How’s it going? I hope you are having a good Tuesday. So, over the weekend I ended up watching some lectures and reading some articles on the topic of Apologetics. For those who don’t know what Apologetics is, here is a quick definition from Webster,
“A branch of theology devoted to the defense of the divine origin and authority of Christianity”.
I have wanted to talk about this topic for a long time. But I haven’t posted anything about it yet, mainly because I’m not an Apologist. Nonetheless, I find the subject fascinating.
I think that the reason I like Apologetics so much is because it combines science and history, to show us that there is God who came to die for our sins. As well as, the mystery and majesty of his nature. So, even though I’m not ready to talk about this subject today, I would like to give you a list of my top 5 books on Apologetics for 2019. I have placed links to all these books at the end. So, let’s dive into the top 5 Apologetics books of 2019!
Number one: Mere Christianity, by C.S. Lewis.
In case you didn’t know, C.S. Lewis wrote more books than just Tales of Narnia. One of my favorites is Mere Christianity, in this book C.S. Lewis talks about his journey from Atheism to Christianity. He also goes into many important topics, from the moral law, to what all sins have in common. This book is not strictly about Apologetics, however, it does have some great material of that nature and is often quoted by Apologists during debates and lectures. This book if very good for your own personal spiritual development, as well as, a study in Apologetics.
Number two: More Than A Carpenter, by Josh McDowell.
I’m just going to say it right off the bat, this is an EPIC book. Josh McDowell, does a tremendous job in his book breaking down the historical evidence surrounding Jesus’s life, death, and resurrection. By doing this he takes the story of Jesus out of the world of fiction and places it elegantly into history. Providing for the reader a deeper understanding of the mystery and majesty of Christ. He also talks about his own personal journey from Atheism to Christianity. How he originally started looking at the evidence in order to disprove the whole thing, but after a deep search, he ran out of reasons to doubt that Jesus is who he claimed to be.
Number three: Darwin’s Doubt, by Stephen C. Meyer.
The last two books I talked about are good reads for anyone. This next book is a bit more technical. Mainly because it goes into the complicated world of Biology. However, if you have ever wanted to hear a scientific explanation about the origins of life, other than Evolution, then this is the book for you. The ID (Intelligent Design) community has made some really good headway in the last few years. Their goal is to show that our world was created by an intelligent designer, through biological facts and by revealing the flaws in Evolution. This book will give you a great comprehension of part their work, and the hard evidence that our world was created by an intelligent designer.
Number four: Is God a Moral Monster, by Paul Copan.
Let’s be honest, there are some strange things in the Bible. If you have ever struggled with the violence and seemingly immoral commands given by God in the Old Testament. Or, if you know people who do have questions about these things, you really need to read this book. Paul Copan dives, head first, into all of the hardest questions found in the Bible. It’s a great read and will leave you with a greater appreciation for your God, as well as, some ease for an uneasy soul.
Number five: On Guard, by William Lane Craig.
The last four books have been about the evidence for God, this one will teach you how to communicate that information. For those who have never heard of William Craig, allow me to talk about him for a moment. William Craig is a Philosopher and Theologian. He is mostly known for his skill at debating. William Craig’s book, On Guard, breaks down some philosophical evidence for the existence of God. But more than that, it will give you step by step instructions on how to explain the information to people who disagree, in a biblical and Christ-like way.
So that’s my list of top 5 Apologetic books for 2019, I hope you found this interesting and informative. If you want to seem my top 5 list of books on the Resurrection click here. Bellow, I have some links to all of the books we talked about, full disclosure if you click them and buy a book, I’ll get a piece of that purchase. So, if you enjoy a great book, strengthen your faith, and helping out your fellow man (AKA, me!!). Then why not enjoy all three at the same time, by using the links bellow.
1. Mere Christanity https://amzn.to/2Me4HYn
2. More Than a Carpenter https://amzn.to/2QvxhTB
3. Darwin’s Doubt. https://amzn.to/2QqyStY
4. Is God a Moral Monster https://amzn.to/2wmySSB
5. On Guard. https://amzn.to/2HHmNhj
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