One of my more personal goals for the year is to dedicate a good amount of time to really diving into the faith I've held my entire life. This is the first book of many that I'm using to assist me on that journey.
Rebecca McLaughlin is an engaging writer, seamlessly blending vivid narration and story telling with a treasure trove of information ranging from group studies to evolutionary science to history.
Regardless of what you believe, if anything, this book does an excellent job of tackling common questions people have about Christianity both within and without the faith, such as "Doesn’t Christianity denigrate women?" and "How can you take the Bible literally?"
While I almost exclusively prefer books to be hard copies in my hands, I happened to listen to this one as an audio book narrated by McLaughlin, and I can honestly say that it's the first time I've actually enjoyed listening to one!
I found the answers to the questions posed at the beginning of each chapter to be both well written and well sourced, making complex topics easier to understand without oversimplifying anything. Overall, a great addition to my (virtual) library.