Personal Library

The following is a list of recommended books and journals I’ve read in my personal library.


Barrett, William. Irrational Man: A Study in Existential Philosophy. New York:  Archer, 1990.

Buber, Martin. I and Thou. New York: Scribner, 1958.

Cooper, David E. Existentialism: A Reconstruction. Oxford: Blackwell, 1990.

Copan, Paul, and William Lane Craig. Contending with Christianity’s Critics: Answering New Atheists & Other Objectors. Nashville: B & H Academic, 2009.

Copleston, Frederick. A History of Philosophy Vol. 1: Greece and Rome. New York: Image/Doubleday, 1993.

________. A History of Philosophy Vol. 2: Medieval Philosophy. New York: Image/Doubleday, 1993.

________. A History of Philosophy Vol. 3: Late Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy. New York: Image/Doubleday, 1993.

________. A History of Philosophy Vol. 4: Modern Philosophy: from Descartes to Leibniz. New York: Image/Doubleday, 1994.

________. A History of Philosophy Vol. 5: Modern Philosophy: The British Philosophers from Hobbes to Hume. New York: Image/Doubleday, 1994.

________. A History of Philosophy Vol. 6: Modern Philosophy: from the French Enlightenment to Kant. New York: Image/Doubleday, 1994.

________. A History of Philosophy Vol. 7: Modern Philosophy: from the Post-Kantian Idealists to Marx, Kirkegaard, and Nietzsche. New York: Image/Doubleday, 1994.

________. A History of Philosophy Vol. 8: Modern Philosophy: Empiricism, Idealism, and Pragmatism in Britain and America. New York: Image/Doubleday, 1994.

________. A History of Philosophy Vol. 9: Modern Philosophy: from the French Revolution to Sartre, Camus, and Levi-Strauss. New York: Image/Doubleday, 1994.

Cowan, Steven B., and James S. Spiegel. The Love of Wisdom: A Christian Introduction to Philosophy. Nashville, TN: B&H Academic, 2009.

Craig, William Lane. Hard Questions, Real Answers. Wheaton, IL: Crossway Books, 2003.

________. Reasonable Faith: Christian Truth and Apologetics. Ed. 3. Wheaton, IL: Crossway Books, 2008.

________. The Only Wise God: The Compatibility of Divine Foreknowledge and Human Freedom. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Book House, 1987.

________. Time and Eternity: Exploring God’s Relationship to Time. Wheaton, IL: Crossway Books, 2001.

Davis, Stephen T. God, Reason and Theistic Proofs: How Do We Prove the Existence of God? Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1997.

Dembski, William A. The End of Christianity: Finding a Good God in an Evil World. Nashville, TN: B & H Academic, 2009.

________. The Design Inference: Eliminating Chance Through Small Probabilities. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1998.

________., and Mike Licona. Evidence for God: 50 Arguments for Faith from the Bible, History, Philosophy, and Science. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books, 2010.

Dostoyevsky, Fyodor, and Alan Myers. The Idiot. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1992.

________, and Michael R. Katz. Notes from Underground: An Authoritative Translation, Backgrounds and Sources, Responses, Criticism. New York: Norton, 2001.

Freddoso, Alfred J. The Existence and Nature of God. Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 1983.

Geisler, Norman L., Francis Beckwith, William Lane Craig, and James Porter Moreland. To Everyone an Answer: A Case for the Christian Worldview : Essays in Honor of Norman L. Geisler. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2004.

Guyer, Paul. The Cambridge Companion to Kant. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1992.

Hasker, William. Metaphysics: Constructing a Worldview. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1989.

Hick, John. The Many-Faced Argument: Recent Studies on the Ontological Argument for the Existence of God. Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock, 2009.

Hume, David. Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion and the Posthumous Essays: Of the Immorality of the Soul and Of Suicide. 1980.

Jubien, Michael. Contemporary Metaphysics: An Introduction. Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishers, 1997.

Kant, Immanuel, Theodore Meyer Greene, and Hoyt H. Hudson. Religion Within the Limits of Reason Alone. New York: HarperOne, 2008.

Leibniz, Gottfried Wilhelm, Daniel Garber, and Roger Ariew. Discourse on Metaphysics and Other Essays. Indianapolis, IN: Hackett, 1991.

Lewis, C.S. Mere Christianity. San Francisco: Harper SanFrancisco, 2001.

Manson, Neil A. God and Design: The Teleological Argument and Modern Science. London: Routledge, 2003.

Marcel, Gabriel. The Philosophy of Existentialism. Translated by Manya Harari. New York: Citadel Press, 1966.

McGrath, Alister E. The Science of God: An Introduction to Scientific Theology. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2004.

Moreland, James Porter, and William Lane Craig. Philosophical Foundations for a Christian Worldview. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2003.

Nietzsche, Friedrich. Thus Spake Zarathustra. Stroud: Nonsuch, 2006.

________, Anthony M. Lucovici, and Dennis Sweet. Twilight of the Idols. New York: Barnes & Noble, 2008.

O’Connor, Timothy. Theism and Ultimate Explanation: The Necessary Shape of Contingency. Malden, MA: Blackwell, 2008.

Overman, Dean L. A Case for the Existence of God. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2009.

Peterson, Michael L. God and Evil: An Introduction to the Issues. Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 1998.

Pojman, Louis P. Philosophy: The Pursuit of Wisdom. Australia: Thomson/Wadsworth, 2005.

Sorabji, Richard. Time, Creation, and the Continuum: Theories in Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1983.

Swinburne, Richard. The Existence of God. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 2004.

Thomas Aquinas. Shorter Summa: St. Thomas Aquinas’s Own Concise Version of His Summa Theologica. Manchester, NH: Sophia Institute Press, 2002.

White, Heath. Postmodernism 101: A First Course for the Curious Christian. Grand Rapids, MI: Brazos Press, 2006.


Barth, Karl. Evangelical Theology: An Introduction. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1979.

Blaising, Craig A., Kenneth L. Gentry, Robert B. Strimple, and Darrell L. Bock. Three Views on the Millennium and Beyond. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 1999.

Bock, Darrell L., and Gregory J. Herrick. Jesus in Context: Background Readings for Gospel Study. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2005.

Bultmann, Rudolf. Jesus Christ and Mythology. London: SCM Press, 1960.

Carson, D. A. Exegetical Fallacies. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Book House, 1984.

Clendenen, E. Ray, and Brad J. Waggoner. Calvinism: A Southern Baptist Dialogue. Nashville, TN: B&H Academic, 2008.

Craig, William Lane. God Is Great, God Is Good. Grand Rapids, MI:  InterVarsity Press, 2004.

Cobb, John B., and David Ray Griffin. Process Theology: An Introductory Exposition. Philadelphia: Westminster Press, 1976.

Davis, John James. Paradise to Prison: Studies in Genesis. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Book House, 1975.

Duvall, J. Scott, and J. Daniel Hays. Grasping God’s Word: A Hands-on Approach to Reading, Interpreting, and Applying the Bible. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2001.

Gaffin, Richard B., and Wayne A. Grudem. Are Miraculous Gifts for Today? Four Views. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan Pub, 1996.

Geivett, R. Douglas, and Gary R. Habermas. In Defense of Miracles: A Comprehensive Case for God’s Action in History. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1997.

Grenz, Stanley J., and Roger E. Olson. 20th Century Theology: God & the World in a Transitional Age. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1992.

Gutiérrez, Gustavo. A Theology of Liberation: History, Politics, and Salvation. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 1973.

Habermas, Gary R., and Mike Licona. The Case for the Resurrection of Jesus. Grand Rapids, MI: Kregel Publications, 2004.

________., Antony Flew, and David Baggett. Did the Resurrection Happen?: A Conversation with Gary Habermas and Antony Flew. Downers Grove, IL: InterVaristy Press, 2009.

Hall, Christopher A. Learning Theology with the Church Fathers. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2002.

Instone-Brewer, David. Divorce and Remarriage in the Bible: The Social and Literary Context. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2002.

James, William. The Varieties of Religious Experience: A Study in Human Nature. New York: Barnes & Noble Classics, 2004.

Jeffers, James S. The Greco-Roman World of the New Testament Era: Exploring the Background of Early Christianity. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1999.

Keathley, Kenneth. Salvation and Sovereignty: A Molinist Approach. Nashville, TN: B&H Academic, 2010.

Komoszewski, J. Ed, M. James Sawyer, and Daniel B. Wallace. Reinventing Jesus: How Contemporary Skeptics Miss the Real Jesus and Mislead Popular Culture. Grand Rapids, MI: Kregel Publications, 2006.

Lewis, C. S. Reflections on the Psalms. New York: Harcourt, Brace, 1958.

MacGregor, Kirk R. A Molinist-Anabaptist Systematic Theology. Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 2007.

McDowell, Josh, and Dave Sterrett. Is the Bible True– Really?: A Dialogue on Skepticism, Evidence, and Truth. Chicago: Moody Publishers, 2011.

________. Who Is Jesus– Really?: A Dialogue on God, Man, and Grace. Chicago: Moody Publishers, 2011.

________. Did the Resurrection Happen– Really?: A Dialogue on Life, Death, and Hope. Chicago: Moody Publishers, 2011.

McDowell, Josh. The New Evidence That Demands a Verdict. Nashville, TN: T. Nelson, 1999.

Merrill, Eugene H. Kingdom of Priests: A History of Old Testament Israel. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker, 1987.

Nash, Ronald H. Faith & Reason: Searching for a Rational Faith. Grand Rapids, MI: Academie Books, 1988.

Polkinghorne, J. C. Quantum Physics and Theology: An Unexpected Kinship. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2007.

Ross, Hugh. A Matter of Days: Resolving a Creation Controversy. Colorado Springs, CO: NavPress, 2004.

Strobel, Lee. The Case for Christ: A Journalist’s Personal Investigation of the Evidence for Jesus. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 1998.

Tillich, Paul. Dynamics of Faith. New York: Harper, 1958.

Traina, Robert A. Methodical Bible Study. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2002.

Ziefle, Helmut W., and Helmut W. Ziefle. Modern Theological German: A Reader and Dictionary. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books, 1997.


Allday, Jonathan.Quantum Reality: Theory and Philosophy. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press, 2009.

Behe, Michael J. Darwin’s Black Box:  The Biochemical Challenge to Evolution. New York: Free Press, 1996.

________. The Edge of Evolution: The Search for the Limits of Darwinism. New York: Free Press, 2007.

Campbell, John Angus, and Stephen C. Meyer. Darwinism, Design, and Public Education. East Lansing, MI: Michigan State University Press, 2003.

Collins, Francis S. The Language of God: A Scientist Presents Evidence for Belief. New York: Free Press, 2006.

________. The Language of Life: DNA and the Revolution in Personalized Medicine. New York: Harper, 2010.

Copan, Paul, and William Lane Craig. Creation Out of Nothing: A Biblical, Philosophical, and Scientific Exploration. Leicester, England: Apollos, 2004.

Darwin, Charles, and George Lewis Levine. The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection. New York: Barnes & Noble Classics, 2004.

Dawkins, Richard. The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution. New York: Free Press, 2009.

Dembski, William A. The Design Revolution: Answering the Toughest Questions About Intelligent Design. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2004.

________., and Jonathan Wells. The Design of Life: Discovering Signs of Intelligence in Biological Systems. Dallas: Foundation for Thought and Ethics, 2008.

Ford, Kenneth William. The Quantum World: Quantum Physics for Everyone. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2004.

Freud, Sigmund. Totem and Taboo: Some Points of Agreement between the Mental Lives of Savages and Neurotics. New York: Norton, 1952.

Gonzalez, Guillermo, and Jay Wesley Richards. The Privileged Planet: How Our Place in the Cosmos Is Designed for Discovery. Washington, DC: Regnery, 2004.

Greene, Brian. The Fabric of the Cosmos: Space, Time, and the Texture of Reality. New York: A.A. Knopf, 2004.

Gribbin, John. Q Is for Quantum: Particle Physics from A-Z. London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1998.

Guth, Alan H. The Inflationary Universe: The Quest for a New Theory of Cosmic Origins. Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley Pub, 1997.

Hawking, S. W., and Leonard Mlodinow. A Briefer History of Time. New York: Bantam Books, 2005.

________ . The Grand Design. New York: Bantam Books, 2010.

Kitcher, Philip. Living with Darwin: Evolution, Design, and the Future of Faith. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007.

Liddle, Andrew R., and Jon Loveday. The Oxford Companion to Cosmology. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009.

Meyer, S. C. Explore Evolution: The Arguments for and against Neo-Darwinism. Melbourne, Vic: Hill House Publishers, 2009.

Meyer, Stephen C. Signature in the Cell: DNA and the Evidence for Intelligent Design. New York: HarperOne, 2009.

Rana, Fazale, and Hugh Ross. Who Was Adam?: A Creation Model Approach to the Origin of Man. Colorado Springs, CO: NavPress, 2005.

Ross, Hugh. The Genesis Question: Scientific Advances and the Accuracy of Genesis. Colorado Springs, Colo: NavPress, 1998.

________. More Than a Theory: Revealing a Testable Model for Creation. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books, 2009.

________. Why the Universe Is the Way It Is. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books, 2008.

Sewell, Granville. In the Beginning: And Other Essays on Intelligent Design. Seattle, Wash: Discovery Institute Press, 2010.

Stenger, Victor J. God: The Failed Hypothesis: How Science Shows That God Does Not Exist. Amherst, N.Y.: Prometheus Books, 2007.

Susskind, Leonard. The Cosmic Landscape String Theory and the Illusion of Intelligent Design. New York: Back Bay, 2006.

Vilenkin, A. Many Worlds in One: The Search for Other Universes. New York: Hill and Wang, 2006.


Chan, Francis. Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God. Colorado Springs, CO: David C. Cook, 2008.

Dawkins, Richard. The God Delusion. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co, 2006.

Driscoll, Mark. Religion Saves: And Nine Other Misconceptions. Wheaton, IL: Crossway Books, 2009.

Erre, Mike. The Jesus of Suburbia: Have We Tamed the Son of God to Fit Our Lifestyle? Nashville, TN: W Pub. Group, 2006.

Sterrett, Dave. Why Trust Jesus? An Honest Look at Doubts, Plans, Hurts, Desires, Fears, Questions, and Pleasures. Chicago: Moody Publishers, 2010.


Andrews, Andy. The Traveler’s Gift: Seven Decisions That Determine Personal Success. Nashville, TN: T. Nelson Publishers, 2002.

Arterburn, Stephen, Fred Stoeker, and Mike Yorkey. Every Man’s Battle: Winning the War on Sexual Temptation: One Victory at a Time. Colorado Springs, Colo: WaterBrook Press, 2000.

________. Every Man’s Marriage: Every Man’s Guide to Winning the Heart of a Woman. Waterville, ME: Walker Large Print, 2006.

Chapman, Gary D. The Five Love Languages for Singles. Chicago: Northfield, 2004.

Feldhahn, Shaunti Christine, and Jeff Feldhahn. For Men Only: A Straightforward Guide to the Inner Lives of Women. Sisters, OR: Multnomah Publishers, 2006.

Foster, Richard J., and James Bryan Smith. Devotional Classics: Selected Readings for Individuals and Groups. San Francisco: Harper SanFrancisco, 2005.

Gross, Craig, and Jason Harper. Eyes of Integrity: The Porn Pandemic and How It Affects You. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books, 2010.

________., and Steven Luff. Pure Eyes: A Man’s Guide to Sexual Integrity. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books, 2010.

Harari, Oren. The Leadership Secrets of Colin Powell. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2002.

King, Clayton. Dying to Live: Abanding Yourself to God’s Bold Proadox. Eugene, OR: Harvest House Publishers, 2010.

Kullberg, Kelly Monroe, and Lael F. Arrington. A Faith and Culture Devotional: Daily Readings on Art, Science, and Life. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2008.

Leman, Kevin, and William Pentak. The Way of the Shepherd. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2004.

Parrott, Les, and Leslie L. Parrott. Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts: Seven Questions to Ask Before–and After– You Marry. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondevan, 2006.

Sanders, J. Oswald. Spiritual Leadership: Principles of Excellence for Every Believer. Chicago, IL: Moody Publishers, 2007.


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