The 5 Best Apologetics Books on Inerrancy of Scripture


Lord’s Library editors assembled this list of the best Christian apologetics books on inerrancy of Scripture to consider reading.

One of the central tenets of the Christian faith is the belief in the inerrancy of Scripture, or the idea that the Bible is without error or contradiction. This belief is grounded in numerous passages throughout the Bible, which attest to its divine authorship and infallibility.

For example, in 2 Timothy 3:16-17, the Apostle Paul writes that “all scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.” This passage asserts that the entirety of Scripture is divinely inspired and that it is useful for teaching, correction, and spiritual growth.

Similarly, in Psalm 119:160, the psalmist declares that “Thy word is true from the beginning: and every one of thy righteous judgments endureth for ever.” This passage affirms the eternal truth and righteousness of God’s word, and suggests that it is unchanging and unimpeachable.

Other passages throughout the Bible also attest to the inerrancy of Scripture, including Proverbs 30:5-6, which states that “Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him. Add thou not unto his words, lest he reprove thee, and thou be found a liar.” This passage warns against adding to or subtracting from the word of God, and suggests that it is perfect and complete in its present form.

When evaluating books on the inerrancy of Scripture, it is important to consider several key factors. First, evaluate the author’s theological perspective and whether or not they approach the topic from a conservative or liberal viewpoint. The author should provide a thorough examination of the Biblical text and demonstrate how it supports the claim of inerrancy.

It can also be important to consider the audience for whom the book is intended. Some books on inerrancy may be written for a more scholarly audience and assume a certain level of knowledge about biblical interpretation and theology, while others may be written for a more general audience. Arguments presented should be logically sound and easy to follow, and the author should provide clear definitions of key terms and concepts.

When evaluating books on the inerrancy of Scripture, one should consider the author’s credentials and theological perspective, examine the arguments and evidence presented, consider the intended audience, and evaluate the overall coherence and clarity of the book. By carefully evaluating these factors, one can make an informed decision about the value and reliability of a book on this important topic.

Note: We only included the best books on inerrancy of Scripture with a 4-star or better ranking and a minimum of 50 reviews.

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Books on Inerrancy of Scripture

Five Views on Biblical Inerrancy (Counterpoints: Bible and Theology)

Author/Publisher: J. Merrick and Stephen M. Garrett

From the publisher: Five Views on Biblical Inerrancy serves not only as a single-volume resource for surveying the current debate, but also as a catalyst both for understanding and advancing the conversation further. Contributors include Al Mohler, Kevin Vanhoozer, Michael Bird, Peter Enns, and John Franke.”

The Inerrant Word: Biblical, Historical, Theological, and Pastoral Perspectives

Author/Publisher: John MacArthur

From the publisher: “Exploring key Bible passages, events from church history, common criticisms, and pastoral applications, the contributors in this volume instill Christians with both the certainty and the courage to defend the inerrancy of God’s word – the means by which God has revealed himself and awakens sinners from death to life.”


Author/Publisher: Norman Geisler

From the publisher: “The fourteen leading evangelical scholars who have contributed to this volume come from various denominations and have written on a wide range of topics related to the doctrine of the inerrancy of the Bible. This book is presented as an appeal to the church of Jesus Christ. To those churches that hold to the inerrancy of Scripture, it is a call to hold the line.”

Defending Inerrancy: Affirming the Accuracy of Scripture for a New Generation

Author/Publisher: Norman Geisler

From the publisher: “Eminent apologist and bestselling author Norman L. Geisler, who was one of the original drafters of the “Chicago Statement,” and his coauthor, William C. Roach, present a defense of the traditional understanding of inerrancy for a new generation of Christians who are being assaulted with challenges to the nature of God, truth, and language.”

Explaining Biblical Inerrancy: The Chicago Statements on Biblical Inerrancy

Author/Publisher: Norman Geisler

From the publisher: Explaining Biblical Inerrancy is a collection of the three primary and two secondary documents of the ICBI corpus. It offers a witness to a historic era where conservative evangelical scholarship may have approached its zenith, delayed its twilight, and contributed to the fourth Great Awakening.”

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