Answers Book 4 Teens Vol. 2 by Hodge, Mitchell and Ham
Hodge, Bodie, Tommy Mitchell, and Ken Ham. Answers Book 4 Teens, Vol. 2 – Your Questions, God’s Answers. Green Forest: Master Books, 2012. 96 pp. $14.99. Purchase at Masterbooks.
The boys are back and, as they did the last time, they have sought to allow the Scriptures to answer some of the toughest questions teens are asking today. You can read my review of Answer Book 4 Teens Vol. 1 here. Otherwise, you can check out this introductory video put together by the team at Master Books.
Hodge and Mitchell (with contributions from Ken Ham) look at another 15 questions that are being asked everyday in schools, homes, and church groups. Instead of offering their own answers, they let the inerrant Bible give the answer. The questions range from creation in six days to cavemen and unicorns to slavery. Along the way, they offer insight into what it means to “go through the motions” of Christianity and the need for true salvation as well as answering the all important question asked by most high school students– What about going to college?
Each chapter is roughly six pages long full of charts and graphs and, most importantly, biblical insight into each subject.
Once again, I believe the MasterBooks team has struck gold. While their answers, if you have read many of the works being published by MasterBooks and New Leaf Press, may seem rote, suffice it to say that they are not. Unless, that is, you believe the Bible to be rote! I appreciated the tenderness in which they answered more difficult questions like college and slavery. Even more, there final question on saving faith is more than a necessary conclusion to this resource as there are many youth (and adults!) whose faith is in something aside from Christ.
While one will not necessarily agree with everything that is written, the reality is the argument is not with the men who wrote this book. Rather, it is primarily with the Word of God. Yes, there are areas in which we can agree to disagree, but those areas must be understood as having major ramifications for the essentials of the faith. Obviously, no one is 100% correct on every issue, but the views must be weighed in light of the inerrant Word of God which, in my estimation, Hodge, Mitchell and Ham do just that.
As the video above stated, this is a great resource for small groups, youth groups, personal study and/or family devotions. Aside from that, this is also a great resource to help equip any one in the faith to “always be prepared to give an answer for the hope within.” I highly recommend this resource for anyone who calls on the name of Christ as Lord and Savior.