A Ready Defense by Josh McDowell
Thomas Nelson, 1992
This is a great resource for strengthening and defending your faith. This book begins by upholding the authority of the Bible. It addresses supposed contradictions and criticisms of God’s Word. After laying that groundwork, a section on Jesus Christ shows that He is truly God incarnate and why Jesus must be exactly Who He claimed to be.
There are lengthy sections comparing Christianity with non-Christian religions, cults, and occult phenomena. This is particularly helpful for defending your faith in light of these religious systems.
A section on most asked questions about Christianity covers common objections and inquiries people have when confronted with the person of Jesus Christ. This is valuable information that often comes up when sharing your faith with others.
The final section covers the uniqueness of the Christian faith. The emphasis here is on how lives are changed through Jesus Christ.
The book is formatted so that it can be read from front to back or used as a reference book for specific topics. The subject matter is divided into 45 chapters, so most chapters are relatively small and great for quick reading on a particular issue.