Review: Objections Overruled

As with a number of other nonfiction books I have reviewed, I learned of Objections: Overruled from Issues, Etc. In fact, they are the ones who put the book together! And while I listened to a series of podcasts that addressed the subject matter of the book some time back, it wasn’t until more recently that I got my hands on this brief but impressive book.

Objections Overruled is a series of essays written by ten authors (pastors, scientists, professors, and others) on the most common objections to Christianity. These include subjects such as: similarity between religions, claims about the authenticity of the Gospels and the life of Christ, the compatibility of science and Scripture, and the problem of sin, suffering, and death.

Each of these brief essays are detailed yet approachable. They are designed to provide the reader with a thorough understanding of the regularly presented argument without being overwhelming, providing answers that the layperson, especially parents, can understand and articulate. And that is one of the main goals of the book: for parents to have the information to instruct and guide their children. It is not a matter of “if” people will face these arguments. Rather, it is a matter of “when.” Thus, this book was put together in order to help Christians address these issues before or when they arise.

While this book is brief, I see that it would be a good resource in any church library or Christian home. I think Objections Overruled would be well paired with Life’s Big Questions, God’s Big Answers and other similar apologetics books for youths.

Blessings to you and yours,

~Madelyn Rose Craig

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