I'm often asked what books aspiring pro-life apologists should read, so I'm reposting links to my personal favorites. I begin with those titles most accessible to the newcomer. A few titles--like Kreeft's The Unaborted Socrates, Beckwith's Defending Life, and Koukl's Tactics should be devoured and mastered fully.
Relating to Pro-Life Apologetics:
1. Randy Alcorn, Why Pro-Life?
2. Peter Kreeft, The Unaborted Socrates
3. Greg Koukl, Precious Unborn Human Persons
4. Greg Koukl, Tactics: A Game Plan for Discussing Your Christian Convictions
5. Ramesh Ponnuru, The Party of Death: The Democrats, the Media, the Courts, and the Disregard for Human Life
6. Scott Klusendorf, The Case for Life: Equipping Christians to Engage the Culture
7. Robert P. George and Christopher Tollefsen, Embryo: A Defense of Human Life
8. Francis J. Beckwith, Defending Life: A Moral and Legal Case Against Abortion Choice
9. Hadley Arkes, Natural Rights and the Right to Choose:
10. Patrick Lee, Abortion and Unborn Human Life
Christian World View in General (defense of):
1. Ken Boa & Rob Bowman, 20 Compelling Evidences that God Exists
2. Nancy Pearcy, Total Truth: Liberating Christianity from its Cultural Captivity
3. Greg Koukl & Francis J. Beckwith, Relativism: Feet Firmly Planted in Mid-Air
4. R. Scott Smith, Truth and the New Kind of Christian
5. Ken Samples, A Worldview of Difference: Putting Christian Truth-Claims to the Worldview Test
6. James Sire, The Universe Next Door: A Basic Worldview Catolog:
7. W. Phillips, W. Brown, and John Stonestreet, Making Sense of Your World: A Biblical Worldview
8. Tim Keller, The Reason for God: Belief in an Age of Skepticism
9. William Lane Craig, Reasonable Faith: Christian Truth and Apologetics
For an overview of of my book (The Case for Life)go here.
Koukl's Tactics is reviewed here.
George & Tollefsen's Embryo is summarized here.
Beckwith's Defending Life is discussed in the following links:
#1 Overview of major themes
#2 The nature of moral reasoning
#3 What Roe said and did, part 1
#4 Roe, part 2: Blackmun undercuts his own case
#5 Roe, part 3: Blackmun's viability errors
#6 Metaphysics and abortion debate
#7 Thomson's 'Equal Reasonableness' Isn't Reasonable
#8: Science and the Unborn
Update 4/4: How did I forget Steve Wagner's Common Ground without Compromise? Get it. Now.