Dr. Alex McFarland Helps Parents Answer Kids’ Tough Questions About Christianity


One of McFarland’s Most Popular Books Now Available in DVD Curriculum Series from the American Family Association

CHARLOTTE, N.C.—Kids in today’s world are no strangers to the evil in the world, with scary headlines coming at them from all angles. And there aren’t many ways for parents to shield their children from frightening news.

Therefore, parents know the questions will come—questions, for instance, such as “Why Does God Allow Evil?” “Why Does God Allow Suffering?” and “Why Is God So Unfair?”

Dr. Alex McFarland (, religion and worldview expert, author and founder of the Truth for a New Generation apologetics conferences, who interacts yearly with about 20,000 young people, addresses these questions in his powerful book, “The 21 Toughest Questions Your Kids Will Ask About Christianity & How to Answer Them Confidently.”

The book has been a go-to choice for faith families, and in fact, has been so popular that last year, Focus on the Family released a newly branded edition. And now, the American Family Association (AFA) is introducing a new DVD curriculum series for “21 Questions” that families, small groups, Bible studies and parenting groups can delve into together.

Beginning today, McFarland will be a guest on American Family Radio’s (AFR) “Today’s Issues” program each Wednesday to address a different question from the list of 21 weekly. McFarland will start the series by discussing: “Why Does God Allow Evil?,” “Why Does God Allow Suffering?” and “Why Is God So Unfair?” 

“Children may not yet have advanced educational degrees, but they ask some of the most insightful and profound questions,” McFarland said. “And these questions are often some of the most difficult to answer and the most frightening for parents to hear. When parents are faced with sincere questions from their children—questions that may impact their eternal destiny—‘because I said so’ simply does not suffice as a response. The reality, though, is that there are answers to these questions, and we can be empowered to speak truth into our children’s lives by learning how to respond in truth and with confidence.”

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“The 21 Toughest Questions Your Kids Will Ask about Christianity” book—and now curriculum—builds on McFarland’s two-plus decades of experience answering questions about a Christian worldview and the Bible from children, teens and parents. The book focuses on questions about God, the Father; Jesus, the Son; the Trinity and the Holy Spirit; the Bible; and the Church. A special section is also devoted to questions parents ask.

The “21 Questions” package includes two DVDs, each with three 30-minute sessions (six sessions total), one leader’s guide and one participant’s workbook (sold separately), featuring questions to enhance the groups study experience.

The author’s newest book is “The God You Thought You Knew: Exposing the 10 Biggest Myths About Christianity,” in which McFarland dispels the myths and untruths about Christianity and replaces that with the truth of who God really is.

McFarland is the author of numerous other books, including “10 Questions Every Christian Must Answer,” “10 Issues that Divide Christians,” “10 Answers for Skeptics” and the “Stand” series of devotions for teens. McFarland is also an expert in the field of apologetics—the practice of defending the Christian faith in a world where faith in Christ is plummeting at alarming rates.

McFarland has spent years working with young people, interacting with nearly 20,000 per year, and takes the questions of the young to heart. He has preached in more than 1,300 churches and has been featured at conferences such as the Billy Graham School of Evangelism, Focus on the Family’s “Big Dig” and California’s “Spirit West Coast,” sharing the platform with Chuck Colson, Eric Metaxas, Josh McDowell and many others.

Part evangelist, part apologist, part educator and part broadcaster, McFarland focuses on communicating the message of salvation through the Lord Jesus Christ. He co-hosts the daily, live radio program “Exploring the Word” on American Family Radio’s Talk Network, heard on approximately 140 stations across the country, and the weekly television show “Viral Truth,” airing on the National Religious Broadcasters Network, which he co-hosts with apologist and pastor Jason Jimenez.

For more information on Dr. Alex McFarland, visit or follow him on Facebook or on Twitter @AlexMcFarland.


To book Dr. Alex McFarland for interviews, contact Deborah Hamilton at 215-815-7716 or 610-584-1096, ext. 102, or Beth Harrison at 610-584-1096, ext. 104,

Alex McFarland

Alex has preached in over 2,200 churches throughout North America and numerous more internationally. He also speaks at Christian events, conferences, debates, and other venues to teach biblical truths and preach the gospel.

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