A. Recommended Resources

I found these resources—print, online, and video—particularly helpful and commend them to you for further study and background in your search.  I attempted to keep a balance among competing views. The resources are organized by headings corresponding to the information covered in the chapters of the book To Know With Certainty. Always use the list alongside the Bible as the primary reference.

Loss Of Young People To The Faith

Barna, George. Third Millennium Teens: Research on the Minds, Hearts and Soul of
America’s Teenagers. Barna Research Group, 1999). Barna Research Group.
for-their- childs-spiritual-development-but-struggle-with-effectiveness/. May 6, 2003.

Barna, George. “Six Reasons Young Christians Leave Church.” Sept. 28, 2011.

Bock, Darrell and Daniel B. Wallace. Video: “The Battle to Dethrone Jesus.” The
John Ankerberg Show, Program 3, 2007.

Housman, Brian. “Why Are Teens Leaving the Faith?” Parenting Magazine, June
17, 2013.

Kinnaman, David and Gabe Lyons. UnChristian: What a New Generation Really Thinks
About Christianity and Why it Matters. Grand Rapids: Baker Books, 2007.

Kinnaman, David and Aly Hawkins. You Lost Me: Why Young Christians Are Leaving
Church… and Rethinking Faith. Ada, MI: Baker Books, 2016.

West, John G. “Are Young People Losing Their Faith Because of Science?” Pew
Forum on Religion and Public Life, April 2009,

Some Basic Questions

Does God Exist? Five 30-minute video plus lessons and discussion guide.

Hanegraaff, Hank. Has God Spoken? Proof of the Bible’s Divine Inspiration. Nashville:
Thomas Nelson, 2011.

Is The New Testament True?

Bierle, Don. Surprised by Faith. Lynwood, MA: Emerald Books, 1992.

Ehrman, Bart D. From Jesus to Constantine: A History of Early Christianity. Chantilly, VA: The Great Courses.

Habermas, Gary R. and Michael R. Licona. The Case for the Resurrection of
Jesus. Grand Rapids: Kregel Publications, 2004.

Hallquist, Chris. Why atheists don’t think the Bible is historically reliable. Patheos, The Incredible HallQ,
the-bibl- is-historically-reliable/,July 2012).

Is The Bible Reliable? – Five 30-minute videos plus lessons and discussion guide.

McDowell, J and McDowell, S, Evidence That Demands a Verdict, Thomas Nelson Publishers (2017).

Metzger, Bruce M. History of New Testament Textual Criticism. Grand Rapids:
Eerdmans, 1963.

Strobel, Lee. The Case for Christ: A Journalist’s Personal Investigation of the
Evidence for Jesus. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1998. (Also as DVD)

Witherington, Ben III. “Why the ‘Lost Gospels’ Lost Out.” Christianity Today, June 1,

How Did the Christian Church Develop?

Jones, Timothy Paul. Christian History Made Easy. Torrance, CA: Rose
Publishing, 2009.

Kennedy, DJ and Newcombe J, What If Jesus Had Never Been Born? Thomas Nelson, 1994.

What is Your Spiritual DNA?

Barton, David. America’s Godly Heritage. DVD, 1.5 hours, Aledo, TX.

D’Souza, Dinesh. What’s So Great About Christianity? Carol Stream, IL: Tyndale
House Publishers, 2007.

What is Science?

“Intelligent Design versus Naturalism: What about Truth?” 10-minute video,

Meyer, Stephen E. Signature in the Cell: DNA and the Evidence for Intelligent
Design. New York: Harper Collins, 2009.

Schroeder, Gerald L. The Science of God: The Convergence of Scientific and
Biblical Wisdom. New York: Free Press, 2009.

What is Evolution?

Darwin, Charles. On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, Or the
Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life. 6th Ed. London: John Murray,

Behe, Michael. Darwin’s Black Box: The Biochemical Challenge to Evolution.
New York: The Free Press, 1996.

Rana, Fazale. Through the Lens: Evolution Under the Microscope. DVD.

Revolutionary: Michael Behe and the Mystery of Molecular Machines. 60-minute
DVD. Discovery Institute, 2016.

What About Creation?

Ham, K, Six Days: The Age of the Earth and the Decline of the Church. Green Forest,
Arkansas: Master Books. (2013) ISBN 0890517894.

“How Old Is the Universe? Astronomers Debate the Scientific Evidence.” Six
hours of video. John Ankerberg Show,

Ross, Hugh. Probability of Life on Earth. Reasons to Believe, RTB30, April 2, 2004.

Ross, Hugh. Improbable Planet: How Earth Became Humanity’s Home. Grand
Rapids: Baker Books, 2016.

What About The Origin of Man?

Rana, Fazale and Hugh Ross. Who Was Adam? A Creation Model Approach to the Origin
of Humanity. 2nd ed. Covina, CA: RTB Press, 2015.