Recommended Reads

I truly believe the statement by Mark Twain that “The man who does not read good books is no better than the man who can’t.”

Which brings me to a long list of books, followed by a DVD list as well:Thomas Jefferson chimed in when he said that “Books constitute capital. A library book lasts as long as a house, for hundreds of years. It is not, then, an article of mere consumption but fairly of capital, and often in the case of professional men [or women], setting out in life, it is their only capital.”

Recommended Books

Apologetic Reads

Jesus on Trial Christianity on Trial Testimony Evangelist Greeleaf Apologetics Who moved the stone morrison Apologetics
Story Christianity Offense apologetics 2 McDowell Morrow God Human Invention Apologetics 2 Moral Monster Apologetics Copan Did God Command Genocide Copan Apologetics
On Guard Craig Apologetics 2 Blanchard God Believe Atheists Apologetics 2 Apologetics Groothuis Not Gods Type Ordway
Apologetics Guide Powell 2 Christianity Skeptics Kumar Apologetics 2 Carpenter Apologetics McDowell 2 CS LEWIS Apologetics 2
Case Jesus Strobel Apologetics 2 Jesus Under Fire Moreland Wilkens Apologetics 2 Apologetics Encyclopedia Geisler 2 New Evidence Verdict Apologetics McDowell
Cold-Case Christianity Apologetics Wallace 2 Have Enough Faith Geisler Turek Apologetics 2 Geisler Book Apologetics 2 Unshakable Foundations Apologetics 2 Geisler Bocchino
Encyclopedia Difficulties Archer Apologetics 2 Biblical Difficulties Geisler Howe Apologetics 2 Gunning For God Lennox Apologetics Case for Resurrection Jesus Licona Habermas Apologetics
end of Reason New Atheists Zacharias Why I Believe In God Geisler Hoffman Total Truth Nancy Pearcey Relativism Feet Planted mid-air Beckwith Koukl

Theology/Doctrine Reads

  1. Christian Theology
  2. Integrative Theology
  3. Systematic Theology: An Introduction to Biblical Doctrine
  4. Systematic Theology
  5. Inerrancy
  6. Evangelical Dictionary of Theology
  7. Is There a Meaning in This Text? The Bible, the Reader, and the Morality of Literary Knowledge
  8. First Theology: God, Scripture & Hermeneutics
  9. Father, Son, and Holy Spirit: Relationships, Roles, and Relevance
  10. Getting to Know the Church Fathers: An Evangelical Introduction

Comparative Religious Reads

  1. See the Gods Fall: Four Rivals to Christianity
  2. Why You Should Believe in the Trinity: An Answer to Jehovah’s Witnesses
  3. The Kingdom of the Cults
  4. Correcting the Cults: Expert Responses to Their Scripture Twisting
  5. The New Mormon Challenge
  6. The Emergent Church: Undefining Christianity
  7. Encyclopedic Dictionary of Cults, Sects, and World Religions
  8. Neighboring Faiths: A Christian Introduction to World Religions
  9. Jesus Among Other Gods: The Absolute Claims of the Christian Message
  10. Encountering Religious Pluralism: The Challenge to Christian Faith and Mission

Materialism/Naturalism Reads

  1. The Freedom of the Will
  2. Naturalism Defeated? Essays on Plantinga’s Evolutionary Argument against Naturalism
  3. Mind and Cosmos: Why the Materialist Neo-Darwinian Conception of Nature Is Almost Certainly False
  4. God’s Undertaker: Has Science Buried God?
  5. Where the Conflict Really Lies: Science, Religion, and Naturalism
  6. Objections to Physicalism
  7. Naturalism
  8. Agents Under Fire, Materialism and the Rationality of Science
  9. The Waning of Materialism
  10. The Magician’s Twin: C. S. Lewis on Science, Scientism, and Society

Human Origins

  1. Science and Human Origins
  2. Darwin’s Enigma: Ebbing the Tide of Naturalism
  3. Bones of Contention: A Creationist Assessment of Human Fossils

Young Earth Creationist Reads

  1. Starlight, Time and the New Physics
  2. Thousands not Billions: Challenging the Icon of Evolution, Questioning the Age of the Earth
  3. In Six Days: Why Fifty Scientists Choose to Believe in Creation
  4. Tornado in a Junkyard: The Relentless Myth of Darwinism
  5. Unlocking the Mysteries of Creation, The Explorer’s Guide to the Awesome Works of God, Second Edition
  6. After the Flood
  7. Ancient Post-Flood History: Historical Documents That Point to Biblical Creation
  8. The Young Earth: The Real History of the Earth – Past, Present, and Future
  9. In the Beginning: Compelling Evidence for Creation and the Flood (8th Edition)
  10. The Genius of Ancient Man

Evolution vs Design/Creation

  1. Probability’s Nature and Nature’s Probability : A Call to Scientific Integrity
  2. Without Excuse
  3. Evolution Impossible: 12 Reasons Why Evolution Cannot Explain the Origin of Life on Earth
  4. Evolution’s Achilles’ Heels

Intelligent Design Reads

  1. Uncommon Dissent: Intellectuals Who Find Darwinism Unconvincing
  2. Signature in the Cell: DNA and the Evidence for Intelligent Design
  3. The Mysterious Epigenome: What Lies Beyond DNA
  4. Icons of Evolution: Science or Myth? Why Much of What We Teach About Evolution Is Wrong
  5. Evolution: A Theory In Crisis
  6. The Politically Incorrect Guide to Darwinism and Intelligent Design
  7. Intelligent Design Uncensored: An Easy-to-Understand Guide to the Controversy
  8. Darwin’s Black Box: The Biochemical Challenge to Evolution
  9. Understanding Intelligent Design: Everything You Need to Know in Plain Language
thousands-not-billions deyoung creation Evolution impossible Ashton creation Sciences Blind Spot Creation Hunter creation out nothing craig copan
Signature Cell Meyer Creation Evolution Achilles Heel Carter Creation After the Flood creation cooper Reason Balance Creation Johnson
Uncommon Dissent Dembski creation Darwins Doubt Meyer Creation Gods Crime Scene Wallace Creation 1 Gods Undertaker Science Lennox
case creator creation strobel Darwins Black Box Behe creation Agents Under Fire Menuge Science Ancient Post Flood Johnson
Darwins God Creation Hunter Darwins Proof Creation Hunter Show me God Heeren Creation Refuting Compromise Sarfati
Tornado Junkyard Perloff creation minds men taylor creation PC Guide Creation Darwinisn ID Wells Bones Contention Creation Lubenow

Political/Cultural Reads

  1. Intellectual Morons: How Ideology Makes Smart People Fall for Stupid Ideas
  2. The World Turned Upside Down: The Global Battle over God, Truth, and Power
  3. The Secret Knowledge: On the Dismantling of American Culture
  4. The Death of Right and Wrong: Exposing the Left’s Assault on Our Culture and Values
  5. Clash Of Orthodoxies: Law Religion & Morality In Crisis
  6. The Conservative Mind: From Burke to Eliot
  7. True Tolerance: Liberalism and the Necessity of Judgment
  8. Total Truth: Liberating Christianity from Its Cultural Captivity
  9. The Vision of the Anointed: Self-Congratulation as a Basis for Social Policy
  10. Relativism: Feet Firmly Planted in Mid-Air
  11. Politics – According to the Bible: A Comprehensive Resource for Understanding Modern Political Issues in Light of Scripture

Historical Reads

  1. Liberal Fascism: The Secret History of the American Left, From Mussolini to the Politics of Change
  2. A Conservative History of the American Left
  3. Original Intent: The Courts, the Constitution, & Religion
  4. How Christianity Changed the World
  5. A History of the American People
  6. The Victory of Reason: How Christianity Led to Freedom, Capitalism, and Western Success
  7. Black Rednecks and White Liberals
  8. Modern Times Revised Edition: The World from the Twenties to the Nineties
  9. Religion and The American Constitutional Experiment
  10. The Savage Wars Of Peace: Small Wars And The Rise Of American Power

Pro-Life Reads

  1. Embryo: A Defense of Human Life
  2. Defending Life: A Moral and Legal Case Against Abortion Choice
  3. Pro-Life Answers to Pro-Choice Arguments
  4. The Case for Life: Equipping Christians to Engage the Culture
  5. Gianna: Aborted, and Lived to Tell about It

Legal Philosophy Reads

  1. Natural Law and Public Reason 
  2. Reason in the Balance: The Case Against Naturalism in Science, Law and Education
  3. Making Men Moral: Civil Liberties and Public Morality
  4. Natural Law and Natural Rights
  5. In Defense of Natural Law

Old Testament God/Problem of Evil [Theodicy] Reads

  1. Slaves, Women & Homosexuals: Exploring the Hermeneutics of Cultural Analysis
  2. God Behaving Badly: Is the God of the Old Testament Angry, Sexist and Racist?
  3. Is God a Moral Monster? Making Sense of the Old Testament God
  4. Did God Really Command Genocide?
  5. The Evidential Argument from Evil
  6. God, Freedom, and Evil

Christian Philosophy/Worldview Reads

  1. The Blackwell Companion to Natural Theology
  2. Philosophical Foundations for a Christian Worldview
  3. Faith and Reason: Searching for a Rational Faith
  4. God Is Great, God Is Good: Why Believing in God Is Reasonable and Responsible
  5. Understanding the Times: The Collision of Today’s Competing Worldviews

Psychology/Counseling Reads

  1. One Nation Under Therapy: How the Helping Culture Is Eroding Self-Reliance
  2. Psychology as Religion: The Cult of Self-Worship
  3. Soul Searching: Why Psychotherapy Must Promote Moral Responsibility
  4. Changes That Heal
  5. Christian Counseling 3rd Edition

Homosexual/Marriage Reads

  1. Same-Sex Matters: The Challenge of Homosexuality
  2. Homosexuality and American Public Life
  3. What Is Marriage? Man and Woman: A Defense
  4. Homosexuality and the Politics of Truth
  5. Ex-Gays?: A Longitudinal Study of Religiously Mediated Change in Sexual Orientation

Top-Five Islam Reads

  1. The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (and the Crusades)
  2. The Truth About Muhammad: Founder of the World’s Most Intolerant Religion
  3. Religion of Peace? Why Christianity Is and Islam Isn’t
  4. Sharia versus Freedom: The Legacy of Islamic Totalitarianism
  5. God’s Battalions: The Case for the Crusades

Top Three Israeli/Palestinian Conflict Reads

  1. History Upside Down: The Roots of Palestinian Fascism and the Myth of Israeli Aggression
  2. From Time Immemorial: The Origins of the Arab-Jewish Conflict over Palestine
  3. The Case for Israel

Top Three Econ Reads

  1. The Road to Serfdom: Text and Documents
  2. Basic Economics: A Common Sense Guide to the Economy
  3. Free to Choose: A Personal Statement

A Favored Series, by Cornelius G. Hunter

  1. Darwin’s God: Evolution and the Problem of Evil
  2. Darwin’s Proof: The Triumph of Religion over Science
  3. Science’s Blind Spot: The Unseen Religion of Scientific Naturalism

DVD LIST

I.D./Apologetics

Environmentalism & Global Warming

Political/Education

Historical/Cultural

Islam

 

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