If you have been a Christian for any amount of time, you have encountered questions in one form or another about what you believe and why you believe it.  It may have been a question from a friend or coworker, a post on social media, or maybe it is even a question that you ask yourself.  However it arose, it is a question of which you are not quite sure of the answer and need to research more fully.

Fortunately, we live in a time when resources are widely available to answer these questions.  Below is a list of apologetic book collections.  Some of these are those that I read in my apologetics program, others are ones that I have come across individually.

Apologetic Books for Writing

This post is part of a series on books read in HBU's Masters in Apologetics program. (Read the full list here) As the focus of HBU's apologetics program is writing and writing effectively, Research and Writing is a class required of every person in the graduate program whether they are in the cultural or philosophical apologetics track. Most people don't enter the apologetics program without knowing how to write, but I think every person who has gone through it would say that they became a much better writer than when they began. We read a lot, write a lot, and ...
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apologetic books and world religions

Apologetic Books and World Religions

Religion is our search to answer the big questions: who are we, how did we get here, where are we going, and what is our purpose here. Each religion has it's own set of answer to those questions: some are similar to each other and others very different. I've noticed that often, if someone hasn't learned the nuts and bolts of their faith, that Christians will absorb beliefs that are not rooted in Christianity, but rather other belief systems. You will hear Christians use language of New Age, Hindu, and Gnostic belief systems, not even realizing how directly opposed they ...
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Intro to Apologetics

An Intro To Apologetics

Dr. William Lane Craig is one of the foremost Christian philosophers alive today.  He is known for the Kalaam argument and work on the defense of the resurrection.  His ministry, Reasonable Faith, publishes articles, podcasts and other apologetic resources, and he speaks and participates in debates around the world. Each semester, he teaches a one week special topic at HBU.  The first class I took with him was on apologetic arguments and covered his book On Guard.  The book covers a range of arguments, such as the cosmological argument, the problem of evil, and the exclusivity of the Christian faith. If ...
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The Apologetic Value in Film and Visual Arts

When God created man, he made us as more than spirit and thought.  We, as well as the world around us, has material form.  There is design, there is order, and there is beauty. This is also the way God speaks to us.  He not only speaks to us through story, but he also paints a picture.  From the beginning, the faithful were told to make memorials, build a temple, and take a physical action (such as marching around Jericho) to represent the war in the heavenlies that was in process. Images have impact.  Regardless of their message, they communicate ...
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an apologetic look at the middle ages

An Apologetic Look at Medieval Philosophy and Culture

When we think of the Middle Ages, most probably think of the thousand year period between the fall of Rome and the Renaissance as the "Dark Ages."  However, this common belief is a misconception as explained in the video below by Anthony Ensolen (translator of the Divine Comedy listed below.)  Not only was it a time of growth in terms of community, but also Christian scholarship and art. In terms of conveyance of moral values and the Gospel message, the literature of the day was infused with it.  One of the best illustrations and explanations of the problem of evil ...
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