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“General Apologetics”

Reasonable Faith: Christian Truth and Apologetics, William Lane Craig (Crossway, 2008) A,*

Evidence That Demands a Verdict: Life-Changing Truth for a Skeptical World, Josh and Sean McDowell (Thomas Nelson, 2017)

Debating Christian Theism ed. Chad Meister, J. P. Moreland, and Khaldoun A. Sweis (Oxford University Press, 2013) A, *

Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus: A Devout Muslim Encounters Christianity (Nabeel Qureshi (Zondervan, 2014)*

On Guard: Defending Your Faith with Reason and Precision, William Lane Craig (David C. Cook, 2010) *

Is God Just a Human Invention? & Seventeen Other Questions Raised by the New Atheists, by J. Morrow & S. McDowell (Kregel, 2011)

Cold-Case Christianity: A Homicide Detective Investigates the Claims of the Gospels, by J. Warner Wallace (David C. Cook, 2013) *

Tactics: A Game Plan for Discussing Your Christian Convictions, Grek Koukl (Zondervan, 2009) *

Passionate Conviction: Modern Discourses on Christian Apologetics, ed. Paul Copan and William Lane Craig (B&H Publishing, 2007)

When God Goes to Starbucks: A Guide to Everday Apologetics, Paul Copan, (Baker, 2008)

How Do You Know You’re Not Wrong? Responding to Objections That Leave Christians Speechless, Paul Copan (Baker, 2005)

Come Let Us Reason: New Essays in Christian Apologetics, ed. Paul Copan and William Lane Craig (B&H Publishing, 2012)

Christian Apologetics: A Comprehensive Case for Biblical Faith, Douglas Groothuis (InterVarsity, 2011)

To Everyone an Answer, ed. Craig, Moreland, and Beckwith (IVPress, 2004)

Scaling the Secular City, J. P. Moreland (Baker, 1986)

Mere Christianity, C. S. Lewis (Macmillian, 1952) *

Why I Am a Christian, ed. Norman L. Geisler and Paul K. Hoffman (Baker, 2001)

The Case for Christ: A Journalist’s Personal Investigation of the Evidence for Jesus, Lee Strobel (Zondervan, 1999)

Faith and Reason: Searching for a Rational Faith, Ronald Nash (Zondervan, 1988)

The Apologetics Study Bible, ed. Ted Cabal (Holman, 2007)

The Apologetics Study Bible for Students, ed. Sean McDowell (Holman, 2017)

“Existence of God”

Two Dozen (or so) Arguments for God: The Plantinga Project, ed. Jerry Walls and Trent Dougherty (Oxford University Press, 2018) A*

Stealing from God: Why Atheists Need God to Make Their Case, Frank Turek (Navigators, 2014)

Does God Exist? William Lane Craig (Impact 360 Institute, 2014) *

God’s Crime Scene: A Cold-Case Detective Examines the Evidence for a Divinely Created Universe, J. Warner Wallace (David C. Cook, 2015)

The Rationality of Theism, ed. Paul Copan and Paul Moser (Routledge, 2003) A

The Case for a Creator: A Journalist Investigates Scientific Evidence That Points Toward God, Lee Strobel (Zondervan, 2009)

A Fortunate Universe: Life in a Finely Tuned Cosmos, by Geraint F. Lewis and Luke A. Barnes (Cambridge University Press, 2016) A

The Existence of God, 2nd ed. Richard Swinburne (Oxford University Press, 2003) A

“Reliability of the Bible”

Can We Trust the Gospels?, Peter J. Williams (Crossway, 2018)*

Hidden in Plain View: Undesigned Coincidences in the Gospels and Acts, Lydia Mcgrew (DeWard Publishing, 2017) A, *

The Historical Reliability of the New Testament: Countering the Challenges to Evangelical Christian Beliefs, Craig L. Blomberg (B&H Academic, 2016) A, *

The Historical Reliability of the Gospels, 2nd ed. Craig L. Blomberg (IVP Academic, 2007) A,*

Can We Trust the Gospels? Investigating the Reliability of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, Mark D. Roberts (Crossway, 2007)

The Historical Reliability of John’s Gospel: Issues and Commentary, Craig L. Blomberg (IVP Academic, 2011) A

The Gospel and Acts: The Holman Apologetics Commentary on the Bible, ed. Jeremy R. Howard (B&H, 2013)

Is God a Moral Monster? Making Sense of the Old Testament God, Paul Copan (Baker, 2011)

The Wrong Jesus: Fact, Belief, Legend, Truth . . . Making Sense of What You’ve Heard, Gregory Monette (Navigators, 2014)

The New Testament Documents: Are They Reliable?, F. F. Bruce (Eerdmans, 2003)

The Old Testament Documents: Are They Reliable & Relevant, Walter C. Kaiser, Jr. (IVP Academic, 2001)

On the Reliability of the Old Testament, K. A. Kitchen (Eerdmans, 2006)


The Case for the Real Jesus: A Journalist Investigates Current Attacks on the Identity of Jesus, Lee Strobel (Zondervan, 2009)

Reinventing Jesus, Komoszewski, Sawyer, and Wallace (Kregel, 2006) *

Putting Jesus in His Place: The Case for the Deity of Christ, Komoszweksi and Bowman (Kregel, 2007)

Fabricating Jesus: How Modern Scholars Distort the Gospels, Craig A. Evans (InterVarsity, 2008)

Jesus and the Eyewitnesses: The Gospels as Eyewitness Testimony, Richard Bauckham (Eerdmans, 2008)


Did Jesus Rise from the Dead? William Lane Craig (Impact 360 Institute, 2014)

The Resurrection of Jesus: A New Historiographical Approach, Michael R. Licona (IVP Academic, 2010) A

The Case for the Resurrection of Jesus, by Gary R. Habermas and Michael R. Licona (Kregel, 2004) *

Will the Real Jesus Please Stand Up? A Debate Between Craig and Crossan, ed. Paul Copan (Baker, 1999)

Jesus’ Resurrection: Fact or Figment? A Debate Between Craig and Ludemann, ed. Paul Copan (IVP Academic, 2000)

The Son Rises: Historical Evidence for the Resurrection of Jesus, William Lane Craig (Wipf & Stock, 2000)

The Resurrection of God Incarnate, Richard Swinburne (Oxford Univ. Press, 2003) A

The Resurrection of the Son of God, N. T. Wright (Fortress Press, 2003) A

“Science and Religion”

Scientism and Secularism: Learning to Respond to a Dangerous Ideology, by J. P. Moreland (Crossway, 2018) A*

Unbelievable: 7 Myths About the History and Future of Science and Religion, Michael E. Keas (ISI, 2018)*

Where the Conflict Really Lies: Science, Religion, and Naturalism, Alvin Plantinga (Oxford Univ. Press, 2011)

Science and Religion: Are They Compatible?, Daniel C. Dennett and Alvin Plantinga (Oxford Univ. Press, 2010)

Christianity and the Nature of Science: A Philosophical Investigation, J. P. Moreland (Baker Books, 2009)

Galileo Goes to Jail and Other Myths about Science and Religion, ed. Ronald Numbers (Harvard Univ. Press, 2010)

“Answering Objections”

A Reasonable Response: Answers to Tough Questions on God, Christianity, and the Bible, William Lane Craig & Joseph E. Gorra (Moody, 2013) *

That’s Just Your Interpretation: Responding to Skeptics Who Challenge Your Faith, Paul Copan (Baker, 2001)

God and Evil: The Case for God in a World Filled with Pain, ed. Chad Meister and James K. Dow, Jr. (InterVarsity, 2012)

The Soul: How We Know It’s Real and Why it Matters, J. P. Moreland (Moody, 2014)

The Problem of Evil: The Challenge to Essential Christian Beliefs, Jeremy A. Evans (B&H Publishing, 2013)

True For You, But Not For Me: Deflating the Slogans That Leave Christians Speechless, P. Copan (Bethany House, 1998)

The Case for Faith: A Journalist Investigates the Toughest Objections to Christianity, Lee Strobel (Zondervan, 2000)

“Apologetic Method/Theory”

Mapping Apologetics: Comparing Contemporary Approaches, Brian K. Morley (InterVarsity, 2015) *

Five Views on Apologetics, ed. Steven B. Cowan (Zondervan, 2010)A, *

Faith Has Its Reasons: Integrative Approaches to Defending the Christian Faith, Kenneth Boa and Robert Bowman (Paternoster, 2006)

Testing Christianity’s Truth Claims: Approaches to Christian Apologetics, Gordon R. Lewis (UPA, 1990)

Varieties of Christian Apologetics, by Bernard Ramm (Baker, 1962)