What are the Best Apologetics Resources for Students?
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What are the Best Apologetics Resources for Students?

Posted May 10, 2016 by Sean McDowell

What Are the Top Apologetics Resources for Students?

When I first wrote my student ethics book Ethix in 2006, the reviewer for the Christian Research Journal said its one of a few, but growing number of apologetics resources for students. No one would say this anymore! Now we have tons of good apologetics resources for students, and the challenge is to highlight the best ones. Here are some of my favorites:


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.


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

2.     Re-Think: Weekend apologetics conferences featuring leading apologists and thinkers today tailored uniquely for students.

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

4.     Wheatstone Academy: One-week worldview experience designed to help students ask deep, meaningful questions, think Christianly about the arts and culture, and cultivate their own faith.


1.     Cold Case Christianity (J. Warner Wallace)

2.     Stealing from God (Frank Turek)

3.     Is God Just a Human Invention? (McDowell & Morrow)

4.     Ethix: Being Bold In A Whatever World (S. McDowell)

5.     Welcome to College (J. Morrow)

6.     The Case for ChristThe Case for FaithThe Case for a CreatorThe Case for the Real Jesus (L. Strobel) *I recommend student versions for ages 11-13.

7.     More Than a Carpenter (J. McDowell & S. McDowell)


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 curriculum for high school students 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 Jesus.

4.     The Defense Never Rests: Student workbook to go along with training material from William Lane Craig (ages 10-16).

5.     Big Questions: A 6-part apologetics series to help students think about the big questions of life. Includes interviews with leading apologists.

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

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


*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.     One Minute Apologist: Quick interviews with leading apologists on a variety of issues.

4.     Sean McDowell YouTube channel

Sean McDowell, Ph.D. is a professor of Christian Apologetics at Biola University, a best-selling author of over 15 books, an internationally recognized speaker, and a part-time high school teacher. Follow him on Twitter: @sean_mcdowell and his blog: