The upcoming series of messages is based on the book The Reason for God by Tim Keller. But this book interacts with questions of doubt and challenges to the Christian world-view. The following books are recommended reading to go along with this book on the subject. Mike will be using many of these books in his study.
Mere Christianity by C. S. Lewis – A great book for people who are searching and have doubts. Lewis was an atheist, then became a follower of Jesus. This book contains transcripts of radio programs where Lewis explained the rationale for the Christian faith and defended it against competing world views. A classic and must read.
Case for … Faith, Christ, the Real Jesus, Creation by Lee Strobel – Mentioned these in earlier blog, but each of them are well written and great for the average reader. The childrens and youth adaptations are also excellent for younger readers and highly recommended for your kids as they sit in on these messages.
Reason to Believe by R. C. Sproul – Great little book looking at many of the same objections that Keller does. Well worth the effort.
Jesus Among Other Gods by Ravi Zacharian and Kevin Johnson – Book looks specifically at the issue of the exclusivity of Jesus.
Total Truth: Libereating Christianity from its Cultural Captivity by Nancy Pearcey – This book was written as a manual for Christian worldview, intended to help followers of Jesus discover how their worldview should influence all of life. So far I love this book.
Contending with Christianity’s Critics by William Lane Craig – Addresses questions raised by the group called the new athiests (Dawkins, Hitchens, etc.). the book is very philisophical.
Defending your Faith by R. C. Sproul – A primer on apologetics (the defense of the faith).
Culture Shift: Engaging Current Issues with Timeless Truth by Albert Mohler Jr. – Thoughtful book on how followers of Jesus should change their approach to interacting with cultural questions and issues.
How Now Shall we Live by Chuck Colson and Nancy Pearcey – A book that compares the Christian worldview with other approaches and challenges people to apply the Gospel to all areas of life. A great book.