Michael Patton shares his list at Parchment and Pen. Here are the top five:
5. The God Who is There, Francis Schaeffer
Schaeffer’s works could all be put on this list, but this particular work is representative of a timeless defense from a timeless scholar.
4. Faith Has its Reasons, Rob Bowman and Kenneth Boa
The best book for one who’s desire it is to understand not only what apologetics is, but how it is to be done. The authors give a great overview of all the different Christian apologetic methods asking the question “How are we to defend the faith?” They then discuss and defend Presuppositionalism, Fideism, Evidentialism, and Classical approaches to the defense of the faith. For the young, aspiring apologist, this is the first book that should be read.
3. The Resurrection of the Son of God, N. T. Wright
Simply put, this is the most comprehensive work on the resurrection of Christ ever produced. Whatever you think of N. T. Wright, there is no debate that this is an immensely valuable contribution to the Christian witness.
2. The Case for the Resurrection of Jesus, Habermas and Licona
Simply a must have for everyone. The resurrection of Christ is the central issue of Christianity. If Christ rose from the grave, Christianity is true; if he did not, it is false. Everyone needs to have a good defense of the resurrection and this work represents the best of the popular options. Get it!
1. Mere Christianity, C. S. Lewis
How can I do justice to what might be the most significant and influential apologetic work in all of Christianity? All I can say is that if you have not read Mere Christianity, shame on you.
What other good apologetics and philosophy books are you guys reading these days?