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Mama Bear Apologetics™: Empowering Your Kids to Challenge Cultural Lies Paperback – June 4, 2019
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“Our kids now have access to more information than ever before, including objections to Christianity and the existence of God. Young people encounter skepticism long before they enter universities and colleges. They encounter it online while they are still living at home. That’s why we, as parents, are the most important apologists our kids will ever know. Mama Bear Apologetics will help you understand the challenges so you can navigate your kids’ questions and prepare them to become committed Christ followers.”
—J. Warner Wallace, adjunct professor of apologetics at Biola University and author of Cold-Case Christianity, God’s Crime Scene, and Forensic Faith
“Mama Bear Apologetics is an incisive and witty look at the false ideas kids are drowning in today, often under the watch of well-meaning but unaware Christian moms. I love that it cuts right to the heart of the problem in each chapter—just enough information to provide helpful context and key points of understanding, but not so much that it will leave you feeling overwhelmed. If every Christian mom would read and thoughtfully apply this book in her parenting, it would profoundly transform the next generation. Please read this, then share it with a friend.”
—Natasha Crain, national speaker, blogger, and author of Keeping Your Kids on God’s Side and Talking with Your Kids about God
“I’m thrilled to see a book of this caliber written for moms! Mama Bear Apologetics is engaging and accessible without minimizing the seriousness of the subject matter. I’m particularly pleased by the inclusion of chapters on so-called progressive Christianity and postmodernism. Readers will gain effective tools for dismantling some of the more dangerous ideologies that pervade contemporary culture—and be able to equip their children to follow suit.”
—Melissa Cain Travis, PhD, author of Science and the Mind of the Maker: What the Conversation Between Faith and Science Reveals About God
“Outstanding! Mama Bear Apologetics deftly describes cultural lies, how to recognize them, and how to defeat them logically and compassionately. Humor abounds, such as their chew-and-spit method of discerning where progressivism, feminism, socialism, and more agree with or go astray from biblical teaching. Chapters end with discussion questions perfect for small group settings.”
—Jean E. Jones, coauthor of Discovering Joy in Philippians and Discovering Jesus in the Old Testament
“This team of women thinkers, under the leadership of Hillary Morgan Ferrer, has put together one of the most engaging, accessible, clever, and relevant books on apologetics available today. They take on and answer the questions that intimidate Christian parents—and they do it with joy, humor, and rare skill. This is the kind of book that should be ordered by churches in case lots so that everyone can read it and discuss it. This book will surely be a confidence builder and a game changer for Christian families far and wide.”
—Craig J. Hazen, PhD, Biola University Apologetics, author of Fearless Prayer
“Brilliant, humorous, conversational, must-read book about the importance of apologetics for anyone who gives a hoot about the current and next generations. This fresh perspective—by women—is exactly what apologetics needs. Everyone, not just parents, needs to learn the chew-and-spit method of discernment, how to ROAR like a mother, and grasp the consequences of linguistic theft. The Mama Bear clarion call is providential—‘Mess with our kids, and we will demolish your arguments!"
—Laurie A. Stewart, president of Women in Apologetics
“Mama Bear Apologetics is a brilliant collaboration for every woman concerned about lies and ideologies that have crept into both society and the church—and have come against the knowledge of God. It’s for those mothers who want to protect the minds and souls of their children. Mama Bear will equip you with the answers to the tough questions, engage you and your children’s critical thinking, and encourage you—through prayer and discussion—on your faith journey. This book will inspire and strengthen your family and I highly recommend it for every home, in small groups, and in your church.”
—Rodney Lake, National Director of Thinking Matters New Zealand Foundation
“The Mama Bear book bounds onto the apologetics scene coming to the aid of Christian moms navigating the swift-moving—and often dangerous—ideological waters of postmodern Western culture. These authors understand that while moms have difficulty finding time to learn apologetics, they are still concerned about what their kids are ingesting from cultural influencers. So the Mama Bears have provided answers at an accessible level using stories and humor for an experience that is as informative as it is enjoyable, all the while maintaining a loving and compassionate approach to tough issues. This book will have Christian moms ready to ‘ROAR like a mother’!”
—Mary Jo Sharp,assistant professor of apologetics, Houston Baptist University; director of Confident Christianity Apologetics Ministry
About the Author
Hillary Morgan Ferrer, founder of Mama Bear Apologetics™, has a burden for providing accessible apologetics resources for busy moms. She has a master’s in biology and her specialties are scientific apologetics, dealing with doubt, and identifying causes and solutions for youth leaving the church.
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One of my favorite quotes from the book is, "Blind faith is easy to lose. Faith grounded in evidence is harder to walk away from." - Hillary Morgan Ferrer. So how do we give our kids that kind of foundation? You could spend years studying apologetics or you can start with this book.
Mama Bear Apologetics is like a cheat sheet for all the important concepts we need to know as parents to teach our children why we believe that Christianity is more than a good idea, it's the truth. Each of the authors writes with authority, but in a conversational tone that makes you feel like you could be sitting around the playground chatting.
Each chapter walks you through the way the world twists the truth or subverts Gods' word and offers real ways to clarify our thinking and think critically about the issues. And this book is written by busy moms for busy moms! Mama Bear Apologetics gets to the heart of each issue quickly and gives you easy answers to deal with each type of objection. I really appreciate the end of each chapter walks you through a concrete way to handle each subject. I love learning, but if I don't have a concrete take-away, sometimes what I've read doesn't stick. MBA makes sure you know how to use each concept to solidify not only the faith of your children, but your own, and give you the confidence to share your faith with the people you encounter in your daily life.
Every chapter is so good, you won't want to put it down. But I really appreciated the chapter on Linguistic Theft. I know that words are being misappropriated, but since reading that chapter, I've started seeing just how many words aren't being used authentically and how that shapes our thought processes.
The chapters on naturalism, truth, evidence, and relativism are really excellent. I love how the authors take concepts that we've heard so often, we've internalized them without realizing it and show us how flawed they are. Kids are walking away from faith in larger numbers than ever because they don't know how faulty these 'great sound bite' ideas really are. But MBA exposes the flaws in their logic.
While MBA covers just about every main objection to Christianity and explains many contradictory worldviews, we can teach our kids HOW to think critically using the skills outlined in this book even when confronted with an argument that wasn't specifically covered because they covered how to discern the message and measure it against truth and logic. We don't have to leave our brains at the door to be Christians. In fact, we need to use them now more than ever.
One chapter that was particularly important as the mother of a young girl is the one on toxic feminism. I want my daughter to see herself correctly as an image bearer of God created in His likeness, loved and cherished deeply. But I don't want her to fall victim to the viciousness passing as the "pro-women movement". MBA helps us see the beauty in being women without feeling like we have to go to war against men. The book dispels the clear contradictory messages in third wave feminism that are actually damaging to women and families. And challenges us as a body of Christ to do better in how we protect women.
MBA ends with a chapter full of ways to use all this information to make a difference for the next generation.
I really can't recommend this book enough. The wisdom and knowledge of the various authors is astounding. The years of their experience and educational background is a treasure trove that we get to ravage to contend for the faith of our children. Every Christian should read this book, but especially parents ready to Roar like a Mama Bear for the faith of their children.
I received a copy from the publisher to review, but also purchased an additional copy because I think this book is that important!
After introducing the reader to why apologetics are needed and the method for teaching to children, the book covers all of the “isms” (naturalism, moral relativism, skepticism - to name a few). Each “ism” is covered by discussing its history, the good and bad that came from it, and then applies the ROAR method of discernment to help our kids learn to “chew and spit” on their own when they are presented with unbiblical world views.
I implore every Christian mom to READ THIS BOOK! 🙏 My boys are 4 & 6 and we aren’t wasting a moment. Start now and teach your kids to think critically and Biblically so their faith will stand through the challenging years of high school and college when Mama Bear can’t be there to help process false ideas.
Mama Bear Apologetics: Empowering Your Kids to Challenge Cultural Lies presents apologetics in bite sized, easy to digest chapters that explain even the most difficult of apologetics topics in plain language. Laced with grace, compassion and humor while still holding true to Biblical convictions, this is a must-have apologetics reference for all of us, from the most seasoned apologist to the layperson who simply wants to share the Reason for the Hope that is within us with the next generation.
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What I appreciate in this book is that they give a brief history of the topic, then walk you through a ROAR acronym (Recognize the messages gjven, Offer Discernment (the good messages/intents and the lies), Argue for a healthier approach, and then Reinforce through discussion, discipleship and prayer). This ROAR acronym really us a great way to work through each of the messages our culture throws at us.
Here are some of my latest favorite quotes:
"One of Christianity’s dirty little secrets that many inside (and outside) the church don’t know is that Christianity invites skepticism! We want our kids to be skeptical when someone tries to feed them an idea. Out of all the world’s religions, Christianity is the only one that has testable claims and invites rational inquiry. (Other religions consider it blasphemy to question their teachings.)"
"Colossians 2: 8 commands us to “see to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy.” This is what a Mama Bear does— not only for herself, but also her cubs."