The Case for a Creator: A Journalist Investigates the Scientific Evidence That Points towards God By: Lee Strobel
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1. White-coated scientists versus black-robed preachers
Chapter 2. The images of evolution
Chapter 3. Doubts about Darwinism : an interview with Jonathan Wells
Chapter 4. Where science meets faith : an interview with Stephen C. Meyer
Chapter 5. The evidence of cosmology : beginning with a bang : an interview with William Lane Craig
Chapter 6. The evidence of physics : the cosmos on a razor's edge : an interview with Robin Collins
Chapter 7. The evidence of astronomy : the privileged planet : an interview with Guillermo Gonzalez and Jay Wesley Richards
Chapter 8. The evidence of biochemistry : the complexity of molecular machines : an interview with Michael Behe
Chapter 9. The evidence of biological information : the challenge of DNA and the origin of life : an interview with Stephen C. Meyer Chapter 10 The evidence of consciousness : the enigma of the mind : an interview with J.P. Moreland
Chapter 11. The cumulative case for a creator
This book is a great length at 310 pages. There are two things that make this an excellent book. First, each chapter is a specific subject that is addressed through an interview with a specific scholar who is eminently qualified to answer the question. Second, the writing is easy to understand. At the end of each chapter there are also additional resources for those subjects that are of particular interest.
The focus of The Case for a Creator is essentially "design" (teleological) arguments. The book discusses the connection between Christianity and science, the weaknesses of Darwinian Evolution as a scientific model, the beginning and design of the Universe, the design of Earth, irreducible complexity designs in biology, the problem of creating all of the information in our DNA, and understanding the mind/body problem and the relationship between the body and soul. This is a great book for those who enjoy the sciences or want to be able to have discussions with people who thing that science can provide all their answers (scientism).
Additionally, I would also suggest reading this book along with "A Case for Christ" (which covers literary criticism of the Bible, historical evaluation of witness testimony, and evidence for the Resurrection of Jesus), and "A Case for Faith" which addresses common objections to Christianity. If your audience is more sophisticated or has already been introduced to apologetics I would also suggest "I Don't Have Enough Faith to be an Atheist" or "On Guard"