Bibliography

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Apologetics:

  • Lee Strobel - The Case for Christ
  • Lee Strobel - The Case for Faith
  • Philip Jenkins - The Hidden Gospels
  • Craig Bloomberg - The Historical Reliability of the Gospels
  • Paul Copan - Will the Real Jesus Please Stand Up?
  • Gary Habermas - The Historical Jesus
  • Gary Habermas and Douglas Geivett - In Defense of Miracles
  • Gregory Boyd - Letters from a Skeptic
  • William Lane Craig - Reasonable Faith
  • Ronald Nash - Faith and Reason
  • Norm Geisler - Christian Apologetics
  • J.P. Moreland - Scaling the Secular City
  • Alistair McGrath - Intellectuals Don't Need God: And other Modern Myths
  • Josh McDowell. and Don Stewart,. - Answers to Tough Questions Skeptics Ask About the Christian Faith.
  • Josh McDowell, - Evidence That Demands a Verdict.
  • Josh McDowell, - More Evidence That Demands a Verdict.
  • John R.W Stott, - Basic Christianity.
  • Ravi Zacharias - Can Man Live Without God?
  • Ravi Zacharias - Jesus Among other Gods

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Cults and Other Religions

  • Ron Rhodes - The Challenge of Cults and New Religions
  • Walter Martin - The Kingdom of the Cults
  • Francis Beckwith, Carl Moser and Paul Owen - The New Mormon Challenge
  • Janis Hutchinson - Out of the Cults and Into the Church: Understanding and Encouraging Ex-Cultists
  • Craig Hawkins - Goddess Worship: Witchcraft and Neo-Paganism
  • Hank Hanegraaff - Christianity in Crisis
  • Lewis Hopfe and Mark Woodward - Religions of the World
  • Raymond Scheindlen - A Short History of the Jewish People
  • Huston Smith - The World's Religions
  • William Zellner - Extraordinary Groups: An Examination of Unconventional Lifestyles
  • Norman Geisler - Answering Islam
  • Denny - An Introduction to Islam
  • Peters - Muhammad and the Origin of Islam
  • Ayoub - Islamic Faith and Practice
  • al-Gazali - Inner Dimensions of Islamic Worship
  • Mateen Elass - Understanding the Koran: A Quick Christian Guide to the Muslim Holy Book

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Contemporary Culture Analysis/Postmodernism/Emerging Church

  • Stanley Grenz - Primer on Postmodernism
  • Richard Middleton and Brian Walsh - Truth is Stranger then it Used to Be
  • Dennis McCallum - The Death of Truth
  • Chuck Colson - Burden of Truth
  • Douglas Groothuis - Truth Decay
  • Carl Raschke - The Next Reformation
  • Robert Weber - The Younger Evangelicals
  • Brian McLaren and Tony Campolo - Adventures in Missing the Point: How the Culture Controlled Church Neutered the Gospel
  • Brian McLaren - A Generous Orthodoxy
  • Brian McLaren - A New Kind of Christian: A Tale of Two Friends on a Spiritual Journey
  • Brian McLaren - The Story we find Ourselves in: Further Adventures of a New Kind of Christian
  • Brian McLaren - The Last Word and the Word after That: A Tale of Faith, Doubt, and a New Kind of Christianity
  • Dave Roberts - Following Jesus: a non-religious guidebook for the spiritually hungry
  • Chuck Colson - The Good Life
  • Philip Jenkins - The Next Christendom: the Coming of Global Christianity

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Worldview:

  • James Sire: The Universe Next Door
  • J.P. Moreland - Love God with All Your Mind
  • Nancy Pearcey and Chuck Colson - How Now Shall We Live?
  • Nancy Pearcey - Total Truth
  • Francis Schaeffer - Escape from Reason
  • Francis Schaeffer - The God Who is There
  • Francis Schaeffer - The complete works of Francis Schaeffer

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Science and Faith:

  • Lee Strobel - The Case for A Creator
  • Del Ratsch - Science and Its Limits
  • Del Ratsch - The Battle for Beginnings: Why Neither Side is Winning the Creation/Evolution Debate
  • Michael Behe - Darwin's Black Box
  • Ian Barbour - Religion and Science: Historical and Contemporary Issues

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Church History:

  • W.H.C. Frend - The Rise of Christianity
  • J. Stevenson - A New Eusebius
  • J. Stevenson - Creeds, Councils, Controversies
  • Bruce Shelley - Church History in Plain Language
  • Williston Walker - A History of the Christian Church
  • Henry Bettenson - Documents of the Christian Church
  • R. W. Southern - Western Society and the Church in The Middle Ages
  • Margaret Deanesly - A History of the Medieval Church 590-1500
  • Alvin Schmidt - Under the Influence: How Christianity Transformed Civilizationheology:
  • Stanley Grenzy - Theology for the Community of God
  • Alistair McGrath - The Christian Theology Reader
  • Millard Erickson - The Word Became Flesh
  • Sinclair B Ferguson and David F Wright - New Dictionary of Theology
  • Colin Brown - Christianity and Western Thought

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New Testament Theology:

  • N.T. Wright - The New Testament and the People of God
  • N.T. Wright - Jesus and the Victory of God
  • N.T. Wright - The Resurrection of the Son of God
  • John Meier - A Marginal Jew: Rethinking the Historical Jesus
  • Elaine Pagels - Beyond Belief: The Secret Gospel of Thomas
  • Luke Timothy Johnson - The Real Jesus: The Misguided Quest for the Historical Jesus and the Truth of the Traditional Gospels
  • Carl Olsen and Sandra Meisel - The Da Vinci Hoax: Exposing the Errors in the Da Vinci Code

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Bible Study:

  • Gordon Fee - How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth
  • Gordon Fee - New Testament Exegesis: A Handbook for Students and Pastors
  • Leland Ryken - How to Read the Bible as Literature
  • Michael Gorman - Elements of Biblical Exegesis: A Basic Guide for Students and Ministers
  • D. Brent Sandy and Ronald L. Giese - Cracking Old Testament Codes: A Guide to Interpreting the Literary Genres of the Old Testament
  • Mark Strom - The Symphony of Scripture: Making Sense of the Bible's Many Themes
  • Scot McKnight - Introducing New Testament Interpretation

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Bible Background:

  • Ralph Gower - The New Manners and Customs of Bible Times
  • Alfred Hoerth, Gerald Mattingly, Edwin Yamauchi - Peoples of the Old Testament World
  • Paul Meier - In The Fullness of Time: A Historian Looks at Christmas, Easter, and the Early Church
  • Paul Meier - The Works of Josephus
  • Readings from the First Century World
  • Zondervan Illustrated Bible Background Commentary
  • Zondervan Pictoral Encyclopedia of the Bible
  • Oxford Bible Atlas
  • Lawrence O. Richards - Expository Dictionary of Bible Words

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Holy Spirit Issues:

  • John White - When The Spirit Comes With Power
  • Charles Kraft - Christianity with Power

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Worship:

  • Marva Dawn - Raching Out without Dumbing Down: A Theology of Worship for this Urgent Time
  • David Peterson - Engaging with God
  • Andrew Hill - Enter His Gates with Praise

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Pop Culture/Entertainment:

  • David Dark - Everyday Apocalypse
  • Jim Ware - The God of the Fairy Tale
  • Neil Postman - Amusing Ourselves to Death
  • William Romanowski - Eyes Wide Open: Looking for God in Pop Culture
  • Ron Luce - Battle Cry for a Generation: the fight to save America's youth

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Christian Inspiration/Spiritual Growth:

  • Philip Yancey - The Jesus I Never Knew
  • Philip Yancey - What's So Amazing About Grace
  • Mike Yaconelli - Messy Spirituality
  • J.I. Packer - Knowing God
  • A. W. Tozer - The Pursuit of God
  • Henri Nouwen - In the Name of Jesus
  • Ravi Zacharias - Cries of the Heart
  • Kelly Monroe - Finding God at Harvard: Spiritual journeys of thinking Christians
  • Pete Greig and Dave Roberts - Red Moon Rising: How 24-7 prayer is awakening a generation
  • Ravi Zacharias - Recapture the Wonder

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End Times/Revelation Interpretation:

  • Craig Koester - Revelation and the End of All THIngs
  • Eugene Peterson - Reversed Thunder
  • A. J. Conyers - Eclipse of Heaven
  • Gregory Beale - The Book of Revelation
  • Darrel Bock and Stanley Gundry - Three Views on the Millenium and Beyond

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Christian Education:

  • Eugene Roehlkepartain - The Teaching Church
  • Daryl Eldridge - The Teaching Ministry of the Church
  • Linda Vogel - Teaching and Learning in Communities of Faith

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Preaching:

  • Haddon Robinson - Biblical Preaching
  • Haddon Robinson - Making a Difference in Preaching
  • anything by Fred Craddock, Haddon Robinson or Will Willimon

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Leadership:

  • George Cladis - Leading the Team-Based Church
  • Walter C. Wright - Relational Leadership: A Biblical Model for Leadership Service
  • Gary L. Mcintosh and Samuel D. Rima - Overcoming the Dark Side of Leadership
  • Reggie McNeal - A Work of Heart: Understanding How God Shapes Spiritual Leaders
  • Dallas Willard - Renovation of the Heart: Putting on the Character of Christ
  • Jim Herrington, Mike Bonem, James H. Furr - Leading Congregational Change: A Practical Guide for the Transformational Journey
  • Bill Hybels - Courageous Leadership
  • Tim Elmore - Wired for Influence: Skills to Lead Others

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C.S. Lewis:

  • Mere Chrsitianity
  • The Great Divorce
  • The Problem of Pain
  • Miracles
  • The Screwtape Letters
  • The Chronicles of Narnia

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