Here are some apologetics-focused resources I hope you’ll find useful in your walk with Christ, specifically your desire to ask and answer great questions. If you have any suggestions for resources to add to this page, feel free to send me a message or leave a comment below!
ConfidentChristianity.com – The blog of apologist Mary Jo Sharp. I especially recommend this series of three posts: “Is it Okay to Question Beliefs?” (1, 2, 3) for excellent thoughts on doubt and questions, and how to respond to them in yourself or others.
Creation.com – Tons of articles, Q&A, videos, and other resources specifically on the topic of creation and evolution. I recommend the posts 15 Questions for Evolutionists and It’s Not Science as a starting point, then make great use of the search bar!
- An apology for apologetics
- Practicing the art of leading questions
- Learning to listen
- The link between apologetics and faith
- What if your pastor became an atheist?
- Art and worldview: the creative side of apologetics
- A warning not to let apologetics itself become your aim
- 8 proverbs for apologists
AnswersinGenesis.org – Perhaps one of the most famous apologetics ministries, creator of the Creation Museum and the Ark Encounter. The focus of this organization is on answering the world’s questions, specifically in the context of Genesis (origins, the fall, the flood, etc.).
- Good questions to ask an evolutionist – Excellent article to give you a starting point for asking good questions.
Stand to Reason’s beginning training – A page with some introductory articles about apologetics.
- This wonderful article on the dangers of a scientific consensus and paradigms.
None of these are affiliate links–that is to say, I do not make any money by listing links to Amazon for these books. I find it convenient when reading about a book to have a link for more info, and that’s the only reason why I include them!
Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis – A classic. Lewis writes in a very easy-to-follow, conversational style that nicely blends philosophy and practicality. He progresses through foundational apologetics all the way to some basic Christian doctrine.
The Case for a Creator by Lee Strobel – All the Strobel books are in the style of expert interviews, each targeting a specific category of evidence. I’m still working my way through this one, but it’s excellent. It touches on more of the scientific side of origins. If you’re looking for a focus on the big bang and evolution, this is the book for you.
Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus – This is the true story of a beautiful, painful, passionate seeking of truth that would cost Nabeel Qureshi nearly everything. You get to know Nabeel and the people close to him and feel their emotions, as well as learn so much about what it’s like to live as a son of eastern Muslim immigrants. I learned countless things about Islam, but more than just facts, I learned the lifestyle and the worldview and the culture. I highly recommend this to Christians wanting to better understand the hearts and lives of Muslims. Read my review here.
How I Changed My Mind About Evolution: Evangelicals Reflect on Faith and Science – This is not an apologetic for those who have left the faith or become name-only Christians. It’s a book of personal stories of theologians, scientists, and others, and it’s absolutely worth reading for the understanding it will bring you. Don’t read this so you’ll change your mind about evolution, but so that you’ll change your perspective of those who sincerely love and serve God, but have found themselves on a different path intellectually. Listen to their stories. Let them tell you how they came to this place. And use the understanding you gain to flavor your conversations with more grace. Read my review here.
Making Sense of Your World by Phillips, Brown, and Stonestreet – The textbook for the Comparative Worldviews course I took. It’s not written in the most intriguing way, but it’s solid. The focus is on the different types of worldviews in play today, and breaking them down, as well as the evidence for a Christian worldview. It’s on the more philosophical side of apologetics.