The following print and electronic resources cover a wide range of apologetics topics and may prove useful in personal or group study.

Books By Rob Phillips

Jesus Before Bethlehem

Jesus Before Bethlehem explores dozens of Old Testament appearances by a figure often called “the angel of the LORD.”

What was Jesus doing prior to his conception in Mary’s womb?

While we see the Father and the Holy Spirit actively engaged in human affairs across the pages of the Old Testament, the other member of the Trinity is foreshadowed in messianic prophecies but otherwise absent from the earth. Or is he?

Jesus Before Bethlehem explores dozens of Old Testament appearances by a figure often called “the angel of the LORD.” He not only speaks for God; he speaks as God. He appears as a man, a voice from heaven, a flame within a thorn bush, and a divine presence in a pillar of cloud and fire – all of which come to us as Christophanies, or appearances of the preincarnate Christ.

Written for pastors and laypersons alike, this study is designed to show how the eternal Son of God has always taken a personal interest in those he created to be his imagers on earth.

What Every Christian Should Know About the Trinity

What Every Christian Should Know About the Trinity explores the biblical foundation of belief in one true and living God, who exists as three distinct, but inseparable, co-equal, co-eternal persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

The doctrine of the Trinity distinguishes orthodox Christianity from
counterfeit forms of the faith, and sets Christianity apart from other
monotheistic religions such as Judaism and Islam. Even so, many
Christians struggle to understand and explain this non-negotiable
doctrine.

What Every Christian Should Know About the Trinity explores
the biblical foundation of belief in one true and living God, who exists
as three distinct, but inseparable, co-equal, co-eternal persons:
Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

Written for pastors and laypersons alike, this book features twelve
lessons that conclude with probing questions, making this an ideal
resource for personal or group study.

What Every Christian Should Know About Salvation

What Every Christian Should Know About Salvation explores twelve Bible terms that describe God’s gracious work of rescuing us from sin.

What does it mean to be saved? And how does God’s work of redemption span time and eternity to provide a remedy for sin, which has ruined everything and alienated everyone from Him?

What Every Christian Should Know About Salvation explores twelve Bible terms that describe God’s gracious work of rescuing us from sin, returning us to a right relationship with with Him, and ultimately restoring us — and the fallen world in which we live — to the perfection Adam and Eve experienced before the Fall.

Each chapter concludes with summary statements and probing questions, making this an ideal resource for personal or group study.

What Every Christian Should Know About the Afterlife

What Everyone Should Know About the Afterlife briefly addresses what the Bible says about death, judgment, heaven, hell, and much more.

You’re going to live forever. The questions are where, and how. With so many views about the afterlife — from reincarnation to annihilation — is there any way to know for sure what lies beyond the grave? The answer is a resounding yes!

The same God who created you in His image has revealed important truths about your destiny.

What Everyone Should Know About the Afterlife briefly addresses what the Bible says about death, judgment, heaven, hell, and much more.

Our response to God’s offer of salvation carries everlasting consequences.

Each chapter concludes with probing questions, making this an ideal resource for personal or group study.

The Last Apologist

The Last Apologist is a thought-provoking commentary and study guide through the book of Jude.

The Epistle of Jude may be one of the most neglected New Testament books. Bible readers are tempted – in part by its brevity and in part by its similarity to 2 Peter 2 – to skip over Jude on the way to Revelation, or to give this short epistle little more than a glance.

This is unfortunate, because Jude speaks volumes about the value of Christian apologetics.

The Last Apologist is more than a verse-by-verse commentary. Each chapter explores key words and phrases, and poses thought-provoking questions that make this a handy resource for personal or group study.

The Apologist's Tool Kit (3rd Edition)

The Apologist’s Tool Kit 3rd Edition is an easy-to-read reference that equips you to defend the Christian faith with gentleness and respect.

Followers of Jesus always have faced attacks from outside the church – from worshipers in the cult of Caesar to militant Muslims. But potentially more damaging are threats from within – from false teachers who tickle our ears (2 Tim. 4:3) to false prophets who come to us with “cleverly devised myths” (2 Peter 1:16).

The Apologist’s Tool Kit 3rd Edition equips you to defend the Christian faith with gentleness and respect. This easy-to-read reference addresses some of the most commonly challenged Christian doctrines, from the existence of God to the authority of scripture. Each chapter concludes with probing questions, talking points, and references for further reading, making this a handy resource for personal or group study.

What Every Christian Should Know About Islam

What Every Christian Should Know About Islam offers a brief overview of this 1,400-year-old religion and seeks to answer key questions about Islam from a biblical perspective.

What Every Christian Should Know About Islam offers a brief overview of this 1,400-year-old religion and seeks to answer key questions about Islam from a biblical perspective.

Designed for individual or group study, this 80-page paperback book features brief chapters on such topics as:

  • Do Christians and Muslims worship the same God?
  • The ultimate role model: Jesus or Muhammad?
  • The real tragedy of jihad; and
  • Sharing your faith with Muslims

What Every Christian Should Know About Same-Sex Attraction

What Every Christian Should Know About Same-Sex Attraction offers a brief overview of the Bible’s clear teachings on homosexuality, and how Christians can express Christ-like love for our LGBT friends.

Christians are in the crosshairs of today’s culture which celebrates the gay lifestyle and accuses those who stand on Biblical convictions of engaging in a new brand of McCarthyism.

We should not despair, however. This is a God-ordained opportunity for followers of Jesus to love our lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender friends, and for the church to minister to those struggling with unwanted same-sex attraction.

What Every Christian Should Know About Same-Sex Attraction offers a brief overview of the Bible’s clear teachings on homosexuality, and how Christians can express Christ-like love for our LGBT friends.

World Religions & Cults

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Studies on the Bible

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Miscellaneous Studies

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