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||Scripture says that “the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.” And we know that wisdom is much needed in our day and age as we face unparalleled challenges in our contemporary culture—challenges to the truth and relevance of the Christian faith, as
well as the societal challenges facing us all in the fields of politics, bioethics, education, and so much more. The wisdom we need is to be found, of course, in the Word of God. Yet Christians often are unprepared to take the wisdom of God’s Word and use it effectively in addressing the needs and concerns of the society at large.
In the past, one of the tools that Christians have utilized to bridge the gap between Christ and culture is the discipline of philosophy, called “the handmaid of theology” in the Middle Ages.
The word philosophy comes from Greek roots and means “the love of wisdom.” It involves the pursuit of knowledge and wisdom at the most fundamental level, asking questions like, “What is real?,” “How do we know?,” “What is the nature of human beings?,” “What is right and wrong?,” “How should I live?”
Steve Cowan and James Spiegel are pleased to make available to you their new text, The Love of Wisdom: A Christian Introduction to Philosophy, a book designed to introduce philosophy to the Christian community in an accessible and exciting way. In its pages you will find tools to help you acquire and communicate the wisdom of God that we need to impact the world for the cause of Christ.
||Wandering Stars is an examination of the aberrant doctrines and practices of the modern apostolic and prophetic movement. It is the result of seven years of research interviewing current and former members, listening to hours of sermons, reading the books of the prominent leaders and reading over 7,000 personal prophecies. I have tried to make the book even-handed though I do take strong issue with some of the things happening within this movement. It is 310 pages and is heavily documented with approximately 350 end-notes. I pray that it will be valuable as a resource for those doing further research and for those seeking to understand the movement. I also greatly hope that it will be helpful to pastors, youth pastors and parents seeking to protect their young people from recruitment into this movement.
|ARC's own Steve Cowan has edited and contributed to this important work in which leaders discuss and interact on the five basic approaches to Christian apologetics. 398
|"In these pages, the authors present the evidence for the Christian worldview in a way that is clear and winsome to high school students. They address all of the major challenges to the faith that young Christians are likely to encounter when they transition to college and the workplace."
Dr. Steven B. Cowan
book is crucial for parents who need a plan
to help their families negotiate the hostile
currents of a rapidly disintegrating culture.
|Do you want
God's will for your life but struggle with gay
or lesbian desires? This is NOT a theoretical
book, but a practical guide for people struggling
in these areas and keys to building God-honoring
relationships. Discover strategies that work based
on biblical guidance.
admirably explores responses to the inconsistencies
inherent in the relativistic culture of death
as it explores personal, dialogical evangelism,
abortion, homosexuality, multiculturalism, political
correctness and tolerance issues. 188p.
international bestseller The Da Vinci Code had
raised many questions in the minds of readers,
blurring the lines between fact and fiction. Witherington
confronts these questions and the claims of Brown's
book in plain language that the interested reader
|This is a must for every Christian's library as
it compiles four of Josh's books into one. It
covers the authority of the Bible, common objections
to Christianity, cults and world religions. 495p.
book reveals the basic teachings of Islam, responds
to its basic beliefs and covers the Christian's
answer to those claims. Islam has become the #2
religion in the United States and western culture
behind Christianity. 336p.
|This book, written by one of the most prophetic
and important Christian philosophers of our century,
demonstrates how Christianity can fearlessly confront
the competing philosophies of our culture. 226p.
book naturally follows The
God Who is There as it deals with one
of the most fundamental of all questions: how
we know, and how we know that we know. 100p.
|When it boils down to the bottom line, giving
honest answers to honest questions must always
be based on the reality of living out the Christian
life before the world. This book wonderfully explores
the reality of true spirituality. 180p.
have split and denominations have formed over
the issue of church government. Yet, while many
Christians can explain their particular church's
form of rule and may staunchly uphold it, few
have a truly biblical understanding of it. Four
views examined: Episcopalianism, Presbyterianism,
Singer-Elder Congregation, Plural-Elder Congregation.
plays an important role in Christianity. Unfortunately,
many of us leave our minds behind when it comes
to our faith. In this important work, Moreland
presents a logical case for the role of the mind
in spiritual transformation.
|A help on
deflating the common slogans that leave Christians
speechless, such as, "All religions lead
to God," "Who are you to judge others,"
and "Christians are so intolerant."
|In a society
fascinated by spirituality but committed to religious
pluralism, the Christian worldview faces sophisticated
and aggressive opposition. What is needed in this
syncretistic era is an authoritative, comprehensive
Christian response. This book offers such a response.
user-friendly and helpful volume, Abanes answers
questions about the suitability of the series
for children as well as issues about occultism,
moral lessons, and how it compares to other fantasy
books like those written by C.S. Lewis and Tolkein.
video documentary that answers the questions about
the background of Calvinism. Hosted by Eric Holmberg
(Hell’s Bells 1 & 2; The Massacre of
Innocence) this fascinating three-part, four-hour
presentation is detailed enough so as to not gloss
over the controversy. At the same time, it is
broken up into ten “Sunday-school-sized”
sections to make the rich content manageable and
accessible for the average viewer.
therapies are there available today? Should I
consider herbal remedies, dietary supplements,
and vitamins? What are the claims, what is the
evidence, and how do I choose wisely? Are there
spiritual concerns with certain alternative therapies?
A virtually exhaustive resource including a categorical
and alphabetical reference guide.
a Christian evaluate all the new alternative therapy
options available today? Is this all a fad or
is it here to stay? Do some therapies have spiritual
underpinnings that are at odds with a biblical
framework? A philosophical look at these questions.
Schaefer is one of the most distinguished physical
scientists in the world. This five time nominee
for the Nobel Prize discusses how he became a
Christian and provides easily understood answers
to the most common "scientific" objections.
readable and scholarly overview of the history
of Islam and its current manifestations. The authors
address complex, sensitive, and controversial
issues with integrity, providing an immensely
valuable analysis of the role of Islam in today's
world and of the challenges within Islam that
Muslims themselves need to address.
into the beliefs, social lives, family structures,
and missionary strategies of the Islamic faith,
this important new book offers a unique perspective
to help you know and understand Islam's influential
beliefs and practices.
|The concept of the truth as absolute,
objective and universal has undergone serious
deterioration in recent years. No longer is it
a goals for all to pursue. Rather, postmodernism
sees truth as inseparable from culture, psychology,
race and gender. But, is truth ultimately what
we make it? The author unveils how truth has come
under attack and how it can be defended in the
areas of theology, apologetics, ethics and the
of Sola Scriptura is not an abstract problem relevant
only to 16th century Reformation, but one that
poses increasingly more serious consequences for
contemporary Christianity. An intriguing defense
of the ancient (and classical Protestant) doctrine
of Sola Scriptura against the claims of Rome,
the East, and modern Evangelicalism.
culture where tolerance is the new absolute, James
White proclaims with passion the truth and centrality
of the doctrine of justification by faith alone.
at any time in the past, Roman Catholics and evangelicals
are working together. They are standing shoulder
to shoulder against social evils like abortion
and homosexuality. This book examines the issues
that divide, the current views of tradition, the
Papacy, the Mass, Purgatory, indulgences, and
Marian doctrine. White affirms that there are
crucial differences regarding the heart of the
gospel that cannot be ignored.
|Mark J. Cares
speaks from experience. Since 1981 he has lived
and served as a pastor in Southwest Idaho where
Latter-Day Saints' influence is great. Extensive
research and witness to Mormons has made him one
of the most sought after authors and speakers
on the subject.
|9 out of
10 Christians don't know how to answer a Jehovah's
Witness. The average JW can make a "doctrinal
pretzel" out of the average question in about
30 seconds, as once said by Dr. Walter Martin.
Yet it is possible for Christians to effectively
respond with bold confidence to a JW, and this
book will show you how.
the cloud of conspiracy theories surrounding documents
and practices of the early church. Bock's hard
work provides readers with an easy entry into
territory that would otherwise be daunting and
you understand it properly, the doctrine
of vocation—“doing everything for God’s
glory”—is not a platitude or an outdated
notion. This principle that we vaguely
apply to our lives and our work is actually
the key to Christian ethics, to influencing
our culture for Christ, and to infusing
our ordinary, “mundane” activities with
the presence of God.
Recommended Books for Study
The following are a good number of excellent books dealing
with various levels in apologetics. Enjoy, be challenged,
and be fruitful.
Click the category you are looking for from this list:
Handbook for Christian Philosophy, Russ Bush, Zondervan,
Encyclopedia of Christian Apologetics, Norman L. Geisler, Baker Books,
Ronald Mayers, Kregel, 1984.
to the Glory of God, John Frame, P&R
Norman Geisler, Baker, 1976.
Lewis & Francis
Schaeffer, Scott Burson & Jerry
Walls, IVP, 1998.
Readings in Christian Apologetics, Russ Bush, Academic Books,
Perspectives on Religious Epistemology, Douglas Geivett & Brendan
Sweetman, Oxford University Press, 1992.
Van Til: An Analysis of His Thought,
John M. Frame, P & R Publishing,
God Exist?, (Debate) J.P. Moreland & Kai
Nielsen, Prometheus Books, 1993.
from Reason, Francis Shaeffer, IVP, 1968.
Thought Captive, Richard Pratt, Jr., P&R
Ronald Nash, Academie, 1988.
Has Its Reasons,
Kenneth D. Boa, NavPress, 2001.
God At Harvard,
Kelly Monroe, Zondervan, 1996.
is There and He is not Silent, Francis Schaeffer,
to Live With Evil, Theodore Plantinga,
B. Eerdmans, 1982.
Doubt About It, Winfried Corduan, Broadman & Holmes,
Other God: A Response to Open Theism, John
M. Frame, P & R
Who Believe, Kelly
and the Christian
for the Hope Within, Michael Murray,
Crossway Books, 1984.
Truth Claims, Gordon Lewis,
University Press of America, 1997.
Til, P & R
Til’s Apologetic Readings & Analysis, Greg
Bahnsen, P&R Publishers, 1998.
IVP, 1994. (Table of Contents)
Josh McDowell, Thomas Nelson, 1993.
Agnostics, and Other Thoughtful Skeptics, Calvin Beisner,
Tyndale House, 1984.
Jesus Rise from the Dead?, A debate between Gary Habermas and Antony
Lockerbie, Baker, 1998.
in the Dark: The Assurance of Faith Beyond a Shadow
of Doubt, Os Guinness,
- I’m Glad You
Asked, Ken Boa & Larry
Moody, Chariot Victor, 1994.
Death of Truth,
Dennis McCallum, Bethany House, 1996.
Skeptics Ask: A Handbook on Christian Evidences, Norman
Ron Brooks, Victor
Books, 1989. (Table of Contents)
Passion for the Truth, Alister McGrath, IVP, 1996.
and Blue Suede Shoes, Ken Myers, Crossway Books, 1989.
Real War, Rabbi Daniel Lapin, Multnomah, 1999.
Ourselves to Death, Neil Postman, Penguin
Unchanging Faith in a Changing World, Kenneth Boa & Robert
Bowman, Jr., Thomas Nelson Publishers, 1997.
Cameron Lee, IVP, 1998.
- On Christian
Henry Blamires, Servant Books, 1983.
Henderson, Baker, 1998.
Davison Hunter, Basic Books, 1991.
Voices (Pluralism), Harold Netland, Apollos, 1991.
of this age or God of the Ages?, Carl Henry, Broadman & Holman,
Now Shall We Live?, Charles Colson and Nancy Pearcey, Tyndale House,
David Wells, Eerdmans, 1998.
Your God with all Your Mind, J.P. Moreland, NavPress, 1997.
God but God, Os Guinness & John Seel, Moody, 1992.
Place For Truth,
David Wells, Eerdmans, 1993.
the American Mind, David Beck, Baker, 1991.
William Romanowski, IVP, 1996.
Gene Edward Veith, Jr.,
the Faith, Millard Erickson,
Francis Beckwith & Gregory Koukl, Baker,
American Hour, Os Guinness,
Challenge of Postmodernism,
Christian Mind, Harry
Culture of Disbelief,
W. Norton & Company,
Books, 1997. (Table of Contents)
Robert Webber, Baker, 1999.
Michael Horton, Moody Press, 1994.
Christianity: Moving Beyond Safety and Conformity, Dick Keyes, Hourglass
Witness – Changing
World, Craig Van Gelder, Eerdmans, 1999.
Bodies Fat Minds: Why Evangelicals Don’t Think
and What to do About It, Os Guinness, Baker,
Church: A Vision for the Sending of the Church in North
Darrell Guder, Eerdmans,
Seed Versus McWorld: Reinventing Life and Faith for
the Future, Tom
the Routines: Bringing Theology to Life, Robert Banks, Victor Books/SP
Coming Evangelical Crisis, John Armstrong, Moody, 1996.
Compromised Church, John Armstrong, Crossway Books, 1998.
Evangelical Forfeit, John Seel, Baker, 1993.
Great Evangelical Disaster, Francis Shaeffer, Crossway Books, 1984.
Culture, Sherwood Lingerfelter, Baker, 1998.
Down Morality: Returning to Truth in a World of Compromise,
Chosen Books, 1998.
Happened to the Reformation?, Gary L. W. Johnson and
P & R Publishing, 2001.
in the World is the Church?, Michael Horton,
Moody, 1995. (Table of Contents)
Church & State
By Might: Can the Religious Right Save America?, Cal Thomas and
Ed Dobson, Zondervan, 1999.
and Politics Beyond the Culture Wars, David P.
Gushee, Baker Books, 2000.
in the Public Square: Faith in Practice, Richard Land & Lee
Hollaway, ERLC, 1996.
Christians, Bennett, Henry, LaHaye, Thomas, & Young,
Broadman & Holman, 1994.
- God & Caesar,
John Eidsmoe, Crossway Books, 1984.
- God & Caesar,
Michael Bauman, David Hall, Christian Publications,
Search of a National Morality, William Bentley Ball, Baker, 1992.
Immorality, George Grant & Mark Horne, Moody,
and Error (ACLU), George Grant, Wolgemuth, & Hyatt,
the Cross Can do what Politics Can’t, Erwin Lutzer,
Harvest House, 1999. (Table of Contents)
Jimmy Long, IVP, 1997., Jimmy Long, IVP, 1997.
William Strauss & Neil Howe, Quill (William
Morrow & Co.), 1991.
After God, Todd Hahn & David
Verhaagen, Baker, 1998.
for a New Generation,
Kevin Ford, IVP, 1993.
a New Generation, Alan Roxburgh, IVP, 1993.
Howard, Ph.D., New Leaf Press, 1988.
Bridger Generation, Thom Rainer, Broadman & Holman,
New Tolerance, Josh McDowell & Bob
Hostetler, Tyndale House, 1998.
Today’s Youth Culture, Walt Mueller,
Tyndale House, 1994.
Proofing Your Kids, Lael Arrington, Crossway Books, 1997.
(Table of Contents)
to Inerrancy, Gordon Lewis & Bruce Demarest,
Moody Press, 1984.
Revelation and Authority,
Carl Henry, Eerdmans.
Authority and Canon, D.A. Carson & John
Woodbridge, Baker, 1995.
and Truth, D.A. Carson & John Woodbridge,
Canon of Scripture,
F.F. Bruce, IVP, 1988.
Dead Sea Scrolls and the Bible, Charles Pfeiffer,
Historical Reliability of the Gospels,
Craig Blomberg, IVP, 1987.
King James Only Controversy,
James White, Bethany House.
King James Version Debate,
D.A. Carson, Baker.
Making of the New Testament, Arthur Patzia, IVP.
Origin of the Bible, Philip Wesley Comfort, Tyndale House, 1992.
Quest for the Original Text of the New Testament,
Text of the New Testament,
Bruce Metzger, Oxford University Press,
Word of God and the Mind of Man, Ronald Nash, Zondervan,
1982. (Table of Contents)
Genetic Engineering & Apologetics
Engineering: A Christian Response, Timothy Demy & Gary
Stewart, Kregel, 1999.
Ethics, John Kilner & Rebecca
Pentz, Paternoster Press (Eerdman's), 1997.
Outer Limits of Life, John Medina, Thomas Nelson,
Euthanasia & Apologetics
Different Death, Edward Larson & Darrel Amundsen,
eds., John Kilner, Arlene Miller, Edmund Pellegrino,
Paternoster Press (Eerdman's), 1996.
on the Line,
John Kilner, Eerdmans, 1992.
of Life and Death,
Francis Beckwith & Norman
Geisler, Baker, 1991. (Table of Contents)
Homosexuality & Apologetics
and the Politics of Truth, Jeffrey Satinover,
M.D., Baker, 1996.
Donald Wold, Baker, 1998.
Thomas Schmidt, IVP, 1995.
Affections, George Grant & Mark Horne, Legacy,
1991. (Table of Contents)
Apologetics & History
Faith & Historical
Ronald Nash, Zondervan, 1984.
Steven Keillor, IVP, 1996.
Shape of the Past, John Warwick Montgomery, Bethany
Fellowship, 1975. (Table of Contents)
Abortion & Apologetics
A Rational Look at an Emotional Issue, R.C. Sproul, NavPress, 1990.
Olasky, Crossway Books, 1992.
Toward an Evangelical Consensus,
Paul Fowler, Multnomah, 1987.
my Own, Terry Schlossberg & Elizabeth
Achtemeier, Eerdmans, 1995.
Correct Death, Francis Beckwith, Baker, 1993. (Table of Contents)
Phillip Johnson, Regenery Gateway, 1991.
Black Box, Michael Behe, The Free Press, 1996.
Darwinism by Opening Minds, Phillip Johnson, IVP,
A Theory in Crisis, Michael Denton, Adler & Adler,
Destiny, Michael Denton, The Free Press, 1998.
Phillip Johnson, IVP, 1998.
in the Balance, Phillip Johnson, IVP, 1995.
Creation Hypothesis, Phillip Johnson, IVP, 1994.
Origin of Species Revisited,
W.R. Bird, Regency, 1991.
Views on Creation and Evolution,
J.P. Moreland & John
Mark Reynolds, Zondervan, 1999. (Table
Answering the New Age Attacks
the New Age Jesus, Doug Groothius, IVP., Doug Groothius, IVP.
Elizabeth Hillstrom, IVP. (Table of Contents)
Responding to Liberalism
Criticism: Historical, Literacy and Textual, Harrison, Waltke, Guthrie,
and Fee, Zondervan.
and Liberalism, Gresham Machen, Eerdmans.
Criticisms of the Bible: Methodology or Ideology?,
Eta Linnemann, Baker.
There a Synoptic Problem?,
Linnemann, Baker. (Table of Contents)
Responding to the Jesus Seminars
Gregory Boyd, Victor.
Gospels, One Jesus, Richard Burridge, Eerdmans,
and the Dead Sea Scrolls, ed. James Charlesworth,
Under Fire, ed., Michael Wilkins & J.P.
Moreland, Zondervan, 1995.
for the Real Jesus in an Age of Controversy, Douglas
Challenge of Jesus: Rediscovering Who Jesus Was and
Is, N. T.
Wright, IVP, 1999.
Ben Witherington III, IVP, 1995.
Paul Quest, Ben
Witherington III, IVP, 1998.
Real Jesus, Luke
Timothy Johnson, Harper, 1996.
Was Jesus?, N.T.
Wright, Eerdmans, 1992.
Sage, or Son of God?, Greg Boyd, Victor/Bridgepoint.
(Table of Contents)
Alleged Errors in the Bible
Discrepancies of the Bible, John Haley, Baker.
Passages in the New Testament, Dr. Robert Stein, Baker, 1990.
of Bible Difficulties, Dr. Gleason Archer, Zondervan,
Handbook for Solving Bible Difficulties, David O'Brien,
1990. (Table of Contents)
Roman Catholicism and Sola Scriptura
ed., John Armstrong, Moody.
Catholics and Evangelicals, Norman Geisler & Ralph
Church of Rome at the Bar of History, William
Webster, Banner of Truth.
of the Reformers,
Timothy George, Broadman, 1988.
ed., Jim Boice and Ben Sasse, Baker. (Table
Creation and Evolution
and Evolution, Alan Hayward, Bethany House Publishers,
1985, Minneapolis, MN. (Table of Contents)
Fingerprint of God, Hugh Ross, Ph.D., Promise Publishing
Company, 1991, Orange, CA. (Table of