The Inaugural Women in Apologetics Conference took place in sunny South California this weekend, and I’ve emerged with a few recommended materials to pass along! Word on the street is that there may also be recordings available from the sessions, so if and when those emerge, I’d highly recommend checking them out. In the meantime, here are 8 resources recommended by WIA keynote and breakout sessions speakers:
#1. A Fortunate Universe: Life in a Finely Tuned Cosmos
by Geraint F. Lewis and Luke A. Barnes
Interestingly, the authors here hold opposing worldviews: one is a theist and one is an atheist.
#2. There Is a God: How the World’s Most Notorious Atheist Changed His Mind
by Antony Flew and Roy Abraham Varghese
This book documents the transition of a prominent atheist as he realizes that “following the argument wherever it leads” has led him to belief in God.
#3. Science and the Mind of the Maker: What the Conversation Between Faith and Science Reveals About God
by Melissa Cain Travis
If this book is anything remotely like the endearing and sharp presentation style of Travis, it will definitely be a must read. Available for preorder on Amazon now.
#4. Teaching Others to Defend Christianity: What Every Christian Should Know
by Cathryn S. Buse
You may have heard Buse on the popular Mama Bear Apologetics podcast, but now you can read her linear, logical approach to apologetics in this recent book.
#5. Talking with Your Kids about God: 30 Conversations Every Christian Parent Must Have
by Natasha Crain
Don’t let the 30 scare you! 30 is totally doable and you’ll be ready to start encouraging deep faith conversations with your children RIGHT AWAY! Check out our review here.
#6. How Do We Know? Series
By Melissa Cain Travis
This quartet of children’s picture books addresses questions like “How do we know God created life?” and “How do we know Jesus is alive?”. The whole series is available on Amazon!
#7. Tactics: A Game Plan for Discussing Your Christian Convictions
by Gregory Koukl
It’s an oldie but a BESTIE. If you have never read Koukl’s Tactics, today is the day. This should be in every apologist’s “starter kit”, no matter their age.
#8. The Realest Thing
By Aryn Michelle
We were treated to a few of the songs from this album at the WIA conference. I was so impressed by her ability to make Reasonable Faith accessible and memorable for a wide audience. From Michelle’s site:
“The Realest Thing is a concept album inspired by the book Reasonable Faith by William Lane Craig. Reasonable Faith walks through several philosophical arguments for the existence of God and the primary evidences for Jesus Christ as his son. Each of the songs on this album aspires to encapsulate these arguments in a memorable way so that people of faith can have a song in their heart to correspond to the reasoning in their head. Listed below are the song titles alongside their corresponding philosophical arguments. The album opens with a prelude that gives insight into Aryn’s struggle which led to the desire to explore this content. It concludes with a postlude that ponders what a deeper intellectual understanding of faith might bring.”