Below is a list of books I recommend.
They cover a range of topics including Biblical prophecy, end times deception, creationism, atheism, the rapture and homosexuality.
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by Hugh Ross, Kathy Ross, Joe Aguirre
How long were the creation days of Genesis hours or epochs? Does belief in an old earth equate to belief in evolution? Was there any kind of death before the Fall? The length of the creation days in Genesis sparks a storm of controversy. At the core of the debate, where lighting strikes and thunder roars, lie key questions whose answers promise hope for resolution. In A Matter of Days, author and astronomer Hugh Ross addresses these questions and explores how the creation-day controversy developed. History, theology, science, and Scripture reveal creation's big picture. About the updated edition: In the 10 years since A Matter of Days first publication, the scientific and theological case for a Creator has grown exponentially. This expanded second edition, with over 50 pages of new content, extends beyond simply addressing creation-day challenges. Hugh Ross demonstrates how sound, gracious apologetics can remove obstacles to faith in Christ and help bring reconciliation in the church. This book is designed to turn arguments into conversations and to equip believers to defend their faith with gentleness and respect.
by Jeff Kinley
The story of Noah is one of the most captivating in all the Bible. Yet most people remember it mainly as a children’s story found in picture books and heard in Sunday school classes.
But this tragedy really took place―and widely overlooked is Jesus’ stunning prophecy that the final days of planet Earth would be just as it was in the days of Noah. His point? That there would be striking parallels between Noah’s day and the end times―with warnings of God’s imminent judgment upon the world.
Is Jesus’ prophecy now being fulfilled? And if yes, how then should we respond?
As It Was in the Days of Noah explores the similarities between the two periods, such as the rapid rise in evil and increasingly flagrant disregard for God. A powerful resource that…
- examines the signs that we’re nearing the end times
- affirms the urgency of reaching the lost with God’s compassion and truth
- equips you to live wisely and “redeem the time” so it counts for eternity
by J. P. Jones
When it comes to their spiritual journey, many men feel defeated. Hindered by 'giants' they stand motionless feeling like wimps instead of warriors. Whether they feel intimidated, unmotivated, or just downright out of touch with what it means to pursue a relationship with God, Facing Goliath offers help to every man who wants to overcome his giants and experience a life-changing relationship with Jesus Christ. Addressing topics like intellectual doubt, fear, pride, and selfishness, men will find practical steps to discovering the answers to questions, of faith, salvation, and spiritual growth. This discipleship game plan will help men learn Christian essentials in a way that appeals to those who are seeking what it means to be a follower of Jesus and those who have already found Jesus and want to grow.
by Two Listeners, A. J. Russell
Millions of copies of the extraordinary devotional "God Calling" have been printed and sold over many decades, and yet the demand continues. Now available in an inclusive language edition for an American usage audience, in a lovely new daily journal format, this edition is poised to provide encouragement and affirmation to a new generation of readers. "God Calling" presents the wisdom of Christianity through the ears and then the voices of Two Listeners. For each day, every day for all days here are the time-tested words of counsel, comfort, encouragement, and wisdom that have inspired countless thousands throughout the years. The words of that Great Friend are given daily presence in God Calling made easily available for all, to ease and simplify the chaos and pain of our tension-filled world.
by Johnny Hunt
The Bible is rich in God’s wisdom, especially in Psalms, Proverbs, and Ecclesiastes. This devotional guides readers on a journey with a one-year study of wisdom passages from Scripture and devotional insights from fifty pastors who have dedicated their lives to God’s Word. Each day’s reading includes text from Psalms, Proverbs, or Ecclesiastes, followed by a short devotional that helps the reader glean maximum wisdom from that day’s scripture.
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by Norman L. Geisler, Frank Turek, David Limbaugh
To some, the concept of having faith in a higher power or a set of religious beliefs is nonsensical. Indeed, many view religion in general, and Christianity in particular, as unfounded and unreasonable.
Norman Geisler and Frank Turek argue, however, that Christianity is not only more reasonable than all other belief systems, but is indeed more rational than unbelief itself. With conviction and clear thinking, Geisler and Turek guide readers through some of the traditional, tested arguments for the existence of a creator God. They move into an examination of the source of morality and the reliability of the New Testament accounts concerning Jesus. The final section of the book deals with a detailed investigation of the claims of Christ. This volume will be an interesting read for those skeptical about Christianity, as well as a helpful resource for Christians seeking to articulate a more sophisticated defense of their faith.
by Dr. David Jeremiah
The world seems more fractured each day. People are asking, "Is this the End?"
Never have the headlines been this jarring, the cultural changes this rapid, or the moral decay this pronounced. What on earth is happening? After each new occurrence, the most oft-heard questions are, “Will the world ever be the same again?” and “Where is God in all of this?”
Over the last few decades, Dr. David Jeremiah has become one of the world’s most sought-after Christian leaders on topics that deal with biblical application and modern culture. And few would dispute that the pace at which things are currently changing is unprecedented. The time has come to accept this new normal, Jeremiah says, and understand how God’s hand is still at work on His eternal plan for mankind.
No one can afford to ignore these warnings, but all can better understand the greater story and the role we each play in this changing world. From prophetic clues in Scripture to an understanding of the power of Christ in all believers, this book directs us on a clear path forward.
The book is split into two sections, each covering items surrounding two important questions. Is This the End of America? and Is This the End of the World? Includes detailed chapters on:
- ISIS and Radicalized Islam
- The New Russia
- The Bleeding of America's Borders
- The "Anything Goes" Society
- Polarization and Divisiveness
- The Coming of Christ
- and many more
by Dr. Robert Jeffress
Almost 60 percent of those in American evangelical churches believe that many religions can lead to eternal life. But if Jesus is to be trusted when he says that no one comes to the Father except through him, the church is failing in its mission. And it's not hard to guess why. An exclusive Jesus just isn't popular in our inclusive world.
Dr. Robert Jeffress calls on Christians to recover the exclusive claims of the one they claim as Lord and Savior, not as a way to keep people out of heaven but as the only way to invite them in. He tackles questions like
- Can people be saved who have never heard of Christ?
- What about those who worship God by another name?
- Do children automatically go to Heaven when they die?
True compassion for non-Christians doesn't lie in letting them go their way while we go ours, but in sharing the only true way with them.
by Pat Boone, Cord Cooper
As you read this, you probably think you’re standing (or sitting) perfectly still. Yet nothing could be further from the truth. Right now, Earth is spinning on its axis in an easterly direction at 1,044 miles per hour. You’re also moving through space at 67,000 miles per hour — the speed at which Earth orbits the sun — and that’s just the beginning. As Copernicus and Galileo found in overturning centuries of entrenched thought, things aren’t always what they seem. You’re invited to embark on a journey that will challenge your thinking and point up possibilities you haven’t considered, looking at mysteries that have captivated mankind for centuries. Above all, we’ll look at evidence. Evidence that God not only exists but is knowable. Here are just some of the questions that Pat Boone and Cord Cooper address in this candid, clear-cut book: Can science and faith intersect? Is the universe valid evidence of God’s existence? If God exists, why is there tragedy in the world? Does the Bible offer evidence of divine inspiration? The flipside: What motivates atheists? Were humans created to commune with God? Do any non-biblical documents corroborate the Gospels? Was Jesus the Son of God? Did the Resurrection occur? ABOUT THE AUTHORS: For five decades, PAT BOONE has been a noted figure in the entertainment business. As a recording artist in both the popular and gospel music genres, he has sold more than 45 million units worldwide, sharing a positive message of faith and hope. A successful entrepreneur, entertainment personality, and humanitarian, Boone’s contribution to America’s culture has been far-reaching. CORD COOPER is an award-winning reporter whose work has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Entrepreneur magazine, Investor’s Business Daily, and on CNNMoney.com, Yahoo News, Yahoo Finance, and Web sites sponsored by the Boston Herald and Harvard University, among many others. He has interviewed world-renown personalities across all industries, and is the author or co-author of three books.
by Terry James
Jesus stated clearly that it will be “business as usual” right up until He catastrophically intervenes again in the affairs of mankind!
- Read the detailed, precise frame of reference of where this generation stands on God’s prophetic timeline
- Discover how each chapter points specifically to what the strange, troubling things happening in a world seemingly gone insane with unstoppable violence means for the immediate future and beyond
- Reflect on the very Word of God - the Bible - in pointing to the only hope the reader and those he or she loves has for escaping God’s righteous judgment that is about to fall on a rebellious world.
Rapture Ready...or Not is for this generation of readers who are confused and look upon a world that seems to have destroyed opportunity for a bright, abundant future. The Rapture is about to catastrophically strike an unsuspecting world of both unbelievers and believers. Jesus Christ is the Shelter from the coming Tribulation storm of God’s wrath and judgment.
by Frank Turek, Ravi Zacharias
If you think atheists have reason, evidence, and science on their side, think again! Award-winning author Dr. Frank Turek (I Don’t Have Enough Faith to be an Atheist) will show you how atheists steal reason, evidence, science, and other arguments from God in trying to make their case for atheism. If that sounds contradictory, it’s because it is! Atheists can’t make their case without appealing to realities only theism can explain. In an engaging and memorable way, Stealing from God exposes these intellectual crimes atheists are committing and then provides four powerful reasons for why Christianity is true.
by Joe Dallas
In this updated edition of A Strong Delusion, author and counselor Joe Dallas helps readers understand what pro-gay theology is and how to confront it. In a biblical manner, Dallas examines believers' personal responses and the need for bold love and commitment as they
- become familiar with the movement's background and beliefs
- study a clear, scriptural response to each belief
- extend Christ's love to those living the homosexual lifestyle
This resource is an important one for those who have been unsure how to respond to the growing acceptance of homosexuality in the evangelical community. It offers the balance between conviction and compassion and a practical guide to communicating with those who have embraced the pro-gay Christian movement.
by Barbour Publishing
Bonded Leather Edition! Celebrate the 400th anniversary of the King James Version with this new study Bible, featuring more than 5,000 brand-new notes from the Simplified Bible Commentary Series. These contemporary notes will help you understand the King James Version, still among the most beloved and trusted translations available. Also featuring introductions for each Bible book, color maps of biblical lands, and a dictionary/concordance of key Bible names and terms, and the words of Christ in red, The KJV Study Bible is an excellent resource for personal study, whether you’re already a fan of the translation or you’ve been reading more modern Bible versions.
by Jeff Kinley
Jeff Kinley wrote this innovative guide to the book of Revelation for the same reason the apostle John wrote the original—to arouse a sleeping church to prepare for Christ's return. Jesus said, "Wake up and strengthen the things that remain."
The apostle Paul shared the same concern. "Wake up from your slumber, because our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed."
Many people are unaware of the signs of the times. Many others seem consumed by end-times hype. Kinley shows that our primary concern should not be the timing of Christ's return but rather the spirit and character He desires in His bride.
You'll find enlightening descriptions of Jesus and His coming, the church and its mission, heaven and judgment, Satan and the antichrist, and other themes of Revelation. Bolster your confidence and conviction with this up-to-date presentation of Christ's clear message to the church.
by Hugh Ross
Increasingly astronomers recognize that if the cosmos had not unfolded exactly as it did, humanity would not, could not, exist. Yet these researchers--along with countless ordinary folks--resist belief in the biblical Creator. Why? They say a loving God would have made a better home for us, one without trouble and tragedy. In Why the Universe Is the Way It Is, Hugh Ross draws from his depth of study in both science and Scripture to explain how the universe's design fulfills several distinct purposes. He also reveals God's surpassing love and ultimate purposes for each individual.
Why the Universe Is the Way It Is will interest anyone who wonders where and how the universe came to be, what or who is responsible for it, why we are here, or how and when the universe ends. Far from leaving the reader at this philosophical jumping-off point, Ross builds toward answering the big question of human destiny and the specific question of each reader's personal destiny.