Wednesday, May 26, 2010

5 Books for Summer Reading

Here are a few books on the summer reading list:
1. Son of Hamas – Heard amazing things about it.
2. Who Made God? – Also heard good reviews; planning to review.
3. The God Conversation – Useful for practical apologetics.
4. The Rationality of Theism – edited by Copan and Moser.
5. Inference to the Best Explanation – gifted from a friend; can’t wait to finally get into.

What are your recommendations? Want to read along?


  1. Michael Baldwin May 26, 2010

    "The God Conversation" looks really really useful, I might have to get that!

    I haven't read a huge number of apologetics books, and so this summer I'm gonna try and read the classics. I've got good translations of Pascal's pensees and Augustine's city of God which i will definitely read, Ken Samples said in his Learning how to learn series that those are absolute must reads for any budding apologist and i loved that series so i've gotta followe his advice!!

    Also I'm going to have a C.S. Lewis marathon and read as many of his books on christianity as possible. Will think about which other ones to read, I want to prepare myself as much as possible for university starting in october, apparently at the start of term everyone is extremely open.

  2. Eric Stephens May 26, 2010

    No recommendations, but just to share what I'm reading: Historical Jesus by Habermas, Intro to Philosophy by Geisler, and Philosophical Foundations for a Christian Worldview by Moreland and Craig.

  3. Janus May 26, 2010

    The rationality of Theism seems it is a good book, I like all the books written or edited by Paul Copan, I can't wait for his new book "Is God a Moral Moster? Making Sense of the Old Testament God" you can read two articles related with the ethics of the Old Testament by Copan in his web site, both are very useful.

  4. Brian May 26, 2010

    I really need to read more of C.S. Lewis's stuff. Just haven't gotten to it yet.

    Great books, Stephen. Those are all superb.

    Janus – yes, I concur.

  5. Branches May 26, 2010

    Some of the books on my list include:

    The Gospel in a Pluralistic Society – Leslie Newbigin (Awesome so far)

    Revelation and Reason: New Essays in Reformed Apologetics by K Scott Oliphint and Lane G. Tipton

    One or Two: Seeing a World of Difference – Peter Jones (This a book dealing with Neo-Paganism/pantheism/panentheism and it should be released soon. I can't wait!)

    Being Human: The Nature of Spiritual Experience – Jerram Barrs and Ranald Macaulay (great book contrasting biblical spirituality with the neo-platonic spirituality that influenced the Mystics)

    Presuppositional Apologetics – Greg Bahnsen

    The Doctrine of God – John Frame

    Scientific Mythologies: How Science and Science Fiction Forge New Religious Beliefs – James Herrick

    Intelligent Design Uncensored: An Easy-to-Understand Guide to the Controversy – Dembski and Witt

  6. Branches May 26, 2010

    I may also read "Reasonable Faith" by William Lane Craig again to refresh my memory on the best of classical apologetics.