just tell you this book is the answer!!!

When the package arrived at my office with my copy of the book I quickly showed it to my lead Pastor and Connections Pastor and they just grinned and chuckled...apparently they both read this book when they were in student ministry years ago. That was exactly what I needed to hear to dive head first into this book knowing that this could be exactly what I was looking to share with my boys.

With forty-two short chapters (like 3-5 pages each) you can start anywhere you want or right from the beginning. At the end of each chapter there is a little section called "Brain Food" where you can do a little further digging on your own.

This book is a must have for anyone looking to "know what they believe and why", not just teenagers. The book is broken into groups that talk about;
  • Myths About God
  • Myths About Jesus
  • Myths About The Bible
  • Myths About The Resurrection
  • Myths About Religion And Christianity
  • Myths About Life And Happiness
There are just not enough words to describe how incredible this book is. I can't wait to give it to my boys and let them soak up the wisdom tucked away on the pages of "Don't Check Your Brains At The Door".

About the book:
Don't Check Your Brains at the Door gives teens answers that make sense, even for the toughest of questions. Internationally known defender of the faith Josh McDowell and co-author Bob Hostetler offer clarity laced with humor to expose common myths about God, the Bible, religion, and life to show how Christianity stands up to the test of fact and reason. Teens will be better equipped to stick with their faith as they begin to understand why they believe and why it's important to make a lifetime commitment to Christ and the church.

About Josh and Bob:
Josh McDowell wrote the international best-selling apologetics references Evidence That Demands a Verdict and over 120 other books. He travels and speaks with Campus Crusade for Christ.

Bob Hostetler is an award-winning and best-selling writer, editor, pastor, and speaker. His books include Don't Check Your Brains at the Door and The Bone Box.

To celebrate the release of their new book, Josh McDowell and Bob Hostetler have teamed up with their publisher,Thomas Nelson, to give away a brand new KINDLE!

Don't Check Your Brains At the Door answers many of the faith-related questions Christian youth face. It challenges young readers to test gospel truths found in the Bible so they can learn to give an answer for their faith as they mature into thinking adults. A great resource for teens and college-age. 

One "brainy" winner will receive a Kindle prize package worth over $150.00:
  • A Brand New KINDLE with Wi-Fi and Pearl Ink Screen
  • Don't Check Your Brains At the Door by Josh McDowell & Bob Hostetler (for KINDLE)
A perfect back-to-school prize package! To enter just click one of the icons below. Hurry! The giveaway ends August 18th. Winner will be announced on the evening of the 18th during the Don't Check Your Brains At the Door Facebook Party

The authors will be chatting with guests, answering questions on "knowing what you believe and why" (it’s okay if you haven’t read the book – who knows, you might WIN a copy!), testing your trivia skills, and giving away tons of great stuff! (Gift certificates, books, and more!)

Enter via E-mail Enter via FacebookEnter via Twitter

Bring your friends and join the fun on August 18th at 5:00 PM PST (6 PM MDT, 7 PM CDT, & 8 PM EDT).

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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received the book, Don't Check Your Brains At The Door, free from Litfuse Publicity Group as part of their Blogger Review program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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