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Mark Clark is pastor of the The Village Church in Canada and wrote this resource out of the intersection two worlds: my skeptical life and skeptical church. In it he articulates a vision for Christianity that presents rational and distinct view of origins, meaning, morality, and destiny beyond any other worldview, religious or secular, in the marketplace of ideas, and communicates in an easy to understand way that the Bible, Jesus, and everything else that orbits around Christianity actually hold up under historical, scientific, philosophical, and even literary scrutiny.
2. Bruce Metzger- The Canon on the New Testament- It's Origins, Development and Significance
Bruce Metzger’s holds a master's degree from Princeton Theological Seminary, a master’s degree and a doctorate from Princeton University, as well as honorary doctorates from St. Andrews University in Scotland, the University of Munster in Germany, and Potchefstroom University in South Africa. Additionally he has authored or edited 50 books related to the New Testament. He was a long-time professor at Princeton, before passing away in 2007. In this classic book, Metzger discusses the origins, development and significance of the New Testament.
3. Gregory Boyd- Letters From A Skeptic: A Son Wrestles with His Father's Questions about Christianity
Boyd holds a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from the University of Minnesota, master of divinity degree from Yale University Divinity School and a doctorate from Princeton Theological Seminary. In this book of letter's with his skeptic father, he addresses common challenges and confusions about Christianity. His father eventually converts to Christianity as a result of the dialogue.
4. Lee Strobel- The Case for Christ: A Journalist's Personal Investigation of the Evidence for Jesus
Retracing his own spiritual journey from atheism to faith, Lee Strobel, former legal editor of the Chicago Tribune, cross-examines a dozen experts with doctorates from schools like Cambridge, Princeton, and Brandeis who are recognized authorities in their own fields. Strobel challenges them with questions like, How reliable is the New Testament? Does evidence for Jesus exist outside the Bible? Is there any reason to believe the resurrection was an actual event? Winner of the Gold Medallion Book Award and twice nominated for the Christian Book of the Year Award, Strobel’s tough, point-blank questions read like a captivating, fast-paced novel. But it’s not fiction. It’s a riveting quest for the truth about history’s most compelling figure.