|Who Made God? And Answers to Over 100 Other Tough Questions of Faith
By Edited by Ravi Zacharias & Norman Geisler
How can there be three persons in one God? Why does God allow evil? What is the origin of the universe? Did Jesus rise from the dead? What about other faiths, such as Islam, Mormonism, Hinduism, reincarnation and Buddhism? Expert evangelical apologists answer all these tough questions-and many more.
By C.S. Lewis
Arguably the 20th century's most influential Christian writer, C.S. Lewis sought to explain and defend the beliefs that nearly all Christians at all times hold in common. His simple yet deeply profound classic, originally delivered as a series of radio broadcasts, is a book to be thoroughly digested by believers and generously shared with skeptics.
|The Case for Christianity Answer Book
By Lee Strobel
Did God use evolution when he created the world? Why does he allow suffering? Can you have doubts and still be a Christian? Posing the most-asked questions about Christianity, investigative journalist and former atheist Strobel digs deep into Scripture to offer compelling answers. A handy reference that will help you defend your faith! 224 pages, hardcover from Zondervan.
|Proofs of God: Classical Arguments from Tertullian to Barth
By Matthew Levering
Leading theologian Matthew Levering presents a thoroughgoing critical survey of the proofs of God's existence for readers interested in traditional Christian responses to the problem of atheism. Beginning with Tertullian and ending with Karl Barth, Levering covers twenty-one theologians and philosophers from the early church to the modern period, examining how they answered the critics of their day. He also shows the relevance of the classical arguments to contemporary debates and challenges to Christianity. In addition to students, this book will appeal to readers of apologetics.
|Beyond Death: Exploring the Evidence for Immortality
By Gary R. Habermas & J. P. Moreland
|Love, the Ultimate Apologetic: The Heart of Christian Witness
By Art Lindsley
Defending the Christian faith is a multi-dimensional task. But central to that task must be the presentation and example of the uniqueness of Christian love. Author and apologist Art Lindsley explores the persuasive and illuminating power of Christlike love expressed in commitment, conscience, character, community and courage. Such love, Lindsley shows us, does indeed bear ultimate witness to the living truth of Jesus Christ.
|Fool's Talk: Recovering the Art of Christian Persuasion
By Os Guinness
Learn how to present the gospel to others in a relevant, personal, and credible way
In our post-Christian context, public life has become markedly more secular and private life infinitely more diverse. Yet many Christians still rely on cookie-cutter approaches to evangelism and apologetics. Most of these methods assume that people are open, interested and needy for spiritual insight when increasingly most people are not. Our urgent need, then, is the capacity to persuade - to make a convincing case for the gospel to people who are not interested in it.
In his magnum opus, Os Guinness offers a comprehensive presentation of the art and power of creative persuasion. Christians have often relied on proclaiming and preaching, protesting and picketing. But we are strikingly weak in persuasion - the ability to talk to people who are closed to what we are saying. Actual persuasion requires more than a one-size-fits-all approach. Guinness notes, "Jesus never spoke to two people the same way, and neither should we."
Following the tradition of Erasmus, Pascal, G. K. Chesterton, C. S. Lewis, Malcolm Muggeridge and Peter Berger, Guinness demonstrates how apologetic persuasion requires both the rational and the imaginative. Persuasion is subversive, turning the tables on listeners' assumptions to surprise them with signals of transcendence and the credibility of the gospel.
Fool's Talk is the fruit of forty years of thinking, honed in countless talks and discussions at many of the leading universities and intellectual centers of the world. Discover afresh the persuasive power of Christian witness from one of the leading apologists and thinkers of our era.
|Mere Apologetics: How to Help Seekers & Skeptics Find Faith
By Alister E. McGrath
Throughout history there have been great and articulate defenders of the faith, from Augustine and Aquinas to Jonathan Edwards, G. K. Chesterton, Francis Schaeffer, and C. S. Lewis. But with new challenges comes the need for a fresh apologetic that specifically addresses the arguments levied against faith in our time of scientific atheism and skepticism.
In the spirit of C. S. Lewis's Mere Christianity, Alister McGrath's Mere Apologetics seeks to equip readers to engage gracefully and intelligently with the challenges facing the faith today while drawing appropriately on the wisdom of the past. Rather than supplying the fine detail of every apologetic issue in order to win arguments, Mere Apologetics teaches a method that appeals not only to the mind but also to the heart and the imagination. This highly accessible, easy-to-read book is perfect for pastors, teachers, students, and lay people who want to speak clearly and lovingly to the issues that confront people of faith today.
|On Guard: Defending Your Faith with Reason and Precision
By William Lane Craig
This concise guide is filled with illustrations, sidebars, and memorizable steps to help Christians stand their ground and defend their faith with reason and precision. In his engaging style, Dr. Craig offers four arguments for God's existence, defends the historicity of Jesus' personal claims and resurrection, addresses the problem of suffering, and shows why religious relativism doesn't work. Along the way, he shares his story of following God's call in his own life.
This one-stop, how-to-defend-your-faith manual will equip Christians to advance faith conversations deliberately, applying straightforward, cool-headed arguments. They will discover not just what they believe, but why they believe-and how being on guard with the truth has the power to change lives forever.
|The Truth War: Fighting for Certainty in an Age of Deception
By John MacArthur
Learn from John MacArthur why the emergent church movement is missing the mark with their message. He carefully explains the difference between modernity and post-modernism, and how the emergent movement has assimilated a post-modern spin into the gospel message.
|Can You Believe It's True?: Christian Apologetics in a Modern and Postmodern Era
By John S. Feinberg
Can we know it? Many people today would say no-we can't. This paradigmatic shift to relativism presents a direct challenge to the Christian's witness and the challenge must be answered.
In Can You Believe It's True?, noted scholar John Feinberg argues, in comprehensive fashion, that truth is both real and knowable. He provides a thorough examination of the problem of truth, a clear explanation of how to find truth, and then applies it to the most pressing questions of the (post)modern context. In sum, he offers us a robust guide to Christian apologetics for engagement with our world today.
|True for You, but Not for Me, Revised
By Paul Copan
Learn to respond to one of the most common objections about Christianity - that it claims to be the only faith. The message of relativism and religious plurality is very popular and its argument is commonly accepted. Here you will find clear explanations to counter those arguments, including: the absolute quality of relativism, the exclusivity of inclusivity, the uniqueness of Jesus, and, "What about the unsaved who have never heard?".
|Not All Roads Lead to Heaven: Sharing an Exclusive Jesus in an Inclusive World - eBook
By Dr. Robert Jeffress
|Finding Truth: 5 Principles for Unmasking Atheism, Secularism, and Other God Substitutes
By Nancy Pearcey
Don't Think, Just Believe?
That's the mantra in many circles today - whether the church, the classroom, the campus, or the voting booth.
Nancy Pearcey, bestselling and critically acclaimed author, offers fresh tools to break free from presumed certainties and test them against reality. In Finding Truth, she explains five powerful principles that penetrate to the core of any worldview - secular or religious - to uncover its deepest motivations and weigh its claims. A former agnostic, Pearcey demonstrates that a robust Christian worldview matches reality - that it is not only true but attractive, granting higher dignity to the human person than any alternative. Finding Truth displays Pearcey's well-earned reputation for clear and cogent writing. She brings themes to life with personal stories and real-world examples.
The study guide in Finding Truth was shaped by questions from readers like you, from teens to college professors, and is ideal for individual or group study.
|But Don't All Religions Lead to God?: Navigating the Multi-Faith Maze
By Michael Green
Universalism is rampant in our postmodern society. Does it really matter what faith you follow? Yes, says Green, and he shows you why. Geared toward nonbelievers, this ideal evangelism tool compares Christianity, Buddhism, Islam, and other religions; offers scriptural references; answers difficult questions; and affirms that Jesus is the only pathway to God. 96 pages, softcover from Baker.
|Islam 101: Contrasts Between Islam and Christianity
By Gene Gurganus
This pamphlet highlights what the author views as the primary contrasts between Islam and Christianity, including specifics on government, the expansion of religion, and the Bible and Koran. Notes on the Five Pillars of Islam and Muslim beliefs are included as well.
|To Everyone an Answer: A Case for the Christian Worldview
By Francis Beckwith, William Lane Craig & J.P. Moreland, eds.
In a society fascinated by spirituality but committed to religious pluralism, the Christian worldview faces sophisticated and aggressive opposition. A prior commitment to diversity, with its requisite openness and relativistic outlook, has meant for skeptics, critics and even many Christians that whatever Christianity is, it cannot be exclusively true or salvific.
What is needed in this syncretistic era is an authoritative, comprehensive Christian response. Point by point, argument by argument, the Christian faith must be effectively presented and defended. To Everyone an Answer: A Case for the Christian Worldview offers such a response.
Editors Francis J. Beckwith, William Lane Craig and J. P. Moreland have gathered together in this book essays covering all major aspects of apologetics, including:
|How to Respond to The Cults - 3rd edition
By Hubert F. Beck
The cults' perversions of the timeless truths of God challenge the Church to be faithful in presenting its message to the world more clearly and aggressively.
Chances are you know someone in a cult. Today millions of people are involved in some kind of cult activity. What exactly is a cult? Why do people get involved in these groups? This book gives you the answers to these questions and more.
Be informed and respond.
Most important, this book shows how you can share the Gospel-with gentleness and respect-when you are confronted by a cult member.
This insightful series equips Christians with detailed information on contemporary non-Christian religious movements. Each book compares the teachings of these movements with Scripture and shows how to respond with the Gospel.
|Neighboring Faiths: A Christian Introduction to World Religions
By Winfried Corduan
Neighboring Faiths, Second Edition is a comprehensive introduction to the world's major religions.World religions are embodied worldviews and practices lived out in the lives of our friends and colleagues. Encounters with these neighboring faiths often challenge our own beliefs and traditions. They make us think more deeply about our own faith commitments.
For all who want to understand the religious faiths of their neighbors and coworkers, Winfried Corduan offers this helpful introduction to the religions of the world. His survey covers major and minor religions including Judaism, Islam, Zoroastrianism, African traditional religion, Native American religion, Hinduism, Jainism, Baha'I, Chinese Popular religion, and Shinto, and Japanese religion.
Neighboring faiths emphasizes not just formal religious teachings but also how each religion is practiced in daily life. Dozens of photographs, charts, and maps help illustrate how the faiths are lived out in contemporary culture. Moving beyond mere description, Corduan offers specific suggestions on how Christians can avoid giving unnecessary offense to followers of these faiths while engaging them in constructive dialogue.
The second edition has been thoroughly revised and expanded, with a new chapter on Islam for a post-9/11 world as well as other additional material throughout.
For students seeking to understand what other religions believe and practices, and for small groups and churches who want to become more effective in reaching those from other cultures and religions Neighboring Faiths is an indispensible guide.
|Another Gospel: Cults, Alternative Religions, and the New Age Movement
By Ruth A. Tucker
This fascinating, highly readable book provides a comprehensive survey of all the major alternative religions in the United States. It features interviews with key cult members and scholars, and it takes you inside such places as the Christian Science Headquarters in Boston, the Hare Krishna Golden Temple in West Virginia, and other cult centers.
|10 Most Important Things You Can Say to a Jehovah's Witness
By Ron Rhodes
Are Jehovah's Witnesses knocking on your door and asking you questions? Do you have a friend or family member involved with the Jehovah's Witnesses? Are you unsure of what to say to them? Looking for a little certainty, a little confidence? Then you will really enjoy this book.
Cult expert Ron Rhodes has compiled a list of ten pivotal issues that need to be brought up with Jehovah's Witnesses. Though short (concise), this book is accurate, and fair, and offers all the relevant information to make you more confident in your dealings with the Jehovah's Witnesses.
Rhodes' goals for this book? Simple:
After reading this book, not only will you be able to stand your ground against the arguments of the Jehovah's Witnesses, you will also be able to more effectively share the gospel with them.
|10 Most Important Things You Can Say to a Mormon
By Ron Rhodes
Focusing on 10 areas of difficulty concerning the Mormon religion, Ron Rhodes outlines simple and effective inroads to addressing what a Mormon might use for proofs of what he believes. Rhodes uses archeology, biblical theology, history, anthropology and common sense to shine the light of truth on this non-Christian religion.
|Christianity at the Religious Roundtable: Evangelicalism in Conversation with Hinduism, Buddhism, and Islam
By Timothy C. Tennent
While Evangelical Christians have extensive experience with other religions through missionary endeavors, in today's postmodern, pluralistic context, the nature of religious encounter is changing.
Christianity is faced with a different apologetic task than in ages past. Rather than being at the head of the table, Christianity now finds itself at a roundtable, dialoging with competing faiths. Keenely aware of these shifts, Tennet's book encourages and facilitates just this sort of serious dialogue. Engaging doctrinal challenges to Christianity from Islam, Buddhism, and Hinduism, the author's goal is to increase evangelical awareness of the need to think more critically about Christianity's encounter with competing world faiths.
|The Compact Guide to World Religions
By Edited by Dean C. Halverson
In today's diverse society, most Christians come face-to-face with believers in Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, Taoism, Judaism, Secularism, or New Age. Now, more than ever, it's important to understand these belief systems! This easy-to-use handbook presents the origins, basic beliefs, and evangelistic challenges of these and other religions. A great resource for apologetics! 272 pages, softcover from Bethany.
|I Don't Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist
By Norman L. Geisler
Norman Geisler and Frank Turek show, first of all, that truth is absolute, exclusive, and knowable. From there, they proceed to demonstrate that the cardinal Christian doctrines are true beyond reasonable doubt, all convincing for you as a Christians to believe, but requiring a leap of negative "faith" if an atheist is to disbelieve them.
|Defeating Darwinism by Opening Minds (Paperback)
By Phillip Johnson
What's the best way to discern and defeat the false claims of Darwinism? By developing solid critical-thinking skills, says Johnson. His non-technical discussion of Darwinism versus creationism gives you sound advice on spotting deceptive arguments, grasping scientific issues, understanding the impact of the Scopes trial, and more. Ideal for high school students, teachers, pastors, or anyone concerned about the creation-evolution debate. 132 pages, softcover from InterVarsity.
|The Atheist's Fatal Flaw: Exposing Conflicting Beliefs
By Norman L. Geisler & Daniel J. McCoy
Most critiques of atheism focus on refuting head-on the claims of atheists. Instead, The Atheist's Fatal Flaw faithfully represents what atheists say they believe and stands back to watch as the natural inconsistencies in that worldview inevitably rise to the surface.
Norman L. Geisler, the apologetic giant of our time, is joined by Daniel J. McCoy, highlighting two inconsistencies in particular. First they examine the atheist's assertion that God cannot exist because there is evil in the world and that if God truly existed, he would intervene. These same people then turn around and say any intervention on God's part would impose upon human autonomy, and thus would be unjust. Second, these very interventions that would be considered immoral if imposed upon the earth by God are lauded when they stem instead from some human institution or authority.
Geisler and McCoy highlight this kind of "doublethink" step by step, showing readers how to identify such inconsistencies in atheistic arguments and refute them--or rather show atheists how they refute themselves.
|Stealing from God: Why Atheists Need God to Make Their Case
By Frank Turek
If you think atheists have reason, evidence, and science on their side, think again! Award-winning author Dr. Frank Turek will show you how atheists steal reason, evidence, science, and other arguments from God in trying to make their case for atheism. If that sounds contradictory, it's because it is! Atheists can't make their case without appealing to realities only theism can explain. In an engaging and memorable way, Stealing from God exposes these intellectual crimes atheists are committing and then provides four powerful reasons for why Christianity is true.
|Darwin's Black Box: The Biochemical Challenge to Evolution, 10th Anniversary Edition
By Michael J. Behe
In 1996, Darwin's Black Box helped to launch the intelligent design movement: the argument that nature exhibits evidence of design, beyond Darwinian randomness. It sparked a national debate on evolution, which continues to intensify across the country. From one end of the spectrum to the other, Darwin's Black Box has established itself as the key intelligent design text -- the one argument that must be addressed in order to determine whether Darwinian evolution is sufficient to explain life as we know it.In a major new Afterword for this edition, Behe explains that the complexity discovered by microbiologists has dramatically increased since the book was first published. That complexity is a continuing challenge to Darwinism, and evolutionists have had no success at explaining it. Darwin's Black Box is more important today than ever.
|Icons of Evolution
Controversy about the theory of evolution has raged since Charles Darwin proposed it in 1859. Through professional and yet engaging interviews with scientific experts in you'll come to understand the incorrect assumptions and data used by Darwin—and the scientific facts that refute them.
|Billions of Missing Links: A Rational Look at the Mysteries Evolution Can't Explain
By Geoffrey Simmons, M.D.
Dr. Geoffrey Simmons focuses on the millions of structures and systems on the Earth that came about all at once, entire...with no preceding links, no subsequent links, no "sideways" links. To illustrate, he surveys examples like...
Excellent for students and parents, especially homeschoolers, and for educators who want to present the "full picture".
|Understanding Intelligent Design: Everything You Need to Know in Plain Language
By William A. Dembski & Sean McDowell
Intelligent Design (ID) is a far-reaching model for origins that is often misunderstood by those on both sides of the issue - evolutionists and creationists alike. This compact guide breaks down the core beliefs of ID, contrasts them with those of evolutionary science and makes it all understandable and interesting. Written by William Dembski, a world-renowned expert on ID, and Sean McDowell, this book is for non-technical readers whose understanding may have been confused by educational bias and one-sided arguments and attacks. The authors explain the central theories of ID and show why scientific evidence increasingly conflicts with evolutionary theories. They also point out how both evolution and ID have radical implications for our culture . . . and what readers can do about it.
|The Language of God: A Scientist Presents Evidence for Belief
By Francis S. Collins
The head of the Human Genome Project and a former atheist, Collins makes a strong case for BioLogos---God-directed evolution---in comparison to atheistic evolution, Intelligent Design, and creationism. He offers an awe-inspiring tour of the complexities of biology, genetics, and DNA---and reveals a richly satisfying, harmonious melding of scientific and spiritual worldviews. 320 pages, softcover from Free Press.
|God's Undertaker: Has Science Buried God? New Updated Edition
By John Lennox
If we are to believe many modern commentators, science has squeezed God into a corner, killed and then buried him with its all embracing explanations. Athiesm, we are told, is the only intellectually tenable position, and any attempt to reintroduce God is likely to impede the progress of science. The final word has not been written, and in this book God's Undertaker, John Lennox makes a forceful argument that science has not buried God and that holding to belief in him is not only rational but a superior intellectual position.
|Seven Days That Divide the World: The Beginning According to Genesis and Science
By John C. Lennox
What did the writer of Genesis mean by 'the first day'? Is it a literal week or a series of time periods? If I believe that the earth is 4.5 billion years old, am I denying the authority of Scripture?
In response to the continuing controversy over the interpretation of the creation narrative in Genesis, John Lennox in Seven Days That Divide the World: The Begining According to Genesis and Science proposes a succinct method of reading and interpreting the first chapters of Genesis without discounting either science or Scripture.
With examples from history, a brief but thorough exploration of the major interpretations, and a look into the particular significance of the creation of human beings, Lennox suggests that Christians can heed modern scientific knowledge while staying faithful to the biblical narrative. He moves beyond a simple response to the controversy, insisting that Genesis teaches us far more about the God of Jesus Christ and about God's intention for creation than it does about the age of the earth. With this book, Lennox offers a careful yet accessible introduction to a scientifically-savvy, theologically-astute, and Scripturally faithful interpretation of Genesis.
|More Than a Theory: Revealing a Testable Model for Creation
By Hugh Ross
Christians are increasingly challenged with evolutionary theories as the only models for the origins and history of the universe. But is there any valid scientifically testable alternative?
Now available in paperback, More Than a Theory: Revealing a Testable Model for Creation offers a comprehensive, testable creation model. This fascinating book responds to the recent, well-publicized challenges from aggressive atheists who deny the existence of a Creator. It also reminds the scientific community of what constitutes good science and supplies Christians with the scientific information they need to defend their conviction that the Creator is the God of the Bible.
Complete with appendices that put competing models for creation and/or evolution to the same kinds of tests, More Than a Theory is a bold and brave work of apologetics that will stir profitable discussion in both the scientific and the religious realms.
|Intelligent Design: The Bridge Between Science & Theology
By William Dembski
(PUBInterVarsity)"Mathematician-philosopher Dembski is author of the acclaimed Design Inference. The present book is a more accessible statement of the argument for nonspecialists. Of particular interest are Dembski's responses to the objections raised to his arguments. An important book,"---First Things. 312 pages, softcover.
|Signs of Intelligence
Since the late 19th century, scientists have rejected the idea of intentional creation. But recently an opening has been wedged into the bedrock of Darwinism. Fourteen essays from key players in the Intelligent Design movement---including Phillip Johnson and Michael Behe---present the aims of that trend and scrutinize the fallacies of evolutionary theory. 176 pages, softcover from Brazos.
|The Case for Christ
By Lee Strobel
A seasoned journalist chases down the biggest story on record in The Case for Christ. Retracing his own spiritual journey from atheism to faith, former Chicago Tribune legal editor Lee Strobel cross-examines a dozen experts with tough, point-blank questions in search of credible evidence that Jesus of Nazareth was positively the Son of God. This riveting quest for the truth about history's most compelling figure reads like a captivating, fast-paced novel, yet it's anything but fiction! An ideal paperback for skeptics!
|The New Evidence That Demands a Verdict
By Josh McDowell
Christians today face growing challenges to show that their faith is both relevant and credible. In Josh McDowell's The New Evidence That Demands a Verdict, you'll get the ammunition you need to defend your faith against the barrage of criticisms. This 760-page hardcover combines the two original best-selling volumes into one, maintaining their classic defense of the faith, yet answering new questions posed by today's culture.
|The Historical Jesus: Ancient Evidence for the Life of Christ
By Gary R. Habermas
Dr Gary Habermas has written a unique and pivotal book designed to influence the way America looks at Christ. He examines archaeological, textual and extra-biblical evidence, and provides a strong foundation for the existence and deity of Jesus. This study will strengthen your faith, and equip you to present a strong case to seeking unbelievers.
|The Case for the Resurrection of Jesus
By Gary R. Habermas & Michael R. Licona
The Case for the Resurrection of Jesus, along with an interactive CD, will prepare you to make a compelling argument for the historicity of Christ's resurrection, even to those who do not accept the Bible as divinely inspired. The authors first develop principles by which a historical event can be accepted as true, then apply them to belief in Christ's rising from the dead, and finally offer sample scenarios illustrating the use of these principles.
|Every Prophecy about Jesus
By John F. Walvoord
Considered by many to be the world's foremost authority on biblical prophecy, Dr. John F. Walvoord devoted much of his time and scholarship to interpreting the Bible's predictions about Jesus. From Jesus's birth, to His death and resurrection, to His return to earth, every prophecy about Christ in the Bible is relevant to us today.
Now for the first time, these prophecies and interpretations are available by themselves in one book. This ultimate guide to messianic prophecy explores:
|The Popular Handbook of Archaeology and the Bible
By Joseph M. Holden & Norman Geisler
* Blowing away the dust of the ages can provide a wellspring of information about a historical artifacts---and testify to the reliability of Scripture! In this illustrated guide, Geisler and Holden examine an impressive array of finds---including papyri, inscriptions, scrolls, and ossuaries---explain their signficance, and show how and why they confirm biblical peoples and events. 352 pages, hardcover from Harvest.
|Is the New Testament Reliable?
By Paul Barnett
The historical claims of the New Testament: that Jesus performed miracles, fulfilled prophecy, died and rose again, and ascended into heaven--come to us as received tradition, and we receive them in faith, trusting that the New Testament is indeed an inspired collection of writings, that it indeed tells us the truth.Increasingly, the reliability of not just the New Testament but really any document of history is called into question. If everyone writes from a point of view and with an agenda, can we reasonably expect any historical account to be objective--to tell us the truth? In this revised edition of Is the New Testament Reliable? Paul Barnett defends the task of the historian and the concept of history. He then addresses questions about the New Testament of importance to people of faith and skeptics alike such as: how close in time are the New Testament documents to the life of Jesus?, why should we believe the writings of "biased" early Christians?, were any of the writers of the New Testament books eyewitnesses to the events it records?, and how can we know that what was originally written has not been altered through the centuries? It is no small thing to trust ancient claims, but Barnett shows that we can take confidence in the New Testament, for it tells us the truth.
Paul Barnett is a teaching fellow at Regent College, Vancouver, and a visiting fellow in ancient history at Macquarie University in Australia. He was the Anglican bishop of North Sydney from 1990 to 2001, and is the author of Jesus & the Rise of Early Christianity.
|Herman Who?: Read it Right...A Hermeneutics Primer DVD
By Todd Friel
Ask most Christians what they know about hermeneutics and they will probably ask, "Herman Who?" Spend 75 minutes with us and you will receive a condensed 16-week master's level education on how to read the Bible right. You will never read the Bible the same way again... and you will never have the wool pulled over your eyes by a false teacher.
Paul told Timothy (and us) to "Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth." By studying this course, you will be equipped to rightly divide the Word of Truth and read the Bible right.
Includes the complete updated study guide. Perfect for individual or group study.
|Jesus on Trial: A Lawyer Affirms the Truth of the Gospel
By David Limbaugh
In Jesus on Trial, New York Times bestselling author David Limbaugh applies his lifetime of legal experience to a unique new undertaking: making a case for the gospels as hard evidence of the life and work of Jesus Christ.
Limbaugh, a practicing attorney and former professor of law, approaches the canonical gospels with the same level of scrutiny he would apply to any legal document and asks all the necessary questions about the story of Jesus told through Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. His analysis of the texts becomes profoundly personal as he reflects on his own spiritual and intellectual odyssey from determined skeptic to devout Christian. Ultimately, Limbaugh concludes that the words Christians have treasured for centuries stand up to his exhaustive inquiry - including his examination of historical and religious evidence beyond the gospels - and thereby affirms Christian faith, spirituality, and tradition.
|7 Reasons Why You Can Trust the Bible, repackaged
By Erwin W. Lutzer
In this revised edition of his top-selling 7 Reasons Why You Can Trust the Bible, Dr. Lutzer offers seven foundational arguments for the trustworthiness of Scripture. In clear, easy-to-follow language, he explores the Bible's claims about itself, the historical reliability of the Bible, and much more!
|The Prophecy Answer Book
By David Jeremiah
There are 1,000 prophecies in the Bible so it's natural to wonder, have any prophecies been fulfilled? Do they really explain the future? Can we really know what will happen at the end of time? In succinct and clear answers to most frequently asked questions, Dr. Jeremiah decodes and clarifies prophecy for the average person. He explains in simple lay terms what could otherwise be mysterious and even frightening, allowing readers to gain a balanced and assuring perspective of the significance of prophetic events to their personal lives as believers in Christ. He also helps readers understand how prophecy is directly related to world events today.
|If God, Why Evil?: A New Way to Think about the Question
By Norman L. Geisler
Why does God allow evil to exist? Good question, says Geisler. Addressing metaphysical, moral, and physical complexities, he surveys evil's nature, origin, persistence, and purpose; offers a biblical discussion of why a loving God allows some people to experience hell; and shares personal stories of believers who found real-life solutions to the conundrum of pain and suffering. 176 pages, softcover from Bethany.
|Is God a Moral Monster? Making Sense of the Old Testament God
By Paul Copan
A recent string of popular-level books written by the New Atheists have leveled the accusation that the God of the Old Testament is nothing but a bully, a murderer, and a cosmic child abuser. This viewpoint is even making inroads into the church. How are Christians to respond to such accusations? And how are we to reconcile the seemingly disconnected natures of God portrayed in the two testaments?
In this timely and readable book, entitled Is God a Moral Monsterapologist Paul Copan takes on some of the most vexing accusations of our time, including:
Copan not only answers God's critics, he also shows how to read both the Old and New Testaments faithfully, seeing an unchanging, righteous, and loving God in both.
|Godforsaken: Bad Things Happen
By Dinesh D'Souza
For many people, the biggest question about God is not, surprisingly enough, whether he exists. Instead, it is about whether God is truly good. Dinesh D'Souza, in his debates with leading atheists, quickly realized that many of those debates revolved around the question of evil in this world-how God could create a world that allowed such suffering and evil.
In Godforsaken, Dinesh D'Souza takes these questions head on: Does God act like a tyrant? Is God really responsible for the evil in this world? Why is there suffering in the world? For the first time ever, Dinesh D'Souza approaches this topic with historical and scientific proof and presents to the reader why God is truly worthy of our worship and love.
|Suffering and the Sovereignty of God
By John Piper & Justin Taylor, eds.
In the last few years, 9/11, a tsunami, Hurricane Katrina, and many other tragedies have shown us that the vision of God in today's churches in relation to evil and suffering is often frivolous. Against the overwhelming weight and seriousness of the Bible, many Christians are choosing to become more shallow, more entertainment-oriented, and therefore irrelevant in the face of massive suffering.
In Suffering and the Sovereignty of God, contributors John Piper, Joni Eareckson Tada, Steve Saint, Carl Ellis, David Powlison, Dustin Shramek, and Mark Talbot explore the many categories of God's sovereignty as evidenced in his Word. They urge you to look to Christ, even in suffering, to find the greatest confidence, deepest comfort, and sweetest fellowship you have ever known.
|The Problem of Pain
By C.S. Lewis
"Lewis knows both the dilemmas of doubt and the dilemmas of belief. But one finds an intelligent awareness of the great sources---not merely Hooker, Law, and MacDonald, but Aristotle, Aquinas, and Augustine. The average person will find Lewis helps him come to grips with distressing facts,"---New York Herald Tribune. 176 pages, softcover.
|What's So Great About Christianity
By Dinesh D'Souza
What's so great about our faith? Challenging the assumptions of believers and skeptics alike, D'Souza takes on E.O. Wilson, Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, Christopher Hitchens, and other leading critics of the church to show how Christianity is at home with science and philosophy---and how it can offer lasting happiness in a disillusioned world. 350 pages, softcover from Tyndale.
|How Christianity Changed the World
By Dr. Alvin J. Schmidt
Have you ever pondered the question, "What if Jesus never lived?" This book does just that and documents the impact of this history-changing faith through the centuries-both good and bad. Full of photographs, references and charts, this book reveals how Christianity inspired great achievements and became the moral basis of Western civilization. Expand your understanding of Christianity and how it became a driving force for everything from healthcare to higher education.
|America's Godly Heritage Booklet
By David Barton
Discover the beliefs of the Founders concerning the role of Biblical principles in education, government, and public affairs. 33 pages. Video booklet.
|Men of Science, Men of God
By Henry M. Morris
One of the most seriuos fallacies today is the belief that genuine scientists cannot believe the Bible. But the truth is that many of the major scientific contributions were made by scientists who were dedicated men of God. Here are 101 short biographies and Christian testimonies of scientists who believed in the Bible and in a personal Creator God.
|Faith and the Human Rights: Christianity and the Global Struggle for Human Dignity
By Richard Amesbury & George Newlands
The UN's 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights stands as a highpoint of twentieth-century moral deliberation, yet sixty years later human rights are widely denied, evaded, or ignored around the world. Where are religious persons in this situation? Here a philosopher and a theologian address the issues with authority, clarity, and genuine passion in a way that does not spare religion or even religious people, who have been among the most egregious violators of human rights in the world.
Faith and Human Rights argues that the idea of human rights is not exclusively religious, but that its realization in practice requires urgent action on the part of people of all faiths---and of no faith. The authors contend that while faith has much of value to contribute here, the world's religions will require vigilant reappraisal if they are to function as genuine partners in the global struggle for human dignity. Acknowledging the ambiguous moral legacy of their own tradition, Christianity, the authors draw on Christological themes to draft blueprints for a culturally sensitive "theology of human rights."
Richard Amesbury is Associate Professor of Ethics at the Claremont School of Theology, California.
George M. Newlands is Professor of Divinity and Principal at Trinity College at the University of Glasgow.
|Does Human Rights Need God?
By Elizabeth M. Bucar & Barbara Barnett, editors
With human rights issues so often in the public view today, it is surprising how seldom the underpinnings of human rights are discussed. In this book leading scholars, activists, and officials dare to openly discuss the "why" of human rights. Appraising the current situation from diverse religious perspectives--Jewish, Protestant, Orthodox, Muslim, Confucian, and secular humanist--the contributors address the question of what God might add to the human rights equation. Despite the authors' widely varying commitments, their dialogue demonstrates that an investigation into the "why" of human rights need not descent into irreconcilable conflict.
|The Idea of Natural Rights: Studies on Natural Rights, Natural Law, and Church Law, 1150-1625
By Brian Tierney
This is a historical work of extraordinary depth and breadth, which will interest--and surprise--not only historians but also political theorists, legal scholars, and others who wish to understand the origin and early developoment of contemporary theories of rights.
|Pioneer Explorers of Intelligent Design: Scientists Who Made a Difference
By Don B. DeYoung
This book is a look at great scientists who will be remembered not only for their work in research, but also for their faith in Christ. This is a "hall of fame" for creation scientists. Specially included in this book are female scientists, many new names not previously studied, as well as original quotes and personal glimpses of interesting lives.
|Tyranny: The High Cost Of Forgetting God - Key Lessons From Nazi Germany
By Truth In Action Ministries
What happens when a nation forgets God? Theologian Dr. Erwin Lutzer looks to Nazi Germany for answers and finds traits that run through American culture today.
The compelling program shows that as a nation "casts" God aside, government grows to take His place, wielding enormous power as the peoples' "savior" and opening the door to all sorts of evil. With "Coral Ridge Hour" host Dr. Jerry Newcombe, Tyranny: The High Cost of Forgetting God, also looks at Christians who stood against Hitler's tyrannical rule and some modern day Christian "heroes" fighting for righteousness in America today.
|Faith in the Voting Booth
By Leith Anderson & Galen Carey
Faith in the Voting Booth by National Association of Evangelicals leaders Leith Anderson and Galen Carey will help you clarify your own positions in light of your faith before you enter the voting booth. Anderson and Carey show that biblical wisdom is surprisingly relevant to today's complex political issues. Each voting decision should be thoughtfully and prayerfully approached.
This book does not tell you how to vote. Instead it will help you resist clever campaign slogans and television ads designed to make you angry or afraid. Faith in the Voting Booth provides general principles to guide you in 2016 and for years to come.
As informed faith leaders, Anderson and Carey not only identify the issues but also help you reflect biblically on how to vote. It is a book that will keep people of faith up to date and ready to vote with confidence and wisdom.
|A Compassionate Call to Counter Culture in a World of Abortion
By David Platt
Are you ready to take a stand against abortion and counter culture?
In this companion piece to his bestselling book Counter Culture, David Platt offers sound Biblical support and practical action steps to help Christians take a courageous and compassionate stand against abortion. Drawing heavily on personal stories and Scripture, Platt encourages Christians to get involved and highlights a wide variety of ministries and organizations currently countering abortion that need your help.
The stage is set for the God of the universe to do the unthinkable, the unimaginable, the shocking, and the scandalous. And He wants you to be a part of it. It's time to take a stand for Christ, join the fight against abortion, and counter culture!
|I Never Thought I'd See the Day! Culture at the Crossroads
By David Jeremiah
Is Western civilization in decline? Best-selling author Jeremiah says "yes" and details the signs of cultural decay---including the end of marriage, creeping socialism, and the rise of atheism. But he also believes that the downward spiral can be reversed if we return to God in genuine worship and service to others. 352 pages, softcover from Faithwords.
|Total Truth: Liberating Christianity from Its Cultural Captivity (Study Guide Edition)
By Nancy Pearcey
Does God belong in the public arena of politics, business, law, and education? Or is religion a private and personal matter only? Pearcey challenges 21st-century believers to overcome our cultural double-mindedness and learn to "think Christianly" about secular topics. The included study guide offers practical hands-on steps for crafting an illuminated, faith-based worldview. 512 pages, softcover from Crossway.