Resource of the Year: Apologetics
Stealing From God: Why Atheists Need God to Make Their Case
By Frank Turek (NavPress)
What I really wish I could do is quote many of the arguments from this book but there isn’t the space to do so.
There aren’t just apologetic nuggets to be mined here. Rather, Frank Turek in Stealing From God strikes the well-sourced mother lode in an easy-to-understand manner. Turek successfully argues that atheists must constantly borrow from the theistic worldview to make their case, and he points out that when atheists attempt to debunk theism that they cut off the branches that keep them from falling into absurdity.
Any Christian who reads Stealing from God will be emboldened to dialog with an atheist because there is no surer way to become a confident witness than to see that the atheist’s proud arguments against the knowledge of God are only fallacious folly. Stealing from God makes that clear.
God’s Crime Scene: A Cold Case Detective Examines the Evidence for a Divinely Created Universe
By J. Warner Wallace (David C Cook)
Former cold case homicide detective J. Warner Wallace has again brought together his expertise in crime scene investigation and apologetics in God’s Crime Scene. Employing logic and evidence is what solving crimes is all about and that’s the same skill set needed for effective Christian apologetics.
Wallace’s background not only makes God’s Crime Scene spot on when it comes to arguing for evidence for the existence of God, but it makes it interesting and poignant in this CSI world. Every chapter opens not with a fictional crime story but a real crime investigation with which Wallace was personally involved and Wallace uses those stories to explain why the evidence shows that the universe is no accident but must have arisen from an intelligent Creator.
Thus, God’s Crime Scene not only provides a wealth of apologetic argument, but it’s fun too.
EVALUATED BY CLAY JONES, associate professor in the Master of Arts in Christian Apologetics program at Biola University, the chairman of the board of Ratio Christi, a contributing writer for the Christian Research Journal and blogger at ClayJones.net.