Readings, Lectures and Commentaries
C.S. Lewis: Unfortunately, unless you're into Christian literature, mainstream popularity of C.S. Lewis is limited to The Chronicles of Narnia series (which are actually Christian parables). In fact C.S. Lewis' other writings are considered staples of Christian lit. His works are insightful, philosophical commentaries on Christianity. As a long-time, former atheist his writings are presented from a particularly intellectual and objective viewpoint making them a great intro for for new Christians to explore the faith.
- The Abolition of Man
- Mere Christianity
- The Great Divorce
- Oswald Chambers: He manages to put into words all the things you question, feel, or wonder about and provides a wonderful sense of comfort along the way. (And he was the one who articulated the idea of the White Funeral)
- My Utmost for His Highest
- Daily Thoughts for His Disciples
- R.C. Sproul: As one of the great, contemporary apologists, Sproul helps us explore the "big" questions, providing rational proofs for the existence of God, natural law, criticisms of moral subjectivism, and a thorough history of philosophical thought.
- Defending Your Faith* (book and lecture series) *link to R.C. Sproul's website where you can search for the book/lecture
- G.K. Chesterton: Although he wrote over a century ago, you'd probably never know it. His works are thorough. apologetic examinations of the Christian faith and quite applicable to today's modern issues.
- Ravi Zacharias: Another contemporary apologist, his works assume readers have a basic understanding of Christianity so I'd recommend him as a second step of exploration if you're new to the faith. But once you're ready for him, he is a wealth of knowledge in the field.
- Ravi Zacharias International Ministries (books, lectures, podcasts, events)
- The Teaching Company: This isn't a Christian resource per se, but I have to include it because it's a phenomenal company that offers college-level lectures/classes taught by the foremost authorities in their respective fields. I call it "everything I should have learned at university but didn't." Since Christianity, or religion in general, is so intertwined with history, politics and philosophy I consider it a fantastic resource for anyone wanting to dig deeper into just about any topic you can imagine.
- The Teaching Company (website)
*The list is always building, so check back soon for more resources!