1) Mere Christianity
Mere Christianity is C.S. Lewis’ classic apologetic for the Christian faith. Lewis was arguably the most important writer of the 20th century. In this book he explores the common ground that all those of Christian faith stand on. Mere Christianity includes Lewis’ legendary broadcast talks during World War Two culled from his three previous books The Case for Christianity, Christian Behavior, and Beyond Personality.
2) Apologetics: A Justification of Christian Belief
John Frame shines much-needed light on the message and method of genuinely Christian apologetics in Apologetics: A Justification of Christian Belief. This well-known theologian examines apologetics via the angles of proof, defense, and offense. Frame also clarifies the relationships of reason, proofs, and evidences to faith, biblical authority, and the lordship of Christ.
3) The Reason for God: Belief in an Age of Skepticism
Timothy Keller has been called the C.S. Lewis for this century. He is the founding pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City. In his New York Times bestseller The Reason for God: Belief in an Age of Skepticism Keller addresses the doubts that skeptics (and sometimes even faithful believers) have about religion. Keller does this through lit-review, philosophy, real-life conversations, and solid reasoning. One of the best Christian apologetic books out there.
4) Reasonable Faith: Christian Truth and Apologetics
William Lane Craig’s Reasonable Faith: Christian Truth and Apologetics is a classic (and recently updated) text that uses astrophysics, philosophy, probability calculus and more to make solid arguments for the existence of God. Lane created this book for the layperson.
5) More Than a Carpenter
Don’t you just love the title of this book by former skeptic Josh McDowell? Joined by his son Sean, father and son examine the evidence about Jesus and offer arguments for faith from a skeptic turned believer. Originally published in 1977, this modern, inspiring, classic has sold over 15 million copies, been translated into dozens of languages, and introduced countless people to the real Jesus. This newest edition goes head to head with today’s atheist writers.