Released in the UK January 2013
Released in the US March 2013
Large trade paperback | 272 Pages
Read to me: 14
Read Myself: 14+
9781781911433 • £9.99 $15.99
BISAC – YAN048000
It can be difficult to ask questions, far less answer them. Perhaps you've felt that sometimes the questions you really want to ask just can't be answered. They're too difficult; too embarrassing; and perhaps you shouldn't be asking them anyway. William Edgar takes a selection of twenty-four questions just like that - questions that are asked by young adults just like you - and gives a biblical, common sense, unpatronising answer to each. Edgar tackles issues such as 'Where is God?' 'Can we trust the Bible?' 'What about love and sex?' 'Does God love gay people?' 'When will the world end?' 'Are there vampires?' 'Can I have real friends?'
William Edgar is Professor of Apologetics at Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, and an accomplished jazz pianist. He is married to Barbara and they have two children, William and Deborah.
Apologetics for Dummies? Absolutely not: apologetics for thoughtful, inquiring young teens! I wish I had known someone like Bill Edgar when I was 13 or 14. I wouldn't have had to start with other people's questions, including the Church's -- but with my own. The modern pastor will find endless hints here on great ways to connect with youth of all ages. Bill talks to young people without a hint of talking down to them.
Peter C Moore
Minister of Discipleship, St. Michael's Church, Charleston, South Carolina
I know that here my students will find clear and compelling answers to the questions they are asking in language they understand. I am delighted it's available and will be directing students to it for years to come.
Assistant Pastor, Redeemer Presbyterian Church, New York City, New York
Dr. Edgar offers a brilliant, thorough, and, yet, accessible apologetic for teens regarding the Christian faith. So many students know bits and pieces of Christianity; You Asked provides a cohesive systematic theology in a personal manner that a teen can understand. You Asked has great value for non-believing, new-believing, and long-believing teens. Every Christian teen should read You Asked before they attend college to equip them for the challenges to their worldview. Every non-Christian teen should read You Asked in order to hear a fair and accurate presentation of Christianity and The Gospel.
Director of Youth Ministries, Cathedral Church of the Advent, Birmingham, Alabama, Chairman, Rooted: A Theology Conference for Student Ministry
"Dr Edgar is a reliable and stimulating guide. I know at least one teenager who will be enjoying this. My daughter!"
Well–known pastor and apologist