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Cold Case Christianity Updated And Expanded (Expanded)$19.99Add to cart
Homicide detective J. Warner Wallace applies ten common rules of evidence to make the case for Christianity in this updated and expanded edition of the apologetic classic that has changed lives around the world.
A proven bestseller, Cold-Case Christianity shows:
*How detective skills help us determine the reliability of the Bible
*The role that evidence plays in the Christian definition of faith
*Why eyewitness accounts suggest the historicity of Jesus
This expanded edition of Cold-Case Christianity includes:
*A new introduction including the author’s testimony of moving from atheism to faith
*A new afterword with Wallace’s answers to commonly asked questions
*250 new and revised illustrations and an updated design
*A revised foreword from Lee Strobel
*Free downloadables with purchase, including a PowerPoint teaching presentation, Bible inserts, and a robust self-directed case-making video course
Ideal for spiritual seekers and skeptics, as well as Christians who want to articulate the case for Jesus, this engaging exploration of Christianity answers the most important question of all.
Why Did God Do That$16.99Add to cart
If God is good, then why did he do that?
Violent wars, harsh laws, pronounced judgments. Christianity proclaims God’s goodness, yet the Bible is filled with passages that seem to paint a different picture. On the surface, such depictions can hinder our confidence in God’s goodness. But when we’re willing to look deeper, we discover a consistent purpose behind everything God does–and that he is greater than we could ever imagine.
Alongside bestselling author Josh McDowell, Matthew Tingblad invites you to discover how a good God has good reasons for his challenging actions in the Bible. Throughout, you will uncover the reality of God’s consistent motives and purposes: holiness, justice, and radical mercy.
Whether you have your own questions about God or are ministering to those who do, Matthew and Josh will guide you through these difficult passages and ideas, all the while pointing to God’s power and redeeming love. Find confidence and joy in discovering that God is good–always good–even in the passages of Scripture that appear to convey otherwise.
Does The Bible Support Same Sex Marriage$19.99Add to cart
Many arguments are made for and against same-sex marriage that end with divisiveness and confusion instead of thoughtful conversation. New York Times-bestselling author Dr. Preston Sprinkle provides a resource that will encourage respectful and thoughtful conversations around the question “Does the Bible support same-sex marriage?”
Equipped with thorough research, history, and biblical context, this book will enable you to wade into some of the main arguments against the historically Christian view of marriage:
*The biblical writers didn’t know about sexual orientation.
*Jesus never mentions homosexuality.
*Biblical teachings about women, slavery, and same-sex are on the same trajectory.
*Since some people are born gay, then being gay must be okay.
*The Bible has been mistranslated.
Preston carefully answers 21 of the strongest cases for same-sex marriage and offers a humanizing and thoughtful response to each one.
Coming To Faith Through Dawkins$21.99Add to cart
Richard Dawkins = Christian evangelist?
Editors Denis Alexander and Alister McGrath gather other intelligent minds from around the world to share their startling commonality: Richard Dawkins and his fellow New Atheists were instrumental in their conversions to Christianity.
Despite a wide range of backgrounds and cultures, all are united in the fact that they were first enthusiasts for the claims and writings of the New Atheists. But each became disillusioned by the arguments and conclusions of Dawkins, causing them to look deeper and with more objectivity at religious faith. The fallacies of Christianity Dawkins warns of simply don’t exist.
Spending time in this fascinating and powerful book is like being invited to the most interesting dinner party you’ve ever attended. Listen as twelve men and women from five different countries across a variety of professions–philosophers, artists, historians, engineers, scientists, and more–explain their journeys from atheism to faith. In the end, you may come away having reached the same conclusion: authentic Christian faith is in fact more intellectually convincing and rational than New Atheism.
Surprised By Doubt$21.99Add to cart
Even those who live by faith sometimes doubt. Those doubts don’t have to mean the end of Christian identity.
In Surprised by Doubt, Joshua Chatraw and Jack Carson help readers rediscover a deeper faith in the midst of a confusing world. They invite skeptics and doubters to explore the ancient faith for a new perspective on contemporary Christianity.
Chatraw and Carson build on C. S. Lewis’s metaphor that envisions Christianity as a house with many rooms, suggesting that readers move beyond the cramped attic of reactionary versions of the faith to explore the larger, more ancient main floors of the house.
With pastoral care and intellectual rigor, Chatraw and Carson not only help Christians think through the issues confronting them. They also help readers engage their emotional journey of anxiety, fear, anger, and frustration. Readers will discover the wisdom of the past and ways to reimagine a faith that can thrive alongside doubt.
Chasing Proof Finding Faith$17.99Add to cart
He had science and an Ivy League pedigree-why did he need God? Immersed in his physics studies at Cornell, Tom Rudelius never thought much about God until his brother, a new convert to Christianity, challenged him to explore faith. To placate his twin, he reluctantly began exploring the Bible and the life of Jesus. Seeking proof of God’s existence, he found himself in a world of uncertainty, faced with plenty of reasons for both faith and doubt.
In Chasing Proof, Finding Faith, Tom, now a rising young theoretical physicist, traces his journey to unexpected faith, through subsequent doubt and anxiety, and ultimately to a firmer, life-transforming allegiance to Jesus. Along the way, he explores some of the issues he wrestled with, including:
*Creation and cosmic origins
*The problem of evil and suffering
*The compatibility of miracles with science and the plausibility of Jesus’ resurrection
*The reliability of the Bible
While Tom never found absolute proof of God or Christianity, he ultimately concluded that the existing evidence for both is compelling and compatible with science. His searingly honest story is a potent guide for those doubting or exploring faith.
Set Adrift : Deconstructing What You Believe Without Sinking Your Faith$19.99Add to cart
How to analyze and reevaluate your Christian beliefs and experiences in the church while keeping the core of your faith intact.
The number of Christians leaving the church today is significant. Many feel there is no place for them within the faith–they no longer feel at home in their church community or tradition. For various reasons, they are unsettled by the version of Christianity they’ve inherited.
Stripping away the nonessential aspects of Christianity, Sean McDowell and John Marriott will help you navigate the jarring questions and cultural challenges that lead many to walk away from the faith. You’ll come to recognize that there are other ways Christians throughout history have understood what faithfulness to Jesus looks like.
Each chapter provides practical advice on how to disassemble, rethink, and reassemble beliefs that are truly Christian and culturally and personally relevant. You’ll learn how you can continue to seek an authentic faith by:
*Establishing Jesus and his teachings as the foundation.
*Utilizing the creeds as boundary markers of what is essential.
*Seeing the entire Bible as a truthful revelation from God.
*Seeing Christianity as a historic and global tradition that encompasses diverse communities and viewpoints.
The authors of this book can personally identify with the process of disillusionment that many young believers go through. They wrote Set Adrift as people who had to navigate their own way back through the fog of deconstruction. They wrote it to offer their own personal suggestions for what to do when you’re not sure what to believe anymore.
How To Talk About Jesus Without Looking Like An Idiot$17.99Add to cart
Have natural conversations with your friends and family about your faith. Discover four key questions that invite people into engaging discussions about what matters most in life.
Why is it so difficult to talk to our closest friends about what’s most important to us? Our true identity? Our hopes and dreams? Our true purpose and faith? Andy Bannister struggled with that question himself. As a twentysomething, he operated as an Undercover Christian at his job. He knew it didn’t make sense, and he spent the following decades helping countless people find easy, natural ways to discuss the fundamental questions of life with the ones they love. How to Talk about Jesus without Looking like an Idiot explores:
*why you don’t need to be afraid or uncomfortable,
*the four questions that help people open up,
*the five steps to respond to tough questions,and
*how to effortlessly bring faith into a conversation.
It doesn’t need to be awkward. Let Andy help you find easy ways to talk about the true meaning of life with your friends and family.
Truth War : Discerning Truth From Error – Every Lie Has Truth As Its Starti$17.99Add to cart
Truth is a precious commodity that should be handled carefully, but today’s culture teaches otherwise in one form or another. Relativism claims that truth is always changing. Morality is by majority. If everyone says something is good, then it simply becomes good. Subjectivism suggests that something may be true for you, but not necessarily for me. Existentialism argues that the only truth is that which you can experience. Rationalism makes a god of logic, allowing the individual to decide what is true or untrue. Pragmatism forgets all about truth and simply searches for what works.
These and similar philosophies teach that there is no absolute truth relating to morality or doctrine, allowing for no defi nitive standards of belief or behavior. It is no surprise that secular society values pluralism and diversity higher than truth, but the same attitude has sadly infected an increasing segment of the church…As a result, many individual believers, churches, and denominations as a whole have forfeited biblical clarity in favor of moral and doctrinal error…
The temptation to embrace deception is great, and believers often accept it too much with too little discernment…Only as the church maintains a passionate love for truth and an intense hatred for error will it manifest its power in society. In 1 Thessalonians 5:21-22 the apostle Paul issues an unmistakable call to discernment. This book by Dr. Marsha Rano addresses:
*The disastrous results of the indiff erence of the church in the face of the current trend toward moral, doctrinal, and political corruption
*The desperate need of the church to practice biblical discernment
*The practical lessons in cultivating discernment in the Christian life
*How to equip serious readers with a foundation for biblical discernment that will enable them to make careful distinctions in their thinking about truth.
Bulwarks Of Unbelief$32.99Add to cart
How modernity creates atheists–and what the church must do about it.
Millions of people in the West identify as atheists. Christians often respond to this reality with proofs of God’s existence, as though rational arguments for atheism were the root cause of unbelief. In Bulwarks of Unbelief, Joseph Minich argues that a felt absence of God, as experienced by the modern individual, offers a better explanation for the rise in atheism. Recent technological and cultural shifts in the modern West have produced a perceived challenge to God’s existence. As modern technoculture reshapes our awareness of reality and belief in the invisible, it in turn amplifies God’s apparent silence. In this new context, atheism is a natural result. And absent of meaning from without, we have turned within.
Christians cannot escape this aspect of modern life. Minich argues that we must consciously and actively return to reality. If we reattune ourselves to God’s story, reintegrate the whole person, and reinhabit the world, faith can thrive in this age of unbelief.
Evidence For Jesus$19.99Add to cart
Quick answers to tough questions about Jesus’ life, ministry, and divinity.
Is there archeological proof that Jesus existed? Did Jesus ever actually claim to be God? Is Jesus really the only way? There’s a good chance that every Christian will be asked tough questions like these at some point in their lives, whether from combative skeptics, curious seekers, or even doubts in their own minds.
To help followers of Christ answer questions quickly and confidently, Josh and Sean McDowell adapted the wisdom from their apologetics classic Evidence That Demands a Verdict into an accessible resource that provides answers to common questions about Jesus.Evidence for Jesus answers these questions and more:
*Is there evidence that Jesus was real?
*Did Jesus ever actually claim to be God?
*What makes Jesus unique from other religious figures?
*Is Christianity a copycat religion?
*What does the Old Testament teach about the coming Messiah?
*Did Jesus really rise from the dead?
*Why does the resurrection of Jesus matter?
Evidence for Jesus will equip brand new believers and lifelong Christians alike with time-tested rebuttals to defend their faith in Jesus against even the harshest critics.
Good And True Story$19.99Add to cart
Young adults today want authentic answers to their soul-deep questions about God. They want meaningful ways to communicate those answers to others. Most of all, they want to know that they are living a life that matters.
In A Good and True Story, philosopher, apologist, and international speaker Paul Gould leads readers on an engaging journey through eleven clues that suggest Christianity is not only true but satisfies our deepest longings. This creative foray into the foundations of Christian truth explores the universe, morality, happiness, pain, beauty, and more for readers looking for culturally informed apologetics.
Ideal for college-age and twentysomething readers, small group leaders, and anyone interested in the intersection of faith, philosophy, and culture, A Good and True Story reminds readers that their search for identity and purpose is a gift from a loving and purposeful God.
How To Know God Exists$17.99Add to cart
Three questions are etched into everyone’s subconscious: Who am I? Why am I here? Where am I going? Josh McDowell and Thomas Williams team up to show why nothing short of God answers these questions. But the problem is that in today’s secularized culture, God has largely been banished.
How to Know God Exists explores in depth solid reasons for believing in God and restoring him to his rightful place in our lives. Josh McDowell is widely known for his powerful defenses of God based on historical and biblical evidences. In this book he and Thomas take a new direction and present often-unexplored but formidable evidences based on sheer reason, observable reality, and solid science. They show that belief in God is not the blind, unthinking, and intellectually indefensible fancy today’s secularism makes it out to be.
How to Know God Exists will:
*Offer rational defenses for the existence of God, truth, morality, meaning, and reason
*Open vistas of beauty and joy denied to readers by the sterility of secularism
*Use reason, logic, experience, and common sense to show that God offers the truth required to make sense of reality and bring meaning and joy to life
By reason and common sense, How to Know God Exists shows that meaning itself is rooted in the existence of God.
Why Believe : A Reasoned Approach To Christianity$19.99Add to cart
Chemist and Christian Apologist Neil Shenvi Explores the Evidence for Christianity
For centuries, skeptics have disputed the claims of Christianity–such as belief in an eternal God and the resurrection of Jesus Christ–arguing that they simply cannot be accepted by reasonable individuals. Furthermore, efforts to demonstrate the evidence and rational basis for Christianity through apologetics are often deemed too simplistic to be taken seriously in intellectual circles.
Apologist and theoretical chemist Neil Shenvi engages some of the best contemporary arguments against Christianity, presenting compelling evidence for the identity of Jesus as portrayed in the Gospels, his death and resurrection, the existence of God, and the unique message of the gospel. Why Believe? calls readers from all backgrounds not only to accept Christianity as true, but also to entrust their lives to Christ and worship him alone.
Accessible without Being Simplistic: Ideal for intellectuals and academics, as well as high school and college students
Well-Researched: Interacts with skeptical arguments against Christianity and God’s existence
Biblical: Grounded in Scripture and centered on the claims of the gospel
Confessions Of A French Atheist$17.99Add to cart
Guillaume Bignon was a French atheist . . . and he was perfectly happy. He loved his software engineering job on Wall Street and was very successful. Yet a chance encounter with a beautiful woman would change the way he thought about his life and beliefs forever.
Confessions of a French Atheist is the unusual story of Guillaume Bignon–a man who didn’t need God but who grew to believe in God after he thought through the nature of morality, the relationship between science and faith, the supernatural, the problem of evil, and the reliability of the Bible. With rigorous reasoning, remarkable authenticity, and a sense of humor, Guillaume takes the reader on a journey of his innermost questions and surprising discoveries.
Air We Breathe$16.99Add to cart
Is Christianity history? Or is Christian history the deepest explanation of the modern world?
Today in the west, many consider the church to be dead or dying. Christianity is seen as outdated, bigoted and responsible for many of society’s problems. This leaves many believers embarrassed about their faith and many outsiders wary of religion. But what if the Christian message is not the enemy of our modern Western values, but the very thing that makes sense of them?
In this fascinating book, Glen Scrivener takes readers on a journey to discover how the teachings of Jesus not only turned the ancient world upside down, but continue to underpin the way we think of life, worth, and meaning. Far from being a relic from the past, the distinctive ideas of Christianity, such as freedom, kindness, progress and equality, are a crucial part of the air that we breathe. As author Glen Scrivener says in his introduction: “The extraordinary impact of Christianity is seen in the fact that we don’t notice it.
This is a book for both believers and sceptics–giving Christians confidence to be open about their faith and showing non-Christians the ways in which the message of Jesus makes sense of their most cherished beliefs. Whoever you are, you’ll gain a deeper appreciation for the values you hold dear as you discover the power and profundity of Jesus and his revolution.
Hollywood Heroes : How Your Favorite Movies Reveal God$16.99Add to cart
Seven fictional stories–Captain America, Iron Man, Harry Potter, Star Wars, The Lord of the Rings, Batman, and Wonder Woman–point us to the ultimate hero, Jesus Christ.
Think about it. What if Batman knew your name and wanted to be friends with you? What if you were the one that Tony Stark died to save? What if it was you that Luke Skywalker would stop at nothing to redeem? Hollywood Heroes will awaken you to these questions and help you to see a God who stops at nothing to redeem you. And it will strengthen you to invite others into conversations of faith and life in Jesus.
Fictional stories about heroes help us realize that there is evil to fight, souls to be won, and growth to be achieved. It helps us recognize–regardless of religious or cultural beliefs–that sacrificing your life for another’s is a powerful and beautiful display of love.
Fictional heroes help us to reconsider what is tangibly in front of us through the lens of story rather than simply as just another day in our ordinary lives. Appealing straight to the heart, the stories bypass artificial barriers that we would normally block them with because our worldview has been threatened.
When we examine out-of-this-world qualities like idealism, genius, a willingness to sacrifice, discipline, loyalty, humility, courage, wisdom, focus, power, and love, we discover that Jesus practices them perfectly.
Never Ashamed : Stories Of Sharing Faith With Scoffers And Skeptics$14.99Add to cart
Most books on evangelism deal primarily with different approaches to sharing the good news. From street ministry to personal witnessing, books abound on how to present the gospel in a variety of ways and situations.
But Never Ashamed isn’t a book about how. Rather, it’s a book about why. Author Avi Snyder explains:
*Why we mustn’t be ashamed of sharing the good news in an open and direct fashion.
*Why believers find it difficult to share the good news of salvation, despite the variety of fruit that always abounds.
*Why non-believers often choose to walk away from the claims of the Messiah, even when they know or at least suspect in their hearts that His claims are true.
*Why the early church felt compelled to proclaim His message, regardless of the risks and costs.
More than this, however, Never Ashamed is a book of stories:
*The man who told Avi he wouldn’t stop him from jumping out a window.
*The Marxist lady trying to figure him out who eventually concluded he was a provocateur
*The woman who prayed for God to give her compassion like Him and wept when she received it
*The Soviet guard who helped Avi’s team pass out literature
These and many more encounters that Avi shares will make you laugh, cry, and be filled with joy at the winsome ways in which he brings people to Jesus.
Choose Life : Answering Key Claims Of Abortion Defenders With Compassion$17.99Add to cart
You’re pro-life. But can you explain why?
You already believe in choosing life. But when the counterarguments are coming at you from every angle–legal, biological, medical, ethical, moral, philosophical, and biblical–how do you defend the pro-life view? And as you defend it . . . how do you speak with wisdom, humility, and compassion?
Now more than ever, the times call for a balance of truth and mercy. There are good, wise, and thoughtful rebuttals of every claim made by pro-abortion advocates. Collected here in one place, Choose Life offers you reasonable responses from leading experts in their respective fields. The authors are accomplished women and men from all walks of life.
They’ll help you know what to say–and why to say it–when you’re faced with claims like:
*”The courts have already settled the issue.”
*”The fetus is not a person.”
*”My body, my choice.”
*”I shouldn’t have to raise an unwanted child.”
*”My circumstances justify ending my pregnancy.”
*”Abortions are helpful to women and society.”
*”The pro-life movement doesn’t care about social justice.”
It’s time to set aside the strident fist-shaking and hurled insults. Learn to make the pro-life case with intelligent arguments and compassionate love–just the way a Christian should.
Practical Religion : Essential Biblical Truths For Daily Christian Living$24.99Add to cart
Practical Religion, by J. C. Ryle (1816-1900), was first published in 1878 and is renowned as a theological and apologetic Christian “classic”-esteemed for its clear, profound and penetrating narrative on the practice of genuine Christian living. Within its pages, Ryle masterfully unfolds practical biblical truths in a series of treatises, or “papers” as he calls them, each written to address a critical aspect of where personal faith in Christ and the practice of that faith in holy living unite and are essential for Christian growth and effective discipleship.
Ryle exposes hypocrisy and nominalism in religion, or “Churchianity” as he calls it, which was as systemic in his day as it is today. His poignant narrative appeals to the evangelical Church as well as to individuals who profess to be Christians-a call to self-examination in all things, and a return to sound Biblical truths seriously and practically applied in every aspect of life.
Ryle’s powerful, engaging style penetrates the heart and challenges the mind of its readers and is not for the faint of heart. Ryle’s design is to stir the hearts and minds of those who genuinely and humbly seek a deeper abiding, surrendered life in Christ. No wonder his equally renowned contemporary English minister, Charles Spurgeon, considered Ryle “An evangelical champion. One of the bravest and best of men.” J.I. Packer calls Practical Religion, “The manual for the practice of Christianity.”
J. C. (John Charles) Ryle was the first Bishop of Liverpool, England, and one of the most influential evangelical ministers and writers of the nineteenth century. He was renowned for his rare ability to bring the riches of Biblical truth, plainly and powerfully, to the hearts of his hearers and readers.
Practical Religion will enrich the believer’s walk with Christ and provide the Church with much needed insight for preaching and living genuine Christianity, now and in every generation!
Comprehensive Guide To Science And Faith$29.99Add to cart
Science Can–and Should–Support Your Faith
Science and Christianity are often presented as mutually exclusive to each other, when in fact the ordered nature of the universe serves as powerful evidence for the mind and majesty of its Creator. With this comprehensive resource that includes the very latest research, you’ll witness how the findings of scientists provide compelling reasons to give glory to God.
Featuring more than 40 entries authored by more than 30 qualified experts, you’ll better understand…
*how the concepts of intelligent design and creationism can fit into a scientific worldview
*the scientific findings that support the history and accounts found in the Bible
*the biases that lead to scientific information being presented as a challenge to Christianity–rather than a compliment
Whether you’re looking for answers to your own questions or seeking to explain the scientific evidence for your faith to others, The Popular Handbook of Science and Faith is an invaluable apologetic tool that will help you explore and analyze scientific findings in light of the truths found in the Bible.
Why I Trust The Bible$19.99Add to cart
A Clear Guide to Help Readers Understand Why They Can Trust the Bible
We are often told we can no longer assume that the Bible is trustworthy. From social media memes to popular scholarship, so many attacks have been launched on the believability of Scripture many have serious questions about the Bible, such as:
*Did Jesus actually live?
*Did the biblical writers invent their message?
*How can we trust the gospels since they were written so long after Jesus lived?
*How can we believe a Bible that is full of internal contradictions with itself and external contradictions with science?
*Doesn’t archaeology disprove the Bible?
*Why should we believe the books that are in the Bible, since many good ones were left out, like the Gospel of Thomas?
*Why trust the Bible when there are so many contradictory translations of it?
If you find yourself unable to answer questions such as these, but wanting to, Why I Trust the Bible by eminent Bible scholar and translator William Mounce is for you. These questions and more are discussed and answered in a reasoned, definitive, and winsome way.
The truth is that the Bible is better attested and more defensible today than it ever has been. Questions about the Bible are perhaps the most significant challenge confronting Christian faith today, but they can be answered well and in a way which will lead to a deeper appreciation for the truth and ongoing relevance of the Bible.
Doubters Club : Good-Faith Conversations With Skeptics, Atheists, And The S$16.99Add to cart
The closer we get to the heart of God, the closer we should grow toward the doubter, the skeptic, the differing perspective, even the atheist.
And that should make us wonder: Is it possible to grow in our Christian faith without engaging the doubter or the skeptic? And if growing in our faith means growing closer to the doubter, how do we do that without compromising what we believe to be true?
The Doubters’ Club is a guide for people who want to live in friendship with those who think differently than them. In The Doubters’ Club, you’ll learn how to: (1) rebuild the impression the other person has of us as Christians; (2) renovate the intention we have with the nonbeliever; (3) rely on an invitation into real life (not a church service); (4) reexamine our views through initiating conversations that matter; and (5) redefine progress as imitation, not just immersion. You’ll get practical steps and tools to help you navigate relationships and conversations-but not foolproof methods (because there aren’t any).
Maybe you’re ready to take a chance because it’s your mom or dad who is the skeptic, a sibling, an old friend, a coworker, or a neighbor. Maybe you’re just ready to embrace the adventure of your faith. If you are open to the mystery of doubt, The Doubters’ Club invites you to bring your uncertainties as common ground for relationship with skeptics and see what God does.
Believing Is Seeing$17.99Add to cart
Is your worldview enlightened enough to accommodate both science and God at the same time?
Dr. Michael Guillen, a best-selling author, Emmy award-winning journalist and former physics instructor at Harvard, used to be an Atheist-until science changed his mind. Once of the opinion that people of faith are weak, small-minded folks who just don’t understand science, Dr. Guillen ultimately concluded that not only does science itself depend on faith, but faith is actually the mightiest power in the universe.
In Believing Is Seeing, Dr. Guillen recounts the fascinating story of his journey from Atheism to Christianity, citing the latest discoveries in neuroscience, physics, astronomy, and mathematics to pull back the curtain on the mystery of faith as no one ever has.
Is it true that “seeing is believing?” Or is it possible that reality can be perceived most clearly with the eyes of faith-and that truth is bigger than proof? Let Dr. Guillen be your guide as he brilliantly argues for a large and enlightened worldview consistent with both God and modern science.
I Dont Have Enough Faith To Be An Atheist (Revised)$21.99Add to cart
To some, the concept of having faith in a higher power or a set of religious beliefs is nonsensical. Indeed, many view religion in general, and Christianity in particular, as unfounded and unreasonable.
Norman Geisler and Frank Turek argue, however, that Christianity is not only more reasonable than all other belief systems, but is indeed more rational than unbelief itself. With conviction and clear thinking, Geisler and Turek guide readers through some of the traditional, tested arguments for the existence of a creator God. They move into an examination of the source of morality and the reliability of the New Testament accounts concerning Jesus. The final section of the book deals with a detailed investigation of the claims of Christ. This volume will be an interesting read for those skeptical about Christianity, as well as a helpful resource for Christians seeking to articulate a more sophisticated defense of their faith.
10 Questions Every Kid Should Ask And Answer About Christianity$14.99Add to cart
Written by Rebecca McLaughlin, Author of Confronting Christianity
In a world of increasing ideological diversity, kids are being challenged to think through their own beliefs at an early age. Questions like How can you believe the Bible is true?; Why can’t we just agree that love is love?; and Isn’t Christianity against diversity? can seem like roadblocks for kids who are following Jesus, as well as for those who might otherwise consider faith in Christ. In this helpful book-written both for Christian kids and for those who think Jesus is just a fairy tale character-Rebecca McLaughlin invites readers ages 12-15 to dig deep into hard questions for themselves and perhaps discover that the things that once looked like roadblocks to faith might actually be signposts.
Everyday Apologetics : Answering Common Objections To The Christian Faith$17.99Add to cart
Objections to the Christian faith are not new. The ability to boldly proclaim the old faith to a post-Christian culture is.
In an era where access to objections and arguments is easier than ever, everyday Christians need to be prepared with strong, clear responses. In Everyday Apologetics, readers will be equipped with answers to some of Christianity’s most difficult objections: Why is the God of the Old Testament so violent? Are science and faith in fundamental conflict with one another? The contributors take up these questions, and more, helping Christians be strengthened in their faith, while also providing powerful answers to opponents of the Christian faith.
With a clear, inviting, winsome style, Everyday Apologetics is for everyone: Christians, skeptics, seekers, and everyone in between.
Case For Miracles$19.99Add to cart
New York Times bestselling author Lee Strobel trains his investigative sights on the hot-button question: is it really credible to believe God intervenes supernaturally in people’s lives today?
This provocative book starts with an unlikely interview in which America’s foremost skeptic builds a seemingly persuasive case against the miraculous. But then Strobel travels the country to quiz scholars to see whether they can offer solid answers to atheist objections. Along the way, he encounters astounding accounts of healings and other phenomena that simply cannot be explained away by naturalistic causes. The book features the results of exclusive new scientific polling that shows miracle accounts are much more common than people think.
What’s more, Strobel delves into the most controversial question of all: what about miracles that don’t happen? If God can intervene in the world, why doesn’t he do it more often to relieve suffering? Many American Christians are embarrassed by the supernatural, not wanting to look odd or extreme to their neighbors. Yet, The Case for Miracles shows not only that the miraculous is possible, but that God still does intervene in our world in awe-inspiring ways. Here’s a unique book that examines all sides of this issue and comes away with a passionate defense for God’s divine action in lives today.
Also available: The Case for Miracles Spanish edition, kids’ edition, and student edition.
Is Jesus History$16.99Add to cart
What can we really know for sure about the past? Can anything from ancient history be regarded as ‘fact’? In particular, how seriously can we take the historical sources for the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth? Did he really even live in first-century Galilee and Judaea, or is he a figure of legend?
In this timely book, historian Dr John Dickson unpacks how the field of history works, giving readers the tools to evaluate for themselves what we can confidently say about figures like the Emperor Tiberius, Alexander the Great, Pontius Pilate, and, of course, Jesus of Nazareth.
He presents the evidence, methods, and conclusions of mainstream scholars–both Christian and not–and asks some pertinent contemporary questions, without offering any pushy answers: If Jesus really did exist, what are we to make of his own claims and those of his followers, and what would any of it mean for us today?
Undeniable Evidence : 10 Of The Top Scientific Facts In The Bible$16.99Add to cart
Even though the Bible wasn’t written as a scientific book, it contains amazing scientific facts that were penned thousands of years before man discovered them-facts regarding the earth being round, its free float in space, laws of quarantine, the existence of the dinosaur, and many others.
Although Christians don’t need convincing that the Bible is the Word of God (because they have met the Author), such gems in Scripture tend to warm the heart and solidify our faith.
While this publication is written primarily for Christians, unbelievers-who are perhaps interested in the Bible’s immutable promise of everlasting life-may like to examine the undeniable evidence, and consider the implications if its offer of Heaven and warning of Hell are indeed true.
Miracles Answer Book$14.99Add to cart
What’s the most spectacular miracle that’s ever occurred? How is a miracle different from a coincidence? What effect should miracles have in my life? If you wonder about divine phenomena-their veracity, importance, frequency, source-Christian apologist Lee Strobel has answers to satisfy your mind and your heart.
A former skeptic, Lee Strobel was convinced by the miracle of the resurrection that Jesus is the Son of God. This launched him on a two-year investigation of whether God is still performing miracles today. After witnessing multiple events in which God unmistakably intervened in people’s lives in dramatic and well-documented ways, he was a skeptic no more. Through his research he also explored the existence of fake miracles, how God may use dreams and prayer to perform miracles, and whether miracles matter anymore. These frequently asked questions uncovered some astonishingly profound answers.
Using the popular question-and-answer format, Lee will lead you on a voyage of discovery and discernment. You’ll emerge with a deeper faith and a more profound sense of the lengths that God will go to strengthen the faith of His people.
Am I Just My Brain$16.99Add to cart
Modern research is uncovering more and more detail of what our brain is and how it works. We are living, thinking creatures who carry around with us an amazing organic supercomputer in our heads.
But what is the relationship between our brains and our minds?”???”and ultimately our sense of identity as a person? Are we more than machines? Is free-will an illusion? Do we have a soul?
Brain scientist Sharon Dirckx lays out the current understanding of who we are from biologists, philosophers, theologians and psychologists, and points towards a bigger picture, that suggests answers to the fundamental questions of our existence. Not just “What am I?,” but “Who am I?”?”???”and “Why am I?”
Read this book to gain valuable insight into what modern research is telling us about ourselves, or to give a sceptical friend to challenge the idea that we are merely material beings living in a material world.
Faith Is For Weak People$14.99Add to cart
Every day that we interact with the world, we are in a battle. At stake is the eternal destiny of the souls of our friends, family members, and coworkers. It is a battle we wage not only in prayer but also in words. When we are faced with objections to the faith we profess, are we ready to respond?
Apologist and evangelist Ray Comfort has spent his entire career answering objections to the faith, and he wants you to be equipped to do the same. In this practical book, he shows you how to answer 20 objections to Christianity, including questions such as
– What physical proof is there that God even exists?
– Why does a “loving” God threaten eternal torture for not believing in him?
– If there’s an all-powerful God, why is the world so out of control?
Don’t go into battle unarmed. Let Ray Comfort train you to be ready with an answer, not so you can be right, but so you can help bring people from darkness into light.
Natures Case For God$11.99Add to cart
Can we know anything about God apart from the Bible?
Many Protestant Christians are suspicious of natural theology, which claims that we can learn about God through revelation outside the Bible. How can we know anything about God apart from Scripture? In Nature’s Case for God, distinguished theologian John Frame argues that Christians are not forbidden from seeking to learn about God from his creation. In fact, the Bible itself shows this to be possible.
In nine short and lucid chapters that include questions for discussion, Frame shows us what we can learn about God and how we relate to him from the world outside the Bible. If the heavens really do declare the glory of God, as the psalmist claims, it makes a huge difference for how we understand God and how we introduce him to those who don’t yet know Christ.
Christianity Considered : A Guide For Skeptics And Seekers$12.99Add to cart
Christianity is more than a religion: it is also a complex intellectual tradition. Christians and non-Christians who want to understand the world as it is today have to understand Christianity, too.
Christianity makes objective claims, but also presents a new way of thinking about the world. In A Guide to Christianity for Skeptics and Seekers, renowned theologian Dr. John Frame introduces the reader to the Christian religion and its unique intellectual framework, describing the key pillars of Christian thought and how these shape the Christian worldview.
Covering a range of topics, from the resurrection to the Christian posture toward politics, A Guide to Christianity for Skeptics and Seekers is a valuable guide to understanding the Christian faith as an intellectual tradition.
Useful for both the Christian reader looking for a better understanding of the faith and the skeptical reader who seeks to understand the intellectual tradition that has done much to shape the modern world.
Evidence That Demands A Verdict (Expanded)$44.99Add to cart
The modern apologetics classic that started it all is now completely revised and updated-because the truth of the Bible doesn’t change, but its critics do. With the original Evidence That Demands a Verdict, bestselling author Josh McDowell gave Christian readers the answers they needed to defend their faith against the harshest critics and skeptics. Since that time, Evidence has remained a trusted resource for believers young and old. Bringing historical documentation and the best modern scholarship to bear on the trustworthiness of the Bible and its teachings, this extensive volume has encouraged and strengthened millions. Now, with his son Sean McDowell, Josh McDowell has updated and expanded this classic resource for a new generation. This is a book that invites readers to bring their doubts and doesn’t shy away from the tough questions.
* Thoroughly revised and updated from the previous edition
* Now co-authored by Josh McDowell and Sean McDowell
* All-new chapters defending against the latest attacks from Christianity’s critics
* Designed to be a go-to reference for even the toughest questions
* Offers thoughtful responses to the Bible’s most difficult and extraordinary passages
* Expansive defense of Christianity’s core truths, including the resurrection of Jesus Christ
Case For Christ Answer Booklet$2.99Add to cart
Learn the answers to some of your most pressing questions about Christianity in bestselling author Lee Strobel’s The Case for Christ Answer Booklet. This 64-page booklet is filled with short, easy-to-understand questions and answers about important faith issues.
Lee Strobel was an atheist when he began his career as a journalist. Through his journalistic research, he became convinced that Jesus is real, and Strobel has written numerous bestselling books on his findings, including The Case for Christ, The Case for a Creator,and The Case for Faith. A movie, The Case for Christ, is being made of his life story. This movie tie-in booklet hits the highlights of The Case for Christ Answer Booklet and will pique your interest as you read through some of the most pressing questions-and unbelievable answers-of the Christian faith.
Case For Christ (Revised)$19.99Add to cart
Is there credible evidence that Jesus of Nazareth really is the Son of God?
Retracing his own spiritual journey from atheism to faith, Lee Strobel, former legal editor of the Chicago Tribune, cross-examines a dozen experts with doctorates from schools like Cambridge, Princeton, and Brandeis who are recognized authorities in their own fields.
Strobel challenges them with questions like, How reliable is the New Testament? Does evidence for Jesus exist outside the Bible? Is there any reason to believe the resurrection was an actual event?
Winner of the Gold Medallion Book Award and twice nominated for the Christian Book of the Year Award, Strobel’s tough, point-blank questions read like a captivating, fast-paced novel. But it’s not fiction. It’s a riveting quest for the truth about history’s most compelling figure.
The new edition includes scores of revisions and additions, including updated material on archaeological and manuscript discoveries, fresh recommendations for further study, and an interview with the author that tells dramatic stories about the book’s impact, provides behind-the-scenes information, and responds to critiques of the book by skeptics. As The Case for Christ and its ancillary resources approach 10 million copies in print, this updated edition will prove even more valuable to contemporary readers.
Searching For Jesus$24.99Add to cart
For more than a century, Bible scholars and university researchers have been systematically debunking what ordinary Christians believed about Jesus of Nazareth. But what if the most recent Biblical scholarship actually affirmed the New Testament? What if Jesus was not a Zealot revolutionary, or a Greek Cynic philosopher, or a proto-feminist Gnostic, but precisely what he claimed to be: the divine Son of Man prophesied in the Book of Daniel who gave his life as a ransom for many? What if everything the Gospels say about Jesus of Nazareth-his words, his deeds, his plans-turned out to be true? Searching for Jesus changes “what if?” to “what is,” debunking the debunkers and showing how the latest scholarship supports orthodox Christian belief.
Lion Of Princeton$29.99Add to cart
Take a fresh look at the work of B.B. Warfield. “The Lion of Princeton,” as he was known, was in many ways the most significant American apologist, polemicist, and theologian of his age. However, despite the resurging interest in Warfield’s life and work, his views are often misunderstood.
In The Lion of Princeton, Kim Riddlebarger investigates Warfield’s theological, apologetical, and polemical writings, bringing clarity to the confusion surrounding this key figure of the Princeton tradition. He provides a biographical overview of Warfield’s life, traces the growing appreciation for Warfield’s thought, evaluates the fundamental structures in Warfield’s overall theology, and examines Warfield’s work in the field of systematic theology.
Getting Jesus Right$19.95Add to cart
IS IT POSSIBLE THAT MUSLIMS ARE WRONG ABOUT JESUS AND VARIOUS TENETS OF ISLAM? Is the famous Muslim writer Reza Aslan mistaken in his portrayal of Jesus of Nazareth and apologetic for Islam? Professor James Beverley and Professor Craig Evans take an in-depth look at subjects at the core of the Muslim-Christian divide: the reliability of the New Testament Gospels and the Qur’an, and what we can really know about Jesus and the prophet Muhammad. Importantly, they also examine the implications of traditional Islamic faith on the status of women, jihad and terrorism.
Tricky : The Hardest Question To Ask A Christian And Some Answers$11.99Add to cart
1. Doesn’t Jesus Ruin Your Fun?
2. In The End It’s Just A Matter Of Opinion, Isn’t It?
3. How Can Anyone Believe Jesus Rose From The Dead?
4. If Jesus Is Real, Why Is There So Much Suffering?
5. Does Jesus Care About My Pain?
6. Hasn’t Science Disproved God?
7. What Does Jesus Really Think About Being Gay?
8. Surely You Don’t Think There’s Only One True Religion?
9. Why Should I Bother With Jesus?
This book does not try to sound clever, or win an argument. It does aim to to introduce people to Jesus and the answers he gives to the hard questions we ask.
Many Christian young adults and teenagers have hard questions about their faith. Many non-Christians do, too. Michael and Carl take nine of the hardest, such as “Doesn’t Jesus ruin your fun?” “Why is there so much suffering?” and “What does Jesus really think about being gay?” These aren’t questions with easy answers; but, as they show, they are questions that have good answers. Written for people of all backgrounds and beliefs, it’s a book that is short but not simplistic, and clear but not condescending.
If you are a Christian struggling with these issues… if you want to have confidence to talk to your friends about these things… or if you are a non-Christian who wants answers to the hardest questions you can ask… grab this book.
Roman Catholic Theology And Practice$34.99Add to cart
Roman Catholics and Protestant Evangelicals often work together in a variety of social, political, and religious contexts. Nonetheless, there are significant theological differences that divide the two traditions-differences that call for a renewed commitment to deeper understanding through respectful conversation. In Roman Catholic Theology and Practice, Gregg Allison, an evangelical theologian and church historian, helps readers understand the nuances of Roman Catholic teaching. Walking readers through the official Catechism of the Catholic Church, Allison summarizes and assesses Catholic doctrine from the perspective of both Scripture and evangelical theology. Noting prominent similarities without glossing over important differences, this book will equip Christians on both sides of the ecclesiastical divide to fruitfully engage in honest dialogue with one another.
Famous Atheists$9.99Add to cart
Ray Comfort-Well-known Christian Apologist-Looks at the Lives and Words of Famous Atheists.
What do atheists believe, if anything? What are some common lies they tell? What arguments do they make? It will fascinate the reader to learn of some of the world’s most famous atheists: Albert Einstein, Mark Twain, John Lennon, Steve Jobs, Brad Pitt, Hugh Hefner, Charles Darwin, and many more.
What do these people have in common? How do atheists view God, Jesus, the Bible, Heaven and hell, sin and salvation? This book will give answers to these questions and provide the reader with greater understanding of this growing segment of our population.
Expository Apologetics : Answering Objections With The Power Of The Word$19.99Add to cart
Is the Bible reliable? Did Jesus really rise from the dead? Why are we here? These are the types of questions that Christians are often confronted with in conversations with unbelievers. However, many believers feel unprepared to offer compelling arguments in support of the truth of Scripture. In this book, Voddie Baucham helps Bible teachers learn how to confidently answer the questions of skeptics, encouraging them to look to Scripture as a model for apologetic engagement. Combining practical teaching with examples aimed at illustrating what an apologetic conversation actually sounds like, this book will Christians to offer convincing, Bible-based answers to non-believers.
Case For Christmas$3.99Add to cart
Who was in the manger that first Christmas morning? Some say he would become a great moral leader. Others, a social critic. Still others view Jesus as a profound philosopher, a rabbi, a feminist, a prophet, and more. Many are convinced he was the divine Son of God. Who was he—really? And how can you know for sure? Consulting experts on the Bible, archaeology, and messianic prophecy, award-winning legal journalist Lee Strobel searches out the true identity of the child in the manger. If Jesus really was God in the flesh, then there ought to be credible evidence, including: Eyewitness Evidence—Can the biographies of Jesus be trusted? Scientific Evidence—What does archaeology reveal? Profile Evidence—Did Jesus fulfill the attributes of God? Fingerprint Evidence—Did Jesus uniquely match the identity of the Messiah? The Case for Christmas invites readers to consider why Christmas matters in the first place. Somewhere beyond the traditions of the holiday lies the truth. Your customers will find this little book a timely product, perfect as a gift or for use in ministry during the Christmas season or any other time of the year.
Can I Really Trust The Bible$7.99Add to cart
The Bible makes big claims for itself. But do those claims stand up?
Aren’t the stories just legends? Hasn’t the information been corrupted over time? Isn’t the Bible full of mistakes? And isn’t it culturally outdated?
In this absorbing little book, Barry Cooper explores these questions – and many others – with warmth, wit and integrity.
Most Encouraging Book On Hell Ever$9.99Add to cart
It’s become a modern question because of the traditional doctrine: How can God be both loving and wrathful?
In The Most Encouraging Book on Hell Ever, Thor Ramsey (an author, pastor, and comedian…but don’t let that fool you) tackles this question by probing deeper. Avoiding the caricatures of God as either a Frankenstein out to crush you or a Santa Claus ready to grant your every wish (as long as you’ve been really, really good), he asks, “What changes about God if this traditional understanding of the doctrine of hell changes?” As it turns out, everything changes.
If you think a God without hell is more loving, this book will surprise you. While many believe that by eliminating hell they’re getting a new and improved God, this new thinking is more troubling than the old doctrine itself. The new doctrine of hell being sold today is only good news at the most superficial level, leaving us with a wrath-less God who tolerates evils that make even the average atheist cringe.
What if hell itself is good news about God? What if hell highlights everything we find glorious about God? What if the loss of hell leaves the world with a smaller God? Discover why the church needs a new and different breed of hellfire-and-brimstone preacher in the pulpit today. If you can’t imagine how the doctrine of hell could ever make you say, “Praise God,” this book (often funny, but deadly serious) lays out the biblical vision.
Cold Case Christianity$18.99Add to cart
Over 2,000 years ago a man lived, was executed, and rose from the dead, but there is almost no forensic evidence to prove it. A vocal atheist-turned-apologist, Wallace uses his skills as a homicide detective to investigate Jesus’ life—and death. Relating stories from his career to the Gospels, he artistically validates Christianity’s claims.