The Answers Book for Teens
Written by Ken Ham, Bodie Hodge, & Dr. Tommy Mitchell
Reviewed by Emily Emmert, age 13
The Answers Book for Teens is written in a way that teens can understand,
and can explain to other people. It’s made so that when your teen gets done with it they will want to share it with all their friends, Christian and non-christians alike.
The book answers the questions:
1-How can anyone believe that the Bible is true since it was written so long
ago when people didn’t know stuff?
2-If God is really so great, why does He let so much pain and bad stuff happen in the world, like earthquakes, floods, and wars?
3-I believe that God created the earth, but does it really matter how old the earth is?
4-Who has the most evidence, creationists or evolutionists?
5-With everything I hear about God not existing... how can we even know He does exist?
6-Come on, why would God flood the earth for one guy’s mistake?
7-If God really loved the world, why would He make a flood to kill everyone off?
8-How could God populate the earth with just two people a few thousand years ago?
9-Should people from different races marry each other or is that wrong?
10-Why should I listen to what the Bible says about sex?
11-If Christians are supposed too love everybody, why do they always seem to hate gay people?
12-How are we supposed to talk about God and the Bible in school when it’s illegal?
13-How can we be sure that Jesus is the only way to God?
14-The Bible...and dinosaurs...and dragons?
15-Why would God ever want to save someone as messed up as me?
In each section they talk about the question, and answer it in a simple and easy to understand way. They give an answer based off of what the Bible says and include supporting verses, and put it so the teens can understand it.
For instance, in question 9 it talk about Races and interracial marriage. The book says that if we all came from Adam and Eve, the first two humans, then there is only one race, the human race and that the only interracial marriage is between a believer and a non-believers.
In question 12 the book talks about freedom of religion, and about student freedom of religion at school. It shares some of the things they can do like start a club, pray, read the Bible as long as it doesn’t interfere with normal studies. Students can wear clothes that have Bible verses or a Christian slogan on it, and more.
(If you'd like to read the whole book, it can be ordered from www.answersingenesis.org search 'answers book for teens')