Conor Moore gives an introduction to Christian Apologetics.

This series of articles takes a look at the content of the bestseller, "The God Delusion", and then goes on to recommend a number of books which credibly deal with objections to belief in God and Christianity

Having read "The God Delusion", if you want to read a short book addressing a fair number of the issues, try "Is God a delusion?" by Nicky Gumbel (Alpha International, 2008). This book is available for less than €10 on

A much more detailed book which comprehensively addresses all the issues is "The Reason for God – Belief in an age of scepticism" by Timothy Keller (InterVarsity Press, 2009). This book is available for about €8 on

A heavier read but an excellent look at the philosophical implications of modern scientific discoveries is "There is a God: How the world's most notorious atheist changed his mind" by Anthony Flew with Roy Abraham Varghese (Harper One, 2007). This book is available for about €10 on

Another interesting account of Christian belief can be found in "The Language of God" by Francis Collins (Free Press/Simon and Schuster, 2006). This book is available for less than €10 on

"Reasonable Faith: Christian truth and apologetics" (William Lane Craig) - Crossway Books, 2008 edition

This book is very much at the heavy end of the intellectual spectrum but has much interesting material for anyone wanting to delve very deeply into modern apologetics. 

A further book worth reading is "Defeating Darwinism by Opening Minds" by Philip E. Johnson (InterVarsity Press, 1997). This book is available for about €12 on You do not have to necessarily agree with everything Johnson says to find the book revealing. His message about developing a good grasp of logical reasoning in all intellectual fields so as to fine tune your "baloney detector" is well made.

An older book worth reading about the person and claims of Jesus Christ is "A Christian Apologetic" by W.L. Robbins (Longmans, Green and Co., 1903).

A book from which one might expect a lot is "The Dawkins Delusion" by Alister McGrath (SPCK, 2007).

There are two great debates under the broad heading of Science vs. God. The more familiar over the past few years is the narrower of the two: Can Darwinian evolution withstand the criticisms of Christians who believe that it contradicts the creation account in the Book of Genesis? In recent years, creationism took on new currency as the spiritual progenitor of "intelligent design" (I.D.), a scientifically worded attempt to show that blanks in the evolutionary narrative are more meaningful than its very convincing totality. I.D. lost some of its journalistic heat last December when a federal judge dismissed it as pseudoscience unsuitable for teaching in Pennsylvania schools.

Material on the Internet dealing with reasons for Christian belief tends to be excessively academic or emanates from the lunatic fringe.

Book Review - “The Case for Christ” by Lee Strobel (Zondervan, 1998) is a U.S. best seller in which the former legal editor of the “Chicago Tribune” cross-examines a dozen authorities in their fields with questions like “How reliable is the New Testament?”, “Does evidence exist for Jesus outside the Bible?” and “Is there any reason to believe the resurrection was an actual event?”

Alan Kerkeslager has published an excellent review of the book “Jesus outside the New Testament” by Robert E. Van Voorst. The review is reproduced below and is taken from