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12 Points that Show Christianity is True (English)

Available as a printed softcover book and as a kindle e-book at Amazon.

As of 2019, NGIM is in the process of getting Norm’s excellent beginner-to-mid-level apologetics book The Twelve Points that Show Christianity is True translated from English into Arabic (due in October 2019), simplified and traditional Chinese (due by December 2019). We’re excited about extending Norm’s legacy in such a durable and global way! Do you have a copy of your own? Does it seem like a good book to get translated?  Do you want to see it translated into other languages? If so, why? Do you want to help get it translated into other languages?  If so, start up a conversation with us through either the NGIM contact page or through the Bastion Books Contact page.

Twelve Points that Show Christianity is True: A Handbook for Defending the Christian Faith

2012

by Dr. Norman L. Geisler

This 200 page apologetics eBook a systematic, methodical, step-by-step defense of the Christian Faith in 12 chapters:

Chapter 1: Truth About Reality Is Knowable 9

Chapter 2:  Opposites Cannot Both be True 13

Chapter 3: The Theistic God Exists 21

Chapter 4: Miracles are Possible 47

Chapter 5: Miracles Can Be Used to Confirm a Message from God 63

Chapter 6: The New Testament Documents are Historically Reliable 73

Chapter 7:  In The New Testament Documents Jesus Claimed to be God 116

Chapter 8: Jesus’ Claim to be God was Confirmed by a Unique Set of Miracles 128

Chapter 9: Jesus was Supernaturally Confirmed to be God in Human Flesh 153

Chapter 10: Whatever Jesus affirmed IS True, Is True 182

Chapter 11: Jesus Affirmed the Bible is the Word of God 190

Chapter 12: The Bible is the Word of God and Anything Opposed to It is False 200

Norm’s Twelve Points book was originally published through Bastion Books but then Norm gave the rights to NGIM to republish it and use it as one of their official books to train budding apologists and evangelists around the world.

DVDs of Norm giving twelve lectures on the Twelve Points can be purchased at NGIM.org’s ecommerce store.  Click here to redirect there.

If you buy this book for a group study, don’t forget the teacher’s manual.

This book was translated into Spanish in 2018 (click here).


Cómo Conocer a Dios (Free! Por nada!)

Cómo Conocer a Dios
(Spanish translation of How to Know God)

Click here to download as a free PDF file. 

This is essentially an evangelistic tract. But it spans pre-evangelism, evangelism, and touches on discipleship. It begins by using classical apologetics to help the reader what we should know about God. It then proceeds to use scripture to help the reader know more about God. It then explains how to begin a personal relationship with God. Finally it recommends a few first steps for those who have recently begun to know God and want to know him better.

This is a 19-page booklet in PDF file format.

It is NOT available as a printed booklet at this time.

This is written in Spanish. It is also available in English here.

12 Points that Show Christianity is True – Teacher’s Guide (English)

Teacher’s Guide for Twelve Points that Show Christianity is True
by Norman Geisler and Doug Potter
2015

This book is available at Amazon here: 

Teachers of Dr. Geisler’s twelve-point apologetic method can use this teacher’s guide with their students in conjunction with The Twelve Points that Show Christianity is True book. This guide has helpful color coding, charts, summaries, information sheets, questions for students to answer, list of key concepts and terms to learn, additional suggestions for learning activities, tests, and answer keys all geared towards mastering the twelve points.

Contents
Introduction
Teaching the Twelve Points. 6
Apologetic Learning Domains (Points). 6
Apologetic Goals. 7
Combined Apologetic Learning Domain (Point), Goals and Objectives. 7
Apologetics Scope and Sequence. 10
Importance of Apologetics. 17
12 Points that Show Christianity is True. 21
Information Sheet. 22
Study Questions. 23
Terms and Concepts to Know… 25
Suggested Learning Activities. 26
Test. 28
Answer Key. 30
Point One: Truth About Reality is Knowable.. 32
Information Sheet. 37
Study Questions. 38
Terms and Concepts to Know… 41
Suggested Learning Activities. 42
Test. 44
Answer Key. 47
Point Two: The Opposite of True is False.. 50
Information Sheet. 53
Study Questions. 54
Terms and Concepts to Know… 57
Suggested Learning Activities. 58
Test. 60
Answer Key. 64
Point Three: It is True That The Theistic God Exists. 67
Information Sheet. 80
Study Questions. 82
Terms and Concepts to Know… 83
Suggested Learning Activities. 85
Test. 87
Answer Key. 92
Point Four: If God Exists, then Miracles are Possible.. 97
Information Sheet. 101
Study Questions. 102
Terms and Concepts to Know… 103
Suggested Learning Activities. 104
Test. 106
Answer Key. 109
Point Five: Miracles can be used to confirm a Message from God.. 111
Information Sheet. 116
Study Questions. 118
Terms and Concepts to Know… 120
Suggested Learning Activities. 121
Test. 123
Answer Key. 126
Point Six: The New Testament Documents are Historically Reliable.. 128
Information Sheet. 137
Questions to Answer. 139
Terms and Concepts to Know… 141
Suggested Learning Activities. 142
Test. 144
Answer Key. 148
Point Seven–The New Testament says Jesus Claimed to be God.. 151
Information Sheet. 155
Questions to Answer. 156
Terms and Concepts to Know… 158
Suggested Learning Activities. 159
Test. 161
Answer Key. 164
Point Eight–Jesus’ Claim to be God was Confirmed by a Unique Set of Miracles. 166
Information Sheet. 175
Questions to Answer. 179
Terms and Concepts to Know… 183
Suggested Learning Activities. 184
Test. 186
Answer Key. 191
Points Nine ― Eleven.. 195
Information Sheet. 205
Questions to Answer. 209
Terms and Concepts to Know… 210
Suggested Learning Activities. 211
TEST.. 213
Answer Key. 218
Point Twelve: Therefore it is True that The Bible is the Word of God.. 222
Information Sheet. 228
Questions to Answer. 231
Terms and Concepts to Know… 232
Suggested Learning Activities. 233
Test. 235
Answer Key. 238
Appendix One: Problem of Evil. 246
Appendix Two: The Trinity and Incarnation.. 250
Glossary.. 252
Bibliography.. 257
Books by Dr. Norman L. Geisler. 261
More Information 265

In Defense of the Resurrection

In Defense of the Resurrection, Third Edition

by Norman L. Geisler
2015

The book offered here should be available at Amazon.com soon.

In this book, Dr. Geisler fought battles for the orthodox doctrine of the resurrection and corrected the unorthodox views of other evangelical seminary professors. The book that started the controversy was Murray Harris’s book Raised Immortal (1985). Norman Geisler wrote The Battle for the Resurrection (1989) in response to Harris’ book. Harris responded with another book, From Grave to Glory ( 1990). In 1993, Geisler published In Defense of the Resurrection as a response to Harris.

The first edition of this book was published by Quest Publications in 1991. The second edition was revised and republished in 1993 by Witness Inc (Clayton, CA) is available as a digitized book at Logos.com. This third edition is being published as an e-book by Bastion Books in 2015 with slight revisions in the way the citations are made and a new epilogue added by Dr. Geisler in 2015.

Contents
Abbreviations Used. 6
Foreword. 7
Introduction. 12
1 | Behind Closed Doors 14
2 | The Heart of the Issue. 27
3 | From the Horse’s Mouth. 38
4 | A Word of Praise. 44
5 | Trivial Pursuit 57
6 | Come Let Us Reason. 65
7 | Don’t Read the Labels 78
8 | What Saith the Scriptures?. 88
9 | None Dare Call it Heresy. 99
Epilogue. 110
Appendix 1 | Letter of Resignation. 116
Appendix 2 | A Book Review of Battle for the Resurrection. 119
Appendix 3 | Misrepresentations of Other Major Scholars 124
Appendix 4 | Erickson’s Erroneous Views on the Resurrection. 132
Appendix 5 | On Press Release of Trinity’s Troika. 135

The Jesus Quest (Free!)

The Jesus Quest: The Danger from Within
2014

This book is available for download as a *free* PDF file courtesy of Drs. Farnell and Geisler here. (<< Click to download!)

This book is available as a printed softcover book and as a kindle e-book on Amazon:

This work examines the historical and philosophical strengths and/or weaknesses of current evangelical approaches espousing some forms of post-modernistic historiography and its resultant search for the “historical Jesus.” It demonstrates the marked undermining impact these efforts have had on the biblical text, especially the Gospels, as well inerrancy issues. It compares the Jesus Seminar’s approach with current evangelical practices of searching in terms of their evidential apologetic impact on the trustworthiness of the Gospels. A number of well-known, contemporary evangelical scholars are involved in the so-called “Third Quest” for the historical Jesus. This book raises serious questions about such an endeavor.

CONTRIBUTORS:

Norman L. Geisler, Ph.D., Chancellor, Veritas Evangelical Seminary; Distinguished Professor of Apologetics and Theology

F. David Farnell, Ph.D., Senior Professor of New Testament, The Master’s Seminary

Richard G. Howe, Ph.D., Professor of Philosophy and Apologetics, Southern Evangelical Seminary

Thomas A. Howe, Ph.D., Professor of Bible and Biblical Languages, Southern Evangelical Seminary

William E. Nix, Ph.D., Professor of Historical and Theological Studies, Veritas Evangelical Seminary

William C. Roach, Ph.D., Co-Author of Defending Inerrancy

Dennis M. Swanson, D.Min., Vice President for Library and Educational Assessment

Norman L. Geisler is a world-renown Christian apologist who has written over 80 books. He is Chancellor of Veritas Evangelical Seminary in Murrieta, California. Dr. Geisler was a key founder of the historic International Council on Biblical Inerrancy (1978) as well as the International Council on Biblical Hermeneutics (1982).

F. David Farnell is Senior Professor of New Testament at The Master’s Seminary. He was co-editor of The Jesus Crisis (1998) as well as contributor to other books (e.g. Three Views on Origins of the Synoptic Gospels, 2002). He specializes in the impact of historical-critical philosophical ideologies in New Testament Criticism and Interpretation.

What in Cremation is Going On?

What in Cremation is Going on? A Christian Guide to Post Mortem Decisions
Norman L. Geisler and Douglas E. Potter
2014

This book is available at Amazon here:  


Table of Contents
INTRODUCTION 5
CHAPTER 1: WHAT IN CREMATION IS GOING ON? 7
CHAPTER 2: THE ORIGIN AND PRACTICE OF CREMATION 15
CHAPTER 3: THE HISTORIC JUDEO–CHRISTIAN VIEW ON CREMATION 27
CHAPTER 4: THE REASONS FOR CREMATION EXAMINED 39
CHAPTER 5: IS CREMATION A PROPER PRACTICE? 63
CHAPTER 6: WHAT ABOUT EMBALMING? 73
CHAPTER 7: WHAT ABOUT ORGAN DONATION? 82
CHAPTER 8: WHAT IS CYRONIC SUSPENSION? 87
CHAPTER 9: CANNIBALISM: ARE YOU SERIOUS? 93
CHAPTER 10: ANSWERS TO COMMON QUESTIONS 98
APPENDIX 1: CREMATION STATISTICS IN THE UNITED STATES 108
APPENDIX 2: VARIOUS RELIGIONS ON CREMATION 112
ANNOTATED SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY 115
BIBLIOGRAPHY 117
GLOSSARY 128

The Book of Romans in Logical Form

THE BOOK OF ROMANS IN LOGICAL FORM

By Shawn Nelson

2014

This book is available at Amazon here: 

From the Foreword by Dr. Norman Geisler

In studying the Bible, it is possible to get lost in the forest for the trees. Hence, Bible survey is necessary so that one can see the total biblical context of what is being studied and not get lost somewhere on a leaf on a twig on a branch of some isolated tree.

Likewise, in doing a detailed study of a text it is possible to lose the overall logical flow of the text. One way to counter this tendency is to outline the logic of the passage. No book in the Bible is more suited for doing this than the Book of Romans. It has been long held that the logic of the book of Romans is tight. However, few have attempted to successfully untie the knot. This book is an admirable attempt to overcome that difficulty. One reason for this is the lack of logical skills on the part of many exegetes. Another is the lack of exegetical skills on the part of logicians. Shawn Nelson has combined skills in both areas to produce a valuable tool for students of God’s Word.

Another axiom of interpretation is the failure to understand a text in its context. Here again, the inability to see the logical flow of the text comes into play. Few interpreters have taken the time and/or have the talent to outline the logical form of the passage. But without this, one can easily get lost in a sea of words. The end result of this is, at best, a word study of the text, not a correct interpretation of it. Again, the only cure for this is to have the ability and to take the time to outline the passage in its logical form.

This small but valuable book lays out the logic of the entire book of Romans in a way that is indispensable to properly understand one of the most important books in the Bible. It is truly unique. I highly commend it to all readers of Romans.

Contents

Foreword. 6
Understanding This Book. 7
Categorical Syllogisms. 7
Sorites. 9
Hypothetical Syllogisms. 11
Disjunctive Syllogisms. 12
Dilemmas. 13
Part 1– Simplified Version
Romans 1. 15
Romans 2. 22
Romans 3. 26
Romans 4. 32
Romans 5. 36
Romans 6. 41
Romans 7. 46
Romans 8. 50
Romans 9. 58
Romans 10. 64
Romans 11. 68
Romans 12. 74
Romans 13. 77
Romans 14. 79
Romans 15. 83
Romans 16. 88
Part 2 – Advanced Version (With Symbols and Validation)
Romans 1 (Advanced)93
Romans 2 (Advanced)100
Romans 3 (Advanced)105
Romans 4 (Advanced)112
Romans 5 (Advanced)116
Romans 6 (Advanced)121
Romans 7 (Advanced)126
Romans 8 (Advanced)131
Romans 9 (Advanced)139
Romans 10 (Advanced)145
Romans 11 (Advanced)150
Romans 12 (Advanced)156
Romans 13 (Advanced)159
Romans 14 (Advanced)161
Romans 15 (Advanced)165
Romans 16 (Advanced)171

The Battle for the Resurrection

The Battle for the Resurrection, Revised, Third Edition
by Dr. Norman Geisler
2013

This book is available as an e-book at Amazon here: 

This 242 page e-book is a slight revision of the book originally published in 1992. The second edition of this book is available in softcover printed edition at https://wipfandstock.com/the-battle-for-the-resurrection.html and in the Logos format at https://www.logos.com/product/9148/the-battle-for-resurrection.

Overview
First it was the battle for the Bible; now it is the battle for the resurrection. First the question was whether we can trust what the Bible says about itself; now the question is whether we can trust what the Bible says about the resurrection. First it was whether inspiration covered only spiritual matters but not historical and scientific statements. Now it is whether the resurrection body is only spiritual or whether it is material, and historically and empirically observable. Geisler’s powerful book on the resurrection defends and explains this central doctrine in light of recent debate, controversy, and skepticism.
Dr. Geisler fought battles for the orthodox doctrine of the resurrection and corrected the unorthodox views of other evangelical seminary professors. The book that started the controversy was Murray Harris’ Raised Immortal (1985). Norman Geisler wrote The Battle for the Resurrection (1989) in response to Harris’ book. Harris responded with another book, From Grave to Glory ( 1990). In 1993, Geisler published In Defense of the Resurrection as a response to Harris.

Praise for the Print Edition

Since the belief in a purely spiritual resurrection of Christ is prevalent in many cults, those involved in countering the rise and growth of cults would benefit greatly from reading this book.
—Walter Martin, author of The Kingdom of the Cults

Dr. Geisler’s book is effectively designed as [an] antidote to the misery of turning Christ’s factual resurrection into an event outside the bounds of ordinary history.
—Dr. John Warwick Montgomery, author of History and Christianity

Geisler demonstrates not only the danger in the theology of various cults but also the tendency to discount the bodily resurrection of the Lord, even among evangelicals. It is essential reading for every pastor and student.
—Dr. Paige Patterson, author of Song of Solomon

The proclamation that Jesus was raised in the same physical body in which he died is just as important today as it was in the first century. The book signals such a call to the importance of this doctrine.
—Dr. Gary Habermas, Distinguished Professor of Apologetics and Philosophy, Liberty University

===CONTENTS===
Dedication 4
Foreword by Dr. Robert D. Culver 6
Introduction 12
1 | The Battle for the Resurrection 14
2 | It Makes a Difference 22
3 | The Bible on the Resurrection 30
4 | I Believe in the Resurrection of the Flesh 40
5 | Denials of the Physical Resurrection 54
6 | Denials of the Physical Resurrection in the Church 73
7 | Physical Resurrection vs. Immaterial Resurrection 94
8 | Evidence for the Physical Resurrection 113
9 | Lessons to be Learned 125
10 | Drawing the Line 140
11 | A Response to Murray Harris 154
APPENDIX A | Does the Resurrection Body Have the Same articles? 180
APPENDIX B | Resurrection Appearances Were Not Theophanies 182
APPENDIX C | Christ’s Deity and Humanity Before and After the Resurrection 185
APPENDIX D | Physical Continuity of Christ Human Body Before and After the Resurrection 186
APPENDIX E | The Old Testament Jewish View of Resurrection 190
APPENDIX F | When Do Believers Receive Their Resurrection Bodies? 193
APPENDIX G | Was Jesus’ Resurrected Body Essentially MATERIAL? 197
APPENDIX H | A Survey on the Resurrection 201
APPENDIX I | Report of the AD HOC Committee to Examine the Views of Dr. Murray J. Harris 203
Notes 215
A Glossary of Important Terms 239
Select Bibliography 240
More Information 242

How to Know God (Free!)

How to Know God

by Norman Geisler and Christopher Haun

Click here to download this as a free PDF file.

This is essentially an evangelistic tract. But it spans pre-evangelism, evangelism, and touches on discipleship. It begins by using classical apologetics to help the reader what we should know about God. It then proceeds to use scripture to help the reader know more about God. It then explains how to begin a personal relationship with God. Finally, it recommends a few first steps for those who have recently begun to know God and want to know him better.

This is a 17-page booklet in PDF file format.
It is NOT available as a printed booklet at this time. 

It is also available in Spanish here.