Novel Apologetics: 8 Apologetic Novel Series

Apologetics is not usually known for producing gripping fictional thrillers, but it does have a few.  In fact, I think you might be surprised by how many novel apologetic works are out there.  Here is a sampling.  If you know of any others add it to the list below with a link to its Amazon page.

1. The Well of the Soul by Doug Powell
Doug Powell is not new to apologetics having published several accessible books called the “iWitness” series such as Resurrection iWitness, Jesus iWitness, and iWitness Archaeology along with The Ulitmate Guide to Defend Your Faith. More recently, Doug Powell has started a new series following the adventures of Graham Elliot:
Amazon.com: The Well of the Soul (Graham Eliot): 9781941720738: Powell,  Doug: Books“Graham Eliot, Ancient Near East scholar, into a hunt for the treasures of the second temple. The list has already cost the life of a colleague, and now he is being pursued as he races to recover what has been lost for almost 2,000 years.

As he literally digs into Jerusalem, he is haunted by the recent deaths of his wife and daughter, which have left him doubting the existence of God. His spiritual and archaeological struggles become more entwined as his life is repeatedly threatened the longer the work continues. When he reaches the final site—the cisterns below the Temple Mount, a network of caves and tunnel no one has entered in 150 years and that no one has ever explored—Graham discovers far greater treasure than he ever imagined.”

There are already two books out in this series. The Well of the Soul is followed by Among the Ashes. As I wasAmong the Ashes (Graham Eliot) by [Doug Powell] reading the first book, I found a lot of overlap between the fictional book and real life. For example, the practice of deconstructing cartonnage (i.e., mummy masks) reminds me of the allegedly first-century fragment of Mark that was supposedly uncovered under a mummy mask that did not turn out to be from the first-century that I wrote and reported about before. The second book of the Graham Eliot series by Powell has Eliot digitizing New Testament manuscripts like Daniel Wallace of the Center for the Study of New Testament Manuscripts.
In short, you follow Graham Eliot in this series of biblical archaeological thrillers as he pursues truth wherever it leads. Murder, action, and apologetics.

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Book Notice: Why I Trust the Bible

William D. Mounce, who is well known for his work on the language of the New Testament such as Basics of Biblical Greek Grammar and Greek for the Rest of Us: The Essentials of Biblical Greek, has written a fine work of apologetics titled Why Should I Trust the Bible?: Answers to the Real Questions and Doubt People Have about the Bible. I will be … Continue reading Book Notice: Why I Trust the Bible

Biblical Archaeology: – BREAKING – Newly Discovered Dead Sea Scroll Fragments

Archaeologists have recently discovered new fragments for the Dead Sea Scrolls. The New York Times reports: “Israeli researchers unveiled on Tuesday dozens of newly discovered Dead Sea Scroll fragments containing biblical texts dating back nearly 2,000 years, adding to the body of artifacts that have shed light on the history of Judaism, early Christian life and ancient humankind.” It has been 60 or so years … Continue reading Biblical Archaeology: – BREAKING – Newly Discovered Dead Sea Scroll Fragments

Apologetics Resource: Prove the Bible

As Sean McDowell points out below, Prove the Bible is a site with short videos that offer evidence for the truth of Christianity. Prove the Bible is a storehouse of apologetic videos categorized by topic such as God, Bible, Jesus, and the Gospel along with a miscellaneous grouping that includes worldviews, ethics, creation, hard topics, etc. Prove the Bible is as substantive as it is … Continue reading Apologetics Resource: Prove the Bible

10 Days of Archaeology: Day Ten – Hezekiah’s Tunnel

We return to King Hezekiah in this series having already discussed the bulla. Today’s archaeological find, on our last day of 10 Days of Archaeology, is Hezekiah’s Tunnel. One of the great architectural features of Jerusalem, Hezekiah’s Tunnel which connects the Gihon Spring to the Pool of Siloam. Built over 2,700 years ago, Hezekiah’s Tunnel is the only fresh water source for the city. Apparently, … Continue reading 10 Days of Archaeology: Day Ten – Hezekiah’s Tunnel

10 Days of Archaeology: Day Nine – Silver Scrolls

This day’s archaeological discovery the Silver Scroll or Ketef Hinnom Valley Scrolls by Epic Archaeology‘s superb infographics. Be sure to check out the other infographics at Epic Archaeology. Find Hinnom Valley, south of the old city of Jerusalem in 1979. Written in biblical Hebrew Numbers 6:24-26 which is the priestly blessing. Words appear on two small, silver amulets and dates to around 600 BC, hundreds of years before … Continue reading 10 Days of Archaeology: Day Nine – Silver Scrolls

10 Days of Archaeology: Day Eight – Taylor Prism

On day eight in our series of 10 Days of Archaeology we examine the Taylor Prism or Sennacherib’s Prism.  Epic Archaeology‘s superb infographics has another graphic for for this archaeological discovery. Here is day wight with the the Taylor Prism or The Annals of Sennacherib. Be sure to check out the other infographics at Epic Archaeology. Discovered in 1830 in Nineveh, Iraq by Geoffrey Taylor, hence, commonly … Continue reading 10 Days of Archaeology: Day Eight – Taylor Prism

10 Days of Archaeology: Day Seven – Cyrus Cylinder

Epic Archaeology‘s superb infographics highlight various archaeological artifacts that relate or even support the biblical narrative. Continuing the “Ten Days of Archaeology” posts featuring some of the infographics Epic Archaeology has produced. Here is day seven with the Cyrus Cylinder. Be sure to check out the other infographics at Epic Archaeology. Found in 1879 in Babylon, Iraq the Cyrus Cylinder contains a decree from Cyrus which seemingly corroborates Ezra  1:1-3, … Continue reading 10 Days of Archaeology: Day Seven – Cyrus Cylinder

10 Days of Archaeology: Day Six – Isaiah Bulla

Day Six in our seires of 10 Days of Archaeology we examine the Isaiah Bulla which was discovered just three feet from the Hezekiah Bulla. Epic Archaeology‘s superb infographics has another graphic for for this archaeological discovery. Here is day six with the Isaiah Bulla. Be sure to check out the other infographics at Epic Archaeology. A clay seal stamped with the prophet Isaiah’s name was found … Continue reading 10 Days of Archaeology: Day Six – Isaiah Bulla

10 Days of Archaeology: Day Five – Pontius Pilate Ring

Today’s archaeological discovery is related to the previous post of the Pontius Pilate Stone Inscription. Epic Archaeology‘s superb infographics has another graphic for Pontius Pilate’s ring. Here is day five with the Pontius Pilate Ring. Be sure to check out the other infographics at Epic Archaeology. This ring was found 50 years ago but has just recently been deciphered to bear the inscription of Pontius Pilate’s name, the … Continue reading 10 Days of Archaeology: Day Five – Pontius Pilate Ring