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Overview

Get equipped to address some of the toughest questions facing Christianity with an array of robust cases for biblical faith. Fill in the gaps of your library with 36 volumes carefully curated to cover diverse issues and important debates in apologetics.

The Apologetics Collection gathers resources that help you engage with a full range of topics in the field—from contemporary ethical issues such as abortion, to the historical Jesus debate, to the basics of the apologetic schools. Learn how to defend the faith to those of other religions, examine the depths of implication and importance in the Resurrection, answer the “new atheism,” tackle enduring human questions such as suffering, and more. You’ll add essential voices in the conversation with contributions from trusted authors like Alister McGrath, Norman Geisler, Peter Kreeft, and Gary Habermas.

Round out and refresh your library in one stop with this collection. Packed with insights into defending the faith and understanding current debates, this collection is an essential resource for pastors, teachers, and laypeople seeking sure footing in the apologetics arena.

In the Logos editions, these volumes are enhanced by amazing functionality. Scripture citations link directly to English translations, and important terms link to dictionaries, encyclopedias, and a wealth of other resources in your digital library. Perform powerful searches to find exactly what you’re looking for. Take the discussion with you using tablet and mobile apps. With Logos Bible Software, the most efficient and comprehensive research tools are in one place, so you get the most out of your study.

Key Features

  • Gathers 36 volumes of top apologetics resources
  • Equips you to address tough questions facing Christianity
  • Covers a wide range of topics in apologetics

Product Details

  • Title: Apologetics Collection
  • Volumes: 36
  • Pages: 6,319
  • Resource Type: Topical
  • Topic: Apologetics

The Historical Jesus: Ancient Evidence for the Life of Christ

  • Author: Gary R. Habermas
  • Publisher: College Press
  • Publication Date: 1996
  • Pages: 298

Examining archaeological, textual, and extra-biblical evidence, Gary R. Habermas provides a strong foundation for the existence and deity of Jesus. He begins by surveying the past centuries of historical Jesus studies, highlighting key figures and offering an informed critique of their arguments. Habermas concludes with a convincing survey of the historical data available to the modern reader. His detailed engagement with early creedal statements, archaeological data, and other witnesses is both reasoned and convincing.

Gary R. Habermas (PhD, Michigan State University) is distinguished research professor and chair of the Department of Philosophy and Theology at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia. He is the author, coauthor, or editor of more than 25 books.

College Press Resurrection Collection (2 vols.)

  • Author: Gary R. Habermas
  • Publisher: College Press
  • Publication Date: 2000
  • Volumes: 2
  • Pages: 262

The College Press Resurrection Collection presents two volumes by world-renowned apologist Gary R. Habermas. Volume one illustrates how the resurrection is related to numerous New Testament doctrines and analyzes the resurrection’s implications for daily Christian living. Volume two emphasizes the resurrection’s importance for different aspects of Christian knowledge and faith. The volumes include application sections, additional reading recommendations, and discussion at the end of each chapter, making the College Press Resurrection Collection perfect for individual or group study.

Gary R. Habermas received his DD from Emmanuel University and his PhD from Michigan State University. He is the distinguished professor of apologetics and philosophy and the chairman of the department of philosophy and theology at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia.

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Who Made God? Searching for a Theory of Everything

  • Author: Edgar Andrews
  • Publisher: Evangelical Press
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Pages: 303

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If you’ve been waiting for a really effective riposte to the “new atheism” of Richard Dawkins and others (or even if you haven’t), here it is—gently humorous, highly readable, deeply serious, razor sharp, and written by an internationally respected scientist. Who Made God? dismantles the arguments and pretensions of scientific atheism and presents a robust biblical theism as a positive—and altogether more convincing—alternative.

Thoughtful, readable, witty, wise. I discovered things I didn’t know!

—Fay Weldon, novelist, broadcaster, and playwright

As a distinguished scientist, Professor Edgar Andrews is well qualified to counter the current outpouring of attempts to airbrush God out of existence—and in this book he does so with intelligent and infectious enthusiasm. Richard Dawkins’ The God Delusion is an obvious target and he expertly dismantles its atheistic claims, reducing them to rubble with a lightness of touch I had never before come across in a book of this kind. Readers, with or without scientific backgrounds, are likely to find themselves turning the pages with smiles on their faces. I know of nothing quite like it.

John Blanchard, author, lecturer, and conference speaker

With vigorous panache and deft argument, Dr. Andrews tackles one of the key issues of our times—does God exist and why should we believe that he does? In a masterly combination of science and theology, he reveals the absurdity of the so-called ‘new atheism’ and presents a solid case for Christian theism. Highly recommended.

Michael Haykin, professor of church history, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Edgar Andrews is thought-provoking, witty, extremely readable, and ultimately devastating in his critique of evolutionary atheism. He demonstrates that a right understanding of the scientific enterprise poses no threat to biblical Christianity—indeed, that the kind of world we live in is precisely what the biblical account of God and creation would lead us to expect. Richard Dawkins has more than met his match!

—Robert Strivens, principal, London Theological Seminary

Starting with the hypothesis of God, Professor Andrews sets out to demonstrate that the existence of the God of the Bible makes better sense of what we can actually learn from science than does atheism. On his way to this conclusion he also points out the scientific and logical inadequacies of evolutionism. He succeeds in doing so with a deceptively light touch—but there is nothing lightweight about either his analysis or the rigor with which he pursues his case. This is apologetics at its best: immensely instructive for the Christian and utterly devastating for the atheist.

Daniel Webber, director, European Missionary Fellowship

I recommend this book. I like the style; it is more approachable than a straight rebuttal. I think, for example, of Dawkins’ own writing style, which is more conversational than academic, and people are reading his books. My thoughts are that both Christians and unbelievers are dealing with the same issues. You will never convince those truly entrenched in atheism but there are many on the fence that could use a good rebuttal of this type.

Gary Gilley, pastor, Southern View Chapel, Springfield, Illinois

In our increasingly multi-disciplinary world, we need those rare scholars who are able to combine the expertise of two different fields of study. Edgar Andrews possesses this unique ability, bringing together scientific and theological expertise to present a work that is both engaging and palatable—a synthesis that makes this book a very important and unique contribution to the larger arena of faith and science. This is not simply another book on Intelligent Design, nor is it a defense of Theistic Evolution. Who Made God? masterfully weaves a mature Christian theology with recent scientific findings to produce a nuanced and compelling argument that maintains the integrity of both science and theology. Coupled with a witty and playful writing style, this makes the book a ‘must’ read for those who question the intersection of science and Christianity.

—David H. Kim, director, The Gotham Initiative

The question which forms the title of this book is one I am asked frequently, an issue people struggle with. Thankfully, Professor Andrews has now written a very thorough but incredibly readable book dealing with this important subject. Drawing from an amazing breadth of learning, Professor Andrews writes in an easy conversational style, dealing comprehensively with the question. Beneficial for the ordinary person in the street, this book should be in the hands of all who truly want answers.

—Philip Swinn, vicar of St. John’s (Church of England), Hatfield, UK

If you have been looking for a thoughtful, cogent and accessible counterpoint to the recent flurry of publications by the so-called New Atheists, you need look no further than Edgar Andrews’ Who Made God? Rather than offering an ad hoc response to the assertions made by Richard Dawkins and the like, Dr Andrews instead asks us to consider a different way into the conversation—to approach belief in the biblical God as a thesis in and of itself, one that is worthy of our thoughtful consideration. He asks us to apply the methodology of hypothesis to the question of God to see how it fits—and it, in fact, proves to fit remarkably well. With great clarity and rousing humor, Dr. Andrews applies the thesis of God to questions like the problem of time, the nature of humanity and the question of morality, and demonstrates how belief in God is characterized by a simple elegance and a far-reaching explanatory power.

—Abraham Cho, fellowship group director, Redeemer Presbyterian Church, New York

Though a layman, I have read a fair amount in apologetics and this is one of the most vivid and helpful works in that field that I’ve ever encountered—disarming, teeming with verve and humor, conversational, yet deadly serious, disciplined and coming from a scientifically and legally trained mind.

—Scott Kauffmann, executive director, Redeemer Labs, New York

Edgar Andrews is emeritus professor of materials at the University of London and an international expert on the science of large molecules. In 1967 he set up the Department of Materials at Queen Mary College, University of London, and served both as its head and later as the dean of engineering. He has published well over 100 scientific research papers and books, together with two Bible commentaries and various works on science and religion and on theology.

Journal of Biblical Apologetics, vols. 10 & 11

  • Editor: Robert A. Morey
  • Publisher: Faith Defenders
  • Volumes: 2
  • Pages: 250

The Journal of Biblical Apologetics, vols. 10 & 11 is an exclusive collection of publications on the various topics nested within apologetics. These two volumes contain countless articles, summaries, and book reviews that are extraordinarily well written and rich with valuable information.

Robert A. Morey is an internationally recognized scholar in the fields of comparative religions, cults, the occult, and Islam. He is the author of over 40 books, some of which have been translated into Spanish, Swedish, Hungarian, Norwegian, Dutch, German, French, Italian, Chinese, Turkish and Farsi. He is Scholar in Residence with the Research and Education Foundation and the Executive Director of Faith Defenders.

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The Dawkins Delusion?

  • Authors: Alister McGrath and Joanna Collicutt McGrath
  • Publisher: SPCK
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Pages: 144

World-renowned scientist Richard Dawkins writes in The God Delusion: “If this book works as I intend, religious readers who open it will be atheists when they put it down.” The volume has received wide coverage, fueled much passionate debate, and spread confusion and distrust.

Alister McGrath, along with his wife, Joanna, are ideal to evaluate Dawkins’s ideas. Once an atheist himself, Alister gained a doctorate in molecular biophysics before going on to become a leading Christian theologian. He wonders how two people, who have reflected at length on substantially the same world, could possibly have come to such different conclusions about God. The McGraths subject Dawkins’s critique of faith to rigorous scrutiny. This exhilarating, meticulously argued response deals with questions such as:

  • Is faith intellectual nonsense?
  • Are science and religion locked in a battle to the death?
  • Can the roots of Christianity be explained away scientifically?
  • Is Christianity simply a force for evil?

This book will be warmly received by those looking for a reliable assessment of The God Delusion and the many questions it raises—including, above all, the relevance of faith and the quest for meaning.

McGrath identifies Dawkins’ flawed arguments with surgical precision. McGrath spotlights Dawkins’ embarrassing biblical ignorance and exposes his religion-as-virus-of-the-mind theory as sociological naïvete. This intelligent yet accessible book is a must-read for anyone interested in the subject or for those with friends sucked under by the new current of atheist literature.

New Man, November/December 2007

Combining scholarship with a popular style, the McGraths examine Dawkins’ arguments and find them wanting. They show the inadequacy of his argument on the major points, contending that Dawkins’ critique of religion is based on hearsay and anecdotal evidence rather than on hard research, and that he employs rhetoric rather than rationality.

Library Journal, August 2007

One could hardly think of a better apologist for theism than Alister McGrath. This atheist-turned-Christian, also of Oxford, is a professor of historical theology. But as a student of molecular biophysics, he possesses the dual credibility in science and religion that Dawkins lacks. Like watching one schoolboy do another’s work, McGrath’s true gift is pointing out what Dawkins is obliged to show in order to make his case.

Christianity Today, November 2007

The God Delusion makes me embarrassed to be an atheist, and the McGraths show why.

—Michael Ruse, Lucyle T. Werkmeister Professor of Philosophy, Florida State University

Richard Dawkins’ utopian vision of a world without religion is here deftly punctured by the McGraths’ informed discourse. His fellow Oxonians clearly demonstrate the gaps, inconsistencies, and surprising lack of depth in Dawkins’ arguments.

—Owen Gingerich, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, and author of God’s Universe

With rigorous logic and exquisite fairness, the McGraths have exposed Dawkins’ very superficial understanding of the history of religion and theology. Because he is so ‘out of his depth’ in these areas, Dawkins uses his fundamentalistic scientism and atheism to constantly misjudge the possibilities for dialogue between religion and science. Thank God for scholars like the McGraths who are committed to finding truth in both.

—Timothy Johnson, author, Finding God in the Questions

Addressing the conclusions of The God Delusion point by point with the devastating insight of a molecular biologist turned theologian, Alister McGrath dismantles the argument that science should lead to atheism, and demonstrates instead that Dawkins has abandoned his much-cherished rationality to embrace an embittered manifesto of dogmatic atheist fundamentalism.

—Francis Collins, director of the Human Genome Project

Alister E. McGrath is an historian, biochemist, and Christian theologian born in Belfast, Northern Ireland. A longtime professor at Oxford University, he now holds the chair in theology, ministry, and education at the University of London. He is the author of several books on theology and history, including Christianity’s Dangerous Idea, In the Beginning, and The Twilight of Atheism. He lives in Oxford, England, and lectures regularly in the United States.

Joanna Collicutt McGrath is lecturer in the psychology of religion at Heythrop College, University of London. She is coauthor (with Jeremy Duff) of Meeting Jesus: Human Responses to a Yearning God

Love Your Muslim Neighbour: Understanding Islam in Today’s World

  • Author: Edward Challen
  • Publisher: Day One
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Pages: 288

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The Islamic faith is making a significant impact on today’s society, reaching into many areas of life. What should be the Christian response to this? We need to understand the teaching of Islam and its sense of community—we must understand Muslims and their faith.

What is the best way for believers in Christ to share the Gospel of God’s grace to Muslim neighbors and colleagues at work? We must get to know them better and have a positive attitude in seeking to share our faith with them as friends.

In this highly researched and very readable book, Edward Challen provides a wealth of practical pointers, showing just what can be done.

. . . an excellent, important, and well-researched book which should be read by pastors, students, and Christians from all walks of life, especially those interested in understanding and having dialogue with their Muslim friends and neighbors . . . I have personally found it one of the most useful and down-to-earth tools for understanding Muslim friends and I am able to have better dialogue with them.

—Solomon Nathaniel, Counties’ Evangelist

Edward Challen trained as a medical laboratory scientist, did outreach work in southern Asia, and worked with a church planting ministry among Muslims for a number of years. He is now involved in pastoral ministry at Parkstone, Poole.

The Genesis Question

  • Author: Hugh Ross
  • Publisher: NavPress
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Pages: 239

“Everyone knows the Bible teaches scientific nonsense” is a commonly held misconception. When pushed for examples, many point to the early chapters of Genesis as proof—creation, the Flood, 900-year life spans. And science has largely been silent on the subject—until now.

Examining recent, leading-edge scientific discoveries, Dr. Hugh Ross explores how these very chapters hold some of the strongest scientific evidence for the Bible’s supernatural accuracy. Like never before, The Genesis Question integrates the accuracy of both science and the Bible—without compromise—giving skeptics and believers common ground and opportunity for dialogue.

Dr. Ross intriguingly challenges the long-standing divide between faith and reason and between the Bible and science by addressing the relevant, cutting-edge questions of our day. Expect to find your mind challenged, your faith encouraged, and your ability to witness strengthened by this book.

—Craig S. Keener, ThD, visiting professor of Bible, Eastern Seminary, and author of the IVP Bible Background Commentary and the volume on Matthew in the IVP New Testament Commentary Series

The importance of The Genesis Question lies in its painstaking attempt to take the details of Genesis and science seriously. Even if the reader does not agree with every one of Ross’s conclusions, one must thank him for this solid effort at integration, and for giving us a number of ideas that seem to me to be true, reasonable, and fruitful for spiritual nurture and evangelism.

—J.P. Moreland, PhD, professor of philosophy, Talbot School of Theology, Biola University

Hugh Ross earned a BSc in physics from the University of British Columbia and an MSc and PhD in astronomy from the University of Toronto. For several years he continued his research on quasars and galaxies as a post-doctoral fellow at the California Institute of Technology. For eleven years he served as minister of evangelism at Sierra Madre Congregational Church.

Today he directs the efforts of Reasons to Believe, an institute founded to research and proclaim the factual basis for faith in God and his Word, the Bible. He also hosts a weekly television program called “Reasons to Believe” on the Trinity Broadcasting Network and a weekly live call-in radio program on several stations throughout the United States. Over the years, Dr. Ross has given hundreds of lectures, seminars, and courses, both in the United States and abroad, on Christian apologetics.

Why God Won’t Go Away

  • Author: Alister McGrath
  • Publisher: SPCK
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Pages: 129

In a decade embroiled in fanaticism and fear, a renewed interest in the age-old debate over the question of God has reignited, giving rise to a new group of media-savvy contenders dubbed the “New Atheists.” As expressed in the works of best-selling authors like Richard Dawkins and Christopher Hitchens, the New Atheists have found a foothold in today’s cynical society, and have ramped up their efforts to debunk the existence of God.

Renowned historian, theologian, and scholar Alister McGrath is on the frontlines of this conversation, publicly debating many of these prominent skeptics. In this thoughtful and accessible volume, McGrath gives a spirited rebuttal to the claims of the New Atheists, critiquing the New Atheism on its own merits and exploring the fundamental questions:

  • Who are the New Atheists, and what do they believe?
  • Is religion delusional and evil?
  • Are human beings fundamentally good?
  • How do reason and science prove or disprove faith?
  • Is the best hope for humanity a ‘New Enlightenment’?

Why God Won’t Go Away explores how the movement’s ideas are defined and propagated, helping us understand the agendas and anxieties of this global movement and its appeal to society as a whole. Why God Won’t Go Away explores what is “new” about New Atheism, critiques the movement on its core themes of violence, reason, and science, and asks, “where does the New Atheism go from here?”

A robust defense of the God of the Bible . . . This is a book for serious thinkers who wish to make God real in a world that has forgotten its creator and maker.

—Joni Eareckson Tada, author, A Place of Healing

Alister E. McGrath is an historian, biochemist, and Christian theologian born in Belfast, Northern Ireland. A longtime professor at Oxford University, he now holds the chair in theology, ministry, and education at the University of London. He is the author of several books on theology and history, including Christianity’s Dangerous Idea, In the Beginning, and The Twilight of Atheism. He lives in Oxford, England, and lectures regularly in the United States.

Rethinking Genesis

  • Author: Duane Garrett
  • Publisher: Christian Focus Publications
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Pages: 320

Rethinking Genesis is an assessment of the origins of the book of Genesis. Garrett looks at the various possible sources of information that Moses drew on in putting together his account of the origins of the earth and the appearance of the history of Israel. The documentary hypothesis has always been criticized from conservative theological circles. This has tended to be in the form of outright opposition to the concept and the insistence that Moses used no other source than inspiration by the Holy Spirit. The uniqueness of Garrett’s approach is that he combines conservative theology with an investigation of the possible sources of information available to Moses.

Provides not only the most convincing refutation of the documentary hypothesis now in print, but also suggests a convincing alternative analysis of how the Pentateuch came to be. The volume is a model of careful scholarly reasoning, written in an engaging manner with a minimum of technical jargon and a maximum of thoughtful argumentation. Here is a book that biblical scholars everywhere will be compelled to take account of.

—Douglas K. Stuart, Professor of Old Testament, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, South Hamilton, Massachusetts

An original and stimulating discussion which provides a measured critique of the “assured results of higher criticism” but, from a conservative evangelical perspective, seeks to determine the sources that lie behind Genesis. Drawing especially upon insights from form criticism and structuralism the author offers a constructive analysis of possible literary origins.

—Stephen Dray, Minister, Ferndale Baptist Church, Southend-on-Sea, England

Since its inception over a century ago, and throughout the following years, the Documentary Theory of Pentateuchal origins has never gone unchallenged. It is the strength of Dr Garrett’s study of Genesis that he goes beyond (mere) criticism of this extraordinarily resilient theory to the development of a credible and extremely illuminating, indeed, compelling alternative - one that is thoroughly biblical, impeccably scholarly and true to the pervasive Mosaism of the Pentateuchal books. This is a book deserving a wide readership and no reader will put it down un-rewarded. Heartiest congratulations to Christian Focus on its publication.

—Alec Motyer, Well known Bible expositor and commentary writer

Duane Garrett is John R. Sampey Professor of Old Testament Interpretation at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky. Garrett has many years of teaching, writing, research, and pastoral experience. He has served on the faculty of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, Bethel Seminary, Canadian Southern Baptist Seminary, Mid-America Baptist Seminary, and Korea Baptist Seminary.

How to Answer a Jehovah’s Witness

  • Author: Robert A. Morey
  • Publisher: Faith Defenders
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Pages: 108

Addresses the topic of how to successfully take the initiative when Jehovah’s Witnesses come to your door. This book consists of three parts: a manual on how to use these materials when witnessing to a Jehovah’s Witness, a witnessing notebook which contains the proof that The Watchtower is a false prophet, and an inductive Bible study workbook on the deity of Christ.

The ultimate goals of this book are the conversion of Mormons and Jehovah’s Witnesses and the preventative inoculation of Christians and non-Christians as to why they should not join these cults. The method presented in this book does not require a detailed knowledge of the history or doctrine taught by these churches. It does not require a knowledge of Greek or Hebrew. A layperson can easily retain and use the arguments contained within the book.

Robert A. Morey is an internationally recognized scholar in the fields of comparative religions, the cults, and the occult as well as on Islam. He is the author of over forty books, some of which have been translated into Spanish, Swedish, Hungarian, Norwegian, Dutch, German, French, Italian, Chinese, Turkish and Farsi. He is scholar in residence with the Research and Education Foundation and the Executive Director of Faith Defenders.

How to Answer a Mormon

  • Author: Robert A. Morey
  • Publisher: Faith Defenders
  • Publication Date: 1983
  • Pages: 119

This book consists of “practical guidelines for what to expect and what to say when Mormons come to your door.” Part One is a presentation of the witnessing method contained in this book and how to use the materials in the notebook. Part Two is a notebook containing several clear false prophecies of Joseph Smith.

Robert A. Morey is an internationally recognized scholar in the fields of comparative religions, the cults, and the occult as well as on Islam. He is the author of over forty books, some of which have been translated into Spanish, Swedish, Hungarian, Norwegian, Dutch, German, French, Italian, Chinese, Turkish and Farsi. He is scholar in residence with the Research and Education Foundation and the Executive Director of Faith Defenders.

Trusting God: Even When Life Hurts

  • Author: Jerry Bridges
  • Publisher: NavPress
  • Publication Date: 1988
  • Pages: 215

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Why is it easier to obey God than to trust him?

Because obeying God makes sense to us. In most cases his laws appear reasonable and wise, and even when we don’t want to obey them, we usually concede that they are good for us.

But the circumstances we find ourselves in often defy explanation. When unexpected situations arise that appear unjust, irrational, or even dreadful, we feel confused and frustrated. And before long we begin to doubt God’s concern for us or his control over our lives.

Adversity is hard to endure, and can be even harder to understand. If God were really in control, why would he allow a tragic auto accident or a crucial job loss? How could he permit cancer in a loved one or the death of a child?

Grappling with his concern for us we ask, “Why is God allowing this?” or “What have I done wrong?”

In an effort to strengthen his own trust in God during a time of adversity, Jerry Bridges began a lengthy Bible study on the topic of God’s sovereignty. What he learned changed his life, and he now shares the fruit of that study with you in Trusting God

As you begin to explore the scope of God’s power over nations, nature, and the detailed lives of individuals, you’ll begin to acknowledge his loving control. And as you come to know him better, you’ll find yourself trusting him more completely. Even when life hurts.

Jerry Bridges (born December 4, 1929, Tyler, Texas, United States) is an evangelical Christian author and speaker. He serves in the Collegiate Mission, and has been on the staff of The Navigators for more than fifty years. Bridges earned an engineering degree from the University of Oklahoma and went on to serve as an officer in the United States Navy during the Korean War before joining the staff of the Navigators.

He is the author of more than a dozen books, including The Pursuit of Holiness, which has sold more than one million copies. His devotional Holiness Day By Day garnered the 2009 ECPA Christian Book Award for the inspiration and gift category, and The Discipline Of Grace received a similar award in 1995 for the Christian living category.

Apologetics

  • Author: Cornelius Van Til
  • Publisher: P&R
  • Publication Date: 1947

In this important work, eminent Reformed thinker Cornelius Van Til offers a Christian apologetic that includes five chapters titled “The System of Christian Truth, The Christian Philosophy of Life, The Point of Contact, The Problem of Method,” and “Authority and Reason.” Van Til begins the work with the words, “Apologetics is the vindication of the Christian philosophy of life against the various forms of the non-Christian philosophy of life.”

Cornelius Van Til (1895–1987) was one of the most respected apologetic theologians of his time. Van Til earned degrees from Calvin College, Princeton Theological Seminary, and Princeton University on his way to becoming an Orthodox Presbyterian Minister.

He served throughout the ministry and scholarly fields, including serving as a professor of apologetics at Westminster Theological Seminary and Princeton Theological Seminary and being heavily involved with the foundation of the Philadelphia-Montgomery Christian Academy.

His most noted writings include The New Modernism, The Defense of the Faith, and Christianity and Barthianism which can all be found in The Works of Cornelius Van Til (40 vols.).  Much of his work with apologetics focuses on presuppositions, the difference between believers and non-believers, and the opposition between Christian and non-Christian worldviews.

Norman L. Geisler Collection (14 vols.)

  • Author: Norman L. Geisler
  • Volumes: 14
  • Pages: 2,239

Norman L. Geisler is one of the most theologically and biblically perceptive Christian thinkers of our time. He is recognized as an influential teacher, a discerning apologist, and a prolific author. Thousands have turned to Geisler for spiritual insight, theological acumen, or simply to learn how to understand the Christian faith in the context of skeptical opposition.

The 14-volume Norman L. Geisler Collection combines Geisler’s well-known books into a singular collection. These books capture the recurring themes present in Geisler’s teaching, writing, and ministry—ranging from philosophy and apologetics to theology and biblical studies. The collection includes two volumes in which Geisler thoroughly defends the resurrection, along with additional volumes on miracles and biblical inspiration. Geisler writes at length on important historical and philosophical movements which have shaped Christian history—for better or worse. He also provides timely cultural commentary on everything from Carl Sagan to Star Wars, plus biographical works on Augustine and Aquinas.

Norman L. Geisler has taught at university and graduate levels for nearly fifty years and has spoken, traveled, or debated in all fifty states and in twenty-six countries. He holds a B.A. and M.A. from Wheaton College, a Th.B. from William Tyndale College and a Ph.D. in Philosophy from Loyola University.

After his studies at Wheaton, he became the graduate assistant in the Bible-Philosophy department at the college. He has since taught Bible, Apologetics and Philosophy at Detroit Bible College, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and Dallas Theological Seminary, and was Dean of Liberty Center for Research and Scholarship in Lynchburg, VA. In 1992 he co-founded and served as President of Southern Evangelical Seminary in Charlotte, North Carolina, until 2006. Currently, he is professor of Theology and Apologetics at SES.

In addition to the books in this collection, Geisler is also the author of A General Introduction to the Bible and I Don’t Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist, as well as the books in The Norman L. Geisler Apologetics Library and Norman L. Geisler’s Systematic Theology (4 vols.).

For more information on this collection, see here.

Your Questions, God’s Answers

  • Author: Peter Kreeft
  • Publisher: Ignatius
  • Publication Date: 1994
  • Pages: 125

In this book Kreeft provides the Bible’s answer to the most common and important questions young people ask about the deeper meaning of life, their own identity, overcoming failure and temptation, the mystery of God’s love, and much more. Kreeft believes these are important questions for everyone to ask, and that God's answers, as found in the Bible, respond to the deepest needs of every person.

Peter Kreeft is a philosopher, theologian, and apologist. His concise, lucid, wit-infused prose draws frequent comparisons to that of C.S. Lewis. He has written dozens of books on understanding philosophy, defending the Christian faith, and encouraging Catholics on difficult doctrine. He is currently professor of philosophy at Boston College.

Jacob’s Ladder: Ten Steps to Truth

  • Author: Peter Kreeft
  • Publisher: Ignatius
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Pages: 160

In this volume Kreeft lays out ten important questions he says everyone should ask. He tackles each of these questions in a logical step-by-step way, like climbing the rungs of a ladder. Because questions are best answered by dialogue, Kreeft answers these fundamental questions in an imaginary conversation between two very different people who meet at the beach. Kreeft’s characters begin at the bottom of the ladder: the passion for truth. However, when it comes to the most important questions a person can ask, mere interest in philosophy will not do. The passion for truth does not stop there. It carries the reader from one page to the next in this thought-provoking adventure.

Peter Kreeft is a philosopher, theologian, and apologist. His concise, lucid, wit-infused prose draws frequent comparisons to that of C.S. Lewis. He has written dozens of books on understanding philosophy, defending the Christian faith, and encouraging Catholics on difficult doctrine. He is currently professor of philosophy at Boston College.

Because God is Real: Sixteen Questions, One Answer

  • Author: Peter Kreeft
  • Publisher: Ignatius
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Pages: 237

Kreeft sees atheistic and agnostic writers aggressively attacking traditional religious beliefs. In this work designed for teens and young adults, Kreeft tackles sixteen crucial issues about the deeper meaning of life. He answers questions like: Is faith reasonable? Can you prove there is a God? Why is Jesus different? Why is sex so confusing? Why is there evil? and Why must we die?

Kreeft provides thoughtful, lucid, and persuasive answers for believers, unbelievers, and seekers to consider. This book is ideal for those exploring faith for the first time, as well as for confirmation and religious education classes.

Peter Kreeft is a philosopher, theologian, and apologist. His concise, lucid, wit-infused prose draws frequent comparisons to that of C. S. Lewis. He has written dozens of books on understanding philosophy, defending the Christian faith, and encouraging Catholics on difficult doctrine. He is currently professor of philosophy at Boston College.

Three Approaches to Abortion: A Thoughtful and Compassionate Guide to Today’s Most Controversial Issue

  • Author: Peter Kreeft
  • Publisher: Ignatius
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Pages: 134

Abortion remains a crucial issue in American politics. Three Approaches to Abortion cuts through the rhetoric of today’s politicians. Peter Kreeft argues that it is illogical to support abortion rights while claiming to be personally opposed to abortion. Set up as a dialogue between two people on opposing sides of the issue, Kreeft’s commonsense approach, lucid arguments, and easy-to-grasp illustrations, make this book an invaluable in understanding abortion in 21st-century culture.

What is left to be said about the abortion debate? First of all, that is it usually not much of a debate. Peter Kreeft points the way to taking deepest disagreements seriously in creating and sustaining honest debate.

—Richard J. Neuhaus, editor, First Things

Peter Kreeft is a philosopher, theologian, and apologist. His concise, lucid, wit-infused prose draws frequent comparisons to that of C. S. Lewis. He has written dozens of books on understanding philosophy, defending the Christian faith, and encouraging Catholics on difficult doctrine. He is currently professor of philosophy at Boston College.

On Giant’s Shoulders: Studies in Christian Apologetics

  • Author: Edgar Powell
  • Publisher: Day One
  • Publication Date: 1999
  • Pages: 280

Are Christians mindless enthusiasts who need religion as a form of security in an uncertain life? Far from it! It takes courage and conviction to stand up for what you believe is right. This book examines basic questions, and provides honest answers. It encourages you to go deeper into questions that you may have taken for granted. The topics covered in this book show how God’s Word is reliable and relevant to our daily needs and problems. Today, people have questions about God and his existence. In this information age, the Christian answer is one of the most intellectually satisfying solutions. The Bible’s message is simple, but profound, and deals with the mystery of life itself. You will find references to resources and materials that will strengthen your faith and keep you up-to-date.

A splendid overview of contemporary apologetic challenges.

Christianity Today

An outstanding achievement; food for thought on every page.

—Professor William Edgar, Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia

…This makes for an excellent read, and a valuable source book.

—Professor Derek Linkens, Research Professor, University of Sheffield

Edgar Powell is currently a curriculum director in computing at a further education college. He teaches computing, information technology, and geology, having over twenty-eight years’ teaching experience. He has contributed articles to Creation Research Quarterly, Evangelicals Now, Evangelical Times, Grace Magazine, and Monthly Record.

A Matter of Days

  • Author: Hugh Ross
  • Publisher: Reasons to Believe
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Pages: 300

Creation—it’s all in six days’ work. But did the creation days of Genesis last hours or epochs?

The length of time represented by the word day sparks a storm of controversy. Lightning strikes and thunder roars with questions at the core of this debate:

  • Does belief in an old earth equate to belief in evolution?
  • Was there any kind of death before the Fall?
  • Does the Bible speak of a “big bang”?
  • Is God’s plan a restored paradise or a whole new creation?

In A Matter of Days, respected author and astronomer Hugh Ross, Ph.D., addresses these questions and explores how the creation-day controversy developed. History, theology, science, and Scripture reveal creation’s big picture.

Hugh Ross’s spiritual depth and brilliance of mind is the rarest of blends. He addresses the topic of Creation, opening many thoughtful minds and hearts to the message of salvation, providing them new reasons to believe.

—Dr. Jack W. Hayford, founder and chancellor of The King’s College and Seminary

Three decades ago, when I was still an atheist, a work like this one could have satisfied my own objections to Genesis. This book should help many Christians to stop fighting about how God created and get back to our business of proclaiming that he did it.

—Craig S. Keener, ThD, visiting professor of Bible, Eastern Seminary, and author of the IVP Bible Background Commentary and the volume on Matthew in the IVP New Testament Commentary Series

Hugh masterfully explains how it is entirely plausible that a day on earth might be one thing, a solar day another, and a day in the universe another entity altogether. I congratulate Hugh on his work. A Matter of Days deserves a careful reading.

—Pat Robertson, chairman and CEO of The Christian Broadcasting Network, Inc., and host of The 700 Club

Hugh Ross earned a BSc in physics from the University of British Columbia and an MSc and PhD in astronomy from the University of Toronto. For several years he continued his research on quasars and galaxies as a post-doctoral fellow at the California Institute of Technology. For eleven years he served as minister of evangelism at Sierra Madre Congregational Church.

Today he directs the efforts of Reasons to Believe, an institute founded to research and proclaim the factual basis for faith in God and his Word, the Bible. He also hosts a weekly television program called “Reasons to Believe” on the Trinity Broadcasting Network and a weekly live call-in radio program on several stations throughout the United States. Over the years, Dr. Ross has given hundreds of lectures, seminars, and courses, both in the United States and abroad, on Christian apologetics.

The Apocriticus

  • Author: Macarius Magnes
  • Translator: T.W. Crafer
  • Publisher: SPCK
  • Publication Date: 1919
  • Pages: 169

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For more than 10 centuries, Macarius Magnes’ The Apocriticus teetered on the verge of extinction, falling in and out of theological favor. Only one Greek manuscript was known when T. W. Crafer produced this first English translation. Structured in a question-answer format, The Apocriticus uses a well-known Aristotelian polemical and literary strategy—similar to Thomas AquinasSumma Theologica—to address objections from a skeptical pagan. The unbelieving skeptic that Magnes addresses in the text likely reflects the arguments of the famous third-century Neo-platonist philosopher Porphyry. Porphyry’s objections address the reliability and interpretation of Scripture, and the rational soundness of Christianity as a whole, on platonic grounds. To each question, Magnes replies ably, using pristine logic while drawing on both Scripture and ancient philosophy. Modern readers are likely to be familiar with the arguments proposed in Magnes’ book, but they will also find unexpected new ways to answer objections in today’s world.

Macarius Magnes was a prominent and controversial church leader in the early medieval era. Little is known about him, and German church historian Adolf Harnack assigned him to the late third century. However, it is possible that he was the Macarius who was bishop of Magnesia. If so, he was present at Synod of Oak in AD 403, and brought heresy charges against Heraclides, bishop of Ephesus.

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