Apologetics Resources

Christian apologetics is the rational defense of the Christian faith. Many skeptics think that Christianity is for people who do not want to think, and faith is portrayed as something one believes blindly, with no supporting evidence. However, this viewpoint does not represent biblical Christianity. In contrast, to what many skeptics believe, the Bible (unlike other holy books) challenges its readers to test it and come to a reasonable conclusion. 

 

This page provides you trustworthy resources on lots of different topics to help you engage difficult questions, build biblical convictions, and equip you to explain and defend the Christian faith.  

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Books and Videos

Books are rated as to reading difficulty. 

  • I Don’t Have Enough Faith to be an Atheist by Norm Geisler and Frank Turek (moderate)
     

  • More than a Carpenter by Josh McDowell (easy)
     

  • Think by John Piper (moderate)
     

  • Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis (moderate)
     

  • Reasons to Believe by Ryan Whitson (easy)
     

  • Making the Case for Christianity - Detective J. Warner Wallace
     

  • Talking with Your Kids About God: 30 Conversations Every Christian Parent Must Have, Natasha Crain - (Rating: Easy)
     

  • Forensic Faith, J. Warner Wallace - (Rating: Easy) *Video Study also on Right Now Media
     

  • On Guard, William Lane Craig - (Rating: Moderate)
     

  • So the Next Generation Will Know: Preparing Young Christians for a Challenging World, Sean McDowell/J. Warner Wallace - (Rating: Easy)
     

  • Mama Bear Apologetics: Empowering Your Kids to Challenge Cultural Lies, Hilary Ferrer - (Rating: Easy)
     

  • Geisler's -  Twelve Points that Show Christianity is True: A Handbook on Defending the Christian Faith. (Easy)
     

  • ​Lee Strobel's - The Case for Christ (Easy)
     

  • ​McDowell - Evidence That Demands A Verdict (moderate)

Sermon - I want to Believe but... Isn't the Church Pointless?

The Resurrection

Books and Videos

Books are rated as to reading difficulty. 

 

 

God

Books and Videos

Books are rated as to reading difficulty. 

Sermon - I want to Believe but... Why does God Allow Suffering?


Sermon - I want to Believe but... Why Doesn't God Answer my Prayers?

Philosophy

Books and Videos

Books are rated as to reading difficulty.

 

  • Truth Decay by Doug Groothius (moderate)
     

  • The Universe Next Door by James Sire (moderate)
     

  • Total Truth by Nancey Pearcy (moderate)
     

  • Doing Philosophy as a Christian by Gary DeWeese (moderate)
     

  • Moral Choices by Scott Rae (easy)
     

  • Stealing From God, Why Atheists Need God to Make Their Case, Frank Turek - (Rating: Easy)
     

  • Scaling the Secular City by JP Moreland (difficult)
     

  •  Love Your God with All Your Mind by JP Moreland (moderate)
     

  • Sermon - Why People Don't Believe (Atheism)

 

Engaging Others

Books and Videos

Books are rated as to reading difficulty. 
 

  • Tactics by Greg Koukl (easy)
     

  • The God Conversation by JP Moreland and Tim Muehlhoff (easy)

 

Sermon -I want to Believe but... What about Faith and Politics?

Culture

Books and Videos

Books are rated as to reading difficulty. 

Science

Books and Videos

Books are rated as to reading difficulty. 

  • Signature in the Cell by Stephen Meyer (difficult)
     

  • Intelligent Design by William Dembski (difficult)
     

  • The Case for a Creator by Lee Strobel (moderate)
     

  • Michael R O'Connell - Finding God in Science (moderate)​
     

  • Louie Giglio - Indescribable: 100 Devotions for Kids About God and Science (Easy)

Sermon - I want to Believe but... Doesn't Science Disprove God?

Bible & Scripture

See also the "Intro to Apologetics" above.

 

John 1:1-3 - This is one of the most compelling and clear articulations of the deity of Christ. It shows that Christ is the eternal creator and is one with (although distinct from) the Father.

Isaiah 43:10 - This passage clearly lays out that there is only one God and there has always only been one God. Groups that claim they are Christian but that they can become gods, have to get very creative to avoid the clear meaning of this passage.

Romans 1:20 - This verse establishes the value of knowledge of God through observation of His creation.

Romans 2:14-15 - This passage demonstrates that the moral conscience is written on our hearts. The moral law is universal, not relative, even among those who do not have the written law.
John 20:30-31 - Skeptics often believe that faith is blind. John clearly states that the miracles of Jesus were recorded as proof so we would believe.
2 Peter 3:9 - This passage clearly shows that God desires all to turn to repentance and be saved. This can be helpful when talking about Hell.
Luke 1:1-4 - Some claim that the disciples were inventing myths and legends. This passage shows the clear concern with historical accuracy and eyewitness accounts.

 

Sermon - I want to Believe but... How do I know the Bible is Trustworthy?