• Caleb Harrelson

List of Apologetic resources

Updated: Dec 10, 2021




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.


YouTube Channels:



Apologetics/Worldview Curriculum for Children:


  1. Foundation Worldview- Worldview Curriculum for kids (levels 4-7, 10-14, 8-12)

  2. 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.

  3. 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."

  4. Answers Bible Curriculum: Comprehensive Sunday school Bible curriculum that also hits on creation science and popular cultural issues.

  5. The Case for Christ for kids.


Resources for Teens/beginners in apologetics


  1. Apologetics Study Bible.

  2. Love Thy Body- Excellent book on biblical sexual ethics, homosexuality, transgenderism, and abortion.

  3. Creation Basics and Beyond: a great beginner book for dealing with issues of creation, evolution, the flood and more.

  4. Cold Case Christianity : Cold Case Homicide detective, J. Warner Wallace, investigates the reliability of the gospels.

5. Is God just a human invention?


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:


  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Missional Motherhood

  4. So the next Generation will know (McDowell & Wallace).


General Apologetics Curriculum for teens and/or beginners in apologetics:


  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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."

  4. Understanding the Times: Worldview comparison curriculum from Summit Ministries.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.


Creation Apologetics curriculum for teens and up:


  1. See my full list on Creation Apologetics resources here.

  2. Unlocking the Mysteries of Genesis (12 part series with 23 min videos)- Great with high school, college and adult groups.

  3. 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.


8. Online class: Creation Science and Biblical Worldview (accredited High School course w/ Russ Miller)


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.


10. Answer to the top 50 questions about Genesis, Creation, and Noah's Flood


11. Evolution's Achilles' Heels



Biblical Justice vs secular justice, ethnic hate, unity and more


  1. Confronting Injustice without Compromising the Truth

2. Reconciled- Great video series for Sunday schools and small groups from The Center for Biblical Unity.

3.Why Social Justice is not Biblical Justice, Scott David Allen

4. Fault Lines: The Social Justice Movement and Evangelicalism's Looming Catastrophe

5. Christianity and Social Justice: Religions in Conflict

6. The Mission of God, Dr. Joe Boot

7. Lex Rex: The Law is King, Samuel Rutherford

7. God & Government- Great for School curriculum for Christian High school students and personal study.

8. Christianity and Wokeness: How the Social Justice movement is Hijacking the Gospel

9. We will not be be Silenced, Erwin Lutzer

10. By This Standard: The authority of God's law today

11. God's law made easy

12. Doctrine of the Lesser Magistrate

12. Live not by Lies: A Manuel for Christian Dissidents

13. Discrimination and disparities, Thomas Sowell.



Sex, abortion, LGBT topics


  1. 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.

  2. Mama Bear Apologetics- Guide to Sexuality: Empower Your kids to understand and live out God's design.

  3. Holy Sexuality, Christopher Yuan.

  4. Openness Unhindered, Rosario Butterfield.

  5. Them before Us: Why we need a Global Children’s Rights Movement

  6. The Bible and Homosexual practice, Dr. Robert Gagnon (in-depth textual and cultural analysis during the biblical times).

  7. Irreversible Damage, Priscilla Shrier

  8. When homosexuality hits home, Joe Dallas

  9. Love thy Body, Nancy Pearcey

  10. Correct: Not Politically Correct: How Same Sex Marriage hurts everyone, Dr. Turek

  11. What does the Bible Really Teach about homosexuality? Kevin DeYoung

  12. The Ambassador’s Guide to understanding homosexuality, Alan Shlemon

  13. A Change of affections, Becket Cook

  14. Critical Conversations, Tom Gilson

  15. Restoring Sexual Identity: Hope for Women who struggle with Same-Sex Attraction, Anne Paulk

  16. Gay Girl, Good God, Jackie-Hill Perry


The abolition of Abortion Movies, videos and books:


  1. A Storm Comes Rolling Down (documentary)

  2. Babies are Murdered here (documentary)

  3. Babies are still murdered here (documentary)

  4. The five components of an abolition bill by Free the States (short YT video)

  5. 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.

  6. Biblical strategies to abolish abortion, Rusty Thomas


Economics:

  1. Economic Facts and Fallacies, Thomas Sowell

  2. There is no free lunch, Greg Bahnsen.

  3. Was Jesus a socialist? Lawrence Reed

  4. Money, Greed, and Good, Jay Richards


Church History:


  1. Christian History Made Easy: DVD series with Dr. Timothy Paul Jones. 12 part series of 30 min videos.

  2. A survey of Church History: 72 part DVD series with Dr. Godfrey with Ligonier ministries.

  3. (book) Introduction to the history of Christianity, edited by Tim Dowley


Answering new age, prosperity teaching and NAR in the church


  1. American Gospel: Christ Alone

  • 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


  1. American Gospel: Christ Crucified

  • You can watch this movie in segments with discussion questions. This could be great for small group use (highschool and older)

2. Another Gospel? Alisa Childers

3. Pierced for our transgressions

4. Richard Rohr and the enneagram secret



More categories coming soon....


World religions, cults, resurrection, eschatology, systematic theology, philosophy, biblical archaeology, and much more

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