The following books I have found valuable in my search for truth. And while I wouldn’t endorse the viewpoints of the secular books, I find it highly advisable as Christians we understand the counter arguments to our faith, especially as objective truth seekers. While very articulate and attractive, the informed Christian will be able to see how these secular authors have built straw men for defense of their cases. Arguments from these secular writers have led many astray and without hope. Once the straw man is exposed in these books a Christian can then stand firm in the truth of their position and be able to articulately defend the reason for the hope that is within them (1 Pet 3:15).
Augustine. On the City of God Against the Pagans (or City of God). (Rome, 426 AD).
Bunyan, John. The Pilgrim’s Progress From This World, to That Which is to Come. (London, England, 1678).
Chesterton, G.K. The Everlasting Man. (Hodder and Stoughton, 1925).
Chesterton, G.K. The Man Who was Thursday: A Nightmare. (J. W. Arrowsmith, 1908).
Copan, Paul. Is God a Moral Monster?: Making Sense of the Old Testament God. (Baker Books, 2011)
Craig, William Lane. On Guard: Defending Your Faith with Reason and Precision. (David. C. Cook, 2010).
Craig, William Lane. Reasonable Faith: Christian Truth and Apologetics. (Crossway Books, 1994).
Dembski, William. The Design Inference: Eliminating Chance Through Small Probabilities. (Cambridge University Press, 1998).
Dembski, William. The End of Christianity: Finding a Good God in an Evil World. (B & H Academic, 2009).
Lewis, C.S. Mere Christianity. (Geoffrey Bles (UK), Macmillan Publishers, 1952).
Lewis, C.S. The Abolition of Man. (Oxford University Press, 1943).
McDowell, Josh. Evidence that Demands a Verdict. (Thomas Nelson, 2017).
Moreland, J.P., & William Lane Craig. Philosophical Foundations for a Christian Worldview. (Intervarsity Press, 2017).
Plantinga, Alvin. Warranted Christian Belief. (Oxford University Press, 2000).
Plantinga, Alvin. Where the Conflict Really Lies: Science, Religion, and Naturalism. (Oxford University Press, 2011).
Turek, Frank. Stealing From God: Why Atheists Need God to Make Their Case. (NavPress, 2014).
Wallace, J. Warner. Cold Case Christianity: A Homicide Detective Investigates the Claims of the Gospels. (David C. Cook, 2013).
Wright, N.T. The Resurrection of the Son of God. (Fortress Press, 2003).
Dawkins, Richard. The Blind Watchmaker: Why the Evidence of Evolution Reveals a Universe without Design (Norton & Company, Inc, 1986).
Dawkins, Richard. The God Delusion (Bantam Books, 2006).
Harris, Sam. Letters to a Christian Nation (Vintage Books (paperback), 2006).
Harris, Sam. The Moral Landscape: How Science Can Determine Human Values (Free Press, 2010).
Hitchens, Christopher. God is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything (Hatchette Book Group, 2007).
Russell, Bertrand. Why I am Not a Christian (An essay at Battersea Town Hall, 1927).