A Prolife Reading List

bgfbfListed below are some of the most popular books written from the prolife perspective. The goal of creating this list is for members to read and get involved with efforts to protect and preserve the sanctity and dignity of life. One tangible way believers can do that is by exposing the moral, theological, and philosophical bankruptcy of the prochoice position. This is definitely a Christian endeavor. Paul writes in 2 Cor. 10:3-5: For though we walk in the flesh, we are not waging war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds. We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ.

God has called us to love him with our whole self which includes our minds (Mark 12:30). What does it mean to love God with our mind? D.A. Carson wrote, “But whatever the full sweep of this injunction, it cannot mean less than a God-inspired delight in all of God’s thoughts insofar as he has disclosed them, and a God-given determination to dethrone all competing systems of thought and bring them into captivity to the gospel (cf. 2 Cor. 10:5). And that requires constant, thoughtful Bible reading, theological reflection, interaction with Christian thinkers from the past, humble assessment of the currents of our age and courageous determination not to become their slave.” Our thinking should be wholly engaged to do all it can to awaken and express the heartfelt fullness of treasuring God above all things. An extension of loving God with our minds is disbelieving and exposing lies within our fallen world (Eph. 5:11-13). Furthermore, the second greatest commandment (Matt. 22:34-40) of loving our neighbor as our self also provokes a rigorous pursuit and attack upon false ideas. It is not loving to let our neighbors remain in ignorance. Especially when that ignorance results in the death of children.

May hope and prayer is that this list will greatly benefit the Church and provide confidence in the hearts of believers as we debate and discuss truth in the public square. We should have intellectual boldness because we are in the truth. Francis Schaeffer once said “Christianity is not a series of truths in the plural, but rather spelled with a capital “T.” Truth about total reality, not just about religious things. Biblical Christianity is Truth concerning total reality- and the intellectual holding of that total Truth and then living in the light of that Truth.” God, grant us courage for the sake of the little ones.

Alcorn, Randy C.. Pro Life Answers to Pro Choice Arguments. Portland, OR.: Multnomah, 1994.

Alcorn, Randy C.. Why Prolife?. Sisters, OR.: Multnomah Publishers, 2004.

Beckwith, Francis, and Norman L. Geisler. Matters of Life and Death: Calm Answers to Tough Questions about Abortion and Euthanasia. Grand Rapids, MI..: Baker Book House, 1991.

Beckwith, Francis. Defending Life: A Moral and Legal Case Against Abortion Choice. New York, NY.: Cambridge University Press, 2007.

Beckwith, Francis. Politically Correct Death: Answering the Arguments for Abortion Rights. Grand Rapids, MI.: Baker Books, 1993.

Bradford, Nikki. The Miraculous World of Your Unborn Baby: A Week-by-Week Guide to Your Pregnancy. Lincolnwood, IL.: Contemporary Books, 1998.

Crew, Cheryl. Make Me Your Choice. Racine, WI.: Treasures Media Inc., 2006.

Crutcher, Mark. Lime 5: Exploited by Choice. Denton, TX.: Life Dynamics, 1996.

Ensor, John, and Scott Klusendorf. Stand for Life: A Student’s Guide for Making the Case and Saving Lives. Peabody, MA.: Hendrickson Publishers, 2012.

Geisler, Norman L.. Ethics: Alternatives and Issues. Grand Rapids, MI.: Zondervan, 1971.

Grant, George. Grand Illusions: The Legacy of Planned Parenthood. Brentwood, TN.: Wolgemuth & Hyatt, 1988

Grant, George. Third Time Around: A History of the Pro-life Movement from the First Century to the Present. Brentwood, TN.: Wolgemuth & Hyatt, Publishers, 1991.

Johnson, Abby, and Cindy Lambert. Unplanned: The Dramatic True Story of a Former Planned Parenthood Leader’s Eye-Opening Journey Across the Life Line. Carol Stream, IL.: SaltRiver, 2010.

Klusendorf, Scott. The Case for Life: Equipping Christians to Engage the Culture. Wheaton, IL.: Crossway Books, 2009.

Klusendorf, Scott. Pro-life 101: A Step-by-Step Guide to Making your Case Persuasively. Signal Hill, CA: Stand to Reason Press, 2002.

Kreeft, Peter. The Unaborted Socrates: A Dramatic Debate on the Issues Surrounding Abortion. Downers Grove, IL.: InterVarsity Press, 1983.

Kreeft, Peter. Three Approaches to Abortion: A Thoughtful and Compassionate Guide to Today’s Most Controversial Issue. San Francisco, CA.: Ignatius Press, 2002.

Olasky, Marvin N.. Abortion Rites: A Social History of Abortion in America. Washington, D.C.: Regnery Pub., 1995

Rae, Scott B.. Moral Choices: An Introduction to Ethics. 2nd ed. Grand Rapids, MI.: Zondervan Pub. House, 2000.

Resler, Roger. Compelling Interest: The Real Story Behind Roe v. Wade. Escondido, CA.: eChristian, 2012.

Scheidler, Joseph M.. Closed: 99 Ways to Stop Abortion. Lake Bluff, IL.: Regenery Books, 1985.

Sproul, R. C.. Abortion: A Rational Look at an Emotional Issue. Colorado Springs, CO.: NavPress, 1990.

Willke, J. C., and Barbara Willke. Why Not Love Them Both?: Questions & Answers about Abortion. Cincinnati, OH.: Hayes Pub. Co., 1997.

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