RECOMMENDED RESOURCES

Online

Stand to Reason – An apologetics ministry led by Greg Koukl and his team. The website has a number of articles on a wide variety of issues, great podcasts and an online store with some wonderful books, DVDs, etc. The podcasts are great for people who aren’t into reading books.

Unbelievable? – A podcast by Premier Christian Radio and hosted by Justin Brierley; features moderated debate/discussion between many of the top experts (both Christian and non-Christian) on a wide variety of issues. Some of the subjects can be difficult to understand but you can pick and choose which podcasts you listen to.

Reasonable Faith – A ministry led by Dr. William Lane Craig who is, arguably, the top Christian apologist in the world today. His website features two great podcasts (including his Sunday school class which teaches systematic theology from an apologetics perspective), many great articles (both scholarly and lay level), and more. If you want to watch some excellent debates just type his name into YouTube. Be aware though, that some of the stuff that Dr. Craig puts out is quite advanced and more suitable for those who want to get past the basics.

Creation, Evolution and Intelligent Design - There are three main views that Christians take on this issue which are listed below. The fourth view (Intelligent Design) is an umbrella view encompassing both the Young Earth and Old Earth views.


Young Earth Creationism – Answers in Genesis  &  Institute for Creation Research

Old Earth Creationism – Reasons to Believe

Theistic Evolution / Evolutionary Creationism – Biologos

Intelligent Design – Discovery Institute  or  (https://evolutionnews.org)

Be Thinking – Lots of articles on many different issues (i.e. not just apologetics); a good place to start studying apologetics. 
 

Living Out – A website dealing with issues of homosexuality and related sexual issues.
 

Christian Apologetics and Research Ministry – Lots of information on a variety of issues.
 

A few more sites worth mentioning:

Jewish Apologetics: askdrbrown.org  &  realmessiah.com

Muslim Apologetics: http://www.unchangingword.com/ 

&   http://www.answering-islam.org/

Ravi Zacharias International Ministries: http://www.rzim.org/

One Minute Apologist: www.youtube.com/user/oneminuteapologist


Other good ministries:

www.probe.org ; http://www.aomin.org/ ; http://www.apologetics315.com/ ; http://www.gotquestions.org/; https://www.kirkdurston.com/

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Books

 

Beginner Level

Be aware  that some of these books are also available in audio form at places like audible.com.

 

Tactics: A Game Plan for Discussing Your Christian Convictions, by Gregory Koukl

This book is not so much about informing you of answers but rather a guide to navigating conversations so that you can disagree with others in a way that is respectful and civil. 

Thinking? Answering Life’s Five Biggest Questions, by Andy Steiger
A great book that deals with many of the most common issues that people raise. 

 

The Reason for God, by Timothy Keller

The title of this book is slightly misleading as it deals with a number of common objections to faith in Christ and not just the existence of God. (e.g. “There can’t be just one true religion.”)

 

I Don’t Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist, by Norman L. Geisler and Frank Turek

 

Who Made God? And Answers to Over 100 Other Tough Questions of Faith, by Norman

Geisler and Ravi Zacharias

 

Cold-Case Christianity: A Homicide Detective Investigates the Claims of the Gospels, by J. Warner Wallace

Wallace is a cold-case detective who converted from atheism to Christianity. 

 

God and the Transgender Debate: What does the Bible actually say about gender identity?, by Andrew Walker

Is God Anti-Gay?, by Sam Allberry
 

Intermediate-Beginner Level

There are many more books which could be listed here; these are just a small sampling.

 

Reasonable Faith: Christian Truth and Apologetics, by William Lane Craig

Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus: A Devout Muslim Encounters Christianity, by Nabeel Qureshi

 

Reasoning from the Scriptures with the ________, by Ron Rhodes

Note: This is a series of books that address religious groups like Jehovah’s Witnesses and

Mormons. For example, the title of one book is Reasoning from the Scriptures with the Mormons.

God’s Undertaker: Has Science Buried God?, by John Lennox

A response to the New Atheism and an excellent defence of design arguments for God’s existence.

The Case for ______, by Lee Strobel

Note: This is a series of books that address fundamental issues of the Christian faith such as the evidence for Jesus’ resurrection, the existence of God, etc. The original book title was The Case for Christ

 

Evidence That Demands a Verdict: Life-Changing Truth for a Skeptical World, by Josh McDowell and Sean McDowell

More Book and Podcast Recommendations:
https://apologetics315.com/2009/11/recommended-apologetics-book-directory/
https://apologetics315.com/2010/09/the-16-best-apologetics-podcasts/

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