Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Don’t Check Your Brains at the Door

 by Josh McDowell & Bob Hostetler

~ A Review ~

I believe that we all need to work out what faith we truly believe in. It’s easy to continue on with what our parents have taught us or sway to what our friends think, but until we really delve into our spiritual beliefs and question what is right, there is a huge possibility we’ve accidentally checked our brains at the door.

This book is aimed at youth and is broken into six sections: Myths about God, Myths about Jesus, Myths about the Bible, Myths about the Resurrection, Myths about Religion and Christianity, and Myths about Life and Happiness.

Each section discusses and challenges general comments that are heard from friends, society and media. The authors include concise details and add humour to make it an enjoyable read.  At the end of each chapter there is a healthy ‘Brain Food’ section, which encourages the reader to research for themselves.

This review is for the updated and revised edition of Don’t Check Your Brains at the Door, published in 2011. The original was published back in1992.

The only downside of this book is that it is written purely from the Christian perspective. Seeing things through others eyes can be just as informative.

This book is a very enjoyable read filled with inspiration and for me confirmation. I would recommend it to any youth as well as anyone who isn’t sure what they believe in.

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  1. Sounds like an interesting read! Thanks for the review, Michelle.

  2. I agree with Talli--this book sounds interesting. I enjoy exploring myths and belief systems.

  3. Sounds like an intriguing book! Just because we are taught something, doesn't make it true! The best held beliefs are ones you're certain are real. :)


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