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Top 5 Books on Christian Apologetics that I Think You Should Read
Always Be Ready to Give a Defense
Christian apologetics is the discipline of defending your faith with rational arguments for Christianity. The Apostle Paul tells us to always be ready to give a defense for the hope that is in us with gentleness and respect. (1 Peter 3:15)
Understanding why you believe is almost as important as understanding what you believe. Here is a list of Christian apologetics books that I think would be useful to someone learning to give a defense for their faith and understand why you believe.
The Case for the Resurrection of Jesus
The Case for the Resurrection of Jesus is a book written by apologist Gary Habermas and New Testament scholar Michael Licona to offer an argument for the historicity of Christ's resurrection.
As Paul told the Corinthians, If Christ did not rise from the dead then our faith is useless and we become false witnesses for God because we make a claim that is not true. But we can be sure that we are not false witnesses and that Christ really did rise from the dead. The Case for the Resurrection of Jesus is a great introduction to arguments for the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis
C.S. Lewis is one of the most popular Christian apologists of all time. Originally a series of radio broadcasts, C.S. Lewis sets out a clear, rational basis for Christianity. He makes a clear and easy to understand case for belief in the Christian God. This is also the book that I read in my early days of Christianity that inspired me to have a more thoughtful faith. I enjoy reading anything by C.S. Lewis and I would recommend this book to any Christian.
Reasonable Faith: Christian Truth and Apologetics by William Lane Craig
William Lane Craig is one of the top Christian apologists today. Reasonable Faith gives a very thought out, in depth case for the existence of God. This book is probably the most thorough apologetics book on this list and will give you a strong foundation in Christian apologetics. This book is highly recommended.
Tactics: A Game Plan for Discussing Your Christian Convictions by Greg Koukl
Tactics by Greg Koukl is not necessarily an apologetics book. This book does not give the Christian arguments for Christianity, but gives the Christian tactics for exposing faulty thinking to have a more meaningful discussion. This book will give you the tools to equip you to be a good ambassador for Christ. I think this book is needed for any Christian that expect to engage others in conversations about their convictions.
The Case for Christ by Lee Stroble
The Case for Christ by Lee Stroble is a very popular book on apologetics. Stroble interviews several Christian scholars to investigate the validity of Christianity. The book is easy to read and will give you some good evidence for your faith and a good starting point for learning apologetics.
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