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.
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.
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.