Apologetics Resources

The following are a list of resources for those who would like to further their apologetic studies. They are in no particular order, but I will say the list beginning below the *** is from a recommended reading list from RZIM’s apologetics course.


Lee Strobel’s books: The Case for Christ, The Case for Faith, The Case for God, The Case for Creation, The Case For The Real Jesus, The Case For Easter, The Case For Christmas, The Case For Grace (children’s versions are available for most of these titles)

Josh McDowell: More Than A Carpenter

C.S. Lewis: Mere Christianity

Erwin W. Lutzer: Christ Among Other gods: A Defense of Christ in an Age of Tolerance

Timothy Keller: The Reason For God; Belief In An Age Of Skepticism

Mark Mittelberg: The Questions Christians Hope No One Will Ask

Normal Geisler and Frank Turet: I Don’t Have Enough Faith To Be An Atheist

Normal Geisler and Thomas Howe: When Critics Ask (Handbook on Bible Difficulties)

Ravi Zacharias: The End Of Reason: A Response to the New Atheists

Ravi Zacharias: Who Made God?: And Answers to Over 100 Other Tough Questions of Faith

Ravi Zacharias: Deliver Us From Evil

John C. Lennox: God and Stephen Hawking; Whose Design Is It Anyway?

John C. Lennox: God’s Undertaker: Has Science Buried God?

John C. Lennox: Seven Days That Divide The World: The Beginning According to Genesis and Science

Douglas Groothuis: Christian Apologetics:  A Comprehensive Case for Biblical Faith

Khaldoun Sweis and Chad Meister: Christian Apologetics:  An Anthology of Primary Sources

Michael Licona: The Resurrection  of Jesus, A New Historiographical Approach

Paul Copan: When God Goes to Starbucks: A Guide for Everyday Apologetics

Alister McGrath: Mere Apologetics: How to Help Seekers and Skeptics Find Faith

William Lane Craig and Paul Copan: Come Let Us Reason: New Essays in Christian Apologetics

Jeffrey Russell: Exposing Myths About Christianity: A Guide to Answering 145 Viral Lies and Legends

Craig Blomberg: The Historical Reliability of the Gospels

William Lane Craig and Chad Meister: God is Great, God is Good: Why Believing God is Reasonable and Responsible

Thomas B. Tribelhorn: My Professor Says The Bible Is A Myth; Before You Give Upon On God – Get The Facts

Mark Mittleberg: “Confident Faith, Building a Firm Foundation For Your Beliefs

William Lane Craig and Joseph H. Gorra: A Reasonable Response, Answers To Tough Questions On God, Christianity and the Bible

***(RZIM Book Recommendations Follow)

Norman L. Geisler: “Christian Apologetics” Second Edition

Ravi Zacharias: “Why Jesus?: Rediscovering His Truth in an Age of Mass Marketing Spirituality.”

Ravi Zacharias: “The Church’s Role in Apologetics and the Development of the Mind” in Beyond Opinion: Living the Faith We Defend.

John Njoroge: “Apologetics: Why Your Church Needs It.”

James W. Wire, “Naming the Elephant: Worldview As a Concept.”

Norman L. Geisler and Ronald M. Brooks: “Come, Let Us Reason: An Introduction to Logical Thinking.”

Alvin Plantinga, “Warranted Christian Belief.”

Esther Lightcap Meek: “Longing to Know: The Philosophy of Knowledge for Ordinary People.”

Frederick F. Schmitt: “Truth: A Primer.”

George I. Mavrodes: “Believe in God: A Study in the Epistemology of Religion.”

Paul K. Moser, Dwayne H. Mulder, and J.D. Trout: “The Theory of Knowledge: A Thematic Introduction.”

James W. Sire: “The Universe Next Door: A Basic Worldview Catalogue.”

Ravi Zacharias: “Jesus Among Other Gods.”

Abdu H. Murray: “Grand Central Question: Answering the Critical Concerns of the Major Worldviews.”

Normal L. Geisler and William D. Watkins: “Worlds Apart: A Handbook on World Views” second edition

Dean C. Halverson, ed.: “The Compact Guide to World Religions.”

Gerald L. Schroeder: “Genesis And The Big Bang: The Discovery Of Harmony Between Modern Science And The Bible.”

William A. Dembski, ed.: “Mere Creation: Science, Faith And Intelligent Design.”

James Porter Moreland and John Mark Reynolds, eds.: “Three Views on Creation and Evolution.”

William Lane Craig and Quentin Smith: “Theism, Atheism, and Big Bang Cosmology.”

Colin E. Gunton: “Father, Son and Holy Spirit: Toward a Fully Trinitarian Theology.”

Saint Augustine: “The Trinity (De Trinitate)”

C.S. Lewis: “The Weight Of Glory.”

Os Guiness: “The Call: Finding And Fulfilling The Central Purpose Of Your Life.”

Paul K. Moser: “Why Isn’t God More Obvious? – Finding the God Who Hides and Seeks.”

Ravi Zacharias: “Can Man Live Without God?”

Ravi Zacharias: “Cries of the Heart: Bringing God Near When He Feels So Far.”

Thomas V. Morris: “Making Sense of it All: Pascal and the Meaning of Life.”

Paul K. Moser and Thomas L. Carson: “Moral Relativism: A Reader”

Thomas L. Carson and Paul K. Moser, “Morality And The Good Life”

J. Dugziszewski: “Written On The Heart: The Case For Natural Law”

C.S. Lewis: “The Abolition Of Man”

Arthur F. Holmes: “Fact, Value, And God”

Paul Chamberlain: “Can We Be Good Without God?: A Conversation About Truth, Morality, Culture & A Few Other Things That Matter”

John G. Stackhouse, Jr: “Can God Be Trusted?: Faith And The Challenge Of Evil”

R. Douglas Geivett: “Evil And The Evidence For God”

Henri Blocher: “Evil And The Cross: An Analytical Look At The Problem Of Pain”

Peter Kreeft: “Making Sense Out Of Suffering”

C.S. Lewis: “The Problem Of Pain”

Alvin Plantinga: “God, Freedom, And Evil”

Daniel Howard-Snyder, ed: “The Evidential Argument From Evil”

Michael J. Wilkins and J.P. Moreland, eds: “Jesus Under Fire: Modern Scholarship Reinvents The Historical Jesus”

Lee Strobel: “The Case For Christ”

John Wenham: “Easter Enigma: Are The Resurrection Accounts In Conflict?”

John R.W. Stott: “The Cross Of Christ”

N.T. Wright: “Surprised By Hope: Rethinking Heaven, The Resurrection, And The Mission Of The Church”

N.T. Wright: “The Resurrection Of The Son Of God (Christian Origins And The Question Of God, Vol. 3”

Abdiyah Akbar Abdul-Haqq: “Sharing Your Faith With A Muslim”

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

Norman L. Geisler and Abdul Saleeb: “Answering Islam: The Crescent In Light Of The Cross”

Ravi Zacharias: “Jesus Among Other Gods: The Absolute Claims Of The Christian Message”

Dean C. Halverson, ed: “The Compact Guide To World Religions”

Rabi R. Maharaj: “Death Of A Guru: A Remarkable True Story Of One Man’s Search For Truth”

David K. Clark and Norman L. Geisler: “Apologetics In The New Age: A Christian Critique Of Pantheism”

Ravi Zacharias: “New Birth Or Rebirth?  Jesus Talks With Krishna”

Alvin Plantinga: “Where The Conflict Really Lies: Science, Religion, And Naturalism.”

Phillip E. Johnson: “The Wedge Of Truth: Splitting The Foundations Of Naturalism.”

Thomas Nagel: “Mind And Cosmos: Why The Materialist Neo-Darwinian Conception Of Nature Is Almost Certainly False.”

John C. Lennox: “Gunning For God: Why The New Atheists Are Missing The Target.”

Alister E. McGrath: “The Twilight Of Atheism: The Rise And Fall Of Disbelief In The Modern World.”

Ravi Zacharias: “The End Of Reason: A Response To The New Atheists.”

Norman L. Geisler and Frank Turek: “I Don’t Have Enough Faith To Be An Atheist.”

Alister McGrath: “Doubting: Growing Through The Uncertainties Of Faith.”

Gary R. Habermas: “The Thomas Factor: Using Your Doubts To Draw Closer To God.”

Os Guinness: “In Two Minds: The Dilemma Of Doubt And How To Resolve It.”

Os Guinness: “God In The Dark: The Assurance Of Faith Beyond A Shadow Of Doubt.”

Paul Moser: “Why Isn’t God More Obvious?  Finding The God Who Hides And Seeks.”

Philip Yancey: “Reaching For The Invisible God: What Can We Expect To Find?”

F. F. Bruce: “The New Testament Documents: Are They Reliable?”

Jeffrey L. Sheler: “Is The Bible True?: How Modern Debates And Discoveries Affirm The Essence Of The Scriptures.”

Naomi Zacharias: “The Scent Of Water: Grace For Every Kind Of Broken.”

Ravi Zacharias: “The Grand Weaver: How God Shapes us Through The Events Of Our lives.”

Ravi Zacharias: “Has Christianity Failed You?”


For small groups (6 week course): Sean McDowell’s GodQuest

Tim Keller: The Reason For God: Conversation on Faith and Life

Ravi Zacharias International Ministries: Foundations of Apologetics (Pastor has this series)


Ravi Zacharias International Ministries: http://www.rzim.org/study/

Biola University: http://www.biola.edu/academics/sas/apologetics/ (get on their email list for speakers and CE opportunities in your region)

The Institute At Cherry Hills Community Church (EPC): http://www.chcc.org/the_institute.aspx

Reasons To Believe, Where Science and Faith Converge: http://www.reasons.org/

The Poached Egg: http://www.thepoachedegg.net

Stand To Reason: http://www.str.org

Reasonable Faith: http://www.reasonablefaith.org

Ratio Christi: http://www.ratiochristi.org

Christian Apologetics And Research Ministry: http://www.carm.org