Bruchko by Bruce Olson
Maybe you know some atheists. This might help you in those conversations, or something for them to consider.
“Philip Yancey has a gift for articulating the knotty issues of faith. In Disappointment with God, he poses three questions that Christians wonder but seldom ask aloud: Is God unfair? Is he silent? Is he hidden? This insightful and deeply personal book points to the odd disparity between our concept of God and the realities of life. Why, if God is so hungry for relationship with us, does he seem so distant? Why, if he cares for us, do bad things happen? What can we expect from him after all? Yancey answers these questions with clarity, richness, and biblical assurance. He takes us beyond the things that make for disillusionment to a deeper faith, a certitude of God’s love, and a thirst to reach not just for what God gives, but for who he is.” from Amazon.com
In Donald Miller’s early years, he was vaguely familiar with a distant God. But when he came to know Jesus Christ, he pursued the Christian life with great zeal. Within a few years he had a successful ministry that ultimately left him feeling empty, burned out, and, once again, far away from God. In this intimate, soul-searching account, Miller describes his remarkable journey back to a culturally relevant, infinitely loving God.
For anyone wondering if the Christian faith is still relevant in a postmodern culture.
For anyone thirsting for a genuine encounter with a God who is real.” from Amazon.com Blue Like Jazz: Nonereligious Thoughts on Christian Spirituality by Donald Miller
In Two Minds: The dilemma of Doubt and how to Resolve It by Os Guinness
If Only I Could Believe by Wim Rietkerk
Rookmaaker’s brilliant articulation of faith and scholarship is insightful and inspiring. The book moves freely and with a sense of urgency between the worlds of high culture, popular art and music, and Christian faith.
This reissue makes his foundational work available to a new generation.
“A landmark book in the story of contemporary Christians in the arts.” –Os Guinness, author ofThe American Hour” from Amazon.com Modern Art and the Death of a Culture by H.R. Rookmaaker
The Chronicles of Narnia boxed set of all 7 books by CS Lewis
“The inspirational classic, More than a Carpenter, is now updated for a new generation of seekers with a fresh look, revised material, and a new chapter that addresses questions commonly raised today. Former skeptic Josh McDowell is now joined by his son Sean as they examine the evidence about Jesus. Is he really the Lord he claimed to be? How can we know for sure? More than a Carpenter offers arguments for faith from a skeptic turned believer. Since its original publication in 1977, this modern classic has sold over 15 million copies, been translated into dozens of languages, and introduced countless people to the real Jesus. Now with new content that addresses questions raised by today’s popular atheist writers.” from Amazon.com
Mere Christianity by CS Lewis
“In 1941 England, when all hope was threatened by the inhumanity of war, C. S. Lewis was invited to give a series of radio lectures addressing the central issues of Christianity. More than half a century later, these talks continue to retain their poignancy. First heard as informal radio broadcasts on the BBC, the lectures were published as three books and subsequently combined as Mere Christianity. C. S. Lewis proves that “at the center of each there is something, or a Someone, who against all divergences of belief, all differences of temperament, all memories of mutual persecution, speaks with the same voice,” rejecting the boundaries that divide Christianity’s many denominations. This twentieth century masterpiece provides an unequaled opportunity for believers and nonbelievers alike to hear a powerful, rational case for the Christian faith.
With a new foreword by Lewis’s stepson, Douglas Gresham, this illustrated gift edition evokes the historic time and place of the book’s creation.” from Amazon.com
He is There and He is Not Silent by Francis A. Schaeffer
“Evidence I & II-The classic defense of the faith: Now fully updated to answer the questions challenging evangelical faith today.
The New Evidence is destined to equip believers with a ready defense for the next decade and beyond.” From Amazon.com The New Evidence that Demands a Verdict by Josh McDowell