This is our blog’s seventh year in which we post our recommendations of books as Christmas gifts on the subject of Presuppositional apologetics or the Christian worldview.
Here are the recommendations from previous years, and if you are new to the whole thing with Presuppositional apologetics and want something introductory I highly recommend the listing from 2014 which we highlighted in bold:
- Christmas wish list in Presuppositional Christian Apologetics (2010)
- Christmas Gift Book Lists on Christian Worldview and Apologetics Discipleship 2011 (2011)
- More Christmas Gift Book Lists on Christian Worldview and Apologetics Discipleship (2012)
- More Christmas wish list in Presuppositional Christian Apologetics (2013) (2013)
- Christmas Recommended Books on Presuppositional Apologetics for 2014
- Christmas Recommended Books on Presuppositional Apologetics for 2015
This year list’s of recommended books on Presuppositional apologetics are more for those moving beyond introduction. I divided this between booklets and book with a brief description for each title, a link to my review and also where one can purchase the book.
Here’s this year’s recommendations:
Description: A good introduction and survey of the contemporary development of philosophy and also Christian philosophers’ contribution from a Christian and broadly Reformed perspective. My Review can be found by clicking HERE.
Description: A good introduction and work on how Christian should approach the Christian discipline of Political Science. This is my favorite work in the Faithful Learning Series and is consciously Van Tillian but isn’t knee jerk about it while being also focused on positive construction. My Review can be found by clicking HERE.
Full Length Books
Description: Cornelius Van Til wasn’t against evidences contrary to what some critics might think but he was more interested in the philosophy of evidence and the precondition for those evidences. This year Presbyterian and Reformed published a second edition of this work with commentaries from Dr. Oliphint to help explain Van Til. My Review can be found by clicking HERE.
Description: John Frame is probably the most philosophically astute defender of Conservative Bibliology today. This particular volume of his selected shorter work does contain materials on theological method and apologetics. Those who are familiar with Frame’s method and also those new to Frame will benefit from this work. My Review can be found by clicking HERE.
Description: A proper understanding of Common Grace is of course important for apologetics. Van Til’s work on Common Grace must be understood for the Reformed apologist. My Review can be found by clicking HERE.
Description: While this work is largely systematic theology, John Frame beautifully jazzes apologetics, philosophy, the Bible’s authority and theology together. It’s so good to have this around as reference and good enough that I read this twice. My Review can be found by clicking HERE.