21.7.10

Christian Apologetics Week Post #5: More Book Recommendations

There will be 2 more book reviews, obviously, so this list does not include those, or any other books featured in this week's set of reviews.


General areas of knowledge which, while not apologetics directly, will help a great deal:

History, especially Christian history and modern history (Charles Taylor Sources of the Self: The Making of the Modern Identity is quite good, though a long read.  The Story of Christianity parts 1 and 2 by Justo Gonzalez are readable textbooks on Christian history, which is the most thorough place to look for such things). 

Philosophy (Philosophy and the Christian Faith by Colin Brown is an excellent place to start; then hit the original source material). 



General Apologetics: 

Handbook of Christian Apologetics by Peter Kreeft and Ronald K. Tacelli

Anything by C.S. Lewis, most notably: Miracles and The Problem of Pain

Orthodoxy and What's Wrong With the World by G.K. Chesterton

Richard Swinburne's work is quite good; start with The Existence of God

Lee Strobel's work is well written and interesting, if somewhat basic.  


Science and Religion:

Dennis Danielson Creation or Evolution: Do We Have to Choose?

John H. Walton The Lost World of Genesis 1

Francis Collins The Language of God



I was hoping to create a much longer list; I will add to this I think, but this is what I've got for now. More suggestions? 




This post is part of Christian Apologetics Week.  You can find the introduction, with links to all the posts, here

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