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The American Night Watch commends to you the following books in print and in electronic form. Those chosen to appear on this page have been chosen both for their excellence in scholarship and their faithfulness to Scriptural Christianity. They are also resources that, in our opinion, readers are less likely to have learned of elsewhere. Wesleyan resources predominate not only because my theological orientation is Wesleyan, but also because Reformed resources tend to be much better publicized in today's evangelical circles -- which tend to be predominantly Reformed.

Please note that these resources cannot be ordered from The American Night Watch. Therefore, our most up-to-date information about publishers and distributors is also listed on this page, and where there is a specific source for a resource, it will be specified at the end of the item's listing. The distributors themselves will provide you with the most up-to-date information on availability and prices. You are encouraged to visit their web sites or call them directly for more information about the resources we list.

Please note that even if we list just one publisher or distributor for a specific resource that it may be available from others as well. Those who wish to shop are encouraged to do so. We provide a source to remove some of the frustration for some of the listings that may be difficult to find.

Also, please understand that our recommended reading list is not in any way meant as a definitive or exhaustive list of resources or distributors; these are the resources at the top of any list we would commend to our readers. Nevertheless, the absence of a book, CD-ROM disk, publisher, or distributor from this page should not be interpreted to imply anything negative in any way.

You will find other resources listed and cited in the articles at this web site that are not included in this list. Additional publishing houses and resources may be found through our links page.

SMD


Da Vinci Code Related Materials

The Da Vinci Code has received far more publicity than it deserves. Like many other quasi-historical works, it hides behind the label "fiction" but presents a blatantly false account of historical facts. Because it distorts historical fact in such a way as to undermine Christian faith, it is beyond my understanding why any Christian would want to read this book or see the movie for entertainment.

Nevertheless, Brown's work has been immensely popular. Therefore, we present the following resources to help our readers evaluate the truth and present the facts to non-Christians who may be influenced by this. Please be aware that there are many other fine resources that expose the shortcomings of The Da Vinci Code that are not listed here. These, however, are among the best that we know of. You may also wish to read Who’s Telling the Truth About Jesus?
(Mid-Watch Report for May 2006)
at this web site.


Christian Books


Other Books of Interest to Christians

  • Gibson: - John Gibson's The War on Christmas: How the Liberal Plot to Ban the Sacred Christian Holiday Is Worse Than You Thought (New York: Sentinel, 2005) shows that the attempt to exclude the word "Christmas" and all associated with it is an attempt to ban Christianity from the public square; which, of course, is a violation of the constitutional rights of Christians. Gibson shows why so many Americans have become rightly concerned about this trend. Written for lay people.
  • Meyer: - Dr. Stephen C. Meyer's Signature in the Cell: DNA and the Evidence for Intelligent Design (New York: HarperCollins Publishers, 2009) follows the history of modern scientific attempts to discover how life began. Meyer's account is fair to all sides as he discusses theories of the origin of life, including the cellular and biochemical information required to understand those theories. His perspective is the vast amount of highly-specific information required for even the simplest living cell to function. He concludes that Neo-Darwinism has demonstrated that life could not have arisen by random means, and that examples from computer and information science demonstrate that Intelligent Design is necessary to bring about the complex biochemistry that enables cells to function and reproduce. He follows this with a careful argument for the validity of Intelligent Design as a scientific theory -- a theory that has religious implications but is not dependent upon any religion. Meyer also shows that, as a scientific theory, Intelligent Design has the ability to focus research in profitable directions. Meyer presents difficult material in a highly readable manner; however, readers should be aware that this book contains details of biochemistry that will prove challenging for some readers. Nevertheless, there is no better source for those who seek a fair and comprehensive handling of this subject matter. Those who read this work will be richly rewarded for their effort.
  • Meyer: - Dr. Stephen C. Meyer's Darwin's Doubt: The Explosive Origin of Animal Life and the Case for Intelligent Design (New York: HarperCollins Publishers, 2013) builds on Signature in the Cell through a detailed examination of what is required for one life form to evolve into another. Focusing upon the Cambrian Explosion -- the rapid appearance of new animal life forms in the Cambrian period -- Meyer carefully reviews both fossil evidence and molecular biology. Showing that Intelligent Design is science rather than religion, Meyer concludes that Intelligent Design provides the only, truly scientific explanation for the appearance of new life forms on earth. Meyer handles the positions of those who disagree with Intelligent Design fairly and respectfully. As with his earlier volume, Meyer presents the material in the most readable form imaginable given the subject matter; however, reader's should be aware that this book contains details of biochemistry that may be challenging for some readers. And as with the previous volume, those who read this work will benefit greatly from the material Meyer has collected here.
  • Osten and Sears: - In The ACLU vs. America (Nashville: Broadman and Holman, 2005) Alan Sears and Craig Osten warn that, "From the very start, the ACLU wanted to destroy from within the America our founders intended, with the use of lawyers and the courts as the chief weapons." Why should Christians be concerned? They explain, "The ACLU's attempt to silence religious expression over the years has known no rational bounds." An important and frank look at the threat to freedom of religion in America in our time. Important information for all Americans. Written for lay people.

  • Christian Software


    Publishers and Distributors

    Beacon Hill Press of Kansas City

    Publishing House of the Church of the Nazarene
    Orders: 1-800-877-0700
    Fax orders: 1-800-849-9827
    EMail: bjn@bhillkc.com
    Postal address:
            Beacon Hill Press Of Kansas City
            P.O. Box 419527
            Kansas City, MO 64141
    Web site: http://www.bhillkc.com/

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    Christian Book Distributors

    Makes Christian resources from a wide number of publishers available at reasonable prices.
    Note: Open between 8 a.m. and 11 p.m. (E.S.T.) Monday through Friday (9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday)
    Orders/Customer Service: 1-978-977-5060
    Fax: 1-978-977-5010
    Postal address:
            Christian Book Distributors
            P.O. Box 7000
            Peabody, MA 01961-7000
    Web site: http://www.christianbooks.com/

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    Cross Country Software

    Publishes Christian writings from various traditions on CD-ROM.
    Orders: 1-888-767-2266
    Phone: 1-519-767-2266
    Fax: 1-519-837-0777
    EMail: ccs_support@davepohl.com
    US Postal address:
            Cross Country Software
            5 Colomba Drive pmb 7
            Niagara Falls, New York, 14305
    Canadian Postal address:
            Cross Country Software
            83 Mountford Drive
            Guelph, Ontario N1E 6E7
    Web site: http://www.crosscountry.com/

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    Crux Press

    Publishes books that discuss major issues of importance to Christians in our times.
    Orders: 1-800-707-2789
    Phone: 1-949-766-2789
    Fax: 1-949-766-9249
    EMail: info@cruxpress.com
    Postal address:
            Crux Press, Inc.
            28715 Los Alisos Boulevard Suite 7-#418
            Mission Viejo, CA 92692
    Web site: http://www.cruxpress.com/

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    Eisenbrauns

    Publishes scholarly books on the Bible, theology (including Wesleyan theology), and the history of the ancient Near East.
    Phone: 1-574-269-2011
    Fax: 1-574-269-6788
    EMail: orders@eisenbrauns.com
    Postal address:
            Eisenbrauns, Inc.
            P.O. Box 275
            Winona Lake, IN 46590-0275
    Web site: http://www.eisenbrauns.com/

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    Light and Life Communications

    Publishing House of the Free Methodist Church of North America
    Phone: 1-800-348-2513
    Fax: 1-317-248-9055
    Postal address:
            Light and Life Communications
            P.O. Box 535002
            Indianapolis, IN 46253-5002
    Web site: http://www.llcom.net/llc/index.html

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    Providence House Publishers, Franklin, Tennessee

    Publishes Christian writings on CD-ROM.
    Orders: 1-800-321-5692
    EMail: books@providencehouse.com
    Web site: http://www.providencehouse.com/index.html

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    Schmul Publishing Company

    Publishes Wesley-Arminian books. Offers a wide selection of reprints of historic writings as well as those by contemporary authors. Operates a book-club in addition to offering individual works.
    Orders: 1-800-772-6657
    For all other information or requests phone: 330-222-2249
    Fax: 1-330-222-0001
    EMail: customersupport@wesleyanbooks.com
    Postal address:
            Schmul Publishing Company
            P.O. Box 716
            Salem, Ohio 44460
    Web site: http://www.wesleyanbooks.com/

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    Segen Corporation, Brentwood, Tennessee

    Offers Christian writings on CD-ROM.
    Orders: 1-800-737-0877
    EMail: info@segen.com
    Web site: http://www.segen.com/

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    Wipf and Stock Publishers

    Publishes scholarly books on the Bible and theology (including Wesleyan theology); especially reprints and short runs. Prefers that individual orders be submitted online or through distributors.
    Phone: 1-541-344-1528
    Fax: 1-541-344-1506
    EMail: WSPub@academicbooks.com
    Postal address:
            Wipf and Stock Publishers
            199 W 8th Ave, Suite 3
            Eugene, OR 97401
    Web site: http://www.wipfandstock.com/



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