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Books about Faith

Books that are useful for people trying to rebuild their faith after the onslaught of depression. The books here would also be of use to new Christians, as they explain the faith simply.

Who is this Jesus?

Author: Michael Green
Publisher: Hodder and Stoughton
ISBN: 0-340-54610-7

This book was written for the 'Decade of Evangelism' and tries to present Jesus without jargon. Very readable. Looks at who Jesus is, what he did, what he claimed and includes two chapters "For the Curious" covering secular (non Christian) evidence for Jesus, the the reliability of the gospels.

Christ is Risen, So What?

Author: Michael Green
Publisher: Sovereign World
ISBN: 1-85240-175-3

Is the resurrection true? Does it matter? Simple to read, looks at evidence for the resurrection. Uses scripture to show the effect of the resurrection on both the apostles and the early church, and the implications of it.

What Christians Believe

Author: John Balchin
Publisher: Lion
ISBN: 0-7459-2651-7

This book sets out central Christian beliefs and shows how they work in daily life.

Questions of Life

Author: Nicky Gumbel
Publisher: Kingsway
ISBN: 0-85476-591-3

The book of the Alpha Course. Excellent for sorting out the basics of Christianity. The second edition of the book includes a useful study guide.

Available from the Alpha web site, or Alpha North America.

Reasons why we should consider Christianity

Author: Josh McDowell and Don Stewart
Publisher: Scripture Press
ISBN: 0-946515-52-2

(Also published as "Reasons Skeptics should consider Christianity") Lots of answers to questions about Christianity, the Bible, evolution and radioactive dating methods.

More than a Carpenter

Author: Josh McDowell
Publisher: Kingsway
ISBN: 0-86065-052-9

What makes Jesus so different? Covers Jesus, his deity, his resurrection and his claim on your life.

The Father Heart of God

Author: Floyd McClung
Publisher: Kingsway
ISBN: 0-86065-326-9

What is God like? Has he got time for me? Does he really care?

My Dear Child

Author: Colin Urquhart
Publisher: Hodder and Stoughton
ISBN: 0-340-53642-X

This book reads like a series of short letters from God to his beloved children. Explains a lot about God and our relationship to him. This book is very comforting to read as it shows God as a concerned, loving father.

My Dear Son

Author: Colin Urquhart
Publisher: Hodder and Stoughton
ISBN: 0-340-55809-1

A series of inspirationalonal meditations, written to help you know Jesus better. Like the above book by the same author, this may challenge how you think about Jesus and God.