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BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS

I’ve tried to simplify the list so it’s not too overwhelming!

Basic Apologetics:
Mere Christianity, C.S. Lewis
I Don’t Have Enough Faith To Be An Atheist, Norman Geisler & Frank Turek
Stealing From God, Frank Turek
Cold Case Christianity, J. Warner Wallace
Case For Christ, Lee Strobel
The Case For the Resurrection of Jesus, Gary Habermas & Michael Licona
Tactics, Greg Koukl
More Than a Carpenter, Josh McDowell
Evidence That Demands a Verdict: Life-Changing Truth for a Skeptical World, Josh McDowell & Sean McDowell

Apologetics and Theology for Parents and Kids:
How Do We Know God Is Really There?, Melissa Cain Travis
How Do We Know God Created Life?, Melissa Cain Travis
How Do We Know Jesus Is Alive?, Melissa Cain Travis
Cold Case Christianity for Kids: Investigate Jesus with a Real Detective, J. Warner Wallace
Keeping Your Kids on God’s Side, Natasha Crain
What Is God Like? (whole series), William Lane Craig

New Testament Documents/ The Bible:
The New Testament Documents, F.F. Bruce
Unbreakable, Andrew Wilson
A General Introduction to the Bible, Norman Geisler
Fabricating Jesus: How Modern Scholars Distort the Gospels, Craig A. Evan
Can We Still Believe the Bible?, Craig L. Blomberg
A Handbook of New Testament Exegesis, Craig L. Blomberg
The Historical Reliability of the Gospels, Craig L. Blomberg
Miracles: The Credibility of the New Testament Accounts, Craig S. Keene

Philosophy/Logic:
Come Let Us Reason, Norman Geisler
The Last Superstition: A Refutation of the New Atheism, Edward Feser
Love Your God With All Your Mind, J.P. Moreland

Worldview:
Jesus Among Other Gods, Ravi Zacharias
Why Jesus?, Ravi Zacharias

Science/ Age of the Earth/ Creation/ Evolution:
Seven Days That Divide The World, John C. Lennox
God’s Undertaker: Has Science Buried God?, John C. Lennox
The Edge of Evolution: The Search for the Limits of Darwinism, Michael Behe
Hidden Treasures in the Book of Job: How the Oldest Book in the Bible Answers Today’s Scientific Questions, Hugh Ross
The Second Coming of the New Age: The Hidden Dangers of Alternative Spirituality in Contemporary America and Its Churches, Josh Peck, Steven Bancarz

Sexual Ethics:
The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert, Rosaria Champagne Butterfield
What Does the Bible Really Teach About Homosexuality?, Kevin DeYoung
Is God Anti-Gay?
, Sam Alberry

Islam:
Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus: A Devout Muslim Encounters Christianity, Nabeel Qureshi

Devotional/Christian Living:
Confessions, St. AugustineMy Utmost for His Highest, Oswald Chambers
The Cost of Discipleship, Dietrich Bonhoeffer
The Pursuit of God, A.W. Tozer
Voice of A Prophet: Who Speaks for God? A.W. Tozer
Knowing God, J.I. Packer
The Call, Os Guinness
The Insanity of God, Nik Ripken
Orthodoxy, G.K. Chesterton
Not a Fan: Becoming a Completely Committed Follower of Jesus, Kyle Idleman
Tried by Fire: The Story of Christianity’s First Thousand Years, William J. Bennett

Bible Study:
Encountering The Old Testament, Bill T. Arnold
Encountering the New Testament, Walter A. Ewell
(I have found all the “Encountering Biblical Studies” books to be very helpful!)
Against The Flow: The Inspiration of Daniel in an Age of Relativism, John C. Lennox

Other Great Resources:
Kingdom of the Cults, Walter Martin
Is God A Moral Monster?: Making Sense of the Old Testament God, Paul Copan
Apologetics Study Bible, Holman Bible Staff
Arminian Theology: Myths and Realities, Roger E. Olson
Against Calvinism: Rescuing God’s Reputation from Radical Reformed Theology, Roger E. Olson
Church History in Plain Language: Fourth Edition, Bruce Shelley
A New Apostolic Reformation?: A Biblical Response to a Worldwide Movement, R. Douglas Geivett and Holly Pivec
God’s Super-Apostles: Encountering the Worldwide Prophets and Apostles Movement, R.Douglas Geivett and Holly Pivec

P.S. Keep on checking as I add new books on regular basis.
(Updated 1/10/2020)

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