Disputed Issues (Contending for Christian Faith in Today’s Academic Setting), Stephen T. Davis, Baylor University Press
This is an outstanding apologetic by Dr. Stephen Davis, Pitzer professor of Philosophy at Claremont McKenna College. He engages with many of the critical arguments made against Christianity at the academic level, in our day. He understands what those in the academic world are thinking, and ably refutes their arguments. Sixteen chapters contend with various lines of criticism against the Bible including: Should We Believe The Jesus Seminar?; Have the Infidels Refuted the Resurrection?; Should Evangelicals Be Pluralists?; Is “Survival of Death” Coherent? “Disputed Issues should be required reading for all thoughtful students, philosophers, theologians, and seminarians who are interested in exploring the cogency of Christian faith in light of contemporary criticism”.~ Charles Taliaferro, Professor Of Philosophy, St. Olaf College.
Defeating Darwinism by Opening Minds, IVP, Philip Johnson
We have a fine catalogue of books dealing with the misleading assumptions and affirmations by the Darwinists. This is an issue that can be studied in considerable depth. If you want a single book that sums up the issue concisely and clearly- this is the book. We recommend all of Philip Johnson’s books and many others- but you will find a clear and understandable argument regarding the errors of Darwinism in this book.
WILLIAM EWART GLADSTONE, David W. Bebbington, Eerdmans Publishing Co.
This is a terrific life story about an aristocratic man in Great Britain in the 1800’s.His participation on Parliament, in the Church, and in the society of his day had profound effects.He is an outstanding example of a Christian applying his Christian beliefs at the highest levels of government.He served in Parliament for more than sixty years and as Prime Minister for four different periods during the reign of Queen Victoria.
From the book:“Gladstone was a highly gifted man with a striking appearance.In his earlier years he was slim, erect, and had tousled black hair.In his old age, observers were most impressed by the majestic forehead and the piercing eye that made opponents quail.His mind was sharp, his memory excellent, and from an early age he was trained in precise reasoning.He worked formidably hard, applying himself to paperwork for long hours at a time.As Prime Minister in the 1880’s, when he had the help of only four secretaries, he composed some twenty thousand letters a year.He was also an effective speaker.”
The Screwtape LettersC . S. Lewis (Baker Harper/SF)
This book remains one of the best (imaginary) accounts of our personal individual struggles with evil, and of the designs of the enemy upon every person. Part of the genius of Lewis is that he deals with a subject that can be overbearing with a light touch. The Screwtape Letters aid the reader in better understand one’s self in the struggle to love and obey God.
Especially for ages 14 – 18. Primarily in comic book style with some narrative interspersed. Makes the case for Intelligent design in an appealing and fair manner. Features a friendly conversation on evolution between two proffessors (Linda and Dr. Teller). A most significant book for young people.
The Wedge of Truth, Phillip E. Johnson (InterVarsity Press)
The Wedge of Truth, by Professor Johnson, builds on his previous books, especially Darwin on Trial, Defeating Darwinism, and Reason in the Balance. It is not a rehash of previous works. It reviews the case against naturalistic Evolution in a fresh manner. Johnson especially emphasizes the problem of information content. The human, animal, and plant genomes carry enormous information. Natural selection and mutations neither create nor add to that information content. So what is the source of that content if it is not from a transcendent designer? The book deals incisively with the epistemological difficulties of the scientific establishment, who begin with materialistic assumptions and, then, appeal to those assumptions as if they were proof. Dallas Willard states in the Forward, “They cannot afford to be wrong about the godlessness of reality, for now our whole system of education is based on that assumption, just as some while ago it was based on the assumption of God.” Chapter 3 is titled, “The Kansas Controversy” and analyzes the furor that erupted when the School Board of Kansas decided to broaden the discussion on evolution.
This book is for those who want to keep current on the argument from design vs. that of a mindless, purposeless naturalism; for those who are concerned about the epistemological basis of contemporary scientific philosophy; and for those who are concerned about the impact of a rigid materialistic philosophy on children and high school and college students. As usual, Johnson writes in an appealing and clear manner.
Darwin’s Black BoxMichael J. Behe (The Free Press )
There have been a number of serious challenges to the popularized theory of evolution, but Michael Behe, Associate Professor of Biochemistry at Lehigh University, has raised one of the most formidable. Microbiology is a relatively new field. Darwin and his successors (until the last two decades) knew nothing of the inner construction of the molecule. They simply assumed that molecules would cooperate in the grand scheme of development from non-life to life; from simple to complex; and from a few organisms to great numbers (hence the black box). He demonstrates the principle of irreducible complexity of the molecule. Every molecule is a complex mechanism that will only function holistically. The idea of an incomplete molecule waiting around for a needed component is an absurdity. This crucial book is in its 16th printing.
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This book is written especially for people who want to know about the Bible, but are uncertain how to begin or who want more help on the way. It provides the essential information for getting underway in Bible study. It includes a one year Bible reading plan to get the reader established in his or her long term plan for Bible study. It provides encouragement and guidance for digging into the Bible. It is written with confidence in the full inspiration and authority of the entire Bible. It provides a framework for understanding the relationships of the parts of the Bible to the whole. Much of the material is intended as a continuing reference for Bible study. An excellent first book for introducing people to the Bible, and for encouraging renewal in Bible study.
(Second Edition, released 2005) Foster H. ShannonThis book of seven chapters presents a convincing case for believing in Jesus Christ:
The Reality of God
The Trustworthiness of the Bible
The Moral Imperative
The Prophecies of the Messiah
The Biblical Analysis of Human Nature
The Resurrection of Jesus Christ
The Person of Jesus Christ
Especially designed as a tool of outreach and evangelism. An excellent instrument to train believers to be more effective in their witness. Should be purchased in quantity and given to church members to strengthen their witness to others.