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Compelling Interest: The Real Story behind Roe v. Wade by Roger Resler
The ultimate guide to abortion, Compelling Interest provides a history of abortion law and the court cases which wound itself all the way to the Supreme Court. It draws on oral and written arguments from those fighting for those fighting against abortion. It also draws on science and medical journals to answer questions about what exactly a fetus is. You will find no propaganda in this book.
In this case, I recommend the audio book version. Many of the oral arguments from lawyers, judges, and others involved, are historical recordings from the actual event. It’s makes what is already a fascinating read that much more interesting.
The Consolation of Philosophy by Boethius (480–524 AD)
The goal of this book is to answer some of life’s biggest questions (complaints?). What is the purpose of God’s creation? What is the goal of man and how does he find happiness? Why do bad things happen to good people? How can one have free will and predestination?
In order to get the most out of this book, I highly recommend you “take” the free online course: The Consolation of Philosophy presented by Mythguard Academy. The book is divided into six books (or chapters), and the course is made up of seven roughly two-hour videos that, for the most part, follow each of the six chapters. It is hosted by Dr. Corey Olsen, a.k.a., The Tolkien Professor who provides a clear explanation, but makes it entertaining and fun to listen to as well.
Everyone’s A Theologian by R. C. Sproul
R. C. Sproul provides an explanation of basic Christian teachings that makes everyone who reads it, not a “better Christian,” but someone who has a deeper understanding of what Christians believe, and why. It helps to separate “the Bible says,” from “I think the Bible says.”
It breaks down the “big words:” theology (the study of God himself), anthropology (the study of man from a Biblical perspective) and creation, christology (the study of Christ), pneumatology (the study of the Holy Spirit), soteriology (the study of Salvation), ecclesiology (the study of Christ’s Church), and eschatology (the study of Future Things) into easy to follow, easy to understand, bite-sized chunks, making it easy for everyone to be a theologian.
I Don’t Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist by Norman L. Geisler and Frank Turek
When I read this book, the first thing I thought was, that’s me! During my own crisis of faith a few years ago, I had conducted my own examination of the facts, and atheism’s presentation of the “facts” and found there’s wanting. I didn’t have enough faith to believe their arguments, or lack thereof.
This book does not provide proof of God’s existence. What it does do, is provide evidence of God’s fingerprints in history and science. It lays it out in a clear, easy to understand, structure that builds on itself from start to finish. I recommend this to anyone that doubts the existence of God, and anyone who simply wants to strengthen their faith for when they feel attacked by non-believers.