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Is The Bible Reliable?

May. 25, 2022

Here is a list of books I've taken from my own research, as well as items from other scholars that are well respected. I hope this is helpful. - Rob Maupin

The list is organized by Category and Level (Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced) with links to the book on Amazon. 

New Testament Documents + Textual Reliability

The Historical Reliability of the Gospels by Craig L. Bloomberg
The Evidence for Jesus by R. T. France
The Real Jesus by Luke Johnson

Can We Still Believe the Bible? An Evangelical Engagement with Contemporary Questions by Craig L. Bloomberg
An Introduction to the New Testament by D. A. Carson and Douglas J. Moo
Fabricating Jesus by Craig Evans
New Testament Introduction by Donald Guthrie
Jesus Under Fire by Michael Wilkins and J.P. Moreland

Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels by Joel B Green
Mark: A Commentary on his Apology for the Cross by Robert H. Gundry
The Book of Acts in the Setting of Hellenistic History by Colin J. Hemer
A Marginal Jew: Rethinking the Historical Jesus by John Meier. 4 Volumes 


Miracles: What They Are, Why They Happen, and How They Can Change Your Life by Eric Metaxas
*I think this is the easiest and most readable book on the list so far. Hope you enjoy! 

The Case for the Resurrection of Jesus by Gary R Habermas
Miracles by C.S. Lewis

In Defense of Miracles: A Comprehensive Case for God’s Action in History by R. Douglas Geivett
Miracles: The Credibility of the New Testament Accounts by Craig S. Keener

General Christian Thinking

A Reasonable Response: Answers to Tough Questions on God, Christianity and the Bible by William Lane Craig and Joseph E Gorra

A growing number of people are doing top-notch work in all kinds of areas that help thinking Christians understand and defend the rationality of their beliefs. Jim Wallace, Frank Turek, Francis Collins, Stephen Meyers, William Lane Craig, Hugh Ross, John Lennox, and many more are writing top-level work on the rationality and wisdom that undergird Christianity. The depth of study is, quite truly, as far as you'd like to go.