Publications

Ratio Christi is proud to partner with some of the world’s leading theologians, philosophers, and scientists. Below you will find some of the resources that will help you to be a more thoughtful Christian and to share compelling reasons for following Christ.

Special Resources

Publications from the Ratio Christi team and contributors

Engaging Critical Theory and the Social Justice Movement

Neil Shenvi

“No more old white men!” The Pulse nightclub shooting. Feminist glaciology. What do these incidents have in common? We might have a vague sense that they are somehow connected to “political correctness.” Perhaps they capture a kind of 21st-century progressive zeitgeist but are otherwise unconnected. Alternatively, we could dismiss these statements as utterly nonsensical. What does gender have to do with glaciers? How is capitalism to blame for a terrorist attack at a gay nightclub?

Both reactions are understandable but incorrect. Both views flow from a knowledge area known as critical theory, which seeks to understand human relationships through the fundamental lens of power.

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What If Christianity Is True?

Various Authors

“Christianity is a statement which, if false, is of no importance, and if true, is of infinite importance. The one thing it cannot be is moderately important.”
– C.S. Lewis

In an environment where the very idea of truth is challenged, one must be prepared to answer questions at the very heart of our existence. This book is the starting place for a more thoughtful approach to life. Our team answers some of the most common questions about the Christian worldview:

  • Can we know truth?
  • Is truth relative?
  • Does God exist?
  • Does science explain everything?
  • Is the Bible reliable?
  • Did Jesus ever claim to be God?
  • Is Jesus God?
  • Wasn’t Jesus just a teacher?
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What if Christianity is True?

Do You Believe?

A Ratio Christi Book Series 
Edited by our own Ben Smith, this series of booklets addresses some of the most pressing concerns facing Christians today.

Book 1

Is Truth Knowable?

Various Authors

A fundamental question, and on the tips of most college students. Can we know objective truth? Or is that simply an illusion?

Releasing in 2020

Book 2

Does God Exist?

Richard G Howe

We tackle one of the most fundamental questions for students of philosophy and theism: Does God exist?

Releasing in 2020

Book 3

Is Jesus God?

Robert Bowman Jr.

Not all religious groups identifying themselves as Christians agree that Jesus is God. Mormons, Jehovah’s Witnesses, and many other such groups espouse different beliefs about who and what Jesus is. Islam, though not a Christian religion, recognizes Jesus as a great prophet but denies that he is divine. All of these religions challenge the traditional Christian view of Jesus Christ as God incarnate. In addition, skeptics consider the belief that Jesus was God to be myth.

Christians have nothing to fear from these challenges to what we believe about Christ. If Jesus is God as Christianity historically has taught, then we should find that the evidence supports this belief. On the other hand, if the evidence were to show that Jesus was not God, we would certainly want to know it.

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Book 4

Is Jesus the Only Way?

Various Authors

Claims to exclusivity are anathema to the modern college campus. Can you say that there is only one way? Is Jesus that way?

Releasing in 2020

Book 5

Do Prophecies Confirm the Bible?

Benjamin D Smith Jr.

Most know that the Christian Bible contains a number of prophecies. Were these prophecies added after the fact? Do they confirm the spiritual nature of the Bible? Are they able to tell us anything?

Releasing in 2020

Book 6

Did Jesus Rise From the Dead?

Dr. William Lane Craig

The question of Christ’s existence is important. The question of his resurrection is the central question of all mankind.

Follow along as world renown apologist and professor, Dr. William Lane Craig discusses this question and puts any doubt about Jesus’ real, earthly resurrection, to bed. Dr. Craig adapted this work from his own work, On Guard. Perfect material to prepare yourself to share the Gospel with someone from another religion, this work is unquestionably important.

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Book 7

Has the Bible Changed?

Jon Meyer

Dan Brown, author of the popular series of books beginning with, The Davinci Code, brought the idea of political machinations behind the canon of Scripture to the mainstream. Is there any validity to his argument? Was the Bible merely invented by some shadowy figures, or has it stood the test of time, passing from original writing to modern times with no change?

Releasing in 2020

Book 8

Is the New Testament Reliable?

Tim McGrew

How do we know that we can trust what we read in the Bible about Jesus and his Church?

Releasing in 2020

Book 9

Is the Old Testament Reliable?

Ted Wright

The Old Testament was old when Jesus was born. How do we know that we can trust it? What did the New Testament writers think about it?

Releasing in 2020

Book 10

Does Evil Disprove God?

Russ Crawford

Is the question of evil able to derail the Christian worldview?

Releasing in 2020

Book 11

Is God Evil?

Dr. Corey Miller

No problem has been more vexing than wrestling with why, if God exists, he allows evil, pain, and suffering. New Testament (NT) Historian, Bart Ehrman, an ex-evangelical who has written several best-sellers, is a popular Bible critic. Many are shocked, however, to discover that what led him to become an agnostic was not at all related to the historicity of the Bible. In his own words, “The big issue that drove me to agnosticism has to do not with the Bible, but with the pain and suffering in the world… I don’t know how we can say that God exists given the senseless pain and suffering in this world.” Indeed, even the conversion of the most notorious atheist philosopher to theism stopped short of him becoming a follower of Christ because of the acuteness of the problem of evil.

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Is God Evil?

Book 12

Do Science and the Bible Agree?

Ben Smith

Is the Bible only useful as a moral lesson, or does it speak to a deeper truth about reality itself?

Releasing in 2020

Book 13

Are We More Than A Body?

Travis Pelletier

Are we more than our brains?

Releasing in 2020

Book 14

Is Hell Real?

Doug Potter

Are the stories about flames and the devil merely folktales to scare people into controlled behavior? Or is there truth to the Bible’s claims?

Releasing in 2020