The Problem of God

Answering a Skeptic’s Challenges to Christianity

by Mark Clark, Larry Osborne

On Sale: 2017-08-22

Book Summary

The Problem of God grapples honestly and winningly with the top ten challenges and critiques leveled against contemporary Christianity, revealing why belief in God and the Christian faith is the most rational and compelling belief system in the face of modern skepticism.

About the Book

The Problem of God explores answers to the most difficult questions raised against Christianity.

A skeptic who became a Christian and then a pastor, author Mark Clark grew up in an atheistic home. After his father's death, he began a skeptical search for truth through the fields of science, philosophy, and history, eventually finding answers in the last place he expected: Christianity.

In a winsome, persuasive, and humble voice, The Problem of God responds to the top ten interrogations people bring against God, and Christianity, including:

  • Does God even exist in the first place?
  • What do we do with Christianity's violent history?
  • Is Jesus just another myth?
  • Can the Bible be trusted?
  • Why should we believe in Hell anymore today?

Each chapter answers the specific challenge using a mix of theology, philosophy, and science. Filled with compelling stories and anecdotes, The Problem of God presents an organized and easy-to-understand range of apologetics, focused on both convincing the skeptic and informing the Christian.

The book concluding with Christianity's most audacious assertion: how should we respond to Jesus' claim that he is God and the only way to salvation.


I’m a big fan of Mark Clark. His new book, The Problem of God, is important. I love books that will bless and deepen seasoned saints and also speak provocatively to seekers and skeptics. Every emerging generation needs fresh voices to help illuminate our path with Jesus; I believe Mark Clark is one of those voices.

If you ever wished there was an apologetics book that was academically sound, logically compelling, and actually fun to read, your wait is over. Mark Clark brings his own engaging, fun, and refreshing voice to some of the key objections to the Christian faith. He does the almost impossible task of making a usually dry subject not only easy to understand but enjoyable and compelling, without losing any academic integrity. This book is a must-read for Christians and skeptics alike.

Like my friend Mark Clark, I was raised in an atheist household. When I was eighteen years old, I actually talked one of my friends out of being a Christian! I will never forget that conversation because I realized that the reason he could be talked out of his faith so easily was because it had no solid foundation. That’s why I am praying that Mark’s new book will be read by millions. Mark is one of the next generation’s best communicators. This book is just like Mark---honest, inspirational, and encouraging. Read it and pass it on!

Product Details

  • Imprint: Zondervan
  • On Sale: 2017-08-22
  • Pages: 272
  • Publisher: Zondervan
  • Publication Date: 2017-08-22
  • Trim Size: 5.500mm x 211.000mm x 0.750mm
  • Weight: 290.000gr
  • Category 1 : RELIGION / Christian Theology / Apologetics
  • Category 2 : RELIGION / Christian Life / General
  • Category 3 : RELIGION / Christian Life / Social Issues
  • Category 4 : RELIGION / Christian Ministry / Discipleship
  • Category 5 : RELIGION / Christian Ministry / Evangelism