As preparation for a recent Sunday Night series at church I read a number of apologetics books. Here’s a brief roundup of what I read:
Despite Doubt: This book served as our primary guide. It seeks to correct a common error in Christianity, the divorce of faith from knowledge. Wittmer’s thesis is that faith means committing to what we know, not to what we don’t.
The Reason for God: Belief in an Age of Skepticism: Tim Keller’s book is excellent on multiple levels. He answers some tough objections to the Christian faith such as “There can’t be just one true religion” and “Science has disproved Christianity.” His answers are rigorous and intellectually satisfying.
Raised? This short and concise book specifically addresses the question, “Did the resurrection actually occur?” The authors do a fine job of demonstrating the truth of the resurrection and of drawing out some of its implications.
The Case for Faith: A Journalist Investigates the Toughest Objections to Christianity (Case for … Series): It’s an oldie but a goodie. I didn’t read the whole thing, just the chapter on Hell, which is very well written. This was an important book for my wife when she first got serious about her faith as a teenager.
Bonus: Where the Real Conflict Lies: Plantinga’s thesis is that there is a real conflict between science and naturalism and only apparent conflicts between science and theism. This is a heavy book, but important for anyone struggling with how religion and science can go together.
What apologetics books have you found most helpful in life? What would you recommend to others?