Sean McDowell | March 8, 2022

What are the Best Apologetics Resources for Students? Updated!

What Are the Top Apologetics Resources for Students?

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People ask me all the time for my top resource recommendations to equip students with apologetics and worldview training. While there are many more quality resources than I can list, here's a few of my favorites:

BIBLES:

1. The Apologetics Study Bible for Students. This Bible has quick answers to the top 130+ questions students have about God, the Bible, ethics, and other religions, as well as many other apologetics features spread throughout its pages.

CONFERENCES:

1. Summit Ministries: A life-changing 12-day worldview training experience for students in Colorado, Pennsylvania, and Tennessee.

2. Reality Student Apologetics Conferences: Weekend apologetics conferences tailored uniquely for students featuring leading apologists, thinkers, and influencers.

3. Impact 360 Immersion: Two-week summer worldview and apologetics experience for high school students in Pine Mountain, Georgia.

BOOKS:

1. More Than a Carpenter. Great introductory book on the historical Jesus and the reliability of the Bible.

2. Cold Case Christianity (J. Warner Wallace)

3. Is God Just a Human Invention? Offers answers to the top challenges by atheists.

4. Tactics: A Game-Plan for Discussing Your Christian Convictions. Practical guide to teach students how to defend their faith and engage others in spiritual conversations.

5. Chasing Love: Sex, Love, and Relationships in A Confused Culture. *9-week Curriculum for Chasing Love.

6. 10 Questions Every Teen Should Ask (and Answer) about Christianity (R. McLaughlin)

7. A Rebel’s Manifesto: Choosing Truth, Real Justice, & Love Amid the Noise of Today’s World. A guide to help students think through tough ethical issues from a biblical perspective.

CURRICULUM:

1. Evidence for Faith: Six 10-min sessions, along with study guide and discussion questions, on evidence for the Christian faith with Download Youth Ministry.

2. Advocates: A yearlong apologetics study for high school students in partnership with AWANA.

3. True U: Three 10-part apologetics series for upper high school and college students on the existence of God, reliability of the Bible, and the historical Jesus.

5. Understanding the Times: High school worldview curriculum for the Christian school classroom.

6. I Don’t Have Enough Faith to be An Atheist: Curriculum created by Frank Turek to go along with his classic book.

7. Foundation Comparative Worldview Curriculum: Designed for small group, church, and homeschool environments (3rd-6th grade).

YOUTUBE CHANNELS:

*These videos are great to show in order to spur conversation with students:

1. Reasonable Faith Animated Videos:

2. Impact 360 videos. These are short animated videos on questioning the Bible, the resurrection, and the nature of worldview.

3. Sean McDowell YouTube channel. How to study the Bible with the Top 10 Misunderstood Verses (short videos with discussion guide).

4. Other trusted YouTube channels for students to follow: Red Pen Logic, Melissa Dougherty, Alisa Childers, Cross Examined, The Beat with Allen Parr, Mike Winger, and Capturing Christianity.

Sean McDowell, Ph.D. is a professor of Christian Apologetics at Biola University, a best-selling author, popular speaker, and part-time high school teacher. Follow him on Twitter: @sean_mcdowell, TikTok, Instagram, and his blog: seanmcdowell.org.