12 hard questions for the world's largest religion was published by Crossway, April 2019, and named "2020 Book of the Year" by Christianity Today, and apologetics and evangelism book of the year by The Gospel Coalition.
Religion’s decline in the modern world turns out to be a myth. Christianity is the most widespread global belief system, and promises to remain so. But for many educated westerners, biblical Christianity is a dangerous idea - challenging some of our deepest beliefs.
Channeling state-of-the-art research, personal stories, and careful biblical excavation, 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.
In addition to Confronting Christianity: 12 Hard Questions for the World's Largest Religion (Crossway, 2019), Rebecca has three books coming out in 2021! 10 Questions Every Teen Should Ask (and Answer) About Christianity (Crossway, 2021), The Secular Creed: Engaging 5 Contemporary Claims (TGC, 2021) and Is Christmas Unbelievable? 4 Questions Everyone Should Ask About the World's Most Famous Story (TGBC, 2021). Find out more about each of these below!
Professor of Epidemiology, Director of Human Flourishing Program, Harvard University
"Dr. McLaughlin probes some of the trickiest cultural challenges to Christianity of our day, and clearly demonstrates the breadth and richness of a Christian response. It is well worth reading, and pondering."
10 Questions Every Teen Should Ask (and Answer) about Christianity
Written by Rebecca McLaughlin, Author of Confronting Christianity In a world of increasing ideological diversity, teens are being challenged to think through their own beliefs at an early age. Questions like How can you believe the Bible is true?; Why can’t we just agree that love is love?; and Isn’t Christianity against diversity? can seem like roadblocks for teens who are following Jesus, as well as for those who might otherwise consider faith in Christ. In this helpful book—written both for Christian teens and for those who think Jesus is just a fairy tale character—Rebecca McLaughlin invites readers ages 12–15 to dig deep into hard questions for themselves and perhaps discover that the things that once looked like roadblocks to faith might actually be signposts.
The Secular Creed
You may have seen signs with some of these messages in your neighborhood. They offer us an all-or-nothing package deal—in short, a secular creed.
In this provocative book, Rebecca McLaughlin helps us disentangle the beliefs Christians gladly affirm from those they cannot embrace, and invites us to talk with our neighbors about the things that matter most. Far from opposing love across difference, McLaughlin argues, Christianity is the original source and firmest foundation for true diversity, equality, and life-transforming love.
author of A Change of Affection: A Gay Man’s Incredible Story of Redemption and host of The Becket Cook Show
“Addressing five key cultural topics of the day in this vital book, Rebecca McLaughlin deftly examines the pernicious lies that have insidiously infiltrated our world, including the church, and gives a solid and biblical rebuttal to each lie. Every Christian needs to read this book.”