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APOLOGETICS

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Baker Encyclopedia of Christian Apologetics (abridged version: The Big Book of Christian Apologetics: An A to Z Guide)
Norman L. Geisler
This comprehensive reference volume covers every key issue, person, and concept related to Christian apologetics. (WordSearch)
Book: Amazon link (abridged ed.) | CBD link (abridged ed.)
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The Case For A Creator: A Journalist Investigates Scientific Evidence That Points Toward God
Lee Strobels
From evolutionary icons to the uniqueness of planet Earth, from irreducible complexity to the kalam cosmological argument, Lee Strobel gives full rein to his keen analytical mind in addressing these issues and more. (CBD)
Book: Amazon | CBD

The Complete Works of Francis Schaeffer (5 vols)
Francis Schaeffer
ECPA winner
The books of Francis Schaeffer have marked a watershed in Christian thinking and have deeply affected a generation of readers. (Logos)
Book: Amazon | CBD
Ebook: Logos (author page)

Handbook of Christian Apologetics
Peter Kreeft and Ronald K. Tacelli
The authors give clear and cogent arguments on the topics of faith and reason, God's nature, miracles, the problem of evil, objective truth, and much, much more! Best of all, you don't need a Ph.D. to understand it all! 300 pages, softcover from InterVarsity. (CBD)
Book: Amazon | CBD 
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How Now Shall We Live?
Charles Colson and Nancy Pearcey
With real, inspiring stories of faith in action, How Now Shall We Live? encourages readers to present the gospel in a way that will capture the imaginations, minds and hearts of a culture that is entrenched in the lies of relativism and self -- before it's too late. (CBD)
Book: Amazon | CBD
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A General Introduction to the Bible
Norman L. Geisler and William E. Nix
[This resource] is a comprehensive treatment of the Bible that offers careful conservative scholarship. This large, revised edition is organized into four sections: inspiration, canonization, transmission, and translation. Several chapters have been revised and enlarged, and new charts and sections have been added that treat the doctrine of inspiration, contemporary theories of revelation and inspiration, recent trends in textual criticism, and a review of modern English Bible translations. (CBD)
Book: Amazon | CBD
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NOTE: The original edition of From God to Us [Cp] was published in 1974 and has since sold over 78,000 copies. It was an abridgement to the Geisler and Nix classic A General Introduction to the Bible (which weighs in at over 700 pages). This 2012 revision of From God to Us brings it up to date and expands it from 255 pages to 412 pages. This major revision is expected to take the place of A General Introduction to the Bible. From God to Us is the only book of its kind in print, covering the inspiration, canonization, transmission, and translations of the Bible. (NormanGeisler.com) From God to Us >> Book: Amazon | CBD

I Don't Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist
Norman L. Geisler and Frank Turek
Geisler and Turek argue that Christianity requires the least faith of all worldviews because it is the most reasonable. A valuable aid to those interested in examining the reasonableness of the Christian faith. (CBD)
Book: Amazon | CBD
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Mere Christianity
C. S. Lewis
First heard as three radio addresses on the BBC, Lewis' modern classic sheds light on the common ground upon which all Christians can stand together -- the meaning of the universe, beliefs and behaviors, and the doctrine of the Trinity. (CBD)
Book: Amazon | CBD
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The New Evidence That Demands a Verdict
Josh McDowell
1st ed. (1999): Christians today face growing challenges to show that their faith is both relevant and credible. In [this book] you'll get the ammunition you need to defend your faith against the barrage of criticisms. (CBD)
2nd ed. (2017): In the first edition of Evidence That Demands a Verdict, Josh McDowell armed thoughtful Christians with historical documentation and modern scholarship, bearing witness to the truth of the Bible. Evidence quickly became a resource for millions of believers in defense of Christianity against the harshest of critics. Josh is joined by his son, Sean McDowell, in this exciting new edition with more historical insights to encourage those familiar with Evidence, as well as a new generation of believers, to embrace the truth of Christ in a skeptical culture. This is a book that invites readers to bring their doubts and doesn't shy away from the tough questions. (CBD)
Book: Amazon (2nd ed./2017) | CBD (2nd ed./2017)
Ebook: Logos (very similar to 1st ed.) (2nd ed. via Faithlife EBooks)

The Norman Geisler Apologetics Library (software)
Norman L. Geisler
[This resource] contains the full text of a dozen Geisler books on apologetics to provide accessible, reliable, and thoughtful answers on how to defend Christianity against skeptical claims. (Logos) Includes the following titles:

  • Answering Islam, 2d ed.
  • Baker Encyclopedia of Christian Apologetics
  • Christian Apologetics
  • Come Let Us Reason
  • Introduction to Philosophy
  • Miracles and the Modern Mind: A Defense of Biblical Miracles
  • Roman Catholics and Evangelicals
  • When Critics Ask
  • When Cultists Ask
  • When Skeptics Ask
  • Why I Am a Christian
  • Worlds Apart: A Handbook on Worldviews

Ebook: Amazon | Logos | WordSearch (author page)

The Popular Encyclopedia of Apologetics: Surveying the Evidence for the Truth of Christianity
Ed Hindson and Ergun Caner
The perfect combination of scholarship and accessible presentation for Christians who desire to know how to better understand and defend their faith. Bestselling authors Ed Hindson and Ergun Caner have brought together a who's who of apologetic experts -- including Lee Strobel, Norm Geisler, Josh McDowell, and John Ankerberg -- to produce a resource that's both easy to understand and comprehensive in scope. (Amazon)
Book: Amazon | CBD
Ebook: Logos (via Faithlife Ebooks)

The Question of God: C. S. Lewis and Sigmund Freud Debate God, Love, Sex, and the Meaning of Life
Dr. Armand M. Nicholi Jr.
Based on a course that Nicholi has taught at the Harvard Medical School for over 30 years, this depicts an all-out battle for the soul by two of the 20th century's intellectual giants, who debate such overriding issues as God, love, sex, and the meaning of life from nearly [opposite] ends of the spectrum. (CBD)
Book: Amazon | CBD

R.C. Sproul Digital Library on CD-ROM
R. C. Sproul
Beloved theologian Sproul has been inspiring to students and general readers for decades, well known for his clear and concise teaching. This collection addresses many topics within daily Christian living and theological concerns, such as doubt, faith, religion and faith, science and faith, and basic Christian doctrine. (Logos)
Ebook: Logos (author page) | WordSearch (author page)

The Secret Battle of Ideas About God: Overcoming the Outbreak of Five Fatal Worldviews
Jeff Myers | (related article)
According to a Barna study, only 3% of American evangelicals have an authentic biblical worldview. Explaining secularism, Marxism, Islam, New Spirituality, and postmodernism, Dr. Myers reveals how concepts and principles from these worldviews have subtly influenced Christianity. Learn what and why you believe -- and how to defend your faith. (CBD)
Book: Amazon | CBD
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When Skeptics Ask: A Handbook on Christian Evidences
Norman L. Geisler and Ronald M. Brooks
Does God exist? What if he is not all-powerful? Where did evil come from? Are miracles mythological? Why is Jesus better than other teachers? When skeptics ask questions like these, believers can turn to this helpful, user-friendly guide for thoughtful answers and clear explanations. (WordSearch)
Book: Amazon (rev. ed./2013) | CBD (rev. ed./2013)
Ebook: Logos | WordSearch

Why I Am A Christian
(Various)
A collection of leading Christian apologists offer popular, accessible writings in which they defend their belief in essential aspects of orthodox Christian belief. They give compelling answers to crucial questions, helping to free Christians from doubt and clear away obstacles to faith for unbelievers. (Logos)
Book: Amazon (rev. ed./2006) | CBD (rev. ed./2006)
Ebook: Logos

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20 Compelling Evidences that God Exists: Discover Why Believing in God Makes So Much Sense
Kenneth Boa and Robert M. Bowman
Millions of us claim to be Christians, but we become tongue-tied, nervous and uncomfortable when we're asked to give a reason for our hope. This resource, which tackles the most profound discussions from philosophy, science, sociology, psychology and history, will arm you with 20 clear and concise evidences that justify biblical accuracy and having faith in Christ! (CBD)
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The Case for the Resurrection of Jesus
Gary R. Habermas and Michael R. Licona
[This resource] will prepare you to make a compelling argument for the historicity of Christ's resurrection, even to those who do not accept the Bible as divinely inspired. The authors first develop principles by which a historical event can be accepted as true, then apply them to belief in Christ's rising from the dead, and finally offer sample scenarios illustrating the use of these principles. (CBD)
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Christianity on Trial: Arguments Against Anti-religious Bigotry
Vincent Carroll and David Shiflett
[The authors] dissect the charges against Christianity -- specifically that it has justified racism and misogyny, encouraged ignorance, and promoted the despoliation of the environment and even genocide. Then ... they show how in fact the Christian tradition has not only injected morality into our political order, but softened brutal practices and confining superstitions, created the foundation for intellectual inquiry, and cultivated the charitable impulse. (CBD)
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Defending Your Faith: An Introduction to Apologetics
R. C. Sproul
The defense of the Faith is an old and honorable Christian tradition, and should be part of every Christian's repertoire. To aid both fledgling apologists and seasoned veterans in this, R. C. Sproul (The Holiness of God) has produced a book both simple in language and complex in depth to speak to the Church as a whole. (CBD)
Book: Amazon | CBD
Ebook: Logos (audio) | Word Search

The Defense of the Faith
Cornelius Van Til
[This resource] is a classic treatment on apologetics and endures for our time as crucial reading for the thinking Christian. Designed to stop secularists in their tracks, it is the kind of seminal work that serious defenders of the faith cannot afford to ignore. (CBD)
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Faith Has Its Reasons: Integrative Approaches to Defending the Christian Faith
Kenneth D. Boa and Robert M. Bowman
[This resource] is a study of four different models of how apologetics should be done, an assessment of their strengths and weaknesses, and a proposal for integrating the best insights of each. (CBD)
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Five Views on Apologetics
Steven B. Cowan and Stanley N. Gundry, editors
Five views on Apologetics examines the "how-to" of apologetics, putting five prominant views under the microscope: Classical, Evidential, Presuppositional, Reformed Epistemology, and Cumulative Case. Offering a forum for presentation, critique, and defense, this book allows the contributors for the different viewpoints to interact. (CBD)
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Kingdom Triangle: Recover the Christian Mind, Renovate the Soul, Restore the Spirit's Power
J. P. Moreland
Why do the personal lives of many modern Christians mirror our surrounding culture? Calling us to reclaim Christianity's potency within Western society, Moreland offers a penetrating critique of postmodernism and naturalism -- the worldviews most responsible for the church's waning influence. Drawing lessons from the early church, he charts the way toward 21st-century restoration. (CBD)
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The Reason for God: Belief in an Age of Skepticism
Timothy Keller
How could a loving God send people to hell? Why does he allow suffering? Can one religion be "right" and the others "wrong"? Responding to the questions of open skeptics and ardent believers, Keller draws from literature, philosophy, reason, and real-life conversations to explain how faith in a Christian God is a soundly rational belief. (CBD)
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There Is a God: How The World's Most Notorious Atheist Changed His Mind
Antony Flew, Roy Abraham Varghese
Once called the grandfather of modern atheism, Flew now argues for God's existence in this startling testimony! With refreshing openness to argument and an absence of anger and hostility, he reveals the scientific discoveries and philosophical viewpoints that turned him from non-believing into having faith in God as Designer. Eye-opening! (CBD)
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To Everyone an Answer: A Case for the Christian Worldview
Francis J. Beckwith, William Lane Craig, and J.P. Moreland, editors
[This resource contains] essays covering all major aspects of apologetics, including: faith and reason; arguments for God's existence; the case for Jesus; the problem of evil; postmodernism; religious pluralism and Christian exclusivism. Preeminent in their respective fields, the contributors to this volume offer a solid case for the Christian worldview and a coherent defense of the Christian faith. (CBD)
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To Know and Love God: Method for Theology
David K. Clark
For beginners and advanced students alike, [this resource] deals with the nature of theology and presents a method for doing theology whose goal is both knowledge and wisdom. (CBD)
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New Dictionary of Christian Apologetics
Gavin McGrath, W.C. Campbell-Jack, and C. Stephen Evans, editors
From personalities like Josephus up to and including modern thinkers such as Os Guinness and Anthony Flew, and covering topics as diverse as fantasy, solipsism, and mass culture, this wide-ranging single-volume reference contains much to commend it to the serious student of apologetics and evangelism. (CBD)
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What's So Great About Christianity
Dinesh D'Souza
What's so great about our faith? Challenging the assumptions of believers and skeptics alike, D'Souza takes on E.O. Wilson, Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, Christopher Hitchens, and other leading critics of the church to show how Christianity is at home with science and philosophy -- and how it can offer lasting happiness in a disillusioned world. (CBD)
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