The best Christian apologetics book

I believe that the best Christian apologetics book is “I don’t have enough faith to be an atheist” by Norm Geisler and Frank Turek. Here is the argument it lays out:

  1. Truth about reality is knowable.
  2. The opposite of true is false.
  3. It is true that the theistic God exists. This is evidenced by the:
    1. Beginning of the universe (Cosmological Argument)
    2. Design of the universe (Teleological Argument / Anthropic Principle)
    3. Design of life (Teleological Argument)
    4. Moral Law (Moral Argument)
  4. If God exists, then miracles are possible.
  5. Miracles can be used to confirm a message from God (i.e., as acts of God to confirm a word from God).
  6. The New Testament is historically reliable. This is evidenced by:
    1. Early testimony
    2. Eyewitness testimony
    3. Un-invented (authentic) testimony
    4. Eyewitnesses who were not deceived
  7. The New Testament says Jesus claimed to be God
  8. Jesus’ claim to be God was miraculously confirmed by:
    1. His fulfillment of many prophecies about himself;
    2. His sinless life and miraculous deeds;
    3. His prediction and accomplishment of his resurrection.
  9. Therefore Jesus is God.
  10. Whatever Jesus (who is God) teaches is true.
  11. Jesus taught that the Bible is the Word of God.
  12. Therefore, it is true that the Bible is the Word of God (and anything opposed to it is false).

And it goes about to prove each of these points in the chapters. Great book.

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