This site began with lesson notes that I prepared for classes that I thought at Church.  Because they were never intended to be academic work, in many places there are only sporadic and incomplete references. In the newer material and the material developed specifically for this site I have taken better care reference things. There is a balance between the rigorous citation practice of an academic work and the informal work that is represented by the bulk of this site. In many cases quotations from other works are not still identified but in most cases the sources are given at the bottom of the page. Hopefully these are complete and there is enough here to help those who want to delve further into matters of faith. 

Armstrong, Karen. A History of God: The 4,000-year Quest of Judaism, Christianity and Islam.  New York: Ballantine Books, 1993

Begg, Alistair. Pathway to Freedom: How God's Laws Guide Our Lives. Chicago: Moody Publishers 2003

Bock, Darrell L. The Missing Gospels: Understanding the Truth Behind Alternative Christianities. Nashville, Tennessee: Thomas Nelson, 2006

Book of Common Prayer. London: Oxford at the University Press. An online version is at

Clifton, Chas S. Encyclopedia of Heresies and Heretics. New York: Barns & Noble, 1998

Cohen, Abraham. Everyman's Talmud. New York: Schocken Books, 1949

Cohen, Mortimer J. Pathways Through the Bible, Classic Selections from the TANAKH / Updated and revised by David E Stein. Philadelphia, PA: The Jewish Publication Society, 2002

Cohen, Shaye J. D. From Maccabees to the Mishnah. Philidelphia, PA: The Westminster Press,1989

Copan, Paul. How do You Know You're not Wrong? Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books, 2005

Corduan, Winfried. Neighboring Faiths. Downers Grove, IL: Inter Varsity Press, 1998

Corduan, Winfried. A Tapestry of Faiths, The Common Threads Between Christianity & World Religions. Downers Grove, IL: Inter Varsity Press, 2002

The Nag Hammadi Library in English: James S. Robertson General Editor: New York: HarperSanFrancisco1988

Gonzalez, Justo L. The Story of Christianity Volume 1. The Early Church to The Reformation.  New York: HarperOne, 2010

Guillen, Michael. Can a Smart Person Believe on God? Nashville, TN: Nelson Books, 2004

Hocking, David. What is Christianity? Tustin, CA: Hope for Today

Horn, Willliam, et al. The Lost Books of the Bible. New York: Bell Publishing Company. 1979

Jeffrey, Grant. The Signature of God. Toronto: Frontier Research Publications. 1996

Juster, Dan. Jewish Roots: A foundation of Biblical Theology. Shippensburg, PA: Destiny Image Publishers, 1995

Kelly, J. N. D. Early Christian Doctrines: Revised Edition. New York: HarperSanFrancisco, 1978

The Words of Martin Luther King, Jr. King, Martin Luther (Corretta Scott King ed).  New York: New Market Press, 1958-67

Latourette, Kenneth Scott. Christianity Through The Ages. New York: Harper ChapelBooks 1965

Lennox, John C. God's Undertaker: Has Science Buried God? Oxford, England: Lion Hudson 2009

Lewis, C. S. Mere Christianity. New York: Touchstone Books 1996

Luckock, Herbert Mortimer. Studies in the History of the Book of Common Prayer: The Anglican Reform, the Puritan Innovations, the Elizabethan Reaction, the Caroline Settlement. Waterloo Place, London: Rivingtons 1882 (Bibliolife reproduction)

Mann, Charles C. The Birth of Religion. in National Geographic, June 2011

Packer, J. I. Concise Theology. Wheaton IL: Tyndale 1993

Tao Te Ching, A New English Version, with forward and Notes by Stephen Mitchell. New York: HarperCollins, 1988

The Koran. Translated from the Arabic by  J. M. Rodwell. London: Everyman 1994

Menken, Yaakov. The Everything Torah Book. Avon, MA: Adams Media, 2005

Nicholi, Jr., Armand M. The Question of God: C. S. Lewis and Sigmund Freud Debate God, Love, Sex and the Meaning of Life. New York: Free Press, 2002

Philaret. Will the Heterodox be Saved?. Liberty, TN: Leaflet #L213,The St. John of Kronstadt Press.

Ramm, Bernard M. The Evangelical Heritage. Waco, TX: Word Books 1973

Richardson, Don. Eternity in Their Hearts, Revised Edition. Ventura, CA: Regal Books, 1984

Spencer, Robert. Religion of Peace? Washington, D.C.: Regenry, 2007

Sproul, R. C. Essential Truths of the Christian Faith. Wheaton, IL: Tyndale House, 1992

Sproul, R. C. The Holiness of God. Wheaton, IL: Tyndale House, 1998

Sproul, R. C. and Abdul Saleeb The Cross and the Crescent.  Audio CD Series Ligonier Ministries, 2002

Strobel, Lee. The Case for Christ. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 1998

Strobel, Lee. The Case for Faith: a Journalist Investigates the Toughest Objections to Christianity. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2000

Svigel, Michael J. Heroes and Heretics: Solving the Mystery of the Ancient Church. Plano, TX: IFL Publishing House, 2006

Swinbourne, Richard. The Resurrection of God Incarnate. New York: Oxford University Press, 2003

Tozer, A. W. The Knowledge of the Holy. New York: HarperCollins, 1961

Tozer, A. W. The Pursuit of God. Radford, VA: Wilder Publications, 2008

Wilkens, Steve. Good Ideas from Questionable Christians and Outright Pagans; An Introduction to Key Thinkers and Philosophies. Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic, 2004


Key to Bibles used and Bible Translations:

Most Bible citations are linked or copied from The New International Version (NIV)  generally used for Biblical citations with other translations noted as follows:

CEV    Contemporary English Version.  First published American Bible Society's in 1995. The text is easily read by grade schoolers, second language readers, and those who prefer the more contemporized form. The CEV is not a paraphrase. It is an accurate and faithful translation of the original manuscripts.  A searchable version is at

ESV    The English Standard Version is an evangelical revision of the Revised Standard Version that corrects the non-Christian interpretations of the RSV in the Old Testament and improves the accuracy throughout with more literal renderings. It also updates the language somewhat. The makers of this version undertook the work with the idea that there was a need for an evangelical version that was more literal than the New International Version but more idiomatic than the New American Standard Bible.  (

JPS    Jewish Publication Society, Tanakh Translation. 1985, 1999. from The Jewish Study Bible.  New York: Oxford University Press, 2004.

KJV    The Authorized or King James Version is an English translation of the Christian Bible by the Church of England begun in 1604 and first published in 1611. The New Testament was translated from the Textus Receptus (Received Text) series of the Greek texts. The Old Testament was translated from the Masoretic Hebrew text, while the Apocrypha was translated from the Greek Septuagint (LXX). (

NAB    New American Bible. This is Roman Catholic translation.  Citations are from the web version that appears on

NCE    New Catholic Edition of the Holy Bible New York: Catholic Book Publishing Company OT: Confraternity - Douay Verson, With the Confraternity of Christian Doctrine Translation of the First Eight Books, and a New Translation of the Book of Psalms from the New Latin Version Approved by Pope Pius XII.  NT: Confraternity Edition, A revision of the  Challoner-Rheims version edited by Catholic Scholars under the patronage of the Episcopal Committee of the Confraternity of Christian Doctrine.

NEB    New English Bible with the Apocrypha, Oxford Study Edition. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976.

NIV     New International Version. As noted above.

OSB    The Orthodox Study Bible. Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 2008. Old Testament text: St. Athanasius Academy Septuagint, St. Athanasius Academy of Orthodox Theology (SAAS). New Testament Text: New King James Version, Thomas Nelson (NKJV).

PES     Peshitta. from Holy Bible from the ancient Eastern Text. George M Lamsa's Translation from the Aramaic of the Peshitta. New York: Harper Collins, 1967.

RSV    Revised Standard Version