Over the years I have read numerous books on apologetics by many different authors. I put together a list of my favorites.
There are many that I am not listing that are just as good as these listed, but for simplicity sake I will keep it to around 50.
Some of these can be obtained by going to http://www.alibris.com/ you will pay much less and I’ve been very fortunate to get good quality books in great condition. There is a great deal of reading here, much of which I should read again. Some of these are introductory, others are more advanced and some will need a good hot coffee and an alert mind.
Please take advantage of the tremendous information to be found in these books. Some of my favorite authors…
Alister Mcgrath, Cornelius Van Til, William Lane Craig, Ronald Nash and Nancy Pearcey to name a few.
I encourage you to begin discussing ways to start an apologetics class or group in your church, grab one of these great books, read it and invite others to learn how to defend the faith.
I attempt ( by God’s great grace) to defend the faith on 5 fronts. Theologically, Philosophically, Historically, Logically and experientially. Begin with one of these areas and learn how to confront error and defeat it, then make way for the gospel message which alone is the power of God unto salvation.
Be solid bible student first, learn your theology first, obtain a coherent and well understood systematic theology. I am reformed so its easy to stay within the confines of solid biblical orthodoxy. Then branch out, begin to learn how to think, reason, learn the rules of logic. Develop an understanding of philosophical ideas so that you can recognize them and know how to confront various philosophies. Add to your knowledge Church history and familiarize yourself with the Church Fathers. Know what the Reformation was about and what it did in the world. Lastly recognize and acknowledge the work of God in you own life, take note of God’s gracious dealings with you and extend to others the kindness and grace He has extended to you through Christ. Spend considerable time in prayer and intercessions, be bold in prayer, be bold to believe and seek God for answers. Even though I have not listed them, I have many books on the subject of prayer, intercessions, God’s promises and encouragements to pray and intercede for others.
Take advantage of the tremendous sermons on apologetics on YouTube featuring Ravi Zacharias and William Lane Craig.
Put away the childish and immaturish ideas that are common in American Cultural Christianity today, learn what it means to judge righteous judgment, to be discerning without being condemning, learn how to confront without being mean spirited or even rejected and abused without taking offense and becoming carnal. Be that 1 in a thousand Christian who dives in deeper to know and enjoy Jesus Christ, and that 1 in 10,000 Christians who knows his bible backwards and forwards and yet knows his complete dependence is upon the Holy Spirit to bring fruit from what is said and done.
Put away time wasting sloth, put away filling your mind with the numbing and dumbing-down droll from TV and video games. Invest in God’s word, invest in God’s kingdom, spend your life burning brightly for a worthy master and loving Lord Jesus Christ.
Read on and enjoy.
1. Mere Apologetics by Alister Mcgrath
2. Philosophical foundations for a Christian worldview William Lane Craig; J.P Moreland
3. Backgrounds of Early Christianity Everett Ferguson
4. History of the Reformation 16th century J.L Merle D’Aubigne
5. Christian Apologetics Norman Geisler
6. On Guard William Lane Craig
7. Evidence and Truth Foundations for Christian Truth Robert J. Morgan
8. Pensee’s Blaise Pascal
9. How shall we then live? Francis A. Schaeffer
10. Total Truth Nance Pearcey
11. Fool’s gold John Macarthur
12. Religions of the Roman Empire John Ferguson
13. I don’t have enough faith to be an Atheist Normal Geisler and Frank Turek
14. Biblical Basis for Modern Science Henry Morris
15. Reasonable Faith William Lane Craig
16. End of Reason Ravi Zacharias
17. Classical Apologetics R.C Sproul John Gerstner
18. Scandal of the Evangelical mind Mark A. Noll
19. Think John Piper
20. The last Christian on earth Os Guiness
21. Creation in Six days James B. Jordan
22. World views in Conflict Ronald H. Nash
23. Faith and Reason searching for a reasonable faith Ronald H. Nash
24. The Case for Christ Lee Strobel
25. Relativism Greg Koukl and Francis beckwith
26. Christian Apologetics J.K.S Reid
27. That’s just your interpretation Paul Copan
28. The book of Beginnings Henry Morris III
29. The kingdom of the Cults Walter Martin
30. The kingdom of the Occult Walter Martin
31. The God who is there Francis A. Schaeffer
32. Politically Incorrect Guide to Darwinism and Intelligent Design Jonathan Wells
33. What’s so great about Christianity? Dinesh D’Souza
34. Apologetics for the 21st century Louis Markos
35. Dismantling Evolution Ralph O. Muncaster
36. Christless Christianity Michael Horton
37. No Other God John Frame
38. Intelligent Design William Dembski
39. Mere Christianity C.S Lewis
40. Van Til’s Apologetic Greg Bahnsen
41. Atheist Delusions Phil Fernandes
42. Christianity’s dangerous idea Alister Mcgrath
43. Deliver us from Evil Ravi Zacharias
44. Balanced Apologetics Ronald Mayers
45. Varieties of Christian apologetics Bernard Ramm
46. Beyond Opinion Ravi Zacharias
47. True Spirituality Francis Schaeffer
48. New Testament Documents F.F. Bruce
49. Jerusalem and Athens Critical discussions on the philosophy and apologetics of Cornelius Van Til E. R. Geehan
50. The Defense of the faith Cornelius Van Til