Ken Samples is not only an esteemed colleague, he is a great writer. This is how Reformed Christians should do apologetics. This is not a debate about apologetic method--for which our tradition is famous--but a thoughtful attempt to actually answer the kinds of questions non-Christians raise. This is well done!
This book is another "must-read." Ken Samples not only knows his stuff, he can communicate it. Anyone interested in apologetics will find this book very helpful.
Archeological evidence cannot prove Christianity to be true. But it can show Christianity to be false. Kitchen brilliantly documents how every time someone sticks a spade in the ground in the land of the Bible, whatever turns up seems to support the historical claims made by Christians about the events in the Old Testament. Kitchen shows that people were where they were supposed to be, when they were supposed to be there! This is good stuff.
Tired of the same old lame argument from your Coors guzzling next-door neighbor that the Bible is not reliable because it has been changed so many times. This is a well-written and informative response to that kind of inane thinking. Bruce makes a compelling case that the text of Holy Scripture is very reliable!
Does coming up with a resolution to the synoptic probelm keep you up at night? This one will help you get some sleep! Despite the efforts of anti-supernatural form and redaction critics, the gospels do indeed give us a reliable picture of Jesus of Nazareth. This is an important book.
Many people have questions about why some books made it into the Bible, when others didn't. Bruce's treatment of the canon and the history of the church's reflection upon this matter is very useful. A great treatment of my favorite Marcion.
Machen wrote this in 1923 in response to liberal Protestantism. It reads like it was written to today's "Emergent Church" leaders. As baseball player-philosopher Yogi Berra once put it, "the more things change, the more things stay the same." This is must reading for Reformed Christians.
Heard about presuppositional apologetics and wondered what the heck that was? Here you go. Van Til is the guy who developed this approach and this is his magnum opus.
A "how-to" guide to challenge unbelievers to justify their unbelief! Imagine that . . . Non-Christians having to give reasons why they don't believe! For beginners your go to guide.
Richard Bauckham's book is not only important, it is a compelling read. Bauckham drives a stake through the heart of the old "form critics" by demonstrating the behind the New Testament is a slew of eyewitness testimony, not little snippets of legend and church-manufactured tradition. Bauckham's thesis is also devastating to the Erhman/Pagels crowd, proving that the New Testament arises in the context of eyewitnesses testimony about many of the things Jesus actually said and did. While I don't agree with Bauckham's thesis about the authorship of John (he contends that the gospel was written by John the elder, not the apostle), that does not detract from Bauckham's thesis, nor does it weaken the weight of his evidence.