Apologetics and evangelism

By “apologetics” we don’t mean apologizing. By “arguments” we don’t mean arguing! The English word “apologetics” comes from the Greek word meaning to defend, to make a reply or to give an answer as in a courtroom defense. An argument is a line of reasoning in defense of your position. Peter admonished Christians to be ready to give a reason for the hope we have (1 Peter 3:15). Apologetics is, therefore, a whole system of arguments in defense of the Divine origin and authority of the Christian faith.


Here are some suggested books about apologetics.

For Your Unbelieving Friends:
Ultimate Questions, John Blanchard, Evangelical Press, 1992
The Case For Faith, Lee Strobel, Zondervan Corp., 2000
The Case For Christ, Lee Strobel, Zondervan Corp., 1998
The New Evidence That Demands A Verdict, Josh McDowell, Thomas Nelson, 1999
Does God Believe In Atheists? John Blanchard, Evangelical Press
Meet The Real Jesus, John Blanchard, Evangelical Press, 2000
Jesus Among Other Gods, Ravi Zacharias, Thomas Nelson, 2002
Can Man Live Without God? Ravi Zacharias, Thomas Nelson, 1996
The Lotus and the Cross: Jesus Talks with Buddha, Ravi Zacharias, Multnomah Publ., 2001

For Your Education and Improvement:
A Ready Defense, Josh McDowell, Thomas Nelson, 1993
When Critics Ask, Norman Heisler, Baker, 1992
When Skeptics Ask, Norman Heisler, Baker, 1990
Encyclopedia of Christian Apologetics, Heisler, editor, Baker, 1999
Classical Apologetics, R.C. Sprout, Zondervan Corp., 1984
Boyd’s Handbook of Practical Apologetics, Robert Boyd, Kregel Publications, 1996
Apologetics To The Glory of God, John M. Frame, Presbyterian & Reformed, 1994

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