Apologetics

Chesterton, G.K. The Everlasting Man Radford: Wilder Publications, 2008

Here is the book that converted C. S. Lewis from atheism to Christianity. This history of mankind, Christ, and Christianity is to some extent a conscious rebuttal of H. G. Wells' Outline of History, which embraced both the evolutionary origins of humanity and the mortal humanity of Jesus. Whereas Orthodoxy detailed Chesterton's own spiritual journey, this book illustrates the spiritual journey of humanity, or at least of Western civilization. A book for both mind and spirit.

Keller, Timothy The Reason for God: Belief in an Age of Skepticism New York: Riverhead Trade, 2009

Timothy Keller, the founding pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City, addresses the frequent doubts that skeptics and non-believers bring to religion. Using literature, philosophy, anthropology, pop culture, and intellectual reasoning, Keller explains how the belief in a Christian God is, in fact, a sound and rational one.

Lewis, C.S. Mere Christianity San Francisco: Harper San Francisco, 2001

A forceful and accessible discussion of Christian belief that has become one of the most popular introductions to Christianity and one of the most popular of Lewis’s books. Uncovers common ground upon which all Christians can stand together.

Lewis, C.S. The Problem of Pain New York: Harper One, 2001

Why must humanity suffer? In this elegant and thoughtful work, C. S. Lewis questions the pain and suffering that occur everyday and how this contrasts with the notion of a God that is both omnipotent and good. An answer to this critical theological problem is found within these pages.

Little, Paul E. Know Why You Believe Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press, 2008

Have you ever asked: Do science and Scripture conflict?, Are miracles possible?, Is Christian experience real?, Why does God allow suffering and evil? These questions need solid answers. That's what a million people have already found in this clear and reasonable response to the toughest intellectual challenges posed to Christian belief.

Martin, Walter The Kingdom of the Cults Bloomington: Bethany House, 2003

The authoritative reference work on major cult systems for nearly forty years. Working closely together, Ravi Zacharias and Managing Editors Jill and Kevin Rische (daughter of Dr. Martin) have updated and augmented the work with new material. This book will continue as a crucial tool in countercult ministry and in evangelism for years to come. Among cults and religions included are: Jehovah’s Witnesses, Mormonism, New Age Cults, the Unification Church, Baha’i Faith, Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, and more.

Netland, Harold Encountering Religious Pluralism: The Challenge to Christian Faith & Mission Downers Grove: IVP Academic, 2001

The world is filled with religions. That is not a new observation. But the way we think about religious diversity, argues Harold Netland, is new.

Sire, James W. The Universe Next Door: A Basic Worldview Catalog Downers Grove: Intervarsity Press, 2009

For more than thirty years, The Universe Next Door has set the standard for a clear, readable introduction to worldviews. In this new fifth edition James Sire offers additional student-friendly features to his concise, easily understood introductions to theism, deism, naturalism, Marxism, nihilism, existentialism, Eastern monism, New Age philosophy and postmodernism. Included in this expanded format are a new chapter on Islam and informative sidebars throughout.

Stackhouse, John G. Humble Apologetics: Defending the Faith Today New York: Oxford University Press, 2006

Is it still possible, in an age of religious and cultural pluralism, to engage in Christian apologetics? How can one urge one's faith on others when such a gesture is typically regarded with suspicion, if not outright resentment? In Humble Apologetics John G. Stackhouse brings his wide experience as a historian, philosopher, journalist, and theologian to these important questions and offers surprising--and reassuring--answers.

Strobel, Lee The Case for Christ Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1998

Using the dramatic scenario of an investigative journalist pursuing his story and leads, Lee Strobel uses his experience as a reporter for the Chicago Tribune to interview experts about the evidence for Christ from the fields of science, philosophy, and history. Winner of the Gold Medallion Book Award and twice nominated for the Christian Book of the Year Award.

Strobel, Lee The Case for Faith Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2000

This eagerly anticipated sequel to Lee Strobel’s best-selling The Case for Christ finds the author investigating the nettlesome issues and doubts of the heart that threaten faith. Eight major topics are addressed including doubt, the problem of pain, and the existence of evil.

White, James Emery Can We Trust the Bible? Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press, 2010

Is the Bible a bunch of myths? Isn t it full of mistakes and contradictions? How do we know if it's true? James Emery White responds to common questions.

White, James Emery What Do We Know About Jesus? Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press, 2010

Many today doubt that we can really know anything reliable about Jesus. Are Christian claims about Jesus even plausible? James Emery White responds to common questions.

White, James Emery Is Jesus the Only Way to God? Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press, 2010

Isn't it awfully narrow and intolerant for Christians to believe that Jesus is the only way to God? James Emery White responds to common questions.

White, James Emery A Search for the Spiritual: Exploring Real Christianity Grand Rapids: Baker Books, 1998

This is the book to put into the hands of seekers. With disarming candor (and no "churchspeak"), White explores the basics of the Christian faith.

White, James Emery Can We Believe In God? Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press, 2010

Skeptics and atheists are becoming more public and vocal about their objections to Christianity. Can thoughtful people today really still believe in God? James Emery White responds to common questions.

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