Do you ever have days where you start off meaning to do one thing and you end up doing something completely different? Well today is one of those days! I started out with the intention of getting down to writing my paper about the third day motif found in the Gospel of Mark and somehow, I ended up on Twitter. While I love Twitter, partly because it gives me a chance to catch up with people I admire, while also stirring up the hornet’s nest, I ended up following a link which has the Top 3 Apologetics Books Christian Philosophers Say You Should Read. Now if you know anything about me, you’ll know I’m not a huge fan of apologists, but this intrigued me because… well I’m always on the look out for new material!
So as I started going through the list, there were some obvious candidates. You obviously have Reasonable Faith by William Lane Craig, Lee Strobel’s The Case for Christ and The Existence of God by Richard Swinburne. While I was surprised that there were some notable exceptions, like Gary Habermas and Michael Licona’s The Case for the Resurrection of Jesus, overall they were the sorts of authors and books you’d expect. But as I was reading through the list, I thought, ever since Steve Shives went all… well Steve Shives on us all, why not take up his his mantle and do a book review?!? If anyone has any particular books you want me to read, I will certainly try and accomodate, but given that The Case for Christ by Lee Strobel received 5 votes and thus, was the most popular book cited, I think that will be a good place to start. The format of this review will be a chapter-by-chapter response to each book. And so if you’re all sitting comfortably, then I’ll begin!