Clichès are making your faith shallow
We hear and say short Christian clichés all the time, such as “Jesus was a social justice warrior,” “Just have faith,” and “It’s not my place to judge.” These trite statements often go unquestioned. Sometimes they even substitute for truth, leading to a fragile and shallow faith. But what if a close study of these clichés could lead us to deep biblical truth?
In Unquestioned Answers, Jeff Myers rethinks ten popular Christian clichés. Through an in depth and fresh look, Myers shares insights into these over-used statements to strengthen readers’ faith and encourage them to share Jesus with others. Walk with Myers on a path to biblical truth as he explores critical topics such as social justice, faith, sin, loving others, God’s goodness, prayer and more.
— Steve Green, Founder of the Museum of the Bible
— Mike Huckabee, 44th Governor of Arkansas
Resources and Videos
For each chapter in Unquestioned Answers, we provide videos from author Jeff Myers, Summit faculty, and additional study questions to dig into each cliché discussed in the book. You’ll be fully prepared for personal or group studies.
Download a Sample of Unquestioned Answers
Want to get a feel for the book before you buy it? You’re welcome download the introduction and chapter 1 of Unquestioned Answers for free!
“The whole world is captivated by sound bites and catch phrases. Christians are no exception. With grace and humor Dr. Jeff Myers peels back the untruth that Christian clichés communicate and helps us marvel at the deep truth of God’s Word. Unquestioned Answers makes you fall in love with the Bible all over again.”
— Steve Green, President of Hobby Lobby and Founder of the Museum of the Bible
“Read this book. Unquestioned Answers takes you beyond easy answers to timely truth. Your faith and wisdom will grow and you’ll be brilliantly equipped to help confused and doubting young people. Dr. Jeff Myers will challenge you and make you think and feel. For example, I imagine you know many people like I do who would benefit from believing this: ‘What counts most is not the bigness of your belief, but the bigness of the God who is there.’ This contrast explains decisions so many people are making! I needed to read this book and you do, too.”
— Kathy Koch, PhD, Founder and President, Celebrate Kids, Inc., Speaker and Author, including of Screens and Teens: Connecting with Our Kids in a Wireless World
“There is nothing worse than Christians not thinking Christianly. Believing and repeating sloppy religious clichés hurts the cause of the One Who calls us to love Him with our whole minds. I thank God for my friend Jeff Myers taking on this vitally important subject. Read it and be blessed and equipped to reach those who are lost and hurting!”
— Eric Metaxas, #1 NY Times Bestselling author of Bonhoeffer, If You Can Keep It, and Martin Luther, and host of the Eric Metaxas Show.
“Dr. Jeff Myers has trained tens of thousands of young adults to be leaders. They love and trust him. You’ll see why when you read Unquestioned Answers. Jeff is a master storyteller who unflinchingly shares his own fears and failures while pointing the reader directly to God. Unquestioned Answers is a goldmine of profound truths that go straight to the heart.”
— Mike Huckabee, 44th Governor of Arkansas, New York Times best-selling author, Host of “Huckabee” on TBN, and Fox News Contributor
“In an age of sound bites, Twitter feeds, and memes, honest-to-goodness conversation and respectful debate are becoming increasingly rare. Critical thinking has become a casualty of these trends – not to mention our understanding of the mystery and depth of the Christian faith. In his compelling new book, Dr. Jeff Myers encourages believers not to answer difficult questions with pat answers and clichés, but to rely on Scripture as the ultimate source of truth. This book is sure to change the way many folks view the life-and-death topics we all ponder.”
— Jim Daly, President, Focus on the Family
“Dr Jeff Myers coined the term “simplicism” to explain the human tendency to settle for mental shortcuts. Unquestioned Answers shows that thinking well is a lot more fun and a lot more life-changing. I highly recommend this book.”
— Del Tackett, Host, The Truth Project
“We must teach the next generation of Christians to confidently handle today’s culture’s challenges, even those that come from inside the church. Jeff Myers, at the helm of Summit Ministries, clears away the confusion surrounding ten trite truisms that are often used as Band-Aids to cover up shallow thinking. Unquestioned Answers will help believers of any age become capable agents of change for the Kingdom.”
— Gregory Koukl, president of Stand to Reason (str.org) and best-selling author of Tactics and The Story of Reality.
“Every chapter in this book makes me want to shout, ‘YES! Amen!’ Dr. Jeff Myers absolutely nails the problem with overly simplistic Christian mantras that are pervasive today yet does so in a beautifully gracious way—no one will walk away from this book feeling guilty for having held these ideas. Instead, you’ll walk away inspired to think more deeply about what you believe, why you believe it, and what the Bible really says about some of the most important topics today. I can’t recommend it enough!”
— Natasha Crain, speaker and author of Keeping Your Kids on God’s Side and Talking with Your Kids about God
“Simplistic Christian platitudes can often do more harm than good—not because they are mistaken, but because they are misleading. The tragic result minimizes the mysterious beauty of the Gospel and dilutes its Life-giving truth. Dr. Jeff Myers is a gifted communicator who challenges the dangerous tendency to offer bargain basement answers to billion-dollar questions and returns us to the truth of Scripture that is as profound as it is practical.”
— Matt Heard, Lead Pastor of Northland Church, Founder of THRIVE, and author of Life with a Capital L: Embracing Your God-Given Humanity
“In Unquestioned Answers Dr. Jeff Myers tackles ten popular Christian slogans, turning each one into an opportunity to grow past superficial catch-phrases and develop a mature Biblical worldview. It’s brutally honest and yet dripping with grace.”
— J. Warner Wallace, Dateline featured Cold-Case Detective and author of Cold-Case Christianity, God’s Crime Scene, Forensic Faith and Creator of the Case Makers Academy for Kids
“In Unquestioned Answers Dr. Jeff Myers creatively and thoughtfully shows how common Christian clichés fail to reflect the true biblical picture. But he doesn’t leave us there. Weaving together fascinating stories and biblical insights, Myers takes the reader right to the heart of the Bible’s wisdom. I highly recommend this book for anyone wanting to live the Christian life with both love and truth.”
— Sean McDowell, Ph.D., Biola University Professor, Speaker, Author, www.seanmcdowell.org
In Unquestioned Answers, Dr. Jeff Myers takes readers below the surface to expose the beauty, goodness, and truth of God’s word. Christian often use clichés which actually do contain biblical truth, but are sometimes used in shallow ways focusing on humans, not God. Myers shows us that God does not condemn believers for wrestling with doubts. However, we must not “forget to doubt your doubts.” In addition, the best context to wrestle with our unquestioned answers is in the context of the local church.
— Christopher Yuan, DMin, speaker and author of Out of a Far Country and Holy Sexuality and the Gospel
“Sometimes cliches catch on because they’re true. More often, they catch on because they’re easy but poor substitutes for truth. Unquestioned Answers is a friendly, thoughtful call to reject faith-deadening clichés and embrace the robust truth of Scripture.”
— John Stonestreet, President, The Colson Center for Christian Worldview, Best-selling author of A Practical Guide to Culture, and host of Breakpoint
“Reading Unquestioned Answers makes me crave truth. Jeff Myers vulnerably lets the reader inside his life in a way that makes me excited to explore the gospel all over again and share it with others.”
— Rev. Derek McCoy, Media Commentator, Pastor, and urban renewal activist.
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