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Check out some of our recommended resources on the topics of Christian apologetics and worldview.

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MERE CHRISTIANITY

Arguably the 20th century's most influential Christian writer, C.S. Lewis sought to explain and defend the beliefs that nearly all Christians at all times hold in common. His simple yet deeply profound classic, originally delivered as a series of radio broadcasts, is a book to be thoroughly digested by believers and generously shared with skeptics.

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THE CASE FOR CHRIST

A powerful defense of the Christian faith! In this updated edition of his bestseller, Strobel cross-examines a dozen of the country's top scholars to uncover incontestable evidence that supports the claims of Jesus. Revisions include new material on archaeological and manuscript discoveries, responses to skeptics' critiques of Strobel's book, fresh recommendations for further study, and more. 336 pages, softcover from Zondervan

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MAMA BEAR APOLOGETICS

The problem with lies is they don't often sound like lies. They seem harmless, and even sound right. So what's a Mama Bear to do when her kids seem to be absorbing the culture's lies uncritically?

Mama Bear Apologetics™ is the book you've been looking for. This mom-to-mom guide will equip you to teach your kids how to form their own biblical beliefs about what is true and what is false. Through transparent life stories and clear, practical applications - including prayer strategies - this band of Mama Bears offers you tools to train yourself, so you can turn around and train your kids.

Are you ready to answer the rallying cry, "Mess with our kids and we will demolish your arguments"? Join the Mama Bears and raise your voice to protect your kids - by teaching them how to think through and address the issues head-on, yet with gentleness and respect.

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THE REASON FOR GOD

How could a loving God send people to hell? Why does he allow suffering? Can one religion be "right" and the others "wrong"? Responding to the questions of open skeptics and ardent believers, Keller draws from literature, philosophy, reason, and real-life conversations to explain how faith in a Christian God is a soundly rational belief.

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COLD CASE CHRISTIANITY FOR KIDS

Drawing tweens into the thrill of high-stakes investigating, respected cold-case detective Wallace trains them how to think rather than telling them what to think. Showing kids how to test witnesses, examine the evidence, and more, he gives them the investigative skills they need to understand and defend the truth about Jesus. Ages 8 to 12.

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QUESTIONING EVANGELISM

Sometimes the best answer is a question. It's the way Jesus often talked with people as He led them into discussions about the issues that mattered most.

In this second edition of the perennial best-seller Questioning Evangelism, Campus Crusade for Christ veteran Randy Newman forwards thought provoking and practical insights to help Christians engage others in meaningful spiritual conversations. Emerging out of years of his own questioning style of evangelism, Newman suggests that asking questions doesn't tell unbelievers what to think but instead challenges how we think about people, their questions, and our message.

This second edition includes a chapter in which the author reflects on the success of the book and what that has taught him, as well as a new foreword by Lee Strobel.

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MORE THAN A CARPENTER

Updated for a new generation of seekers with revised material and a new chapter, this bestseller introduces the real Jesus---a carpenter, a religious leader, and the Son of God. The McDowell's reveal how they searched for meaning, truth, and relevance---finding the answers in Jesus Christ. Discover how you can find him, too! 

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TOTAL TRUTH

Does God belong in the public arena of politics, business, law, and education? Or is religion a private and personal matter only? Pearcey challenges 21st-century believers to overcome our cultural double-mindedness and learn to "think Christianly" about secular topics. The included study guide offers practical hands-on steps for crafting an illuminated, faith-based worldview. 

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NOT A CHANCE

Can chance truly be responsible for all that is?

Despite claiming unbelief in God or any higher power that may have designed or created the world, modern scientists often write and speak of chance as some kind of being or force that can actually cause things to happen. They have excluded any designer but filled in the resultant void with faulty reasoning.

In this classic book, R. C. Sproul and Keith Mathison call the scientific world to employ logic and clarity in their discourse, to leave the word chance as an abstract concept to describe mathematical possibilities rather than an ontological entity that can cause change. Dallas Willard praised Not a Chance as "Sproul at his best, which is very good. He shows secularism to be what it now is: a desperate faith." This expanded edition includes a new chapter dealing with the most recent attempts to defend irrational scientific statements. A new appendix reviews other literature on scientific discoveries that support belief in a Creator God.

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EVIDENCE THAT DEMANDS A VERDICT

In the first edition of Evidence That Demands a Verdict, Josh McDowell armed thoughtful Christians with historical documentation and modern scholarship, bearing witness to the truth of the Bible. Evidence quickly became a resource for millions of believers in defense of Christianity against the harshest of critics. Josh is joined by his son, Sean McDowell, in this exciting new edition with more historical insights to encourage those familiar with Evidence, as well as a new generation of believers, to embrace the truth of Christ in a skeptical culture. This is a book that invites readers to bring their doubts and doesn’t shy away from the tough questions.

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WHY YOU THINK THE WAY YOU DO

How have we come to our world views, and what influence did Christianity have on those that are common to Western civilization? In this accessible survey, Why You Think the Way You Do: The Story of Western World Views from Rome to HomeGlenn Sunshine traces the development of the world views that underpin the Western world. He demonstrates the decisive effect the growth of Christianity had in transforming the outlook of Pagan Roman culture into one that, based on biblical concepts of humanity and its relationship with god, established virtually all the positive aspects of Western civilization. Unique among books on the topic, this book, discusses Western worldviews as a continuous narrative rather than simply as a catalogue of ideas and traces the effects changes in worldview had on society. It helps readers understand their own worldviews and those of other people and helps them recognize the consequences that worldviews hold.

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HOW SHOULD WE THEN LIVE?

Schaeffer's brilliant analysis of Western civilization from ancient Rome to the Atomic Age examines the breakdown of modern society in philosophy, theology, the arts, and morals. The only viable alternative, he says, is living by the Christian ethic, acceptance of God's revelation, and total affirmation of the Bible's values and meaning.