This list is something I’ve compiled for the Alabama Baptist concerning apologetic resources that are generally accepted in our community and are written from a scholarly perspective. Many of the authors below have actually been used by Tactical Faith in equipping the local churches around Alabama in the past. So, you don’t have to be Baptist to enjoy and benefit from this list. It’s a merely apologetic list, and should be enjoyed as such.


Ecclesiastes 12:11-12 “The words of the wise are like goads, their collected sayings like firmly embedded nails – given by one shepherd. Be warned, my son, of anything in addition to them. Of making many books there is no end, and much study wearies the body.”

 

I. Apologetics: Introductory Issues

II. God

III. The Scriptures

IV. Jesus Christ

V. Resurrection/Miracles

VI. Theology/Philosophy/Worldview/Ethics

VII. Science and Faith

VIII. Heaven and Hell

IX. World Religions

X. Evangelism

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I. Apologetics:

  1. Books
    “Love Your God with All Your Mind” – JP Moreland
    “Reasons for Our Hope” – H. House and Dennis Jowers
    “Wordviews in Conflict” – Ronald Nash
    “Christian Apologetics” – Douglas Groothuis
    “How Now Shall We Live” – Charles Colson
    “To Everyone An Answer” – Beckwith, William Lane Craig, Moreland
    “Christian Apologetics: Past & Present” – Edgar & Oliphint
    “Cold Case Christianity” “Forensic Faith” Gary J. Warner Wallace*^
    “Apologetic Study Bible” Ted Cabal
    “Evidence That Demands a Verdict” (2017) Josh and Sean McDowell
    “Holman QuickSource Guide to Christian Apologetics” Doug Powell
    “Handbook of Christian Apologetics” Peter Kreeft
    “Mama Bear Apologetics” Hillary Ferrer
    “Faith Has Its Reasons” Boa and Bowman
    “Truth Matters” Kostenberger and Bock
    “Cultural Apologetics” Paul Gould
    “From God to Us: How We Got our Bible” – Geisler
    “A Little primer on Humble Apologetics” James W. Sire
  2. Apologetic Organizations
    Stand to Reason, Cross Examined, Tactical Faith, CARM.org, Reasonable Faith, RZIM, Merely Human Ministry, Life Training Institute
  3. Podcasts

    The Ultimate List of Christian Apologetics Podcasts


    https://www.reasonablefaith.org/podcasts/defenders-podcast-series-3/


II. God

  1. Books
    “Reasonable Faith/On Guard” William Lane Craig
    “Is God a Moral Monster?” Paul Copan
    “The God Conversation” JP Moreland
    “Why is God Ignoring Me?” Habermas
    “If God Why Evil?” Norman Geisler
    “Can Man Live Without God” Ravi Zacharias
  2. Videos
    YouTube: Reasonable Faith Animated Videos (Fine Tuning, Cosmological, Moral Argument, Ontological Argument, Suffering and Evil)

III. The Scriptures

  1. Books
    “Defending Inerrancy” – Norman Geisler
    “Understanding Scripture” –  Grudem, Schreiner
    “God Breathed” Josh McDowell
    “Scripture and Truth” – D.A. Carson
    “Can We Still Believe the Bible” Craig Blomberg
    “The Gospel and The Greeks” Ronald Nash
    “Jesus and the Eyewitnesses” Bauckham
    “Hidden in Plain View” Lydia McGrew
    “Why are there difference in the Gospels” Licona/Evans
    “The Stones Cry Out” Randall Price
    “Archaeological Study Bible” – Kaiser Jr.
    “The Historical Reliability of the Gospel” – Craig Blomberg
    “In Defense of the Bible” Cowan and Wilder
  2. Videos
    YouTube: New Testament Bible Reliability by Daniel Wallace (Can We Trust the New Testament – Tactical Faith)
  3. Apps
    “NT & OT iWitness” Doug Powell
    “Archeology iWitness” Doug Powell

IV. Jesus Christ

  1. Books
    “The Historical Jesus of the Gospels” – Craig Keener
    “The Apologetics of Jesus” Normal Geisler
    “Case of Christ” Lee Strobel *
    “Dethroning Jesus” Darrell Bock and Daniel Wallace
    “Getting Jesus Right: How Muslims get Jesus and Islam Wrong” Craig Evans
    “The Great Physician” G. Campbell Morgan
    “Jesus Among Other Gods” – Ravi Zacharias
    “Reinventing Jesus” – Wallace
  2. Videos
      YouTube: “Is there any evidence for Jesus outside the Bible – J. Warner Wallace” “How does Jesus Fulfil Old Testament Scripture – One Minute Apologist”
  3. Apps
    “Jesus iWitness” Doug Powell

V. Resurrection/Miracles

  1. Books
    “In Defense of Miracles” Geivett, Habermas
    “Did the Resurrection Happen?” Habermas
    “The Case for the Resurrection of Jesus” Habermas
    “The Resurrection of Jesus” Mike Licona
    “The Resurrection and You” Josh and Sean McDowell
    “Evidence for the Resurrection” Josh and Sean McDowell
    “A Case for the Resurrection” Lee Strobel
    “The Crucifixion of Jesus: A Medical Doctor Examines the Death and Resurrection of Christ” Joseph Bergeron
    “The Miracles Answer Book.” Lee Strobel
    “The Case for Miracles” Lee Strobel*
    “Miracles: The Credibility of New Testament Accounts” Craig Keener
  2. Apps
    “Resurrection iWitness” Doug Powell
    “Alive: A Cold-Case Approach to the Resurrection” Wallace

VI. Theology/Philosophy/Worldview/Ethics

  1. Books
    “Tough-minded Christianity” – William Dembski
    “Total Truth/Finding Truth” Nancy Pearcey
    “An Introduction to Christian Worldview” Tawa Anderson
    “Pocket Dictionary of Apologetics & Philosophy of Religion” C. Stephen Evans
    “Life’s Ultimate Questions” Ronald Nash
    “A History of Western Philosophy and Theology” John Frame
    “How Should We Then Live?” Francis Schaeffer
    “Escape from Reason” Schaeffer/ Moreland
    “Relativism: Feet Firmly Planted in Mid-Air” Beckwith/Koukl
    “Philosophy for Understanding Theology” Allen/Springsted
    “The Problem of Pain” C.S. Lewis
    “Why Suffering?” Ravi Zacharias
    “Wandering in Darkness” – Eleonore Stump
    “The Thomas Factor: Using Your Doubts to Draw Closer to God.” Habermas
    “Heretics for Armchair Theologians” Gonzalez
    “The Universe Next Door” – James Sire
    “Biblical Theology in the life of the Church” Michael Lawrence
    “Philosophy for Understanding Theology” Allen and Springsted
    “The Ethics of Abortion”- Christopher Kaczor
    “Christian Ethics” Wayne Grudem
    “Confronting Old Testament Controversies” Tremper Longman
    “Big Thoughts for Little Thinkers” Series

VII. Science and Faith

  1. Books
    “Dictionary of Christianity and Science” Paul Copan
    “Signs of Intelligence” William Dembski & James Kushiner
    “The Origin of the Universe” John Barrow
    “Icons of Evolution” Jonathan Wells
    “A Matter of Days” Hugh Ross
    “Glass House” Ken Ham
    “Seven Days That Divide the World” John Lennox
    “Creating Life in the Lab” Fazale Rana
    “Theistic Evolution: Critique” Moreland and Meyer
    “Darwin’s Doubt” Stephen Meyer
    “Signature in the Cell” Stephen Meyer
    “Stand for Life” – John Ensor and Scott Klusendorf
    “The Case for Life” – Scott Klusendorf
    “Love thy Body” – Nancy Pearcey
    “Defending Life” – Francis Beckwith
    “Humans 2.0: Transhumanism” Fazale Rana
    “Openness Unhindered” Roaaria Butterfield
  2. Media
    “The Privileged Planet” DVD/Online or Prime Video
    “Unlocking The Mystery of Life” DVD
    “ORIGIN” DVD
    “Where Does the Evidence Lead” DVD
    “Darwin’s Dilemma” Prime Video/DVD
    “Metamorphosis”  Prime Video /DVD/Blu-Ray
    “Icons of Evolution” Prime Video/DVD

VIII. Heaven and Hell

  1. Books
    “The Great Divorce” C.S. Lewis
    “Sense and Nonsense about Heaven and Hell” Kenneth Boa & Bowman
    “Immortality: The Other Side of Death” Habermas and Moreland

IX. World Religions

  1. Books
    “Neighboring Faiths” Winfried Corduan
    “Islam & Christianity” James Gauss
    “Reaching Muslims” Nick Chatrath
    “Answering Islam” Geisler
    “No God But One: Allah or Jesus” Nabeel Qureshi
    “The Guide to Answering Islam” Daniel Janosik

X. Evangelism

  1. Books
    “Tactics” Greg Koukl^
    “The 21 Toughest Questions Your Kids Will Ask” Alex McFarland*
    “10 Answers for Atheists” Alex McFarland
    “Stand for Life: A Student’s Guide for Making the case” Scott Klusendorf
    “A Practical Guide to Culture: Helping the Next Generation Navigate Today’s World” Stonestreet & Brett Kunkle^
    “Welcome to College” Jonathon Morrow
    “Preparing Your Teens for College” Alex Chediak
    “So the Next Generation Will Know” Wallace & McDowell^
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The ability to ultimately understand anything requires more than just the fierce determination of the will.  The starting point and the default position of any learning process must at its core be grounded in true humility.  It is humility that allows someone to correctly assess both external and internal situations.  In sports we see this play out over the life of a dedicated athlete.  When someone is young and learning a sport, they notice quickly how much their skills and knowledge are lacking especially in relation to sports heroes that are idolized.

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