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Moving From Milk to Meat in Theology and Apologetics

In these books, you're going to see how I've taken the essential truths of Christianity and communicated them in a way that older adolescents and teens will find engaging and relevant. In each chapter, I invite you into an average class session so you can experience the questions and conversations I've had with my students, and hopefully you'll walk away with some inspiration for how you, too, can not only convey a biblical Christian worldview to the students under your care, but teach them to give a reasonable defense of it as well.

I believe that children, parents, ministers, missionaries, public school teachers, and Sunday school teachers can and will benefit from this material if they are willing to invest the time to work through it.
— Dr. Karl I. Payne, author of Spiritual Warfare and the Transferable Cross Training Series

Book 1: Foundations

Every year, I hold up my Bible and ask the kids, "Who here believes the Bible?" Of course, they all raise their hands. Then I ask them, "Why?" Then the crickets come out.

Foundations examines evidences for the reliability of Scripture and provides reasons that we can believe the Bible. Then we open it up and start at Genesis 1:1...

Table of Contents

  1. Welcome to Class
  2. The First Day of Class
  3. Why Should Anyone Believe the Bible? Part 1
  4. Why Should Anyone Believe the Bible? Part 2
  5. Why Should Anyone Believe the Bible? Part 3
  6. Why Should Anyone Believe the Bible? Part 4
  7. What is a "Beginning"?
  8. When Was the Beginning? Part 1 The Genealogies of Genesis 5 and 11
  9. When Was the Beginning? Part 2 Closing Two Gaps
  10. When Was the Beginning? Part 3 Yôm, Yôm, Yôm
  11. When Was the Beginning? Part 4 What Jesus Taught
  12. Did God Use the Big Bang? Part 1
  13. Did God Use the Big Bang? Part 2
  14. Why All the Fuss Over the Age of the Earth?
  15. The Problems with Distant Starlight
  16. Six Reasons "Millions of Years" Can't Be True

Once we're done with the word "beginning", we move onto the fourth word of the Bible: "God."

If you’ve ever wanted material to help train your children or if you’ve been searching for new curriculum to use in a Sunday school setting, you needn’t look any further.
— James Hansen, Lead Pastor, Montage Bible Church

Book 2: Who is God?

Wait a minute! Who is this "God"? He shows up in the fourth word of the Bible completely unannounced and starts doing stuff. He doesn't try to prove his existence, but instead just shows up and starts talking about things existing–and they exist.

This is a primer of theology proper...

Table of Contents

  1. The Attributes of God, Part 1: Eternal, Omnipresent
  2. The Attributes of God, Part 2: Omniscient, Omnipotent, Immutable
  3. The Attributes of God, Part 3: Sovereign, Communicable Attributes
  4. The Trinity, Part 1: The "Is Nots"
  5. The Trinity, Part 2: The "Is's"
  6. The Trinity, Part 3: Why is the Deity of Jesus Such a Big Deal?
  7. The Holy Spirit is a Person
In a culture that no longer loves Jesus, these books should be in the library of every Christian leader.
— Dr. Phil Fernandes, Washington President of the Institute of Biblical Defense Apologetics

Book 3: Practical Apologetics

In this book, I take the concepts taught in the first two books and apply them to real-world scenarios.

Table of Contents

  1. The Math of the Great Flood
  2. A Closer Look at Noah's Ark
  3. Does God Expect Us to Have Blind Faith?
  4. Refuting Common Resurrection Theories
  5. Answering the Kids' Questions
  6. Does God Want You to Be Happy?
  7. The Peccability of Jesus Christ
  8. Mormon Theology
  9. The Mormon God
  10. The Mormon Jesus
  11. Mormon Soteriology
  12. Jehovah's Witnesses and the Divinity of Christ, Part 1
  13. Jehovah's Witnesses and the Divinity of Christ, Part 2
  14. Taking a Jehovah's Witness Down the Relelation Road
  15. The Uniqueness of Christ
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Dan’s books are nowhere near as good as mine, but they’re still pretty good. You should read them.
— Jesus, Messiah, Savior of the World