Many Christians are failing to keep their faith after they begin college or enter the workforce. Focus on the Family's TrueU curriculum offers an introduction to apologetics (a defense of belief in God) that aims to help reverse this trend. TrueU is a valuable resource for youth groups, college campus clubs, Sunday School classes, home-based small groups, homeschools, and individuals who want to strengthen their faith.
Dr. Del Tackett is the architect of Focus on the Family's The Truth Project and Senior Editor of TrueU. He played a prominent role in the production of the DVD documentary The Toughest Test in College, which introduces the TrueU series.
Dr. Stephen Meyer is the author and host of the first two lesson sets of TrueU:
Lesson Set #1: Does God Exist?
Lesson Set #2: Is the Bible Reliable?
Dr. Meyer serves as Director and Senior Fellow of the Center for Science and Culture at the Discovery Institute, in Seattle, Washington. He holds a Ph.D. from Cambridge University in the History and Philosophy of Science, having written his doctoral dissertation on the methodology of historical sciences and the history of origin of life biology. Dr. Meyer earned undergraduate degrees in physics and geology, and worked as a geophysicist prior to undertaking his Ph.D. studies. Before joining the Discovery Institute, he taught at the collegiate level for twelve years.
Along with writing many technical articles for scientific publications, and numerous editorials for magazines and newspapers, Dr. Meyer has contributed to several books, including co-editing Science and Evidence of Design in the Universe and Darwinism, Design and Public Education. He is the author of Signature in the Cell: DNA and the Evidence for Intelligent Design (2009).
Dr. Meyer was also featured in the 2008 documentary film Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed, hosted by Ben Stein. In 2004, a peer-reviewed article by Dr. Meyer advocating Intelligent Design — titled "The Origin of Biological Information and the Higher Taxonomic Categories" — was published in a scientific journal associated with the National Museum of Natural History at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C. The publication of this article ignited a firestorm of controversy in American scientific and higher education circles. The former managing editor of the journal, Dr. Richard Sternberg, and Dr. Meyer are featured in Expelled sharing their perspectives on the situation and the broader state of higher education in America.
What People are Saying about TrueU
"An excellent resource for young people seeking evidence that demands a verdict." Mark Moring, Christianity Today (June 2010).
"Meyer evaluates four major worldviews to determine truth ... Meyer gives every worldview a fair chance, quoting accurately and contextually from proponents of each ... Recommended for teens and adults." Church Libraries (Summer 2010), p. 31.
"The lessons are full of scientific discoveries and history and theories, but even as a 'non-science person' I found him easy to listen to and follow. This will be staying in my homeschool library and will be required viewing for my high schoolers." Hearthside Homeschool Reviews.
"It is great for individual study or in a group setting ... Rating: 5, Recommend? Yes." Clash Entertainment.
"Finally a series ... that will help ... youth to ... prepare for College ... TrueU is [for] students ages 15-22, however my husband and I are quite excited." Canadianladybug Reviews.
"In twenty-one years of working with youth and college ministries, rarely have I been as impressed as with Focus on the Family's new series, TrueU." Dr. Alex McFarland, President, Southern Evangelical Seminary.