A History of Western Philosophy From the Pre-Socratics to Postmodernism by C. Stephen Evans (IVP Academics, 2018) is an excellent introductory textbook for serious Christian apologists. I say serious because the book covers more than 2,500 years of philosophy in only 600 pages. The author … Continue reading Book Review: A History of Western Philosophy
How Reason Can Lead To God: A Philosopher’s Bridge To Faith (Joshua Rasmussen, IPV Academic, 2019) is a must-read for Christian apologists and anyone who wants to improve how they think and talk with people about the existence of God. Joshua Rasmussen (PhD, Notre Dame) … Continue reading Book Review: How Reason Can Lead To God
Last Call for Liberty: How America’s Genius for Freedom Has Become Its Greatest Threat by Os Guinness (IVP Books, 2018) is an important read for anyone who cares about freedom.
God And The Problem Of Evil Five Views (IVP Academic, 2017) is an important book to read on at least two levels. One is to see how five scholars present their view of a problem that is of deep concern to humanity. The second is … Continue reading Book Review: God And The Problem of Evil Five Views
With Grandparents Day just around the calendar corner (Sept. 9th), we thought it would be good to look at the important role grandparents play in the lives of children. Grandparents can be a big support to their children who are the parents of their grandchildren. … Continue reading Book Review: Grandparenting – Loving Our Children’s Children
The IVP Pocket Reference Series is a great way to build an excellent reference library without having to spend a lot of money. The entire series of 13 books costs $130 ($117 through IVP) and individual pocket dictionaries retail for just $10 ($9 through IVP – less than on Amazon.com and Christianbook.com).
The series includes:
- Pocket Dictionary of Theological Terms
- Pocket Dictionary of Theology
- Pocket Dictionary for the Study of Biblical Hebrew
- Pocket Dictionary for the Study of New Testament Greek
- Pocket Dictionary of Biblical Studies
- Pocket Dictionary of Ethics
- Pocket History of the Church
- Pocket Dictionary of Church History
- Pocket Guide to World Religions
- Pocket Dictionary of Liturgy Worship
- Pocket Dictionary of the Reformed Tradition
- Pocket Dictionary of Apologetics & Philosophy of Religion
- Pocket Handbook of Christian Apologetics
Since FaithandSelfDefense is primarily an apologetics ministry, I’ll review the two IVP books about apologetics.
The Myth of the Non-Christian: Engaging Atheists, Nominal Christians and the Spiritual But Not Religious by Luke Cawley (IVP Books, 2016) addresses an important aspect of our Lord’s directive to “make disciples” – Contextual Apologetics. “The art of formulating appropriate and diverse ways of sharing … Continue reading Book Review: The Myth of the Non-Christian