Note from the Author: I have found the following authors, speakers, websites and events to be helpful and hope you will too. Obviously, I have not read every word written by them or heard every message spoken, but based on what I have read and heard I recommend these resources.

Websites – Cold Case Christianity is the ministry of J. Warner Wallace, a popular speaker, best-selling author, and cold-case homicide detective featured on Dateline. Wallace became a Christian after investigating the claims of the New Testament gospels using his skills as a detective. – Cross Examined is the ministry of Dr. Frank Turek, a Christian apologist, author, public speaker, and radio host. Cross Examined covers a broad range of topics for all ages, but the ministry’s “primary concerns are with the effects that false ideologies are having on the world and the body of believers (particularly our young people).” – Reasonable Faith, a ministry of Dr. William Lane Craig, aims to provide in the public square an intelligent, articulate, and uncompromising but gracious Christian perspective on the most important issues today.

Stand to Reason ( – Stand to Reason “trains Christians to think more clearly about their faith and to make an even-handed, incisive, yet gracious defense for classical Christian values in the public square.”
Biblical Archaeology Society – “The Biblical Archaeology Society (BAS) was founded in 1974 as a nonprofit, non-denominational, educational organization dedicated to the dissemination of information about archaeology in the Bible lands. BAS educates the public about archaeology and the Bible.”

Books and – Access eBibles in various Bible translations and other resources on these sites.

Mere Christianity by C. S. Lewis – “Arguably the 20th century’s most influential Christian writer, C.S. Lewis sought to explain and defend the beliefs that nearly all Christians at all times hold in common. His simple yet deeply profound classic, originally delivered as a series of radio broadcasts, is a book to be thoroughly digested by believers and generously shared with skeptics.”
I Don’t Have Enough Faith to be an Atheist by Norman L. Geisler and Frank Turek – “To some, the concept of having faith in a higher power or a set of religious beliefs is nonsensical. Indeed, many view religion in general, and Christianity in particular, as unfounded and unreasonable. Norman Geisler and Frank Turek argue, however, that Christianity is not only more reasonable than all other belief systems, but is indeed more rational than unbelief itself.”

The Story of Reality by Gregory Koukl
“In The Story of Reality, bestselling author Gregory Koukl unpacks the story of our world through a wide-angle lens, introducing you to some of the most important questions every person must ask about life, death, the evil in this world, and why we are here. This is the story of the Bible told through five simple and easy-to-remember words: GOD, MAN, JESUS, CROSS, and RESURRECTION.”

More Than a Carpenter by Josh McDowell – “The inspirational classic, More than a Carpenter, is now updated for a new generation of seekers with a fresh look, revised material, and a new chapter that addresses questions commonly raised today. Former skeptic Josh McDowell is now joined by his son Sean as they examine the evidence about Jesus.”

Cold-Case Christianity by J. Warner Wallace
“Christianity could be defined as a ‘cold-case’: it makes a claim about an event from the distant past for which there is little forensic evidence. In Cold-Case Christianity, J. Warner Wallace uses his nationally recognized skills as a homicide detective to look at the evidence and eyewitnesses behind Christian beliefs.”

Reasonable Faith by William Lane Craig – “…[William Lane Craig’s] approach–that of positive apologetics–gives careful attention to crucial questions and concerns, including the relationship of faith and reason, the existence of God, the problems of historical knowledge and miracles, the personal claims of Christ, and the historicity of the resurrection of Jesus. He shows that there is good reason to think Christianity is true.”
The New Evidence that Demands a Verdict by Josh McDowell and Sean McDowell, PhD – “Christians today face growing challenges to show that their faith is both relevant and credible… This 760-page hardcover combines the two original best-selling volumes into one, maintaining their classic defense of the faith, yet answering new questions posed by today’s culture.”

Putting Jesus in His Place by Robert M. Bowman, Jr. and E. Ed Komoszewski
“The central theological distinctive of Christianity–that Jesus is God incarnate–has repeatedly come under fire from adherents to other religions and scholars who interpret Jesus as a prophet, angel, or guru. Putting Jesus in His Place is designed to introduce Christians to the wealth of biblical teaching on the deity of Christ.”

Children's Books

Cold-Case Christianity for Kids by J. Warner Wallace
“Between the ages of 8 and 12, kids often start to wonder if Christianity is true. In Cold-Case Christianity for Kids… detective Wallace gets kids excited about testing witnesses, examining the evidence, and investigating the case for Christianity.”

God’s Crime Scene for Kids by J. Warner Wallace
“In this companion to Cold-Case Christianity for Kids, Jason uncovers a mystery in his grandmother’s attic… In God’s Crime Scene for Kids, real-life detective J. Warner Wallace shows kids ages 8 to 12 what skills are needed to solve Jason’s mystery, and at the same time looks at evidence in the universe that demonstrates God is the creator. Ultimately, kids will learn how to make their own case for God’s existence.”

Forensic Faith for Kids by J. Warner Wallace – “Many young believers want to tell others about their relationship with Jesus but aren’t sure how to begin or can become rattled by questions. In fact, many young believers have their own questions about Christianity and struggle to find answers. 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.”

Bible Study

Bible Study Fellowship International – “Pursue God as you explore and discuss His Word in community… Bible Study Fellowship International has 10 Bible studies in its lineup that span the Scriptures. They are Genesis, The Life of Moses, People of the Promised Land I & II, Isaiah, The Gospel of Matthew, Gospel of John, Acts of the Apostles, Romans, and Revelation.”


The Alpha Course – “Alpha is an 11-week course that creates a space, online or in person, where people are excited to bring their friends for a conversation about faith, life and God.”

Children's Curriculum

The Case for Christ Children’s Curriculum: Investigating the Truth about Jesus by Lee Strobel
“Based on Lee Strobel’s book, The Case for Christ, this children’s curriculum for ages 8 and up explores the truth about who Jesus is and what he did by encouraging kids to explore and investigate.”

Clubs & Organizations

Ratio Christi for high schools, colleges, and universities – Ratio Christi is a global movement that equips students and faculty to give historical, philosophical, and scientific reasons for following Jesus Christ.


The Case for Christ -“The true story of an avowed atheist who applied his considerable journalistic and legal skills to disprove the newfound Christian faith of his wife. Instead, Lee Strobel convinced himself of the truth of the gospel after interviewing experts, examining evidence, and piecing together the questions, conflicts, and ultimately the answers to his impossible dilemma.”
The Lee Strobel 3-Disk Film Collection – “In The Case for Christ, Lee Strobel rigorously investigates the gospel accounts of Jesus’ resurrection. In The Case for Faith, he tackles the question of suffering. And in The Case for a Creator, he examines scientific evidence for intelligent design.”

Apologetics Conferences

Defend the Faith – This annual conference in early January is hosted by the Institute for Christian Apologetics at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Evening plenary sessions are free to the general public.