The books listed below are ones I recommend for fuller understanding of the topics we cover in class. I will be adding to this list over time. Links on the books will take you to Amazon.com to find our more information or read reviews.
The Kingdom of the Cults
Walter Martin (Author), Ravi Zacharias (Editor)
The authoritative reference work on major cult systems for nearly forty years. Working closely together, Ravi Zacharias and Managing Editors Jill and Kevin Rische (daughter of Dr. Martin) have updated and augmented the work with new material. This book will continue as a crucial tool in countercult ministry and in evangelism for years to come. Among cults and religions included are: Jehovah’s Witnesses, Mormonism, New Age Cults, the Unification Church, Baha’i Faith, Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, and more.
Reasoning from the Scriptures with the Jehovah’s Witnesses
Ron Rhodes (Author)
Christians have great news to offer Jehovah’s Witnesses. In this revised and updated version of the top–selling book, author and Bible expert Ron Rhodes helps readers delve into the Bible and use practical tools to share God’s truths with those who come calling. It contains convenient side–by–side comparisons of the New World Translationand the Bible, along with answers to each doctrinal error espoused by the Witnesses. It contains point–by–point lists of the favorite tactics and arguments used by the Witnesses—along with effective, biblical responses to each. Many questions you can ask to challenge the Jehovah’s Witnesses’ confidence in the Watchtower Society. With easy–to–understand helps, concise information, direct comparisons of beliefs, and a compassionate presentation, this resource from Ron Rhodes is ideal for personal and church libraries and for any reader who wants to confidently share the gospel.
The Mormon Mirage: A Former Member Looks at the Mormon Church Today
In the first edition of The Mormon Mirage, Latayne C. Scott shared her remarkable journey out of Mormonism as she uncovered shocking inaccuracies, inconsistencies, and contradictions in the faith she had loved and lived. Thirty years later, Mormonism and Mormon scholarship have evolved with the times. In this third, revised and updated edition of her well-known book, Scott keeps pace with changes and advances in Mormonism, and reveals formidable new challenges to its claims and teachings. The Mormon Mirage provides fascinating, carefully documented insights into * DNA research’s withering implications for the Book of Mormon * the impact of new ‘revelations’ on Latter-day Saint (LDS) race relations * new findings about Mormon history * increasing publicity about LDS splinter groups, particularly polygamous ones * recent disavowals of long-held doctrines by church leadership * the rise of Mormon apologetics on the Internet More than a riveting, insider’s scrutiny of the Mormon faith, this book is a testimony to the trustworthiness of Scripture and the grace of Jesus Christ.
Mormonism 101: Examining the Religion of the Latter-day Saints
Is Mormonism a Protestant denomination? This handbook details Mormon belief and reveals how it diverges significantly from Christian orthodoxy. Bill McKeever is the founder of Mormonism Research Ministry in El Cajon, California, and the author of Answering Mormons’ Questions. Eric Johnson also works with Mormonism Research Ministry. McKeever and Johnson are coauthors of Questions to Ask Your Mormon Friend.