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Apologetics Study Bible with Ravi Zacharias, Chuck Colson, Norm Geisler, Josh McDowell, Albert Mohler, J. P. Moreland, and Phil Johnson: £25.00 + postage
Real Questions. Straight Answers. Stronger Faith. The Apologetics Study Bible will help you better understand and articulate your beliefs. More than one-hundred key questions and articles placed throughout the volume about faith and science prompt a rewarding study experience at every reading. Highlights of this new edition of God’s Word include the full text of the popular Holman Christian Standard Bible® translation, a two-colour page layout, an introduction to each Bible book focusing on its inherent elements of apologetics, and profiles of historic Christian apologists from Justin Martyr to C. S. Lewis. Also featured are valuable contributions from apologists such as Ravi Zacharias, Chuck Colson, Norm Geisler, Josh McDowell, Albert Mohler, J. P. Moreland, and Phil Johnson.
A Spectator’s Guide to Worldviews by Simon Smart: £14.00 + postage
Every time we listen to a song, see a film, view a piece of art, read a newspaper feature article, see an advertisement, listen to the radio, read a novel, watch TV, or have a casual conversation with friends we are being exposed to a worldview of some kind. So what are these ways of looking at life? You have heard of some of them: Feminism, Postmodernism, Relativism, Consumerism, Liberalism and New Age Spiritualism. In a thoroughly readable style, A Spectator’s Guide to Worldviews seeks to explain what these terms mean and the extent to which they impact our daily lives. You may be surprised to learn how they can be at odds with our Christian faith and how these theories so easily creep into our everyday conversation and lifestyle choices.
Simon Smart, editor of A Spectator’s Guide to Worldviews, suggests that as Christians we should try to understand the influence various worldviews have on us. Our increasingly complex society, says Simon, “is one in which we are close to people at work, in our neighborhood, on the bus, in classrooms and possibly the same house who regard our own worldview as nonsense. This makes it all the more important to understand something of the worldviews of others and be conscious of what lies behind the messages we receive.”
Atheism’s New Clothes by David Glass: £17.00 + postage
In recent years, the publication of best-selling books by Richard Dawkins, Daniel Dennett, Sam Harris and Christopher Hitchens has given rise to the New Atheism. For the New Atheists, belief in God is a delusion because it is based on faith rather than evidence, and because science has removed the need for God; and it is a dangerous delusion because it is responsible for much of the suffering throughout the world. These characteristics distinguish New Atheism from other forms of atheism. Drawing on recent work in the philosophy of religion, David Glass addresses the issues raised by the New Atheists, responds to their objections, and presents a positive case for Christian theism. He shows that the New Atheists fail to engage seriously with the best theistic arguments, and that science, far from undermining belief in God, provides some of the best reasons for such belief. His valuable analysis also explores how faith and reason interact; miracles; the relationship between religion, morality and evil; the possibility of revelation from God; and the historical value of the Gospels and the reality of the resurrection of Jesus.
Baker Encyclopaedia of Apologetics by Norman Geisler: £29.00 + postage
Challenges to Christianity come from a variety of people and belief-systems and Christians are continually searching for appropriate responses to critics of their faith. This is a definitive one-volume resource designed to equip believers for Christian defence against the full range of opposing arguments. This comprehensive reference volume examines every key issue, person and concept related to Christian apologetics. Written entirely by leading apologist Norman Geisler, it stands as the culmination of the author’s lifelong career and ministry.
Beyond Opinion by Ravi Zacharias, Michael Ramsden, Amy Orr-Ewing, John Lennox, Alister McGrath and other members of the RZIM team: £10.00 + postage
Respected apologist Ravi Zacharias was once sharing his faith with a Hindu when the man asked: “If the Christian faith is truly supernatural, why is it not more evident in the lives of so many Christians I know?” The question hit hard, and this book is an answer. Its purpose is to equip Christians everywhere to simultaneously defend the faith and be transformed by it into people of compassion. In addition to writing several chapters himself, Ravi Zacharias brings together many of today’s leading apologists and Christian teachers, including Alister McGrath and John Lennox, to address topics present in the very future of worldwide Christianity-from the process of spiritual transformation to the challenges posed by militant atheism. It includes chapters by Michael Ramsdem, John Lennox, Alister McGrath and other members of the RZIM team.
But Don’t All Religions Lead to God? by Michael Green: £6.00 + postage
Michael Green provides readers with an essential guide that will help us find our way through the increasingly disorienting “religious” maze. In an easy-to-read manner he discusses views held by many and highlights important differences between Christianity and other faiths.
But Is It Real? by Amy Orr-Ewing: £7.00 + postage
Amy Orr-Ewing answers 10 common objections to the Christian faith including statements such as “Your relationship with God is just a psychological crutch”, “Belief in God is dangerous” and “I used to believe, but I’ve given it all up”. Is God real? Is it possible to know anything, let alone know him? Why do bad things happen to people who worship this God? What about the spiritual experiences of other faiths? All of these accusations, objections and questions have come directly from real-life situations. Amy says, ‘I hope that the thoughts offered here will help you see what the Christian faith has to say amid all the pain, confusion and complexity of life.’
Can Man Live Without God by Ravi Zacharias: £7.00 + postage
For every generation there is a voice of truth, reason and persuasion. And in the tradition of C.S. Lewis and Francis Schaeffer, Zacharias speaks to the college students and the intellectual and international leaders of today. He challenges both seekers and believers by examining the ultimate questions: Does God exist? Who is Jesus? What gives life meaning? His powerful arguments, compelling logic, and sincere compassion will give you fresh insight into the existence of God.
Compelled by Joy by Michael Green: £10.00 + postage
‘I was a happy teenager, content with my home, my academic success, my sporting achievements and my friendships. And I stumbled across the greatest friend of all, Jesus Christ. He is the treasure I have come to value above all else. I was not an emotional cripple looking for a crutch. I was not a romantic looking for a cause. I was not at the bottom of the pile hoping for a leg-up. I was not looking for anything in particular. But I found treasure, and that treasure has utterly transformed my life, my goals, my lifestyle …’ Michael Green shares his passion, reflections, convictions and suggestions from a lifetime of church and university missions, not to mention numerous informal encounters. A book to provoke, stimulate and inspire, but above all fire up every Christian for the urgent task of evangelism.
Correcting the Cults by Norman Geisler and Ron Rhodes: £14.00 + postage
Cults and new religions are exploding in unprecedented proportions in the western world. Why do so many flocks to these perversions of Christianity? And how can we reason with them to help them see Jesus is the only way to eternal life? In “Correcting the Cults”, Norman Geisler and Ron Rhodes identify and respond to the misuse of Scripture by adherents of various religions seeking validation for their own particular doctrines. After a thorough introduction on understanding the nature and character of cults, they proceed through the Bible book by book, highlighting prominent texts that have been taken out of context and misinterpreted. This book examines (amongst others): New Age religion, Jehovah’s witnesses and Mormons (Church of Latter Day Saints).
Cries of the Heart by Ravi Zacharias: £8.00 + postage
The central problem of this generation, it has been said, is emptiness of the heart. You can seem to have it all and still have a hunger for something more real. You can be a success, yet wrestle with feelings of futility. In this book, Ravi explores the continual, inescapable presence of God in our lives and how He is the answer to our deepest longings and hurts. Until we learn that answer, “the cries of the heart will never find their rest, and God’s outstretched hand will not meet ours.”
Darwin on Trial by Phillip Johnson: £10.00 + postage
This controversial book rocked the scientific establishment. Why? It shows that the theory of evolution is based not on fact but on faith – faith in philosophical naturalism. Johnson takes his readers through the evidence with the lawyer’s skill he learned as a Berkeley professor of law specialising in the logic of arguments.
Dawkins’ God by Alister McGrath: £14.00 + postage
This is the first book-length response to Richard Dawkins – perhaps the world’s best known Atheist. Head-to-head this wonderfully argued book takes on some of Dawkins’ central assumptions, like the conflict between science and religion, the “selfish gene” theory of evolution, and the role of science in explaining the world and brilliantly exposes their unsustainibility.
Deep by Amy and Frog Orr-Ewing: £6.00 + postage
When C.S. Lewis was asked about his churchmanship, he replied that his preference was neither for high church nor for low church, but rather for ‘deep church’. In this book Frog and Amy Orr-Ewing explore the concept of deep church in the 21st century context. They argue that a missionary congregation needs to be deeply evangelical and evangelistic, deeply reliant on the power of the Holy Spirit, deeply engaged with its surrounding culture and community, deeply realistic about its limitations and temptations, and deeply convinced of its faith, in the face of all other worldviews and alternatives. Deep is about restoring the heart of the Christian faith within a rapidly changing and demanding culture, without lurching from one new methodology to another. It’s about rescuing today’s church from unnecessary disillusionment, and wholeheartedly embracing Christ and his Kingdom. The call of deep church is not just for theologians and church leaders; it is about each individual Christian experiencing and knowing that Jesus rescues from the depths and changes them deeply.
Deliver Us From Evil by Ravi Zacharias: £9.00 + postage
In this insightful book, author Ravi Zacharias forcefully issues a grave warning to those nations “so imbued with strength, so splendidly attractive, so rich in resources” -and so blind to the source of evil dwelling in their midst. Zacharias writes that despite the wealth, advancements and intelligence of our western culture, we are “living with great philosophical risk, not pausing to uncover, even for a moment, the ramifications for the soul.” Here you will find the common ground for what threatens all of us. And from that common ground the answers will become clear and inescapable. “Evil has taken on forms that shock the world.”
Doubt in Perspective by Alister McGrath: £6.00 + postage
“Lord I believe! Help my unbelief!” (Mark 9:24) perfectly captures the anxiety of many Christians. Doubt in Perspective addresses doubts that Christians experience, particularly within our postmodern culture. McGrath’s perceptive account of the origins of doubt help us understand why doubt continues to trouble so many people. His powerful argument that all-world views, including atheism, ultimately involve unprovable beliefs is of especial importance in understanding doubt as a universal problem, not limited to Christians. This sensitive and accessible book is written in an engaging style, with many helpful, practical suggestions. Authored by a former atheist who is now one of Christianity’s leading writers, it is a vital resource for any Christian plagued by doubt or wanting to help doubting friends.
Finding the Lost Cultural Keys to Luke 15 by Kenneth Bailey: £14.00 + postage
This book explores the intended meaning, as well as the implications and applications, of the three parables in Luke 15 (The Good Shepherd and the Lost Sheep, The Good Woman and the Lost Coin, and The Good Father and His Two Lost Sons). It reflects the author’s immersion in the language, religion, and culture of the Middle East, demonstrating how meaningful the biblical text becomes when a broad background of study and analysis is permitted to illuminate the text.Western readers will gain an array of new insights from this volume and will be fascinated by the author’s nuances of interpretation. The author’s analysis shows how the cultural background of Arabic and Muslim theology affects the interpretation of these parables.
God’s Undertaker: Has Science Buried God? (REVISED EDITION) by John Lennox: £9.00 + postage
If we believe many modern commentators, science has squeezed God into a corner, killed and then buried him with its all-embracing explanations. Atheism, we are told, is the only intellectually tenable position, and any attempt to reintroduce God is likely to impede the progress of science. In this stimulating and thought-provoking book, John Lennox invites us to consider such claims very carefully. Is it really true, he asks, that everything in science points towards atheism? Could it be possible that theism sits more comfortably with science than atheism? Has science buried God or Not? (John Lennox debated Richard Dawkins on this issue in 2007 and 2008). This is the revised edition, which includes an additional chapter on Hume and his objection to miracles, as well as a number of revisions from the first edition.
Has Christianity Failed You? by Ravi Zacharias: £10.00 + postage
Apologist Zacharias always asks hard questions about what it means to be a follower of Jesus. Here he explains why so many people have given up on faith and examines whether it’s the fault of the church, the message, the communicator, the hearer—or all of the above. Hope for sceptics and disappointed believers alike!
Holy Warriors by Frog and Amy Orr-Ewing: £8.00 + postage
“We write this account of the Taliban with probably a unique experience and perspective on them. We have a story that intertwines our lives with theirs long before the twin towers were destroyed and the appalling attacks on America had wreaked their havoc. For much of the Western press, the Taliban were just another fundamentalist regime, renowned for their treatment of women, and their ultra-orthodoxy. They are a group now ingrained upon the visual imagination of the western world.” Frog and Amy Orr-Ewing.
How Then Shall We Answer? by Joe Boot: £16.00 + postage
This book represents Joe Boot’s summa apologetica. Bold, imaginative and instructive, it is written for a general audience rather than for a specialized one. The prose is remarkable not only for evident wisdom in the field of apologetics but also for the distinctive way the author does it. With various imageries and anecdotes, Joe provides a clear, engaging articulation of a fresh set of perspectives on several topics. Full of biblical and theological insights, and written with an evangelistic heart, this book serves to nourish the faithful, stimulate good arguments for the seeker and build a strong rational basis for the causative relation between faith and reason, the former being the presupposition of the latter. With rigor and relevance, Joe constitutes a seminal apologetic that enables readers to grasp the signs of divine transcendence, and to apprehend, or rather to be apprehended by the beauty of Christ. (Dr Dennis Ngien)
I’d Like to Believe But. by Michael Green and Nick Spencer: £7.00 + postage
Michael Green addresses some of the most common reasons for rejecting Christianity (such as for example “You don’t need to go to church to be spiritual”, “Christians are such hypocrites”, “Science has disproved Christianity” and “There’s just too much suffering in the world”). In a lucid and engaging style he responds to each of these statements in a direct and informal way giving his Christian perspective on the opinions expressed.
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I, Isaac, Take Thee Rebekah by Ravi Zacharias: £11.00 + postage
“Without the emotions marriage is a drudgery; without the will it is a mockery.” Building on that truth, Ravi Zacharias brings us the long-awaited book, I Isaac Take You Rebekah, explaining the principles of seeking counsel in others when finding a mate, cherishing your partner, remaining pure, and risking everything in a relationship in order to experience God’s ideal love.
Is There Not a Cause? by Ravi Zacharias: £3.50 + postage
Does it feel as though religion today is faced with unprecedented hostility from secularism, duelling philosophies, and other worldviews? As we face persecution, how do we not only recognize the cause that has been given to believers, but also live it? Throughout Is There Not a Cause? Ravi strategically takes us through the story of Nehemiah, and with conviction, invokes God’s people to pray. When all odds seemed stacked against faith in God, it is a spiritual battle, Ravi assures, and we win it first in prayer.
Is Your Church Ready? by Ravi Zacharias and Norman Geisler (Editors): £11.00 + postage
Do you believe apologetics is as crucial today as ever? A team of experienced Christian thinkers builds a case for the place and purpose of apologetics in the local church, home, and school. Using insightful examples and personal illustrations they address questions such as, how to answer objections to Christianity and how to equip children to remain committed to Christ after they leave home. Including discussion questions and a resource guide to the best books, articles, organizations, and websites on the subject, this book motivates all Christians to become thoughtful apologists of their faith.
Issues Facing Christians Today by John Stott (4th Edition: revised and updated by Roy McCloughry): £11.00 + postage
Terrorism. Same Sex Marriage. Debt Cancellation. The AIDS pandemic. These are just some of the critical contemporary issues addressed in this book. “Issues Facing Christians Today” helps thinking Christians sift through and respond to a sweeping array of complex and pressing topics. Thoroughly revised and updated by Roy McCloughry and fully endorsed by John Stott, this fourth edition continues a two-decades-plus legacy of bringing important current issues under the lens of biblically informed thinking. Combining a keen global awareness with a gift for penetrating analysis, the authors examine such vital topics as: Pluralism and Christian Witness; Cohabitation; Environmentalism and Ecological Stewardship; War and Peace; and Abortion and Euthanasia and much more. The book includes a new chapter on bio-engineering by Professor John Wyatt. Including a study guide, “Issues Facing Christians Today” is essential reading for Christians who wish to engage our culture with insight, passion and faith, knowing that the gospel is as relevant and deeply needed today as at any time in history. As the culture wars continue, this book will remain a critical contribution, hoping to define Christian social and ethical thinking in years ahead.
Jacob and the Prodigal Son by Kenneth Bailey: £9.00 + postage
Israel, the community to which Jesus belonged, took its name from their patriarch Jacob. His story of exile and return was their story as well. In the well-known tale of the prodigal son, Jesus reshaped the story in his own way and for his own purposes. In this work, Kenneth E. Bailey compares the Old Testament saga and the New Testament parable. He unpacks similarities freighted with theological significance and differences that often reveal Jesus’ particular purposes. Drawing on a lifetime of study in both Middle Eastern culture and the Gospels, Bailey offers here a fresh view of how Jesus interpreted Israel’s past, his present and their future.
Jesus Among Other Gods by Ravi Zacharias: £8.00 + postage
The reality is that if religion is to be treated with intellectual respect, then it must stand the test of truth, regardless of the mood of the day. This book is a defence of the uniqueness of the Christian message. Thus begins Ravi’s most important work to date in which he contrasts the truth of Jesus Christ with the teachings of Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism. In his latest book, Jesus Among Other Gods, Ravi examines the truly unique message of Jesus in distinction to other major religions of the world. Is Jesus Christ really that different from other religious teachers? Aren’t all the major religions basically the same? Ravi looks at six vital questions that Jesus answered in a way that no other claimant to divine or prophetic status would have answered. Some may resist Jesus’ answers, but, as Ravi states, “antagonists will not be able to challenge his uniqueness.”
Jesus Among Other Gods (Participant’s Guide) by Ravi Zacharias: £4.00 + postage
The Leader’s Guide for Jesus Among Other Gods is to be used with the Jesus Among Other Gods DVD series that is available from this ministry.
Jesus Among Other Gods (Youth Edition) by Ravi Zacharias: £5.00 + postage
“The reality is that if religion is to be treated with intellectual respect, then it must stand the test of truth, regardless of the mood of the day. This book is a defence of the uniqueness of the Christian message.” Thus begins Ravi’s most important work to date in which he contrasts the truth of Jesus Christ with the teachings of Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism. In his latest book, Jesus Among Other Gods, Ravi examines the truly unique message of Jesus in distinction to other major religions of the world. Is Jesus Christ really that different from other religious teachers? Aren’t all the major religions basically the same? Ravi looks at six vital questions that Jesus answered in a way that no other claimant to divine or prophetic status would have answered. Some may resist Jesus’ answers, but, as Ravi states, “antagonists will not be able to challenge his uniqueness.” The youth edition is specially condensed for younger audiences. “Truth Tips” – probing questions and answers – are featured to help teens reflect on the ideas presented.
Lies, Lies, Lies! by Michael Green: £7.00 + postage
This book addresses a number of the misconceptions about Jesus that are becoming increasingly prevalent today. Was Jesus a mythical figure who never really existed? And how can we trust the New Testament when it records the resurrection? And didn’t the church suppress various other accounts that portrayed Christ in an altogether different light? Green is not ashamed to call the misrepresentations about Jesus what they are – lies, lies, lies!
Living with Questions by Dale Fincher: £6.00 + postage
Living with Questions addresses tough theological questions that students ask and adults rarely answer fully. How many times have you been asked a question by a teacher or friend that you don’t know the answer to? How many times have you asked yourself the same questions and haven’t been able to find satisfactory answers? What about questions like: Does what I think really matter? What is truth? Is God there? Has God spoken? Am I important enough? Am I good enough? What’s so great about heaven? Popular campus speaker Dale Fincher addresses The Questions-a series of seven core, life-defining questions asked by high school and college students across the country-in a style that is personal and imaginative. This is a practical and yet personal approach to apologetics for students. The answers you find will put you on a path to dig deeper and gain confidence in your faith.
Mere Apologetics by Alister McGrath: £10.00 + postage
Throughout history there have been great and articulate defenders of the faith, from Augustine and Aquinas to Jonathan Edwards, G. K. Chesterton, Francis Schaeffer, and C. S. Lewis. But with new challenges comes the need for a fresh apologetic that specifically addresses the arguments levied against faith in our time of scientific atheism and scepticism. In the spirit of C. S. Lewis’s Mere Christianity, Alister McGrath’s Mere Apologetics seeks to equip readers to engage gracefully and intelligently with the challenges facing the faith today while drawing appropriately on the wisdom of the past. Rather than supplying the fine detail of every apologetic issue in order to win arguments, Mere Apologetics teaches a method that appeals not only to the mind but also to the heart and the imagination. This highly accessible, easy-to-read book is perfect for pastors, teachers, students, and lay people who want to speak clearly and lovingly to the issues that confront people of faith today.
New Birth or Rebirth: Jesus talks to Krishna by Ravi Zacharias: £3.50 + postage
Take a journey into India’s holy city of Mathura. This is the birthplace of Krishna, the name revered and worshiped by millions of Hindus. The teachings of Krishna in the Gita are often referred to as being closest to those of Jesus. But as you walk through the streets and visit the temples, in this imaginary conversation between Jesus and Krishna you will soon see where the message comes close but where the differences lie. Questions of human dignity, Karma, and reincarnation are faced head-on. What is the teaching of this most popular of Hindu books? How does the Gospel differ? New Birth or Rebirth gets to the heart through the mind of these two, both of whom claimed to give the ultimate answers. Jesus and Krishna will engage your intellect and emotions in life’s soul- searching struggles. Test for yourself and see where the real answers lie. This is latest in the Great Conversations series by Ravi Zacharias.
Paul and Jesus by David Wenham:£5.00 + postage
It has been fashionable in New Testament scholarship to view the apostle Paul as a religious “freelancer” who corrupted Jesus’ teachings. David Wenham has written convincingly against this view, and in this new book he introduces readers to the “true” Paul. Rooted in a thorough knowledge of the New Testament, this book fulfils two important purposes. Firstly, it provides a superb introduction to Paul himself. Wenham describes Paul’s early life, shows the importance of his conversion, and follows him on hismissionary journeys. Secondly, the book explores Paul’s relation to Jesus. Writing in dialogue with those who wish to distance Paul from Jesus, Wenham shows just how important the ministry andteaching of Jesus were to Paul’s own thought and evangelism. What emerges from a study of Paul’s epistles is a man who drew extensively on the traditions of Jesus and faithfully worked to spread his message to the rest of the world.
Philosophy: Christian Perspectives for the New Millennium by Ravi Zacharias, Alister McGrath and others: £9.00 + postage
Our current culture provides a wide variety of approaches to truth, knowledge, life, meaning, and purpose. The Gospel, and revelation in any form, is challenged today by sceptics advocating a secular worldview. These volumes are designed to encourage readers to think christianly about different subjects and to dialogue with those outside the Christian community.
Reaching Muslims by Nick Chatrath:£8.00 + postage
Tens of millions of Muslims live in the West. As a group they are ethnically diverse, culturally rich and often wonderfully passionate about life and faith. Yet Christians (or those of a Christian background) can behave shamefully towards them, whether by avoiding Muslims or by committing their holy book to the fire. “Reaching Muslims” is a call to anyone who self–identifies as Christian to develop open–hearted friendships with Muslims. This is a call for positive, not fearful, engagement. This is vital because as Christians what we have to share with Muslims is magnificent and potentially life–changing – Jesus really is great news for everyone! If you have zero knowledge about Islam and zero relationships with Muslims, don’t worry: this book is for you.
Recapture the Wonder by Ravi Zacharias: £9.00 + postage
How can we live in such a way that the humdrum fuses with the spectacular? In his newest book, Ravi Zacharias asks, “How does one take the emotional high points and successfully balance them with the sharp edges of sorrow that are also part of life?” This book leads us to the sweetness of that knowledge, to capture that truth and recapture the wonder as our creator intended.
Science: Christian Perspectives for the New Millennium by Phillip Johnson, Henry F. Schaefer and others: £9.00 + postage
Our current culture provides a wide variety of approaches to truth, knowledge, life, meaning, and purpose. The Gospel, and revelation in any form, is challenged today by sceptics advocating a secular worldview. These volumes are designed to encourage readers to think christianly about different subjects and to dialogue with those outside the Christian community who often have legitimate questions about revelation in general – and the gospel in particular.
Sense & Sensuality by Ravi Zacharias: £4.00 + postage
Why would God create us with hungers we were never supposed to satisfy? Join the witty and ingenious Oscar Wilde – playwright, dramatist, poet, and critic who committed his life to pleasure and beauty – as he engages in a candid interchange on beauty, personal freedom, imagination, and truth with the person of Jesus. With its distinctive dramatic format, this small book makes a long-standing debate both approachable and vivid.
Seven Days that Divide the World by John Lennox: £10.00 + postage
What did the writer of Genesis mean by the first day ? Is it a literal week or a series of time periods? If I believe that the earth is 4.5 billion years old, am I denying the authority of Scripture? In response to the continuing controversy over the interpretation of the creation narrative in Genesis, John Lennox proposes a succinct method of reading and interpreting the first chapters of Genesis without discounting either science or Scripture. With examples from history, a brief but thorough exploration of the major interpretations, and a look into the particular significance of the creation of human beings, Lennox suggests that Christians can heed modern scientific knowledge while staying faithful to the biblical narrative. He moves beyond a simple response to the controversy, insisting that Genesis teaches us far more about the God of Jesus Christ and about God s intention for creation than it does about the age of the earth. With this book, Lennox offers a careful yet accessible introduction to a scientifically-savvy, theologically-astute, and Scripturally faithful interpretation of Genesis.
Telling the Truth: Evangelizing Postmoderns by D.A. Carson (editor). 29 contributors including Ravi Zacharias: £9.00 + postage
How do you communicate truth to a world that isn’t sure what truth is – or even if truth is? How do you commend spiritual absolutes to people who insist there are none? If you’ve puzzled, even struggled, over such questions, this book is required reading. Telling the Truth provides informed insights on the heart of the gospel, the soul of postmodern culture, and their complex interface. This book is a compilation of thoughts and strategies from twenty-nine prominent practitioners of contemporary evangelism. Originating at a three-day conference held at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Telling the Truth draws on knowledge gained in the trenches by Ravi Zacharias, Kelly Monroe, D.A. Carson, Ajith Fernando, and other notables. It will open your eyes to how the contest for souls is fought, guerrilla style, at a multitude of fronts: relationships, the university, ethnicity, reason and emotion, the pulpit, communications – in short, the broad spectrum of human experience and values. Telling the Truth can help you lay the groundwork necessary to point biblically uninformed, postmodern men and women toward an encounter with non-negotiable truth – an absolute revealed in the Bible that points to the reality for sin and the need of a Saviour.
That’s Just Your Interpretation by Paul Copan: £7.00 + postage
More than ever, Christians are bombarded with sceptical questions about their faith. Paul Copan, a ministry associate at RZIM, succinctly confronts these “anti-truth claims” and provides insightful answers to questions related to truth and reality, theism, pantheism,/Eastern religion; naturalism and doctrinal issues such as the truth of Scripture and the incarnation of Christ. This book is comprehensible for all Christians who want to soundly defend their faith in the marketplace of ideas.
The Big Book of Bible Difficulties by Norman Geisler and Thomas Howe: £13.00 + postage
The Bible is full of difficult passages that are hard for believers to understand, let alone those who doubt scripture. Where can you turn for solid answers on the thorny and complex parts of God’s Word? This comprehensive volume offers clear and concise answers to every major Bible difficulty from Genesis to Revelation, staunchly defending the authority and inspiration of Scripture. Written in a problem/solution format, the book covers eight hundred questions that critics and doubters raise about the Bible. Three extensive indexes – topical, Scripture, and unorthodox doctrines – offer quick and easy access to the answers you need.
The Books The Church Suppressed by Michael Green: £8.00 + postage
The Books The Church Suppressed: Fiction and Truth in the Da Vinci Code – Dan Brown’s bestseller The Da Vinci Code argues that the church has falsified the truth – that the story of Jesus, dying on the Cross for the sins of the world, is utterly untrue: a fiction perpetrated by a male, power-hungry hierarchy. He puts forward the case, previously argued in the eighties bestseller Holy Blood, Holy Grail, that the Church deliberately suppressed the so-called Gnostic Gospels and other sources in its anxiety to conceal what really happened. Brown’s novel – based, he insists, on fact – suggests that Jesus survived to marry Mary Magdalene and that their descendants live in France to this day. Brown implies that the Bible is a late, distorted selection of documents chosen from among better alternatives by a clergy bent on selling a particular myth. Dr Michael Green goes back to the original sources to check these assertions. The Church certainly denounced many ‘gospels’ and other purported revelations. Why? What did it fear? Were these fears well-grounded? What are the implications of the ideas put forward by Dan Brown and his fellow-travellers? Can the famous Gnostic Gospels be trusted?
The Case for the Resurrection of Jesus by Gary Habermas and Michael Licona: £14.00 + postage
The Case for the Resurrection of Jesus is a comprehensive resource for anyone looking for detailed historical evidence of the physical resurrection of Jesus. Included is an interactive CD that reviews facts and information from the book in a fun and challenging game show format! This unique combination of resources does more than just provide information. It also shows you how to share the truth of Christ’s resurrection – validly, clearly, and confidently! “This compelling book is the most comprehensive defence of Jesus’ resurrection anywhere. If you’re interested in knowing the evidence for the resurrection and sharing it with others, then you must read this book!” (Lee Strobel, Author of The Case for Christ).
The Dawkins Delusion? by Alister McGrath with Joanna Collicutt McGrath: £8.00 + postage
This eagerly anticipated book responds to world-renowned scientist Richard Dawkins who writes in “The God Delusion”: “If this book works as I intend, religious readers who open it will be atheists when they put it down.” Dawkins’ book has received wide coverage, fuelled much passionate debate and caused not a little confusion. Alister McGrath is ideally placed to evaluate Dawkins’ ideas. Once an atheist himself, he gained a doctorate in molecular biophysics before going on to become a leading Christian theologian. He wonders how two people, who have reflected at length on substantially the same world, could possibly have come to such different conclusions about God. McGrath subjects Dawkins’ critique of faith to rigorous scrutiny. His exhilarating, meticulously argued responses deals with questions such as: Is faith intellectual nonsense? Are science and religion locked in a battle to the death? Can the roots of Christianity be explained away scientifically? Is Christianity simply a force for evil? This book will be warmly received by those looking for a reliable assessment of “The God Delusion” and the many questions it raises – including, above all, the relevance of faith and the quest for meaning.
The Dawkins Letters by David Robertson: £5.00 + postage
The God Delusion is one of the best-selling books of the year and through it Richard Dawkins is influencing a whole new generation of thinkers to view God, and Christianity in particular, in a very negative light. In a series of ten letters, David Robertson responds to many of the specific arguments that Dawkins uses. This is an absolutely invaluable resource for those wanting to respond to Dawkins from a Christian perspective, in a manner that is both forthright and even-handed. Even though some of Dawkins arguments are quite technical, Robertson’s book handles the issues in a very succinct and readable style. This book is a must for open-minded atheists / agnostics who have read Dawkins and want to know how Christians respond to some of his arguments, as well as for Christians who want to know more about how to answer their most famous critic.
The End of Reason by Ravi Zacharias: £8.00 + postage
When you pray, are you talking to a God who exists? Or is God nothing more than your “imaginary friend,” like a playmate contrived by a lonely and imaginative child? When author Sam Harris attacked Christianity in Letter to a Christian Nation, reviewers called the book “marvellous” and a generation of reader — hundreds of thousands of them — were drawn to his message. Deeply troubled, Dr. Ravi Zacharias knew that he had to respond. In The End of Reason, Zacharias underscores the dependability of the Bible along with his belief in the power and goodness of God. He confidently refutes Harris’s claims that God is nothing more than a figment of one’s imagination and that Christians regularly practice intolerance and hatred around the globe. A powerful, passionate, irrefutably sound set of arguments for Christian thought. The clarity and hope in these pages reach out to readers who know and follow God as well as to those who follow other paths.
The Grand Weaver by Ravi Zacharias: £11.00 + postage
How differently would we live if we believed that every dimension of our lives-from the happy to the tragic to the mundane-were part of a beautiful and purposeful design in which no thread were wrongly woven? That’s what Ravi Zacharias explores in The Grand Weaver. As Christians, we believe that great events such as a death or a birth are guided by the hand of God. Yet we drift into feeling that our daily lives are the products of our own efforts. This book brims with penetrating stories and insights that show us otherwise. From a chance encounter in a ticket line to a beloved father’s final word before dying, from a random phone call to a line in a Scripture reading, every detail of life is woven into its perfect place. In The Grand Weaver, Dr. Zacharias examines our backgrounds, our disappointments, our triumphs, and our beliefs, and explains how they are all part of the intentional and perfect work of the Grand Weaver.
The Lamb and the Fuhrer by Ravi Zacharias: £4.00 + postage
Hitler’s name is synonymous with power, evil, and genocide. Jesus’ name with love, peace, and humility. Put the two in a room together, where they are visited by Dietrich Bonhoeffer, executed by the Nazis for his association in a plot to assassinate Hitler, and you won’t believe your ears. This third book in the intriguing Great Conversations series takes Jesus to the twentieth century to confront one of the world’s most influential people of all time–and address fundamental issues of life and death, violence and the value of human life.
The Last Christian on Earth by Os Guinness:£10.00 + postage
The “gravedigger thesis” can be put simply: The Christian faith contributed decisively to the rise of the modern world, but has been undermined decisively by the modern world it helped to create. The Christian faith has become its own gravedigger. In the 25 years since philosopher and social critic Os Guinness first published The Gravedigger Files, much has happened: the fall of the Soviet Union, the rise of the computer age, the re emergence of China and India, the rise of Islamic terrorism, and the worldwide revitalization and politicization of religion. But the central mystery of Dr. Guinness’ “spy novel”, inspired by his affection for John le Carre thrillers, remains unsolved: Can Christians regain the full integrity of faith in Christ while fully and properly engaged in the advanced modern world? This new edition of The Last Christian on Earth, which includes previously unpublished “top secret memos,” is Dr. Guinness’ parable about the future of the Christian church in the West. Written in the grand tradition of le Carre, Fleming and Clancy, this thriller pays homage to the genre while transcending it, because the real life ending has yet to be written!
The Lotus & the Cross by Ravi Zacharias: £4.00 + postage
The Lotus and the Cross depicts a conversation between Jesus and Buddha set against the backdrop of a woman struggling with a deadly disease. What would Jesus and Buddha say to each other? How would each of them respond to the misery of a sick woman? Come along on an imaginary boat ride as these two eminent figures discuss life, suffering, and redemption.
The Millennials by Frog and Amy-Orr Ewing (self-published book):£3.00 + postage
Millennials are coming, millennials are here. Born from 1975 and now fully part of the workforce, raising families, some in our churches, and many full of hopes, dreams and fragility. How do I get ready for the new dynamics of reaching and releasing this rising generation? Who are the millennials? What do I need to know as a leader about the changing dynamics and power structures? This book will set you on a path of discovery and recognition, casting a vision of what might be possible if the church really grasps how millennials tick.
The Real Face of Atheism by Ravi Zacharias: £9.00 + postage
With all the spiritualism that surrounds us, is atheism relevant today? Whether disguised in Eastern mysticism or American consumerism the true nature of Atheism is a world without God. In this thought-provoking book, Ravi Zacharias examines atheistic positions on human nature, the meaning of life, morality, and death, and offers a clear apologetic for the Christian faith. In commemoration of RZIM’s anniversary, Ravi’s first book, formerly published as A Shattered Visage, features a new introduction and revisions throughout. The Real Face of Atheism is a compelling text both for those who want to improve their apologetic knowledge or those who are sceptical and searching.
The Twilight of Atheism by Alister McGrath: £8.00 + postage
Atheism is one of the most important movements in modern Western culture. For the last two hundred years, it seemed to be eliminating religion as an outmoded and dangerous superstition. A former atheist who is now one of Christianity’s foremost scholars, McGrath traces the history of atheism from its emergence in eighteenth-century Europe to its golden age in the first half of the twentieth century. McGrath exposes the flaws at the heart of atheism, and argues that the renewal of faith is a natural, inevitable and necessary response to its failures.
There is a Plan by Ravi Zacharias: £5.50 + postage
What does it all mean? Why does it often seem that the things that happen in the world are random? Is there a purpose for my life? This book is the perfect gift for those asking the tough questions about life and wondering how they fit into God’s plan. Featuring 96 short, easy-to-read pages, and including topical Scripture verses, this book is sure to speak to those searching for meaning. Content is excerpted from The Grand Weaver by Ravi Zacharias.
To Everyone an Answer by Francis J. Beckwith, William Lane Craig and J.P. Moreland: £15.00 + postage
In a culture such as ours, embracing spirituality but also committed to relativism, the Christian worldview is opposed for its claim of conclusive truth. To Everyone an Answer presents comprehensive and effective response to the assertions of sceptics and critics. Gathered together are essays covering all major aspects of apologetics including, faith and reason, the problem of evil, the case for Jesus, and religious pluralism. This volume includes contributors preeminent in their respective fields. Ravi Zacharias, Josh McDowell, Paul Copan, William Lane Craig and others expound a coherent and credible defence of the Christian faith.
True for You but Not for Me by Paul Copan: £7.00 + postage
In “True for You, But Not for Me,” Paul Copan deals with some of the common slogans that Christians commonly hear but are often unable to intelligently answer: “That’s true for you but not for me,” “You shouldn’t judge others,” “Who are you to impose your morality on others?” or “Christians are intolerant of others.” This book is a response to the corrosive influences of relativism and religious pluralism, which are challenges that believers will increasingly face. It helps the reader to probe the loaded assumptions behind these slogans. This user-friendly resource offers helpful summaries at the end of each chapter and discussion questions for study groups. Christian philosopher William Lane Craig says about the book: “This book is practical help for ordinary people bewildered by the cultural collapse we see all around us. Intellectually sound, yet popularly written, “True for You, But Not for Me” tackles what is undoubtedly one of our culture’s most significant challenges to Christianity: a disbelief in objective statements about truth, values, and God.”
Unspeakable by Os Guinness:£9.00 + postage
We are still surprised by evil. From Auschwitz to the events of September 11, we have been shocked into recognizing the startling capacity for evil within the human heart. We now know 9/11 revealed that our country was unprepared in terms of national security, but it also showed we were intellectually and morally unprepared to deal with such a barbaric act. Our language to describe evil and our ethical will to resist it have grown uncertain and confused. Many who speak unabashedly of evil are dismissed as simplistic, old–fashioned, and out of tune with the realities of modern life. Yet we must have some kind of language to help us understand the pain and suffering at the heart of human experience. Author and speaker Os Guinness confronts our inability to understand evil – let alone respond to it effectively – by providing both a lexicon and a strategy for finding a way forward. Since 9/11, much public discussion has centered on the destructiveness of extremist religion. Guinness provocatively argues that this is far from an accurate picture and too easy an explanation. In this expansive exploration of both the causes of modern evil and solutions for the future, he faces our tragic recent past and our disturbing present with courageous honesty. In order to live an “examined life,” Guinness writes, we must come to terms with our beliefs regarding evil and ultimately join the fight against it.
Walking from East to West by Ravi Zacharias: £10.00 + postage
For more than three decades, apologist Ravi Zacharias has shared bits and pieces of his personal life and experience. Now in Walking from East to West he invites readers to follow him on a journey through his life: to see and smell the neighbourhood in India where he grew up, to feel a mother’s love and the consternation of a harsh father . . . and the lure of a rebellious soul. In a crisis experience, Zacharias exchanged pantheism for monotheism, and meaninglessness for true fulfilment in Christ. He has travelled from the East to the West, and then back again to answer sceptics’ penetrating questions about the meaning of life and the existence of a God who is there for his children. Zacharias invites readers to follow him on this journey through his life and into the lives of others, and to see how he has become more convinced with each year that Jesus Christ is the one who came to give us life to the fullest.
Walking with God – Searching for Meaning in an Age of Doubt by J. John and Chris Walley: £5.00 + postage
Living life is like walking along a path: there are choices to be made and obstacles to face. But there are lots of questions. How do we find the right way? Is there a destination at the end of it all? Can anybody help us along the path of life? In this book you will find there are answers. There is a right way to walk through life, there is a destination and there is someone who will walk along the path of life with us.
Who Made God? edited by Ravi Zacharias and Norman Geisler: £9.00 + postage
In a time when many people listen with their eyes and think with their emotions, this book presents a practical, easy to read tool packed with facts, relevant stories, reflections and discussion questions. Bringing together the best in evangelical apologetics, Who Made God answers tough questions on evil, the Bible, God, science, and other faiths. This book is essential for every Christian who wants to be prepared to give careful answers that explain the reasons for their faith.
Why? Looking at God, Evil and Personal Suffering by Sharon Dirckx: £8.00 + postage
Why do bad things happen? If God exists, why doesn’t he do something? Why am I being singled out? Of all the hurdles to faith, surely suffering must be the greatest. It tears lives apart and raises questions for us all. But when we ask why?, to whom are we addressing our question? Where do the most satisfying answers come from? Does it matter? Sharon Dirckx deftly interweaves the stories of Frances, Will, Grace, Charles and Rachel, who have faced some of life’s toughest personal challenges, with a practical consideration of the ‘Why?’ questions we all ask about God and suffering. She concludes, ‘I would like to show you that, even though we don’t understand everything, it is still possible to believe in a powerful, loving God and acknowledge the reality of evil and suffering. Not only that, but seeing life from this perspective helps us make more, not less, sense of our hurting world.’ While we may never have all the answers, it does not mean that there are no answers at all.
Why Jesus? Rediscovering His Truth in an Age of Mass Marketed Spirituality by Ravi Zacharias: £10 + postage
Because the New Age movement and other influences have redefined traditional Christianity, many people question whether Jesus is the only way to God. Discussing the beliefs of Shirley MacLaine, Deepak Chopra, and others, Zacharias explores whether truth is relative, perfection possible, and more—and shows why Jesus’ resurrection is the most important argument for Christianity’s exclusive claims.
Why Trust The Bible? by Amy Orr-Ewing: £6.00 + postage
You don’t honestly believe all that stuff in the Bible! Are the original manuscripts reliable? What about other holy books? How can I know? Sensitively yet convincingly the author addresses the arguments: how can the reliability of the New Testament be in doubt when there are no fewer than 24,000 manuscripts to support it? How can evidence for Jesus’ existence be questioned when the Gospel writers recorded historical events with such scrupulous accuracy? This fascinating study tackles ten difficult questions about the Bible with honesty and conviction. A must-read for anyone wrestling with these issues.