Sooner or later, kids have big questions about God, life, faith, and the Bible, especially when their friends start asking them about what they believe. A common one is: How do we know Christianity is really true?
Big questions deserve good answers. This pithy, fun, and fast-paced book looks at what the Bible says to help 9-13s think through this big question for themselves. It explains why we can trust the Gospels as real historical documents and walks through the evidence for Jesus' resurrection. Lively stories and illustrations make this book easy for this age group to engage with.
Christian studies teacher and school chaplain Chris Morphew has been answering big questions from kids in his classroom for over a decade. He has written over 20 books for children and youth, including Best News Ever, a 100-day devotional for tweens.
Emma Randall has illustrated many books, including Diary of a Disciple.
How Do We Know Christianity Is Really True? is part of the Big Questions series: fun and fast-paced books walking kids aged 9-13 through what the Bible says about some of the big questions of life, and helping them to grow in confident and considered faith.
1. The Two Most Important Questions
2. How Much Do We Really Know About Jesus?
3. When Were Our Sources About Jesus Written?
4. How Do We Know Jesus’ Followers Didn’t Just Make It All Up?
5. Do Jesus’ Biographies Match up With the Rest of History?
6. Investigating the Empty Tomb
7. … the Testimony of Jesus’ Friends
8. … the Testimony of Jesus’ Brothers and Enemies
9. … the Five Hundred Other Eyewitnesses
10. … the Explosive Growth of the Church
11. If It’s True… What Should I Do?
Pastor; Author, The Radical Book for Kids and Why Do We Say Good Night?
Chris Morphew is like Tim Keller for teens. In this short book, he tackles some of today’s tough questions with Scripture, wisdom and clarity—and just the right amount of fun to keep young readers turning the page. I cannot wait to put this book into the hands of my three children.
Author, Empowered and Strong
Chris Morphew has given families such a gift with How Do We Know That Christianity Is Really True? As I read it with my 13- and 10-year-old children, we laughed at his stories, discussed the questions that came up, and learned things we didn’t know before. I watched as their faith was strengthened and their heart for the lost grew. I highly recommend this book to parents, youth and children’s leaders, and Christian schools. We look forward to reading the other books in the series.
Former Director, Children’s Division, Bible Study Fellowship; Author, A Jesus Christmas
Questions and doubts aren’t bad at all. Chris Morphew gives us big truths in simple and clear words to help us grow. Pick this book up, follow the evidence and see where it leads.
Director, Faith in Kids; Author, Meals With Jesus
I’ve loved reading through How Do We Know That Christianity Is Really True? with my 10- and 13-year-old children. What a rare combination—taking seriously our children’s real faith questions while also offering engaging, brief chapters. This book is a gift for parents as our children ask great questions, which we can work through together in these pages.
Director for Families, Children and Youth Ministry, Grace Community Church, Bedford
What an excellent series—seriously excellent! I am certain Chris Morphew’s chatty style, clear explanations, relevant illustrations and personal insights will engage, inform and equip tweens as they work through some of the big questions they and their peers will be asking.
Research Fellow, Center for Public Christianity
Chris has a knack for making complicated things simpler, making confusing things make sense, and making everything fun. He takes your questions—and you—seriously and knows where you can find real, honest-to-God answers.
Maybe you’ve been singing songs about God, Jesus and the Bible since you were little. And maybe, over the years, you’ve had questions about whether the things you’ve been taught about Christianity are actually true. Or perhaps you’re hearing about Jesus for the first time, and you have questions about that too. Well, I think you’re going to love spending time with Chris Morphew in this book as together you dig up solid, helpful, satisfying answers to lots of questions—including some you didn’t even know you had.