The God You Thought You Knew: Exposing the 10 Biggest Myths About Christianity

Maybe We’ve Been Wrong About God All This Time

“Our buddy Alex McFarland is helping this generation understand who Jesus truly is. He presents the truth clearly and without compromise. For those who want to be equipped to ‘live loud’ for Jesus, or for those who are asking themselves, ‘Is all this God stuff really true?’ grab a copy of this book!”–David and Jason, The Benham Brothers

We call this the information age, but it’s also the age of misinformation–especially when it comes to God and Christianity. Many of us believe the Christian God is far away and unapproachable, that we have to be good to be accepted by him, and that the Bible is just an antiquated list of do’s and don’ts. But maybe none of that is true. Maybe we’ve gotten it wrong.

Instead of proofs for God’s existence, what we really need are compelling reasons to want to know him, and those reasons are more personal than we sometimes think. Through sharing his own story, author and speaker Alex McFarland shows how the God you thought you knew actually cares about you–about the rejection and loneliness you feel. It’s time to replace the half-truths and lies we believe about ourselves with his overwhelming love and forgiveness.

We all want acceptance and purpose. Let this book teach you how to be anchored in the security that comes through knowing God for who he really is.

“Alex McFarland has done it again! Through preaching, writing, mentoring, and consulting, Alex has become a pivotal voice in the advancement of God’s kingdom today. I recommend this book wholeheartedly.”–David Nasser, author, speaker, senior vice president of Liberty University

What People Say About The Book

Michele Morin

“In The God You Thought You Knew, apologist Alex McFarland has compiled a list of ten myths about Christianity that he has encountered in communicating with audiences around the world for the past two decades. Each contains a grain of truth mixed with a measure of deception. He exposes the false thinking behind them and then builds a foundation of accurate thinking that rests on facts from church history, a right understanding of the content and preservation of Scripture, truth about the nature of God, and a broad and unbiased reading of the assertions of the scientific community. He addresses myths about Christianity “both from the factual evidence that exists as well as through the offer of a secure relationship of unconditional love.” Christianity was never meant to be just an idea to believe, but, rather, a truth to explore relationally. “

Nathan Albright

“In this short but immensely worthwhile book, noted Christian apologist Alex McFarland tackles the ten biggest cultural myths about Christianity. The book is organized around these myths, beginning with the heartfelt introduction quoted from above, closing with what amounts to an altar call giving the sinner’s prayer and other advice on how to begin a personal relationship with Jesus Christ along with additional resources and many worthwhile books to read on the subject of apologetics, intelligent design, and other related issues. “

Other Books

About Alex

Alex McFarland is the author of numerous books dealing with apologetics and the Christian world view. He has contributed chapters and/or content to numerous other books dealing with youth, religion, and culture, and has written more than 150 published articles.

For more than a decade Alex has been co-host of “Exploring The Word,” a nationally-syndicated, live Bible teaching program heard daily on the American Family Radio Network ( He is Director of Biblical Worldview for Charis Bible College, located in Woodland Park, CO (

Alex has been interviewed by Fox and Friends,, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Daily Show with John Stewart, and by many other media outlets as well. In a 2009 story, CNN called Alex McFarland, “an expert on world religions and cults.”

From 2005-2010, Alex served as President of Southern Evangelical Seminary, Charlotte, NC. Prior to this, Alex served as Focus On The Family’s “Director of Teen Apologetics.” In his home state of NC, Alex McFarland was named one of “Forty Leaders Under The Age of Forty,” by the Jaycees. Alex is the only evangelist known to have preached in all 50 states in only 50 days, through his “Tour Of Truth.” This crusade across America included 64 evangelistic services, became the subject of Alex’s first book, and was used by God to bring many people to personal faith in Christ.

Alex has spoken in more than 2,000 different churches throughout North America and internationally. He has been featured at conferences such as The Billy Graham School of Evangelism, Focus On The Family’s Big Dig, and others. His complete bio, current schedule, and more is posted at,

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