*Foreword written by Nancy Pearcey*
"Parents are the most important apologists our kids will ever know. Mama Bear Apologetics will help you navigate your kids’ questions and prepare them to become committed Christ followers.” —J. Warner Wallace
"If every Christian mom would apply this book in her parenting, it would profoundly transform the next generation." —Natasha Crain
The problem with lies is they don’t often sound like lies. They seem harmless, and even sound right. So what’s a Mama Bear to do when her kids seem to be absorbing the culture’s lies uncritically?
Mama Bear Apologetics™ is the book you’ve been looking for. This mom-to-mom guide will equip you to teach your kids how to form their own biblical beliefs about what is true and what is false. Through transparent life stories and clear, practical applications—including prayer strategies—this band of Mama Bears offers you tools to train yourself, so you can turn around and train your kids.
Are you ready to answer the rallying cry, “Mess with our kids and we will demolish your arguments”? Join the Mama Bears and raise your voice to protect your kids—by teaching them how to think through and address the issues head-on, yet with gentleness and respect.
“Our kids now have access to more information than ever before,
including objections to Christianity and the existence of God.
Young people encounter skepticism long before they enter
universities and colleges. They encounter it online while they are
still living at home. That’s why we, as parents, are
the most important apologists our kids will ever know. Mama Bear
Apologetics will help you understand the challenges so you can
navigate your kids’ questions and prepare them to become committed
—J. Warner Wallace, adjunct professor of apologetics at Biola University and author of Cold-Case Christianity, God’s Crime Scene, and Forensic Faith
“Mama Bear Apologetics is an incisive and witty look at
the false ideas kids are drowning in today, often under the watch
of well-meaning but unaware Christian moms. I love that it cuts
right to the heart of the problem in each chapter—just enough
information to provide helpful context and key points of
understanding, but not so much that it will leave you feeling
overwhelmed. If every Christian mom would read and thoughtfully
apply this book in her parenting, it would profoundly transform the
next generation. Please read this, then share it with a
—Natasha Crain, national speaker, blogger, and author of Keeping Your Kids on God’s Side and Talking with Your Kids about God
“I’m thrilled to see a book of this caliber written for moms!
Mama Bear Apologetics is engaging and accessible without
minimizing the seriousness of the subject matter. I’m particularly
pleased by the inclusion of chapters on so-called progressive
Christianity and postmodernism. Readers will gain effective tools
for dismantling some of the more dangerous ideologies that pervade
contemporary culture—and be able to equip their children to follow
—Melissa Cain Travis, PhD, author of Science and the Mind of the Maker: What the Conversation Between Faith and Science Reveals About God
“Outstanding! Mama Bear Apologetics deftly describes
cultural lies, how to recognize them, and how to defeat them
logically and compassionately. Humor abounds, such as their
chew-and-spit method of discerning where progressivism, feminism,
socialism, and more agree with or go astray from biblical teaching.
Chapters end with discussion questions perfect for small group
—Jean E. Jones, coauthor of Discovering Joy in Philippians and Discovering Jesus in the Old Testament
“This team of women thinkers, under the leadership of Hillary
Morgan Ferrer, has put together one of the most engaging,
accessible, clever, and relevant books on apologetics available
today. They take on and answer the questions that intimidate
Christian parents—and they do it with joy, humor, and rare skill.
This is the kind of book that should be ordered by churches in case
lots so that everyone can read it and discuss it. This book will
surely be a confidence builder and a game changer for Christian
families far and wide.”
—Craig J. Hazen, PhD, Biola University Apologetics, author of Fearless Prayer
“Brilliant, humorous, conversational, must-read book about the
importance of apologetics for anyone who gives a hoot about the
current and next generations. This fresh perspective—by women—is
exactly what apologetics needs. Everyone, not just parents, needs
to learn the chew-and-spit method of discernment, how to ROAR like
a mother, and grasp the consequences of linguistic theft. The Mama
Bear clarion call is providential—‘Mess with our kids, and we will
demolish your arguments!"
—Laurie A. Stewart, president of Women in Apologetics
“Mama Bear Apologetics is a brilliant collaboration for
every woman concerned about lies and ideologies that have crept
into both society and the church—and have come against the
knowledge of God. It’s for those mothers who want to protect the
minds and souls of their children. Mama Bear will equip you
with the answers to the tough questions, engage you and your
children’s critical thinking, and encourage you—through prayer and
discussion—on your faith journey. This book will inspire and
strengthen your family and I highly recommend it for every home, in
small groups, and in your church.”
—Rodney Lake, National Director of Thinking Matters New Zealand Foundation
“The Mama Bear book bounds onto the apologetics scene
coming to the aid of Christian moms navigating the swift-moving—and
often dangerous—ideological waters of postmodern Western culture.
These authors understand that while moms have difficulty
finding time to learn apologetics, they are still concerned about
what their kids are ingesting from cultural influencers. So the
Mama Bears have provided answers at an accessible level using
stories and humor for an experience that is as informative as it is
enjoyable, all the while maintaining a loving and compassionate
approach to tough issues. This book will have Christian moms ready
to ‘ROAR like a mother’!”
—Mary Jo Sharp,assistant professor of apologetics, Houston Baptist University; director of Confident Christianity Apologetics Ministry
Hillary Morgan Ferrer, founder of Mama Bear Apologetics™, has a burden for providing accessible apologetics resources for busy moms. She has a master’s in biology and her specialties are scientific apologetics, dealing with doubt, and identifying causes and solutions for youth leaving the church.