Fool’s Talk

Os Guinness, Fool’s Talk: Recovering the Art of Christian Persuasion (Downers Grove: IVP Books, 2015), 270 pp. Fads come, and fads go. Since the 1980s, there have been many apologetical and evangelistic methods emerge within […]

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The Gospel in the Marketplace of Ideas

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Paul Copan and Kenneth D. Litwak, The Gospel in the Marketplace of Ideas: Paul’s Mars Hill Experience for Our Pluralistic World (Downers Grove: InterVarsity, 2014), Pbk. 176 pp. One of the common passages for apologists to […]

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Answering Jihad: A Better Way Forward

Nabeel Qureshi, Answering Jihad: A Better Way Forward (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2016), Pbk. 176 pp. One of the most heated topics among Christians and non-Christians is that of Islam in general and Jihad in particular. The media […]

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Four Portraits, One Jesus

Mark L. Strauss, Four Portraits, One Jesus: A Survey of Jesus and the Gospels. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2007. 559 pp. Bible college and seminary students need to learn many things, but near the top of […]

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Gunning for God

John Lennox, Gunning for God: Why the New Atheists are Missing the Target (Oxford: Lion Hudson, 2011), Pbk. 248 pp. Gunning for God: Why The New Atheists are Missing The Target is a written follow up […]

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The Open Minded Christian

Richard Bushey,The Open Minded Christian: How to Engage Charitably with Fellow Sinners (CreateSpace, 2015), Pbk. 166 pp. Richard Bushey’s book, The Open Minded Christian: How to Engage Charitably with Fellow Sinners presents a message that we often need to […]

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Faith on Trial

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Pamela Binnings Ewen, Faith on Trial (Nashville: B&H Publishing, 2013), Pbk. 217 pp.   Books that have gained popularity in Christian circles on apologetics tend to have a theme. It is not enough to just […]

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Charles Hodge: Guardian of American Orthodoxy and The Pride of Princeton

Paul C. Gutjahr, Charles Hodge: Guardian of American Orthodoxy (New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2011) Hdbk 528 pp. Andrew Hoffecker, Charles Hodge: The Pride of Princeton (Phillipsburg, NJ: Presbyterian & Reformed Publications, 2011) Pbk […]

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Four Views on the Apostle Paul

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Michael F. Bird (ed.). Four Views on the Apostle Paul (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2012), 236 pp. Pbk.   One of the most interesting series of books to come out is that of the four views. […]

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Bible Among the Myths

John N. Oswalt, The Bible Among the Myths (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2009), 204 pp. Pbk. There is no lack of books that argue that the Bible is no different from any other ancient mythology.  From […]

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Revelation: From Metaphor to Analogy

Richard Swinburne, Revelation: From Metaphor to Analogy (New York: Oxford University Press, 2007), 373pp. Pbk. Richard Swinburne offers what may be his tour de force in Revelation: From Metaphor to Analogy. It is one of those […]

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The Devil’s Delusion

David Berlinski. The Devil’s Delusion. Atheism and its Scientific Pretensions. (Basic Books: New York, 2009) 256 pp. Pbk. Into a very crowded genre of books redressing Richard Dawkins and the new breed of militant atheists […]

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The Resurrection of Jesus

Michael R. Licona, The Resurrection of Jesus: A New Historiographical Approach (Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press, 2010), 718 pp. Pbk. There are no lack of books on the resurrection of Jesus.  Pastors, scholars, apologists and critics […]

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Bonhoeffer

Eric Metaxas, Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy (Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 2010), 591 pp. Pbk. Eric Metaxas is a versatile author, working on such projects as books on Wilberforce and Veggie Tales cartoons.  This time, Metaxas […]

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Beyond Opinion

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Ravi Zacharias (ed.), Beyond Opinion: Living the Faith We Defend. Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 2007. xx + 360 pp. Pbk. Ravi Zacharias is one of the most well known apologists of today.  Even if one does […]

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The Real Scandal of the Evangelical Mind

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Carl R. Trueman, The Real Scandal of the Evangelical Mind. Chicago: Moody Publishers, 2011. E-Book. It’s been more than fifteen years now since Mark Noll published his successful The Scandal of the Evangelical Mind in […]

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The Priority of Jesus Christ

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Tom Wells, The Priority of Jesus Christ. Frederick, MD: New Covenant Media, 2005. 158 pp. Pbk. Perhaps I have forgotten, but I don’t recall another book like this — an exploration, exposition, and application of […]

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Father, Son and Spirit

Andreas J. Kostenberger and Scott R. Swain, Father, Son and Spirit: The Trinity and John’s Gospel. Downer’s Grove: IVP, 2008. 224 pp. Pbk. It is common knowledge that both historically and perennially John’s Gospel has […]

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Sealed With an Oath

Paul R. Williamson, Sealed With an Oath: Covenant in God’s Unfolding Purpose, Downer’s Grove: IVP, 2007.  247 pp. Pbk. In this 2007 addition to the New Studies in Biblical Theology series (D.A. Carson, ed.), Paul Williamson […]

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If God, Why Evil?

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Norman L. Geisler, If God, Why Evil? A New Way to Think About the Question. Minneapolis: Bethany House, 2011. 173 pp. Pbk. There are many areas of apologetics that people find interesting. However, there is one […]

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Messianic Hope

Michael Rydelnik, The Messianic Hope: Is the Hebrew Bible Really Messianic? Nashville: B&H Publishing Group, 2010. 224 pp.  Hdbk. I’m fairly certain that if the average evangelical Christian layman were to hear a respected teacher […]

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Love Wins

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Rob Bell, Love Wins: A Book About Heaven, Hell, and the Fate of Every Person Who Ever Lived. New York: HarperCollins, 2011. xi+202 pp. Hbk. There have been few books in recent times as controversial […]

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Science and Religion

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Daniel C. Dennett and Alvin Plantinga, Science and Religion:  Are They Compatible? (Point/Counterpoint Series)  New York:  Oxford University Press, 2011.  96 pp. At an American Philosophical Association Central Division Meeting in 2009, two starkly contrasting […]

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Generation Ex-Christian

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Drew Dyck, Generation Ex-Christian: Why Young Adults are Leaving the Faith…and How to Bring them Back.  Moody: Chicago, 2010. 208 pp. Pbk. Generation Ex-Christian is a thoughtful, well-researched, practical guide on why Generation Y or Millennials […]

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Think and Live

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Paul Hughes (ed.). Think and Live: Challenging Believers to Think and Thinkers to Believe. Las Vegas: Anderson-Noble, 2011. 161 pp. Pbk. The subtitle of this book, Challenging Believers to Think and Thinkers to Believe, sets […]

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Genesis of Science

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James Hannam, The Genesis of Science: How the Christian Middle Ages Launched the Scientific Revolution (Washington: Regnery Publishing, 2011) 448pp. With the rise of the New Atheists, the idea that religion “teaches us to be […]

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The Rage Against God

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Peter Hitchens, The Rage Against God: How Atheism Led Me To Faith. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2010. 224 pp. Hbk. Atheism in the twenty-first-century is a facile form of its counterpart from a previous generation. The […]

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The Next Story

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Tim Challies, The Next Story: Life and Faith After the Digital Explosion. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2011. 204 pp. Reading Tim Challies’ new book, The Next Story: Life and Faith after the Digital Explosion, my thoughts […]

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Christian Apologetics: Past & Present

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Christian Apologetics: Past & Present: A Primary Source Reader: Volume 1: To 1500. Wheaton, Illinois: Crossway Publishers, 2009. 498 pp. Hdbk. Since its start, the Christian church has needed and used apologetics. The New Testament […]

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Through Western Eyes

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Robert Letham, Through Western Eyes: Eastern Orthodoxy: A Reformed Perspective. Fern, Ross-shire: Christian Focus Publications, 2007. 319 pp. Pbk. Christians in the West have little understanding of Eastern Orthodoxy. Though at odds, Roman Catholics and […]

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Why God Won’t Go Away

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Alister McGrath. Why God Won’t Go Away: Is the New Atheism Running on Empty? (Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 2011), 191 pp. Pbk. Why God Won’t Go Away is Alister McGrath’s latest engagement with what has been referred […]

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Finding Truth

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Nancy Pearcey, Finding Truth: 5 Principles for Unmasking Atheism, Secularism, and Other God Substitutes. Colorado Springs: David C. Cook, 2015. 384 pp, hardcover. There are few, if any, modern defenders of the faith who would […]

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Introducing Paul

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Michael F. Bird, Introducing Paul: The Man, His Mission, His Message. Downer’s Grove: IVP Academic, 2007. 209 pp. Pbk. Truly, no evangelist had more impact on Christianity than Paul. Yet despite his prominence in writing […]

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In Defence of the Bible

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Steven B. Cowan & Terry L. Wilder, (eds.) In Defense of the Bible: A Comprehensive Apologetic for the Authority of Scripture. B&H Academic, 2013. 490 pp. What do a Bible, a treadmill, and a liberal […]

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A Faith Not Worth Fighting For

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Tripp York and Justin Bronson Barringer (eds.). A Faith Not Worth Fighting For: Addressing Commonly Asked Questions About Christian Nonviolence (Eugene: Cascade, 2012), 243 pp. Pbk. When it comes to issues of nonviolence and pacifism, […]

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Seeking God: A Mystic’s Way

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Michael H. Mitias. Seeking God: A Mystics Way (Eugene: Resource Publications, 2012), 198 pp. Pbk. Mysticism is a dirty word for many Christians. Unfortunately, that is often because few Christians know what mysticism even references, […]

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Theology of B.B. Warfield

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Fred G. Zaspel, The Theology of B. B. Warfield: A Systematic Summary (Wheaton: Crossway, 2010); 624 pp. Hdbk. Slowly but surely historians and theologians are starting to provide a proper assessment of the legacy of […]

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