Recommended Apologetic Resources


Hey guys!  While I’m still busy working on my next piece in Christian apologetics, I figured I’d go ahead and list some of my most highly recommended resources for anyone interested in doing their own research.  Enjoy!

NOTE: I realize that not every work listed here is written by a scholar in the relevant field(s).  However, I’ve found that they still offer good material nonetheless (and they actually do their research).


General Apologetics and the Existence of God

On Guard: Defending Your Faith with Reason and Precision, by William Lane Craig

Reasonable Faith: Christian Truth and Apologetics (third edition), by William Lane Craig

“That’s Just Your Interpretation”: Responding to Skeptics Who Challenge Your Faith, by Paul Copan

Tactics: A Game Plan for Discussing Your Christian Convictions, by Gregory Koukl

God is Great, God is Good: Why Believing in God Is Reasonable and Responsible, Edited by William Lane Craig and Chad Meister

The Blackwell Companion to Natural Theology, Edited by William Lane Craig and J.P. Moreland*

Science and Faith

The Language of God: A Scientist Presents Evidence for Belief, by Francis Collins

The Language of Science and Faith: Straight Answers to Genuine Questions, by Karl Giberson and Francis Collins

Where the Conflict Really Lies: Science, Religion, & Naturalism, by Alvin Plantinga

Naturalism vs. Supernaturalism

C.S. Lewis’s Dangerous Idea: In Defense of the Argument from Reason, by Victor Reppert

The Soul: How We Know It’s Real and Why It Matters, by J.P. Moreland


“True for You, But Not For Me”: Overcoming Objections to Christian Faith (revised edition), by Paul Copan**

Divine Foreknowledge and Human Freedom

The Only Wise God: The Compatibility of Divine Foreknowledge and Human Freedom, by William Lane Craig

God and Time

Time and Eternity: Exploring God’s Relationship to Time, by William Lane Craig

Biblical Studies and the Historical Jesus

Searching for Jesus: New Discoveries in the Quest for Jesus of Nazareth—and How They Confirm the Gospel Accounts, by Robert J. Hutchinson

Shattering the Christ Myth: Did Jesus Not Exist?, Edited by James Patrick Holding

The Case for the Resurrection of Jesus, by Gary R. Habermas and Michael R. Licona

The Case for Christ: A Journalist’s Personal Investigation of the Evidence for Jesus, by Lee Strobel

The Case for the Real Jesus: A Journalist Investigates Current Attacks on the Identity of Christ, by Lee Strobel

Cold-Case Christianity: A Homicide Detective Investigates the Claims of the Gospels, by J. Warner Wallace

The Historical Reliability of the Gospels (second edition), by Craig L. Blomberg

Fabricating Jesus: How Modern Scholars Distort the Gospels, by Craig A. Evans

Unmasking the Pagan Christ: An Evangelical Response to the Cosmic Christ Idea, by Stanley E. Porter and Stephen J. Bedard

From God to Us: How We Got Out Bible (revised edition), by Norman L. Geisler and William E. Nix

Is God a Moral Monster?: Making Sense of the Old Testament God, by Paul Copan


General Apologetics and the Existence of God

“Apologetics Training – Advice to Christian Apologists,” by William Lane Craig:

“Apologetics Ministry – Advice to Christian Apologists,” by William Lane Craig:

“Does God Exist?,” by William Lane Craig:

“Dawkins’ Delusion,” by William Lane Craig:

“The New Atheism and Five Arguments for God,” by William Lane Craig:

“Is God Imaginary?: Santa Claus, Tooth Fairies, and God”:

Science and Faith

“Why should Christians consider evolutionary creation?”:

“What is the Relation between Science and Religion,” by William Lane Craig:

“Are science and Christianity at war?”:

“Has the Multiverse Replaced God?,” by William Lane Craig:

“An Evolutionary Argument Against (Christian) Theism,” by William Lane Craig:

“Evolutionary Theory and Theism,” by William Lane Craig:

“Who Speaks for Science?,” by William Lane Craig:

“Must a Darwinian Be a Non-Christian?,” by William Lane Craig:

“Does Believing in Inerrancy Require One to Believe in Young Earth Creationism?,” by Norman Geisler:

“Were Adam and Eve historical figures?”:

“How should we interpret the Genesis flood account?”:

The Historical Jesus

“Jesus’ Resurrection,” by William Lane Craig:

“The Resurrection of Jesus,” by William Lane Craig:

“The Evidence for Jesus,” by William Lane Craig:

“Presuppositions and Pretensions of the Jesus Seminar,” by William Lane Craig:

“Jesus and Pagan Mythology,” by William Lane Craig:

“10 Responses to D.M. Murdock and the Zeitgeist Movie,” by Stephen Bedard:

“Exposing the Spirit of the Age: A Response to the Zeitgeist Movie,” by Stephen Bedard:

“Meri, Mary and the Mother of the Saviour,” by Stephen Bedard:

“Was Horus Born of a Virgin?,” by Stephen Bedard:

“Mary, Isis and the Great Virgin,” by Stephen Bedard:

“Jesus vs Mithras,” by Stephen Bedard:

“Was Dionysus Born of a Virgin?,” by Stephen Bedard:

“Defending the New Testament Jesus,” by Lee Strobel:

Christianity and Other Faiths

“Who Is The Real Jesus: The Jesus Of The Bible Or The Jesus Of The Qur’An?,” by William Lane Craig:

“Concept of God in Islam and Christianity,” by William Lane Craig:

“Creatio ex nihilo: A Critique of the Mormon Doctrine of Creation,” by William Lane Craig:


General Apologetic Resources

Reasonable Faith:

Christian Doctrine and Apologetics

Defenders: and


General Apologetic Resources

“Where to Begin When Starting Into Apologetics”:

The Existence of God and the Coherence of Christian Theism

“The Kalam Cosmological Argument”:

“What is the Kalam Cosmological Argument?”:

“The Fine Tuning of the Universe”:

“The Moral Argument”:

“Why Doesn’t God Reveal the Reasons For Permitting Evil and Suffering?”:

“Who Designed the Designer?: a response to Richard Dawkins”:

“Worst Objection to Theism: Who Created God?”:

“What is a Good Analogy of the Trinity? (William Lane Craig)”:

Science and Faith

“(Christianity vs. Evolution)?”:

“Doesn’t evolutionary creation contradict a plain reading of the Bible?”:

“How Do Science and Theology Interact?”:

Naturalism vs. Supernaturalism

“What is the Argument from Reason?”:

Biblical Studies and the Historical Jesus

“Jesus and the Story of Osiris and Horus (William Lane Craig)”:

“What About Pre-Christ Resurrection Myths?”:

“Horus Ruins Christmas”:

“Did God Command Genocide In the Bible?”:


General Apologetic Resources

Reasonable Faith with William Lane Craig:

Stand to Reason:

Science and Faith

The Biologos Foundation:

Reasons to Believe:

Biblical Studies and the Historical Jesus

Dr. Gary R. Habermas:

Stephen J. Bedard:

Tekton Education and Apologetics Ministries:


The Existence of God/Science and Faith

“‘Is God a Delusion?’: Craig vs. Wolpert”:

“‘Does God Exist?’: Craig vs. Hitchens”:

“‘Is Faith in God Reasonable?’: Craig vs. Rosenberg”:

“‘Life, the Universe and Nothing: Has science buried God?’: Craig vs. Krauss”:

“‘Life, the Universe and Nothing: Why is there something rather than nothing?’: Craig vs. Krauss”:

“‘Life, the Universe and Nothing: Is it reasonable to believe there is a God?’: Craig vs. Krauss”:

The Historical Jesus

“‘Is There Historical Evidence for Resurrection?’: Craig vs. Ehrman”:



*A fair warning: the material in this book is rather technical.  In fact, I normally just use it as a reference book.  The material I use in learning about the arguments comes elsewhere (for the most part).

**This book would also make for an excellent resource in general apologetics.


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