The 10 Best Books to Buy for Skeptics of Christianity in 2018

Resources for Skeptics, Seekers and Defenders of Christianity

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Whether you are a skeptic of Christianity, a seeker with doubts, or a Christian who needs to be better equipped to defend the faith, this contemporary collection of Christian apologetics books contains intelligent yet extremely readable resources to provide evidence of the truth of the Bible and a solid defense of the Christian faith.

I believe this book is the best one-stop source for skeptics of Christianity and believers who want to be better equipped to defend the faith. Norman L. Geisler and Frank Turek make the claim that all belief systems and world views require faith, including atheism. In a highly readable format, the book provides compelling evidence for the truth of the Bible and Christianity's claims. Readers can't help but agree that belief in Christianity requires the least amount of faith!

I love the title of this book and all that it implies. Ray Comfort establishes the case that God does in fact exist, and that his existence can be scientifically proven. He also shows that atheists do not exist, and uncovers the motivation behind agnosticism. If your ability to defend your beliefs needs to be strengthened, if your interest is piqued by the title, or if you don't like what it implies, this book is for you!

This isn't your typical apologetics book. In fiction format, David Gregory tells the story of a successful yet cynical modern-day businessman. Convinced his friends are playing a joke on him, Nick accepts an invitation to dinner from Jesus of Nazareth. As the dinner conversation progresses, his interest is captured by topics such as life beyond death, pain, God, religions, and family. As Nick begins to set aside his disbelief, he discovers his dinner companion may hold the key to life.

The first edition of this book was the first apologetics book I ever read. As a pre-law student, Josh McDowell set out to disprove the Bible. During his research into the fallacies of the Christian faith, he discovered the opposite - the undeniable reality of Jesus Christ. In this updated version he examines the reliability of the Bible and its historical accuracy as well as the reality of miracles. He also looks at the philosophical systems of skepticism, agnosticism, and mysticism.

A career in journalism at the Chicago Tribune and the earlier claims of science had led Lee Strobel to the conviction that God was irrelevant. However, today's scientific discoveries are proving to undergird his Christian faith. In this book, Strobel examines the theories of cosmology, astronomy, cellular biology, DNA, physics, and human consciousness to present his overwhelming case for a Creator.

In The Case for Faith, Lee Strobel examines the emotional barriers that hold humans in skepticism toward Christianity. He calls them the "heart barriers" to faith. Employing his journalistic skill, Strobel interviews eight well-known evangelicals in his quest to understand the obstacles to faith. This book is perfect for those with a strong resistance to Christianity, skeptics with serious questions, and Christians who want to learn to better discuss their faith with doubting friends.

Christians often have great difficulty answering the common questions of skeptics. This book can help by providing a biblical resource for your average, everyday skeptics and the Christians who wish to relate to them. Josh McDowell is no stranger to academics, apologetics, and debate, and his arguments give the solid evidence you need for defending Christianity.

I always enjoy listening to Hank Hanegraaff, also known as The Bible Answer Man, on his popular radio show by the same name. In this book, he presents intelligent and simple-to-understand solutions to the spiritual puzzles that bewilder both believers and unbelievers alike. He answers 80 of the toughest questions about faith, cults, pagan religions, pain, children, sin, fear, salvation and much more.

This too is not a typical apologetics book. As a college professor, Dr. Gregory A. Boyd came to Christ, but his father thought he had entered a cult. After frustrating years of trying to explain his faith to his father, Boyd decided to invite his father to correspond by letter. In these letters, Boyd's father expresses doubts and questions about Christianity and Boyd answers with the defense of his faith. The result is this collection, an honest and powerful example of Christian apologetics.

Do you lack confidence when it comes to responding to logical arguments against the Christian faith? Well, don't be intimidated any longer! This book by Ron Rhodes will teach you how to respond to common debates from skeptics, such as, "There is no absolute truth," "How could a loving God allow evil?" and "If God created everything, who created God?"