Book Beat – Don’t Leave Your Brains at the Door

It’s tough being a teenager – drama, tests, making major life decisions, hormones, parental pressure, boys/girls, and more drama. In addition, teens get conflicting messages about God, Christianity, and life.

Josh McDowell and Bob Hostetler’s bestselling Don’t Check Your Brains at the Door has been updated for a new generation and addresses questions teens may have about their faith. 

Don’t Check Your Brains at the Door is written in an accessible style and takes on various myths teens have heard – and may even believe – yes, even kids raised in the church. These myths include cosmic-killjoy God, just-a-good-teacher Jesus, everyone goes to heaven, God “grading on a curve,” and most importantly the myth that you have to sacrifice your brain to be a Christian. McDowell use clear logic to debunk these myths. While this is not an in-depth apologetics text – nor should it be – a teen will see the logic behind their faith and come out with a clearer view of God, the Bible, and how to live as a Christian.

I highly recommend this book for young to mid-teens, their parents, and youth workers. The book would make an excellent resource for parent-teen discussions or study, as well as for small groups.