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Does anyone have any good books to recommend for an atheist who is willing to look at reasons to believe in God/Christ?

The ones that come to mind for me right now are Josh McDowell's "New Evidence That Demands a Verdict", C.S. Lewis' "Surprised by Grace", and G.K. Chesterton's "The Everlasting Man".

I'd love to hear about others that you think are very good. I especially like books written by people who were either skeptics or atheists and who, in their quest to disprove Christianity or God's existence, became convinced of His truth.


Asked by Iamgr8teful at 11:22 PM on Aug. 10, 2010 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • The Case for Christ
    The Case for Faith
    both by Lee Strobel

    The Jesus I Never Knew by Philip Yancey

    Herealso is a list of some good reading:

    Answer by NikkiMomof2grls at 9:36 AM on Aug. 11, 2010

  • Out of curiosity, how does this "convincing" work?

    What does it look like?

    Does it equate to the same as convincing a child that there is a tooth fairy, or santa?

    Answer by ObbyDobbie at 10:04 AM on Aug. 11, 2010

  • I ended up picking up the case for Christ, Still an Atheist.
    I don't think CS Lewis or Lee strobel or the others were ever atheists to begin with. JMO

    Answer by KristiS11384 at 10:40 AM on Aug. 11, 2010

  • I don't really read any other literature other than my King James version bible...

    I think the best and only way you could ever convince someone of Christianity is by life and lip...easier said than done:)

    Answer by Heathercurlz at 11:26 PM on Aug. 10, 2010

  • The materials put out by Answers In Genesis are excellent!


    Answer by dedicatedrider at 11:31 PM on Aug. 10, 2010

  • look up lee stroebel...former atheist...

    Answer by bonn777 at 11:35 PM on Aug. 10, 2010

  • Lee Strobel is worth looking into. I don't love his work as much as the work of others but other more "orthodox"/"traditional" Christians might....

    Answer by bandgeek521 at 11:39 PM on Aug. 10, 2010

  • haha, someone beat me to it ^^ :D

    Answer by bandgeek521 at 11:39 PM on Aug. 10, 2010

  • I'd like to read some of those myself :) though I am not atheist my brother is and his wife likes to study all kinds of different things. This might help convince her which in turn would help convince him. :)

    Answer by crazymom21 at 12:34 AM on Aug. 11, 2010

  • Check out Joyce Meyer...

    Answer by mekarevell at 2:22 AM on Aug. 11, 2010