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Popular Survey of Biblical Doctrine

A Popular Survey of Bible Doctrine
by Norman L. Geisler
and Douglas E. Potter
2015

This e-book is a condensed version of Dr. Geisler’s much larger Systematic Theology volume(s). 

Contents

Introduction. 5
1 | Before we Study. 6
2 | Inspiration of the Bible. 16
3 | The Nature of God. 29
4 | Creation. 41
5 | Jesus Christ 52
6 | The Holy Spirit 66
7 | Angels. 75
8 | Satan and Demons. 81
9 | The Nature of Man. 90
10 | Sin. 103
11 | The Salvation of Man ~ Part 1. 114
12 | The Salvation of Man ~ Part 2. 128
13 | The Church. 144
14 | Last Things ~ Part 1. 158
Bibliography. 188

The Religion of the Force

The Religion of the Force
Revised, Second Edition
by Richard G. Howe
and Norman L. Geisler
2015


Contents
Preface ……………………………………………………………… 5
1 | The Star Wars Phenomenon ……………………………. 8
2 | Is There a Religion of the Force? …………………… 12
3 | What is George Lucas’s Religion? …………………. 26
4 | Star Wars and Christianity ……………………………. 31
5 | What is the Source of the Force? …………………… 55
6 | What is the Gospel According to Lucas? ………… 62
7 | What Makes the Difference? …………………………. 66
8 | What Difference Does it Make? …………………….. 74
About the Authors ……………………………………………. 79
How to Know God …………………………………………… 80
Notes ……………………………………………………………… 96

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The Bible: Its Origin, Nature, and Collection

The Bible: Its Origin, Nature, and Collection
by Norman L. Geisler and Douglas E. Potter



Contents

Introduction. 5
1 Origin and Inspiration of the Bible. 6
2 Jesus and the Bible. 17
3 Inerrancy of the Bible. 24
4 Historicity of the Bible. 36
5 Canonicity of the Bible. 47
Appendix: Argument for the Inspiration & Inerrancy of the Bible. 55
Bibliography. 69
More Information. 71

The Doctrine of God

The Doctrine of God
by Norman L. Geisler and Douglas E. Potter
2015

Available at Amazon.com here: 

Contents
1 Introduction to the Doctrine of God
2 Metaphysical Attributes of God
3 The Trinity
4 Non–Moral Attributes of God
5 Moral Attributes and Activities of God
6 Our Response to God’s Attributes
Appendix: An Argument for the Existence and Nature of God

God: A Philosophical Argument from Being

God: A Philosophical Argument from Being
by Dr. Norman L. Geisler
2015

Available as a Kindle e-book at http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00YOAD568.

In this is a 30 page book, Dr. Geisler presents an original, logical, philosophical argument for the existence of the theistic God. This is not a repackaging of the cosmological or ontological arguments. While predicated upon and arguably a logical outworking of thomistic metaphysics, this argument was not explicitly articulated by Thomas Aquinas. And although it may be similar to Avicenna’s (thomistic) argument from contingency for a necessary being, this argument was developed independently of Avicenna. (Great minds think alike!) This is the first time this particular argument from being has been published.

Contents
Introduction 4
Chapter 1: Definition of Terms 5
Chapter 2: The Argument Outlined 10
Chapter 3: The Argument with Commentary 12
Chapter 4: Answering Anticipated Questions 23
More Information 30

12 Points that Show Christianity is True (English)

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

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

This book was the culmination of over sixty years of Norm’s work in the field of classical Christian apologetics. While it is very similar in structure (Norm’s 12-point framework) and in some parts to the best-selling book I Don’t Have Enough Faith to be an Atheist by Norm Geisler and Frank Turek, this book is slightly more streamlined and has some different foci.

Norm’s Twelve Points book was originally published through Bastion Books in 2013 but then in 2017 or so, 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. Bastion Books no longer has any rights to it. But we still are happy to advertise it for free since it is such a great book! The profits from the sale of this book go towards having it translated into other languages by NGIM.org.

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 and is advertised here.

This book was translated into Arabic in 2019 and may be downloaded freely from here.

As of 2019, NGIM is in the process of getting this excellent beginner-to-mid-level apologetics book, The Twelve Points that Show Christianity is True, translated into Spanish (done in 2018), Arabic (completed in late 2019), simplified and traditional Chinese (due by December 2020). 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.


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

Preserving Orthodoxy

Preserving Orthodoxy: Maintaining Continuity with the Historic Christian Faith on Scripture
by Dr. Norman L. Geisler
2017

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


Table of Contents
1 Three Kinds of Fundamentals / 1
2 Preserving Orthodoxy on Inerrancy Before Modern Times / 4
3 Preserving Orthodoxy in The Evangelical Theological Society / 16
4 The Robert Gundry Issue / 18
5 The Clark Pinnock Issue / 26
6 The Mike Licona Issue / 43
7 How Orthodoxy Can Be Lost / 63
8 How to Preserve Orthodoxy / 67
Appendix: Why I Resigned from The Evangelical Theological Society / 71
Bibliography / 75

Somewhere Under the Rainbow

Somewhere Under the Rainbow: A Christian Look at Same-Sex “Marriage”

by Norman L. Geisler
and Doug Van Gordon
2017

This is available on Amazon here: 


This book looks at the events and forces that over the course of decades have undermined the traditional view of marriage to such an extent, as to allow the idea of same–sex “marriage” to become the law of the land. It examines the biblical view of marriage since that view has been the assumption of most of western civilization for the last 2,000 years. It also considers the early Church Father’s view on marriage as well as ancient Greece and Rome. It then examines the arguments used by same–sex marriage advocates to see if in fact Christians need to rethink the issue of homosexuality and marriage and adopt a more “inclusive” interpretation of Scripture. Finally, it looks at how the church can help those struggling with homosexuals who desire to lead godly lives in accordance with His Word. The authors are conservative evangelicals who believe in the inerrancy of Scripture that it is sufficient for faith and practice. They believe that the issue of same–sex “marriage” goes to the heart of who we are as human beings and challenges the biblical teaching that the church has held for over 2,000 years. The goal is not to win arguments but to win souls, to give clarity to those confused by the claims of same–sex “marriage” advocates, and to help the church reach out anew to those dealing with homosexuality in their lives.

Contents

Part One – How Did We Get Here? And What Have We Have Lost Along the Way?
Chapter 1 The 1950s 11
Chapter 2 The 1960s 22
Chapter 3 The 1970s 33
Chapter 4 The 1980s 44
Chapter 5 Searching for Scientific Justification 55

Part Two – What does the Bible Say?
Chapter 6 God’s First Revelation 66
Chapter 7 God’s Final Revelation 77
Chapter 8 Answering Objections 88

Part Three – Help, Hope, and Healing
Chapter 9 Help, through Christ’s People 99
Chapter 10 Hope, In Christ for those who Believe Him 110
Chapter 11 Healing, Through God’s Spirit 111
Epilogue 112