List of Apologetic resources
Updated: Aug 19
Below is a list of various apologetics books, videos, and curriculums. All of the material below I am very familiar the author and/or their content and while I may have a few disagreements here and there, I heartily recommend what's listed below.
If you have any suggestions, please let me know and I will carefully consider it.
General Apologetics Curriculum for teens and/or beginners in apologetics:
*Coming soon (2023 or later): "Engage Truth Student Curriculum" Please email or message me via the website for inquiries on the development on my own Apologetics curriculum. I am the only one that currently runs the website, so please be patient if I delay in a response. I plan to shoot videos, develop discussion questions and workbooks in the future. Stay Tuned! -Caleb H.
Apologetics in Action- Comes with teacher guide and material on the reliability of the Bible. Great for 9-12 grade students in Christian School, homeschool or advanced class in Sunday School.
TrueU: "Three 10-part apologetics video series for upper high school and college students on the existence of God, reliability of the Bible, and the historical Jesus." Sean McDowell.
Evidence for the Faith: "Includes six 10-minute videos that will give your leaders the tools they need to answer the more difficult questions about our faith."
Understanding the Times: Worldview comparison curriculum from Summit Ministries.
Understanding the Faith: Survey of Christian Apologetics. 18 chapters in the book. No discussion questions, but questions could be developed and used in a a school or church curriculum.
Understanding the Culture: 18 chapters in the book on key cultural issues. No discussion questions, but questions could be developed and used in a a school or church curriculum.
The Secret Battle of Ideas about God: Overcoming the 5 fatal worldviews. Comes with participant guide here.
How we got the Bible DVD series: 6 part DVD videos (20-30 min long) with discussion questions provided. Great for small groups starting at upper high school age and older.
Person of Interest book and DVD curriculum. Cold Case Homicide detective, J. Warner Wallace, makes the case for Jesus using outside sources from the Bible. This could be a great book discussion group or small group study.
What is a Christian worldview? Concise 5 chapter booklet (less than 100 pgs). There are a few discussion questions, but more an easily be added in a high school discussion group.
Creation Apologetics curriculum for teens and up:
See my full list on Creation Apologetics resources here.
Unlocking the Mysteries of Genesis (12 part series with 23 min videos)- Great with high school, college and adult groups.
The Genesis Academy (DVD’s on creation.com)
"Targeted to lay audiences, each video in this 12-part The Genesis Academy series is no more than 40 minutes in length, so it’s ideal for adult and teen Sunday School, Bible studies or even Sunday night screenings."
4. The Universe: A Journey through God's grand Design 4 part video series (digital download) with 23 minute videos discussion questions. Great for high school and older small groups.
5. Awesome Science: This website has a large treasure trove of top-notch creation science resources for all age levels. Some of these videos could be used in a youth ministry setting.
6. Uncovering the Truth about Dinosaurs: 4-part series with 23 min videos by leading creation scientists with ICR. Study guide included.
7. Made in His Image: Digital download of a 4 part video series (23 min videos) showcasing God's amazing design of humans.
9. Genesis Impact book and movie: The movie (free) is a little over an hour long but would be fantastic to show to a group of teens. Plus, the book is a great follow up resource to give to your students afterwards.
11. Evolution's Achilles' Heels (book that can be used in a class curriculum)
Resources for Teens/beginners in apologetics
Love Thy Body- Excellent book on biblical sexual ethics, homosexuality, transgenderism, and abortion.
Creation Basics and Beyond: a great beginner book for dealing with issues of creation, evolution, the flood and more.
Cold Case Christianity : Cold Case Homicide detective, J. Warner Wallace, investigates the reliability of the gospels.
Video series for Cold Case Christianity: 8 session videos w/ J. Warner Wallace of 8-14 minute videos on RightNow Media.
6. Ten Reasons to Believe the Bible, Charlie Wolcott (book)
7. Tactics (book) and video study- Excellent book and videos series on how to engage with other people about your faith. I recommend reading this book first in your apologetics studies. The video series could be great to use with a small group (high school and older).
8. The Fallacy Detective (book)- Great book training you to detect logical fallacies.
Resources for parents & Youth Pastors:
Mama Bear Apologetics- great for parents of elem-high school aged kids to help them think of practical ways to help their kids develop a Biblical worldview. Discussion questions are included at the end of each chapter. A separate study guide can be bought as well.
Mama Bear Apologetics- Guide to Sexuality: Empower Your kids to understand and live out God's design. - This is an excellent follow up book by Mama Bear Apologetics that is focused on a response to cultures redefinition of sex and how to train your kids to love God's design.
So the next Generation will know (McDowell & Wallace).
Apologetics/Worldview Curriculum for Children:
Foundation Worldview- Worldview Curriculum for kids (levels 4-7, 10-14, 8-12)
Cold Case Christianity for kids- "A respected cold-case detective trains children ages 8 - 12 with real-world investigative skills so they can understand and defend the truth about Jesus.
Forensic Faith: "Detective J. Warner Wallace helps kids develop good investigative skills, so they can navigate tough questions about faith and share what they’ve learned with others. As in their other Case Makers Academy books, J. Warner and Susie Wallace teach kids to think like detectives by reaching into their detective tool bag. While they search for clues to the real owner of a lost puppy, the cadets learn how to be confident in sharing with friends the truth of their faith in Jesus."
Answers Bible Curriculum: Comprehensive Sunday school Bible curriculum that hits on creation science and popular cultural issues.
Biblical Justice vs secular justice, ethnic hate, unity and more
Video series with book: Great for small groups.
7. God & Government- Great for School curriculum for Christian High school students and personal study.
13. Discrimination and disparities, Thomas Sowell.
Sex, abortion, LGBT topics
In his Image: Delighting in God's place for Gender and Sexuality (movie)- Excellent movies that I highly recommend parents watch with their teens or youth pastors show at church.
Holy Sexuality, Christopher Yuan.
Openness Unhindered, Rosario Butterfield.
Them before Us: Why we need a Global Children’s Rights Movement
The Bible and Homosexual practice, Dr. Robert Gagnon (in-depth textual and cultural analysis during the biblical times).
Irreversible Damage, Priscilla Shrier
When homosexuality hits home, Joe Dallas
Love thy Body, Nancy Pearcey
Correct: Not Politically Correct: How Same Sex Marriage hurts everyone, Dr. Turek
What does the Bible Really Teach about homosexuality? Kevin DeYoung
The Ambassador’s Guide to understanding homosexuality, Alan Shlemon
A Change of affections, Becket Cook
Critical Conversations, Tom Gilson
Restoring Sexual Identity: Hope for Women who struggle with Same-Sex Attraction, Anne Paulk
Gay Girl, Good God, Jackie-Hill Perry
The abolition of Abortion Movies, videos and books:
A Storm Comes Rolling Down (documentary)
Babies are Murdered here (documentary)
Babies are still murdered here (documentary)
The five components of an abolition bill by Free the States (short YT video)
Are you an abolitionists? (pamphlet)- Excellent resource that concisely makes the case for the abolition of abortion. It's grounded in solid use of scripture and science. Buy these in bulk packages and give them out to your churches.
Biblical strategies to abolish abortion, Rusty Thomas
Economic Facts and Fallacies, Thomas Sowell
There is no free lunch, Greg Bahnsen.
Was Jesus a socialist? Lawrence Reed
Money, Greed, and Good, Jay Richards
Christian History Made Easy: DVD series with Dr. Timothy Paul Jones. 12 part series of 30 min videos.
A survey of Church History: 72 part DVD series with Dr. Godfrey with Ligonier ministries.
(book) Introduction to the history of Christianity, edited by Tim Dowley
Answering new age, prosperity teaching and NAR in the church
You can watch this movie in segments with discussion questions. This could be great for small group use (middle school and older).
2. Defining Deception, Costi Hinn
3. God, Greed and the prosperity gospel, Costi Hinn
4. More than a healer, Costi Hinn
Responding to progressive Christianity
You can watch this movie in segments with discussion questions. This could be great for small group use (highschool and older)
Reasoning from the Scriptures with Mormons
Reasoning from the Scriptures with Jehovah's Witnesses
Basil the Great on the Holy Spirit (Trinitarian defense is important w/ cults)
The Maze of Mormonism, Dr. Walter Martin
The Kingdom of the Cults, Dr. Walter Martin
When Cultists Ask, Dr. Norman Geisler & Ron Rhodes
Defense of the 5 Solas/Reformation Theology & Response to Catholicism
****more coming soon
Engage Truth - This is my YouTube channel!
Apologia Studies - Lots of great evangelism videos, abolition of abortion and interaction with objections to Christianity.
Center for Biblical Unity- Great channel dealing with Biblical justice, dangers of critical race theory and various popular cultural issues.
Red Pen Logic- Tim Barnett responds to popular atheist memes/videos
More coming soon in these categories....
World religions, cults, resurrection, eschatology, systematic theology, philosophy, biblical archaeology, and much more