Resources

(See also Bill Muehlenberg’s Apologetics Reader page for other resources, some of which may be listed here on this page.)

Beginner Apologetics

Know What You Believe – Paul Little
Know Why You Believe – Paul Little
Living Loud: Defending Your Faith – Norman Geisler and Joseph Holden
*On Guard: Defending Your Faith with Reason and Precision – William Lane Craig
*The Case for Christ – Lee Strobel
*The Case for Faith – Lee Strobel
*A Little Primer on Humble Apologetics – James Sire 
*5 Minute Apologist – Rick Cornish
No Other Gods – Phil Fernandes 
The Reason Why Faith Makes Sense – Mark Mittelberg
 

Apologetic Foundations
 
*Love Your God With All Your Mind – J.P. Moreland
*Mere Christianity – C.S. Lewis
*Testing Christianity’s Truth Claims – Gordon Lewis 
*Trilogy – Francis Schaeffer 
Contend Earnestly for the Faith – Phil Fernandes
Choosing Your Faith … In a World of Spiritual Options – Mark Mittelberg
 

General Apologetics
 
*I Don’t Have Enough Faith to Be An Atheist – Norman Geisler & Frank Turek 
*Without a Doubt – Kenneth Samples
*Contending with Christianity’s Critics – Copan & Craig
Forensic Faith – J. Warner Wallace
Hard Questions, Real Answers – William Lane Craig 
True For You But Not For Me – Paul Copan
Who Made God?: Answers to Over 100 Other Tough Questions of Faith – Zacharias & Geisler
When Skeptics Ask: A Handbook on Christian Evidences – Norman Geisler & Ron. Brooks
The Case for Faith – Lee Strobel
The Reason for God: Belief in an Age of Skepticism – Tim Keller
What’s So Great About Christianity – Dinesh D’Souza
Intellectuals Don’t Need God and Other Modern Myths – Alister McGrath
To Everyone an Answer: A Case for the Christian Worldview – Moreland, Craig, & Beckwith
Why I Am a Christian – edited by Geisler & Hoffman
Reasons for Faith – edited by Geisler & Meister
That’s Just Your Interpretation – Paul Copan
How Do You Know You’re Not Wrong? – Paul Copan
Passionate Conviction – edited by Copan and Craig
Unshakable Foundations – Geisler & Bocchino
The Questions Christians Hope No One Will Ask (with answers) – Mark Mittelberg
 
 
Jesus

*The Historical Jesus – Gary Habermas 
*The Case for the Real Jesus – Lee Strobel
Fabricating Jesus – Craig Evans
Jesus Under Fire: Modern Scholarship Reinvents the Historical Jesus – Wilkins & Moreland
Putting Jesus in His Place: The Case for the Deity of Christ – Rob Bowman & Ed Komoszewski
What Have They Done with Jesus? – Ben Witherington III
Reinventing Jesus – Ed Komoszewski, James Sawyer, & Daniel Wallace
 


Resurrection of Jesus

 
*The Case for the Resurrection of Jesus – Gary Habermas & Michael Licona 
Alive – J. Warner Wallace
Evidence for the Resurrection – Josh & Sean McDowell
*The Resurrection of the Son of God – N.T. Wright 
The Son Rises – William Lane Craig

The Secret of the Talpiot Tomb – Gary Habermas

Did the Resurrection Happen? – Gary Habermas & Antony Flew

The Risen Jesus and Future Hope – Gary Habermas
Jesus’ Resurrection: Fact or Figment?: A Debate Between Craig Ludemann
 

Miracles

*Hume’s Abject Failure – John Earman
*In Defense of Miracles – Habermas & Geivett
Miracles – C.S. Lewis
Miracles & the Modern Mind: A Defense of Biblical Miracles – Norman Geisler
 

Intermediate Apologetics

*Reasonable Faith – William Lane Craig 

*Christian Apologetics – Norman Geisler 
*Scaling the Secular City – J.P. Moreland 
The Rationality of Theism – Copan & Moser
 

Advanced Apologetics

*The Blackwell Companion to Natural Theology – Craig & Moreland

Cold Case Christianity – J. Warner Wallace
Naturalism: A Critical Analysis – Craig & Moreland
Cosmological Argument from Plato to Leibniz – William Lane Craig
The Kalam Cosmological Argument – William Lane Craig
Creation out of Nothing: A Biblical, Philosophical, and Scientific Exploration – Craig & Copan
 


Reliability of the Bible

*Can We Trust the Gospels? – Mark D. Roberts 

*The Historical Reliability of the Gospels – Craig Blomberg 
*The New Testament Documents: Are They Reliable? – F.F. Bruce
Cold Case Christianity – J. Warner Wallace
The Text of the New Testament – Bruce Metger & Bart Erhman 
The Canon of the New Testament – Bruce Metzger 
Is the New Testament Reliable? – Paul Barnett 
The Testimony of the Evangelists – Simon Greenleaf 
Inerrancy – Edited by Norman Geisler 
The Canon of Scripture – F.F. Bruce 
From God To Us – Geisler & Nix 
Jesus and the Eyewitnesses – Richard Baukham
Misquoting Truth – Timothy Paul Jones
The Old Testament Documents: Are They Reliable and Relevant? – Walter Kaiser
General Introduction to the Bible – Norman Geisler
 
 

Problem of Evil

*The Problem of Pain – C.S. Lewis

The End of Christianity: Finding a Good God in an Evil World – William Dembski
The Many Faces of Evil – John Feinberg
When God Weeps – Joni Eareckson Tada & Steven Estes
Till We Have Faces – C.S. Lewis
Deliver Us From Evil – Ravi Zacharias
Evil and the Evidence for God – Douglas Geivett
 


Doubt

*Doubting: Growing Through the Uncertainties of Faith – Alister McGrath

Faith and Doubt – John Ortberg
In Search of a Confident Faith – Moreland and Issler
 


Science

A Fine-Tuned Universe: The Quest for God in Science and Theology – Alister McGrath

Science and Christianity: Conflict or Coherence? – Henry F. Schaefer III
Theism, Atheism, and Big Bang Cosmology – William Lane Craig & Quentin Smith
 

Philosophy

*Philosophy of Religion – C. Stephen Evans

**Philosophical Foundations for a Christian Worldview – Craig & Moreland 
*Philosophy of Religion – Norman Geisler and Winfried Corduan 
Faith and Reason – Ronald Nash
Life’s Ultimate Questions: An Introduction to Philosophy – Ronald Nash
Loving Wisdom: Christian Philosophy of Religion – Paul Copan
Introduction to Philosophy – Norman Geisler & Paul Feinberg 
An Introduction to Christian Philosophy – Gordon H. Clark and John W. Robbins
Philosophy Made Slightly Less Difficult – J. P. Moreland and Ed DeWeese
Thinking About God – Gregory Gansle
Epistemology: Becoming Intellectually Virtuous – W. Jay Wood
Metaphysics: Constructing a Worldview – William Hasker 
Philosophy of Religion: A Reader and Guide – William Lane Craig
The Blackwell Guide to the Philosophy of Religion – William Mann
In Defense of Natural Theology – James Sennett & Douglas Groothuis 
On Pascal – Douglas Groothuis 
Warranted Christian Belief – Alvin Plantinga
God, Freedom & Evil – Alvin Plantinga
Faith & Rationality – Alvin Plantinga
Warrant & Proper Function – Alvin Plantinga
The Nature of Necessity – Alvin Plantinga
The Elusive God: Reorienting Religious Epistemology  by Paul Moser 
 


Existence of God

*20 Compelling Evidences that God Exists – Ken Boa & Rob Bowman 

*The Case for a Creator – Lee Strobel
God’s Crime Scene – J. Warner Wallace
The God Who Sits Enthroned – Phil Fernandes 
The Existence of God – Richard Swinburne 
The Existence of God edited by John Hick 
Does God Exist: The Craig-Flew Debate
Does God Exist? – J.P. Moreland & Kai Nielsen Debate
 


Logic

*A Rulebook for Arguments – Anthony Weston 

**Asking the Right Questions – Neil Browne & Stuart M. Keely 
*Nonsense: A Handbook of Logical Fallacies – Robert Gula 
Informal Logic – Douglas Walton 
Come Let Us Reason – Geisler & Brookes 
Introduction to Logic – Irving Copi 
Logic – Gordon Clark 
Biblical Logic – Joel McDurmon
Socratic Logic – Peter Kreeft
A Concise Introduction to Logic – Hurley
 


History of Apologetics

*A History of Apologetics – Avery Dulles 

*Classical Readings in Christian Apologetics – L. Rush Bush 
Christian Apologetics Past & Present: A Primary Source Reader – Edgar & Oliphint
Faith in the Age of Reason – Jonathan Hill 
 


Apologetics Reference Books

*Pocket Dictionary of Apologetics & Philosophy of Religion – C. Stephen Evans 

*Pocket Handbook of Christian Apologetics – Peter Kreeft & Paul Tacelli
*Handbook of Christian Apologetics – Peter Kreeft & Paul Tacelli
Holman QuickSource Guide to Christian Apologetics – Doug Powell
Baker Encyclopedia of Christian Apologetics – Norman Geisler
New Dictionary of Christian Apologetics – Evans, Campbell-Jack, McGrath
Evidence That Demands a Verdict – Josh McDowell
Encyclopedia of Bible Difficulties – Gleeson Archer
Big Book of Bible Difficulties – Norman Geisler & Thomas Howe
Charts of Apologetics and Christian Evidences – Wayne House & Joseph Holden
 


Apologetics Study Bibles

The Apologetics Study Bible – Holman Christian Standard

The Student Apologetics Study Bible – Holman Christian Standard
 


Books on Methodology

*Faith Has Its Reasons – Ken Boa & Robert Bowman

*5 Views on Apologetics – Cowan, Gundry, Habermas, Craig
The Apologetics of Jesus – Geisler & Zukeran
Classical Apologetics – R.C. Sproul
 

Presuppositional Apologetics
*Apologetics to the Glory of God: An Introduction – John Frame
*Always Ready – Greg Bahnsen
*Presuppositional Apologetics Stated and Defended – Greg Bahnsen
The Portable Presuppositionalist – Jamin Hubner
Pushing the Antithesis: The Apologetic Methodology – Greg Bahnsen
Van Til’s Apologetic: Readings and Analysis – Greg Bahnsen
The Defense of the Faith – Cornelius Van Til
Christian Apologetics – Cornelius Van Til
Cornelius Van Til: An Analysis of His Thought – John Frame
Every Thought Captive: A Study Manual for the Defense of Christian Truth – Jr. Richard L. Pratt
 

Cults
*Kingdom of the Cults – Walter Martin
The Kingdom of the Occult – Walter Martin
Reasoning from the Scriptures with the Mormons – Rhodes & Bodine
Reasoning from the Scriptures with Muslims – Ron Rhodes
Reasoning from the Scriptures with the Jehovah’s Witnesses – Ron Rhodes
Reasoning from the Scriptures with Masons – Ron Rhodes
The Challenge of the Cults and New Religions – Ron Rhodes
Angels Among Us: Separating Fact from Fiction – Ron Rhodes
The New Mormon Challenge – Beckwith, Mosser, Owen
Unmasking the New Age – Douglas Groothuis
 


Atheism

*Gunning For God: Why the New Atheists are Missing the Target – John Lennox

*God’s Undertaker: Has Science Buried God? – John Lennox
*God and Stephen Hawking – John Lennox
*Seven Days that Divide the World – John Lennox
* God is Great, God is Good  – edited by William Lane Craig & Chad Meister 
*The Devil’s Delusion: Atheism and Its Scientific Pretensions – David Berlinski
If There is a God, Why Are There Atheists? – R.C. Sproul
A Sceptic’s Guide to Atheism – Peter S. Williams
The Dawkins Delusion – Alister McGrath
The Dawkins Letters – David Robertson
Can Man Live Without God – Ravi Zacharias
A Shattered Visage: The Real Face of Atheism – Ravi Zacharias
The End of Reason – Ravi Zacharias
Stealing From God: Why Atheists Need God to Make Their Case – Frank Turek
The Twilight of Atheism – Alister McGrath
The Future of Atheism – Alister McGrath & Daniel Dennett
The Atheist Delusion – Phil Fernandes
There Is a God: How the World’s Most Notorious Atheist Changed His Mind – Antony Flew 
The Truth Behind the New Atheism – David Marshall
 


Apologetics and Evangelism

**Tactics: A Game Plan for Discussing Your Christian Convictions – Greg Koukl 

*On Guard: Defending Your Faith with Reason and Precision – William Lane Craig
*Questioning Evangelism – Randy Newman
*The God Question: An Invitation to a Life of Meaning – J.P. Moreland
How to Argue Like Jesus – Carter & Coleman
Corner Conversations – Randy Newman
When God Goes to Starbucks: A Guide to Everyday Apologetics – Paul Copan
Why Good Arguments Often Fail – James Sire
Conversational Evangelism – David Geisler
Dialogical Apologetics: A Person-Centered Approach to Christian Defense – David Clark
Humble Apologetics – John Stackhouse
Reasons of the Heart: Recovering Christian Persuasion – Wiliam Edgar
Apologetics for a New Generation – Sean McDowell


Intelligent Design

*Understanding Intelligent Design: Everything You Need to Know in Plain Language – Bill Dembski &  Sean McDowell

*The Politically Incorrect Guide to Darwinism and Intelligent Design – Jonathan Wells
*The Edge of Evolution – Michael Behe
*The Design Inference – William Dembski
Icons of Evolution – Jonathan Wells
Evolution: A Theory in Crisis – Michael Denton
*Signature in the Cell – Stephen Meyer
Intelligent Design: The Bridge Between Science and Theology – William Dembski & Michael Behe
The Design Revolution – William Dembski
The Cell’s Design – Fazale Rana
The Privileged Planet – Guillermo Gonzalez & Jay Richards
Science and Evidence for Design in the Universe – Behe, Dembski, Meyer
Darwin Strikes Back: Defending the Science of Intelligent Design – Thomas Woodward
Billions of Missing Links: A Rational Look at the Mysteries Evolution Can’t Explain – Geoffrey Simmons
Darwin’s Black Box – Michael Behe
Darwin on Trial – Phillip Johnson
The Design Matrix: A Consilience of Clues – Mike Gene
 


Worldviews

*World of Difference: Putting Christian Truth-Claims to the Worldview Test – Ken Samples

Pocket Dictionary of New Religious Movements – Irving Hexham
*Naming the Elephant: Worldview as a Concept – James Sire
*Total Truth – Nancy Pearcy
Worldviews in Conflict – Ronald Nash
The Universe Next Door – James Sire
Jesus Among Other Gods – Ravi Zacharias
 


Postmodernism / Relativism

*Relativism: Feet Firmly Planted in Mid Air – Greg Koukl & Francis Beckwith

Truth Decay – Douglas Groothuis
A Refutation of Moral Relativism – Peter Kreeft
 


Classics in Apologetics

The First Apology of Justin – Justin Martyr

Irenaeus Against Heresies – Irenaeus
The Apology – Turtullian
Against Celsus – Origen
*Confessions – Augustine
*The City of God – Augustine
Summa Contra Gentiles – Thomas Aquinas
*Summa Theologica – Thomas Aquinas
*Institutes of the Christian Religion – John Calvin
The Analogy of Religion – Joseph Butler
*Natural Theology – William Paley 
A View of the Evidences of Christianity – William Paley
**Pensées – Blaise Pascal 
 
 

DVDs

The Lee Strobel Film Collection

*Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed
The Privileged Planet
Unlocking the Mystery of Life
Darwin’s Dilemma 
Icons of Evolution

Collision (Douglas Wilson & Christopher Hitchens)
How Then Shall We Live – Francis Schaeffer (12 part series)