Do you sense Christianity is in decline? If so, you probably live in the West, probably in a more affluent and highly educated urban locale. And you would be wrong, at least statistically speaking from a global perspective.

Christianity is actually growing. Contrary to popular perception, it’s not likely the world’s largest religion will fall into eclipse any time soon. Shouldn’t skeptics, then, take seriously what hundreds of millions around the world practice and believe?

Rebecca McLaughlin answers 12 hard questions for Christians in her new book, Confronting Christianity. McLaughlin holds a PhD in renaissance literature from Cambridge University and a theology degree from Oak Hill College in London. She is a regular contributor to The Gospel Coalition and former vice president of content at the Veritas Forum, where she spent almost a decade working with Christian academics at leading secular universities. She published Confronting Christianity in partnership with The Gospel Coalition for Crossway. I had the privilege of working with her as an editor, and this book is now my go-to resource for popular-level apologetics. If you enjoyed and learned from Tim Keller’s The Reason for God, you need to pick up this book. So I’m especially thankful she joined me on The Gospel Coalition Podcast to talk about the hardest questions facing Christianity.