2017: A Year of Reviews



(Orthodox Fox)


December 31, 2017

2017 was a good year for apologetics. Here’s a recap of all of the resources that we have reviewed throughout the year:

The Story of Reality by Gregory Koukl – The year began with a fantastic book by Greg Koukl, head of Stand to Reason. Greg outlines how the Christian story is the view of reality that best matches things the way they really are. Highly recommended for both committed Christian and seeker alike.

A Practical Guide to Culture by John Stonestreet and Brett Kunkle – The title says it all. Stonestreet and Kunkle teach how Christians can help the next generation navigate the challenges of the culture, addressing some of the most pressing issues that face our families and churches.

Dictionary of Christianity and Science – FreeThinking Ministries newcomer Shannon Eugene Byrd reviews this “monstrous dictionary that seeks to investigate the interaction between science and the Christian faith” which contains essays by over 140 leading scholars.

Why Does God Allow Evil? by Clay Jones – Here we have Clay Jones’ fantastic course from the Biola Apologetics program in book form. It is essential to any Christian who has ever wondered how we can reconcile the goodness of God with the immense suffering of this world.

Awana Youth Ministries Advocates Curriculum – Awana Youth Ministries partnered with Sean McDowell to create a fantastic year-long apologetics curriculum for youth. It surveys a broad spectrum of topics and will provide youth a great foundation to help combat their doubts and any objections they may face.

Evidence That Demands a Verdict by Josh McDowell and Sean McDowell – The original Evidence That Demands a Verdict was a groundbreaking book when it first came out in the 1970s. Now we have an updated version with expanded, updated, and all-new content. You can read my interview with Sean McDowell as well as Shannon’s review.

Talking with Your Kids about God by Natasha Crain – Teaching apologetics to adults is one thing. Making it accessible to children is another. If you need help having conversations with your children about God, this book is for you.

2017 was a great year for apologetics and I’m excited to see what 2018 has in store!

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(Orthodox Fox)

Timothy Fox has a passion to equip the church to engage the culture. He is a part-time math teacher, full-time husband and father. He has an M.A. in Christian Apologetics from Biola University as well as an M.A. in Adolescent Education of Mathematics and a B.S. in Computer Science, both from Stony Brook University. He lives on Long Island, NY with his wife and two young children.

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