Books that J.P. has authored, edited, or contributed articles.
  • Lost Virtue of Happiness

    Date Published: 1/17/2006

    In our eight, practical chapters, Klaus and I are fundamentally burdened by two basic issues: (1) how the contemporary concept of happiness has failed to offer a vision and means for a fulfilled, flourishing life for human beings; and (2) how the vision and means of Jesus’ call to come and be his disciple or apprentice is in fact the sort of happiness that we are meant to experience in this life.

  • Love Your God With All Your Mind

    Date Published: 9/14/2012

    In four basic parts, I try to show how and why the mind matters to Christianity, how to develop a mature Christian mind, what such a mind looks like, and how we can guarantee a future for the Christian mind in our churches throughout the world.

  • Naturalism

    Date Published: 10/17/2000

    A powerful set of essays that directly challenges the core assumptions of philosophical naturalism.

  • Philosophical Foundations

    Date Published: 3/31/2003

    My book with Bill Craig is more than just an introduction to philosophy. It is an introductory text from a Christian point of view. Our text is intentionally Christian and therefore aims to offer not merely a soporific review of positions pro and con, but rather an articulation of what we take to be the most plausible stance a Christian can take on various questions.

  • Philosophy Made Slightly Less Difficult

    Date Published: 11/30/2005

    We attempted to write a readable book that provides a useful discussion of basic philosophical distinctions relevant for doing theology and for constructing and defending a Christian worldview.

  • Recalcitrant Imago Dei

    Date Published: 5/30/2009

    Philosophical naturalism is not worthy of the dignity that is rightly inherent to being a human being; it has failed to deliver knowledge about the very thing that makes us human: a substantial soul.

  • Scaling The Secular City

    Date Published: 2/1/1987

    I tried to write an intermediate-level work that is aimed at those who want a serious discussion of apologetics issues without having formal training in philosophy.

  • Smart Faith

    Date Published: 9/16/2005

    Mark Matlock and I took the themes and thesis of Love Your God With All Your Mind and attempted to translate them for a youth readership.

  • Three Views on Creation and Evolution

    Date Published: 3/1/1999

    The question of origins, and specifically what sources of knowledge are relevant for understanding that question and how such sources should be “integrated,” is central to the Three Views on Creation and Evolution book.

  • Universals

    Date Published: 2001

    Learn more about J.P.’s philosophical views about issues in analytic ontology, especially at the core of the “problem of universals.”