Christian Apologetics: A Comprehensive Case for Biblical Faith 2nd Edition
Douglas Groothuis is a professor of Theology at Denver Seminary and we've seen him speak numerous times. This second edition of his comprehensive text on what Christians believe and how to defend it is an essential part of any library. He addresses the most common questions and objections people raise about Christianity. "After laying a foundation with the biblical basis for apologetics, apologetic method, and a defense of objective truth, he presents key arguments for the reality of God, a case for the credibility of Jesus, and evidence for the resurrection. Groothuis also evaluates alternative views and responds to challenges such as religious pluralism and the problem of evil." (Publisher) Another very unique thing that Groothuis brings up is the concept of the Apologetic of Lament, which involves looking at how suffering can help us better understand God.
We at TDMI are huge fans of Dr. Groothuis and his approach to the Christian faith and hope you'll check out the book as we think it'll be a great asset to your search for truth.
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True Spirituality by Francis Schaeffer
Francis Schaeffer, examines what True Spirituality actually is, he looks at what many have turned it into, what churches and Christians say it is, and finally, what God deems it to be and how we cannot be swayed from that. This book examines, as Schaeffer puts is, "What it means to be a Christian."
It's so easy to be swayed by various causes and pressures if we aren't careful. This book reminds us of what is true, and helps us determine if we are missing the mark, but then encourages us to make whatever changes are necessary to get back on track. It's a great book for wanting to go deeper in your walk with Jesus.
The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis
The Screwtape Letters is a book by C.S. Lewis that takes the point of view of an uncle demon (Screwtape) talking to and training his nephew demon (Wormwood) on how to deal with his human. While it's a fictitious book, the lessons that Screwtape teaches Wormwood are important warnings for us. As the book proceeds and Wormwood's patient becomes a Christian, the advice becomes more targeted - not to drag the person away from Christianity, but instead to compromise them as an effective witness. Every time I read the book, it speaks to me in a different way and I take new insights away from it.