References and resources

This page will be updated regularly to help you take a more in-depth look at what the experts have to say on the topics that I post on. I will regularly include website updates, books and other sources as they become available.

These references serve as my sources along with notes and material I researched and collected during my time in Biola University’s Christian Apologetics Program and beyond.

Important: Before reading any other book or resource make a daily habit of reading your Bible first! Read a chapter a day, a devotional reading a day or any other method that keeps you in the Word of God.



It is important to have a good study Bible or two. There are many out there to choose from depending on your need. The version, the focus and your level of previous experience are all factors in selecting a Bible. Here are a few that I would recommend as you build you Bible study library:

The Life Application Study Bible in NASB, NIV or NLT versions

The Apologetics Study Bible, HCSB

Archeological Study Bible, NIV

HCSB Study Bible

Hebrew-Greek Key Word Study Bible

Bible Gateway App for your devices (allows you to look at many versions, research terms and Scripture and provides commentary from top scholars)

Making A Case for New Christians:

More Than A Carpenter; and Evidence that Demands a Verdict, by Josh McDowell

Mere Christianity, by C.S. Lewis

The Case for Christ; The Case for A Creator; The Case for Faith all three by Lee Strobel

Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus; and No God but One, Allah or Jesus, by Nabeel Qureshi

Without A Doubt, by Kenneth Samples

Making A Case for Truth and Worldview:

Total Truth and Saving Leonardo, both by Nancy Pearcy

How Should We Then Live? by Francis Schaeffer

How Now Shall We Live, by Charles Colson

Making A Case for Christian Apologetics:

I Don’t Have Enough Faith to Be An Atheist by Norman Geisler

The New Evidence that Demands A Verdict, by Josh Mc Dowell

Reasonable Faith, both by William Lane Craig

Love Your God With All Your Mind, by J.P. Moreland

Apologetics for A New Generation, by Sean McDowell

Defending the Faith, by Mary Jo Sharp

Making A Case for the Existence of God:

The God Question, by J.P. Moreland

On Guard, by William Lane Craig

The Reason for God, by Timothy Keller

Knowing God, by J.I. Packer

Making A Case for Creation vs. Evolution:

Darwin’s Doubt, and Signature in the Cell, both by Stephen Meyers

Icons of Evolution, by Jonathan Wells

Darwin on Trial, by Phillip E. Johnson

Darwin’s Black Box, by Michael J. Behe

Faith, Form and Time, by Kurt P. Wise

Battle for the Beginning, by John MacArthur

Who Was Adam? by Fazale Rana

Bones of Contention, by Marvin L. Lubenow

The Design Inference and Being as Communion, by William Dembski

God’s Crime Scene, by J. Warner Wallace

Making A Case for the Bible:

Cold Case Christianity, by J. Warner Wallace

Miracles: The Credibility of the New Testament Accounts, by Craig S. Keener

Miracles, by Eric Metaxas

Ancient Words, by Greg Koukl (available at

Inerrancy, by Norman L. Geisler

Searching for the Original Bible, by Randall Price

God Breathed, by Josh McDowell

Questioning the Bible, 11 Major Challenges to the Bible’s Authority, by Jonathan Morrow

Making A Case for Jesus and the Resurrection:

The Apologetics of Jesus, by Norman Geisler and Patrick Zukeran

Evidence for the Resurrection, by Josh and Sean McDowell

Why Jesus? by Ravi Zacharias

The Historical Jesus: Ancient Evidence for the Life of Christ, by Gary Habermas

Case for the Resurrection of Jesus, by Gary Habermas and Mike Licona

Jesus on Trial, by David Limbaugh

Making A Case for How to Study the Bible:

How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth, by Gordon D. Fee and Douglas Stuart

Playing with Fire, by Walt Russell

Knowing Scripture; and Essential Truths both by R.C. Sproul

A General Introduction to the Bible (textbook), by Norman L. Geisler and William E. Nix

Introduction to Biblical Interpretation (textbook), by William W. Klein, Craig L. Blomberg

The Essential Bible Companion, by John H. Walton, Mark L. Strauss, and Ted Cooper Jr.

Knowing the Bible 101, A Guide to God’s Word in Plain Language, by Bruce Bickel and Stan Jantz

Making A Case for Christian Witnessing:

Tactics, by Greg Koukle

Becoming A Contagious Christian, by Bill Hybels, Mark Mittelberg (with Lee Strobel)

Making A Case for Christian Discipleship:

Divine Conspiracy and Renovation of the Heart and The Spirit of the Disciplines, all three by Dallas Willard

Making A Case for Marriage:

Same Sex Marriage, A Thoughtful Approach…, by John Stonestreet and Sean McDowell


Creation Apologetics–Young Earth Model (Eric and Kent Hovind)

Creation Apologetics–Old Earth Model (Center for Science and Culture) (Reasons to Believe)

General Apologetics (William Lane Craig) (Stand to Reason, Greg Koukl) (Lee Strobel, Case for Christ) (Ravi Zacharias International Ministries) (Frank Turek) (Josh McDowell) (Sean Mc Dowell) (John Lennox) (Norman Geisler) (summit ministries, John Stonestreet) (Eric Metaxas and John Stonestreet) (John Stonestreet and the late Chuck Colson) (Ratio Christi Student Apologetics Alliance) (Jonathan Morrow) (Christian Apologetics Research Ministry)

Bible (Center for New Testament Study, Dan Wallace) (Tim Keller: Biblical insights, apologetics and wisdom) (A searchable online Bible in over 100 versions, with commentary)

Christian Apologetics to other faiths (David Wood, contributor) (Nabeel Qureshi, author of Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus)

Specifically for students


The Apologetics Study Bible for Students. This Bible has quick answers to the top 120 questions students have about God, the Bible, ethics, and other religions, as well as many other apologetics features.


Summit Ministries: A life-changing 12-day worldview training experience for students in California, Colorado, and Tennessee.
Re-Think: Weekend apologetics conferences featuring leading apologists and thinkers today tailored uniquely for students.
Impact 360 Immersion: Two-week summer worldview and apologetics experience for high school students in Pine Mountain, Georgia.
Wheatstone Academy: One-week worldview experience designed to help students ask deep, meaningful questions, think Christianly about the arts and culture, and cultivate their own faith.


Cold Case Christianity (J. Warner Wallace)

Keeping Your Kids on God’s Side (Natasha Crain)
Stealing from God (Frank Turek)
Is God Just a Human Invention? (McDowell & Morrow)
Ethix: Being Bold In A Whatever World (S. McDowell)
Welcome to College (J. Morrow)
Mere Christianity (C.S. Lewis)
The Case for Christ, The Case for Faith, The Case for a Creator, The Case for the Real Jesus (L. Strobel) *I recommend student versions for ages 11-13.
More Than a Carpenter (J. McDowell)


GodQuest: 6-week introductory apologetics course for youth groups.
True U: Three 10-part apologetics series for upper high school and college students on the existence of God, reliability of the Bible, and Jesus.
Re-Think Student Conference Sessions: 7 critical lectures for students on various apologetics topics.
The Defense Never Rests: Student workbook to go along with training material from William Lane Craig (ages 10-16).
Ask: An interactive 4-part student curriculum from RZIM.
Big Questions: A 6-part apologetics series to help students think about the big questions of life. Includes interviews with leading apologists.
Understanding the Times: High school worldview curriculum for the classroom.
I Don’t Have Enough Faith to be An Atheist: Curriculum created by Frank Turek to go along with his classic book.


*These videos are great to show in order to spur conversation with students:

Reasonable Faith Animated Videos.
Impact 360 videos. These are short animated videos on Questioning the Bible,the resurrection, and the nature of worldview.
One Minute Apologist: Quick interviews with leading apologists on a variety of issues.
Sean McDowell YouTube channel