*Author Mark Mittelberg has a new book out that offers answers to questions Christians hope no one will ask. Through it, he’s hoping believers will quit cowering and become confident in their faith.

“The biggest reason Christians don’t want to address certain questions is that they aren’t ready,” he said. “[But] people are addressing these issues whether we want to talk about them or not.”

The bestselling author and popular speaker shares helpful tips on how to address controversial issues and common questions such as “Why trust the Bible?” and “Why do you condemn homosexuals?” in his new book The Questions Christians Hope No One Will Ask (With Answers).

Mittelberg grew up in a Bible-believing church. He recalls singing: “The B.I.B.L.E. yes that’s the book for me, I stand alone on the word of God, the B.I.B.L.E.” But he says standing alone on the word of God is no longer enough to address the hard questions nonbelievers ask daily.

“I’ve been standing alone on the word of God all my life,” he told The Christian Post. “I give biblical references and show biblical answers when I think they’re appropriate, but here’s one of the problems: Sometimes in the church we think we can answer every challenge with a Bible verse. And the problem is when someone says, ‘but why should I believe the Bible?’ we as Christians need to give more reasons for trusting the Bible than just quoting the Bible itself.”

While his previous book, Choosing Your Faith, was written for nonbelievers, his latest book primarily targest Christians who struggle with answering difficult questions about their faith.

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