Book Resources  Glossary48

...books that I've found useful and interesting over the last few years.

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William Lane Craig : Reasonable FaithWilliam Lane Craig, Reasonable Faith : Christian Truth and Apologetics, 3rd edition. One of the most famous and compelling books on Christian apologetics by a world-renowned Christian philosopher, covering such issues as: How Christianity is known to be true; the absurdity of life without God; the existence of God; the problems of historical knowledge and miracles; and the self-understanding and Resurrection of Jesus.            

Warranted Christian BeliefAlvin Plantinga, Warranted Christian Belief. Fascinating, controversial (and surprisingly readable) by Plantinga, perhaps the greatest living Christian philosopher, developing his concept of "warrant", this time with respect to Christian belief. Is it rational to believe? Plantinga goes further: Not only is it rational, and therefore justified, it is also warranted; for if Christianity is true, then the God-given cognitive faculties which produce Christian belief, actually produce knowledge. (Now a free ebook: external link)

 

technocracy risingIn this important book, Technocracy Rising : The Trojan Horse of Global Transformation, Patrick M. Wood (veteran of globalist studies) impressively joins the dots of many a question about the New World Order. Founding his analysis upon the crucial insight that the ideology of Technocracy inspires many of the significant moves towards global governance, Wood focuses attention upon the elitist Trilateral Commission and highlights the role of Sustainable Development as the Trojan Horse designed to usher in a "New International Economic Order", and thus, as he warns, a global scientific dictatorship.music148

 

AnthraxDeceptionShortly after 9/11, the US was again gripped by fear as letters containing lethal anthrax were sent through the post. Initially widely-blamed on Al Qaeda and Iraq, the attacks were used to jusify and accelerate the USA PATRIOT Act. But as evidence grew that the anthrax spores had originated in US laboratories, attention was diverted to looking for the "lone nut". But what, asks Dr. MacQueen, should we conclude from all the "intelligence" that supposedly pointed towards Al Qaeda and Iraq in the first place? Was it all error? Or was it, as he persuasively argues, a nexus of "faulty" intelligence, "prescient" media reports, "tips", and astonishing "coincidences" that inescapably points towards a group of insiders within the US state apparatus itself?music148

  
911 Ten Years LaterDavid Ray Griffin, 9/11 Ten Years Later : When State Crimes Against Democracy Succeed. Ten years after the devastating events of September 11th 2001, David Ray Griffin (Professor Emeritus of Philosophy of Religion and Theology, and author of numerous well-researched books on 9/11) revisits and reassesses the evidence, concluding that 911 was not as the official conspiracy theory would have it, an external terrorist attack, but rather an internal  "state crime against domacracy."  

Cognitive InfiltrationDavid Ray Griffin, Cognitive Infiltration : An Obama Appointee's Plan to Undermine the 9/11 Conspiracy Theory. Following Obama's appointment of Cass Sunstein to Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Griffin analyses, with wit and irony, a 2008 article co-authored by Sunstein which proposed that the government engage in "cognitive infiltration" of, especially 9/11, conspiracy theory groups. Dismantling Sunstein's claim that such theories are "harmful" and "false", Griffin argues that both words best describe the official conspiracy theory.

  

The Hockey Stick IllusionAndrew W. Montford, The Hockey Stick Illusion: Climategate and the Corruption of Science . Although the 'Climategate' emails are discussed towards the end, Montford's book mainly recounts Steve McIntyre's quest to reproduce Michael Mann's Hockey Stick graph, and the resistance he encountered from the climate science establishment; an establishment which, he convincingly argues, has misrepresented the data to support its conclusions.

 

Darwin's Black BoxMichael J. Behe, Darwin's Black Box : The Biochemical Challenge to Evolution. The foundational book that helped launch the Intelligent Design movement, arguing from the 'irreducible complexity' of biochemical systems, and the persistent lack of plausible Darwinistic evolutionary explanations in the scientific literature, to the conclusion that an inference to design as the best explanation is justified. (For our interview withmusic148 Dr. Behe on ID, click here.)

  

JFK & the Unspeakable James W. Douglass, JFK and the Unspeakable: Why He Died and Why It Matters . With painstaking research, Douglass charts the course of Kennedy's change of heart from Cold War warrior to peace-maker, illuminating his secret communications with Khrushchev (both besieged by war-mongering establishments), and arguing how the U.S. military-industrial complex, so threatened by Kennedy, planned and covered up his assassination.

 

The Complete Works of Francis A. SchaefferFrancis A. Schaeffer, The Complete Works : A Christian Worldview, five-volume set. Twenty-two of the most important writings by Francis Schaeffer (one of the most significant twentieth-century Christian apologists and analysts of Western culture) bound into five volumes: 1) A Christian View of Philosophy & Culture; 2) A Christian View of the Bible as Truth; 3) A Christian View of Spirituality; 4) A Christian View of the Church; 5) A Christian View of the West.

  

Del Ratzsch : Nature, Design and ScienceDel Ratzsch, Nature, Design and Science: The Status of Design in Natural Science, (Suny Series in Philosophy and Biology). In this fascinating study, the philosopher Del Ratzsch (sympathetic to, though not at the heart of, the Intelligent Design movement) argues that the concept of supernatural design in nature can, if properly defined, be considered legitimate within science.

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Dembski : The Design InferenceWilliam A. Dembski, The Design Inference : Eliminating Chance through Small Probabilities, (Cambridge Studies in Probability, Induction and Decision Theory). In this conceptual complement to Michael Behe's Darwin's Black Box, the philosopher and mathematican William Dembski offers a theoretical foundation for Intelligent Design: a logical method for detecting intelligent causes in nature.

      

Daniele Ganser : NATO's Secret ArmiesDaniele Ganser, NATO's Secret Armies: Operation Gladio and Terrorism in Western Europe. Swiss historian, Daniele Ganser, uncovers a network of secret 'stay behind armies' organised by NATO, MI6 and the CIA during the Cold War era. Originally designed to resist a possible Soviet invasion, they in some cases mutated into forming alliances with extreme right-wing groups, carrying out torture, harassment and 'false flag' terrorism in order to discredit and emasculate left-wing political parties.

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Smith Wigglesworth : Complete TeachingsA large collection of inspirational sermons by the Pentecostal evangelist and Yorkshireman Smith Wigglesworth. Though the words of neither a trained scholar, nor a biblical exegete, these are nevertheless the words of a man who knew the Presence of God, and whose life, lived in that Presence, dramatically affected many.

      
aurariaAlthough, strictly-speaking, not a book, the Auraria Magazine, edited by Dr. Martin Erdmann of the Verax Institute, is featured here because of its highly-informative content and the importance of the subjects it tackles from a Christian worldview perspective. (The following links open up new browser windows in which issues of the magazine can be read on the subjects: Technocracy, the Smart Grid, Transhumanism and Carbon Currency.) (For our interviews with Dr. Erdmann on Technocracy and the Smart Grid, click here and here.)   Building the Kingdom of God on EarthIn this meticulously-researched book, Building the Kingdom of God on Earth : The Churches' Contribution to Marshal Public Support for World Order and Peace, 1919-1945 , the theologian Dr. Martin Erdmann uncovers the way in which elitist internationalists exploited the liberal Christian Ecumenical Movement in the early Twentieth Century in order to propagandise the American population with the message of a technocratic World Government. (For our interview withmusic148 Dr. Erdmann on the subject of his book, click here.)
      
Ecumenical QuestEcumenical Quest for a World Federation: The Churches' Contribution to Marshal Public Support for World Order and Peace, 1919-1945is a slightly updated version of Dr. Martin Erdmann's original book, Building the Kingdom of God on Earth. In each book, theologian Dr. Martin Erdmann uncovers the way in which elitist internationalists exploited the liberal Christian Ecumenical Movement in the early Twentieth Century in order to propagandise the American population with the message of a technocratic World Government.   In his important book, Thomas GoehleAmerica's Post-Christian Apocalypse: How Secular Modernism Marginalized Christianity and The Peril of Leaving God Behind at the End of the Age, Thomas R. Goehle helpfully paints with a broad brush, à la Francis Schaeffer, and traces the many strands of secularisation and religious accommodation over hundreds of years, finally issuing a stark warning to all people everywhere as we approach the End of the Age: that we ignore our Creator at our peril. (Amazon UK link)music148music148
     

God Freedom & EvilThe fruit of over 7 years' research into the July 7th 2005 London Bombings, Tom Secker's brilliant Secrets, Spies and 7/7 uses unsealed court documents and declassified intelligence agency files to lead the reader through the labyrinth of disinformation about the bombings, and demonstrates how the official version of events, which blamed four British Muslim men, is a mess of contradictions, errors and fantasies. (For our interview with Tom Secker on the book, please click here.)music148

  Another NineteenWho was responsible for the crimes of 9/11? Osama bin Laden and 19 Islamic terrorists? Or is there evidence pointing towards other suspects who should be investigated? Kevin Ryan's Another Nineteen : Investigating Legitimate 9/11 Suspects, traces an intricate web of interconnections between key individuals, institutions and businesses, and reveals an alternative set of 9/11 suspects, each with the "means, motive and opportunity" possibly to have played their part in the crimes of 9/11. (For our interview with Kevin Ryan on the book, click here.)music148
      

Seeds of DestructionThrough careful research and analysis, F. William Engdahl's extremely important book Seeds of Destruction : The Hidden Agenda of Genetic Manipulation, explains why we have grounds to fear that well-connected and powerful elites are manipulating GM science and industry in order to gain control over the world's food supply. But it's not just a book about massive corporate power and government corruption, it's an almost prophetic warning, that one factor motivating the relentless development of "vertically integrated" global food infrastructures is a hidden ideology: human population reduction.music148

 

  God Freedom & EvilAlvin Plantinga's (O'Brien Philosophy Professor at the University of Notre Dame) amazing little book of 1978 that helped to effect a rennaissance in Christian philosophy. Readable, though not easy for those unfamiliar with the ways of analytical philosophers - (and entertaining in a professorial way!) - the main aim of the book is to neutralise the atheist's attempts to argue from the existence of evil to the non-existence of God.
      

QCarroll Quigley, Tragedy & Hope : A History of the World in Our Time.

  Craig Blomberg : The Historical Reliability of the GospelsCraig L. Blomberg, The Historical Reliability of the Gospels.
      
N. T. Wright : The Resurrection of the Son of God N. T. Wright, The Resurrection of the Son of God (Christian Origins and the Question of God, Vol. 3).  

Nafeez Ahmed : The War on TruthNafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed, The War on Truth: 9/11, Disinformation and the Anatomy of Terrorism


 

 

 

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