What book should you suggest for a book study in your church?

The two books you should pick to learn apologetics are “On Guard” by William Lane Craig and “Tactics” by Greg Koukl.

Recently, Bill did a podcast introducing “On Guard”.

The MP3 file is here. (19 minutes)


  • the book is much easier to read than “Reasonable Faith”
  • explains what apologetics is and why it matters to Christians
  • explains why atheism makes life meaningless and irrational
  • the inadequacy of personal experiences for persuading others
  • describes four arguments in favor of Christianity
  • responds to common objections to the four arguments

The book also:

  • responds to the problems of evil and suffering
  • explains Jesus’ own divine self-understanding
  • outlines a historical case for the resurrection of Jesus
  • explains why it’s possible for Christianity to be exclusively true

There is a study guide for On Guard.

And you can read the first chapter for free.

Book reviews

5 thoughts on “What book should you suggest for a book study in your church?”

  1. I think you’re looking more at apologetics books, but I’ve found “Don’t Waste your Life” by John Piper to be life-changing and a good study book.

    By the way, I’m reading “Philosophical Foundations for a Christian Worldview” by Bill Craig and J.P. Moreland, and, though it’s not exactly a church study book, it’s really giving my brain a good workout!


      1. I had the book for years before I picked it up and read it; wished I had read it when I first bought it. Excellent read, very much a fan of Schaeffer, and of Pearcey. I quite like Peter Kreeft as well, but don’t know if the majority of his books are “book study” books for a church, as accessible as they are.


  2. I attempted to read Reasonable Faith almost two years ago and got stuck in the arguments for the existence of God because of the technical terms used.

    I’m looking forward to reading On Guard!


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