Reason for God; Belief in an Age of Skepticism, Dr. Timothy Keller;ISBN 0525950494
Addressing frequent doubts that skeptics and non-believers bring to religion, he explains how belief in a Christian God is sound and rational. To skeptics, atheists, and agnostics he provides a challenging argument for pursuing the reason for God.
Christianity, The Faith that Makes Sense; Dennis McCallum; ISBN 0842305254
An authority (from the Columbus area, incidentally) on tough, searching questions, gives good reason and solid evidence for the Christ claims. The first chapter, The Party is worth the read to get a grip on the need for giving one’s self to the search for answers to these important spiritual questions.
The Case for Christ:Lee Strobel; Zondervan Publ. House, 1998; ISBN 0310209307
An investigative journalist, his wife becomes a Christian. He applies his best techniques to disproving the claim that Jesus rose from the dead, interviewing experts from a variety of fields to prove it false. He is surprised by what he learns.
The Christ Commission; Og Mandino; Bantom Books, 1983; ISBN 0553277421
An fictionalized investigation of the claims of Christ. In William-Tell-like fashion, the author travels back in time to the first century to lead the Roman government’s investigation of the resurrection claim. The drama is gripping and the evidence compelling.
Finding God at Harvard; Kelly Monroe, Ed.; Zondervan Publishing House, 1996; ISBN 0310219221
The faith testimonies of 40+ authorities in their respective fields, each a current or alumni member of Harvard elite.
Mere Christianity; C.S. Lewis; Collier Books, 1952; ISBN 0060652926
Once a committed atheist, this author’s classic work represents his travel to faith in God through the tough challenges of philosophy and faith. Sooner or later, it is a book everyone should read, an influence on any other text of this kind since the early ‘50’s.
More than a Carpenter; Josh McDowell; Tyndale House, 1977; ISBN 0842345523
This text assumes Jesus’ resurrection as the central issue of faith, defending the claim against challenges, offering practical value to trusting the claim as truth.
One Catholic to Another;Peter Kreeft; InterVarsity Press, 1985; ISBN 0-87784-070-9
A balanced, fair statement of love and salvation to our friends who would list themselves among the Roman Catholic membership. The author creates informative dialogue between a genuine Catholic Christian and a “Cultural” Catholic, modeling a truthful, gentle, and respectful presentation.
Yes or No;Peter Kreeft; Ignatius Press, 1991: ISBN 0898703581
This book places the challenges of faith in a conversation between two individuals. Chris, who trusts in the Christ claims shares the reasons for his in the context of his friendship with Sal, modeling a gentle, interpersonal search process. Answers to difficult questions take on simple meaning for realities of life.
The Journey Bible; Zondervan; ISBN: 031092023X
An easy-read translation with helpful notes and insights, this version was compiled with a seeker in mind. It is meant for use in the process of analyzing the potential of faith in Christ.