Suggestions for Apologetic Readings

Bryan left the following comment:

Hi Jayman, this is off topic, but I was wondering what books or even articles online you think best argue for the existence of God and/or the truth of Christian[ity], such that an open minded skeptic might be persuaded. Thanks a lot.

I thought other readers might be interested in my answer. The following list is not exhaustive, and was created by simply skimming through my books. The comments are open to additional suggestions.

Many Christian apologists may be tempted to only list the books near the end of my list. However, I think some of the “odd” books listed can lay a foundation to build upon.

My list begins by establishing a Thomistic metaphysical foundation. This is a difficult subject for the beginner so I’ll try to list the books in a recommended order:

If Thomas Aquinas was largely correct on metaphysical matters then his natural theology follows and monotheism is true. Atheism, agnosticism, deism, and polytheism are no longer live options. His metaphysical thought also ties into ethics:

A couple other books that argue for God’s existence are:

Before getting to Christianity itself, I also recommend the following books that argue that belief in miracles is possible in light of the evidence:

And, finally, book recommendations for the Bible itself:


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