Did God Really Command Genocide

Did God Really Command Genocide?: Coming to Terms with the Justice of God (Baker Books, 2014)

This new book, which is an expansion of a chapter in Paul Copan’s bestselling book, Is God a Moral Monster? (Baker, 2011), is the most careful, scholarly examination of this prickly issue. Catholics might not embrace the authors’ “Divine Command Theory” of ethics, but it’s nevertheless a clear analysis of the most troubling “dark passages” of Scripture.

Your God is Too Boring

Your God is Too Boring (Dynamic Catholic, 2014)

When most people dismiss God as boring or irrelevant, they’re rejecting a straw man. In this exciting and helpful book, Jon Leonetti sets fire to those scarecrows and reveals, in their place, a God who is far more fascinating, mysterious, and invigorating than his distorted impostors.

All Roads

All Roads: Roamin’ Catholic Apologetics (ANC Books, 2014)

Dale Ahlquist describes G.K. Chesterton as ‘The Complete Thinker,’ someone who ties together disparate ideas into a marvelous whole. Chesterton would return the compliment after reading All Roads. In this witty and delightful apologetic, Ahlquist weaves the tapestry of Catholic teaching with joy, verve, and fresh insight, connecting all the individual strands. Where are Chesterton’s successors today? Read this book and you’ll find one of them.

IsGodaMoralMonster

Is God a Moral Monster?: Making Sense of the Old Testament God (Baker Books, 2011)

Many people are troubled by the apparent violence in the Old Testament, wondering how a good and loving God could, for instance, command the slaughter of entire tribes. This book by Paul Copan, an Evangelical apologist, is the best I know on the topic, and for a limited time you can get it for just $2.99: