Bob's Reading List

Bob Enyart recommends the following books:

  • In the Beginning, Walt Brown. This former Air Force Academy instructor is a great science educator, and Real Science Radio believes that Dr. Brown has authored the most effective book ever at scientifically refuting the atheistic worldview and presenting the evidence for the global flood. The book wonderfully explains topics to a lay audience, yet the thousand references to peer-reviewed journals in the endnotes make it helpful even for the scientist.

  • God, Time, and the Incarnation, Liberty University's Dr. Richard Holland Jr., assistant professor of apologetics and theology, presents the significant consequences of the incarnation of Jesus Christ on the question of sequence in the life of God, who was, and is, and is to come.

  • Mere Christianity, C. S. Lewis

  • QED, atheist Richard Feynman

  • The Companion Bible, E. W. Bullinger

  • Evidence That Demands a Verdict, Josh McDowell

  • The Soul of Science, Nancy Pearcey and Charles Thaxton

  • Who Moved the Stone? Frank Morison

  • Leftism Revisited, Erik von Kuehnelt-Leddihin

  • Human Action by Ludwig von Mises. Bob Enyart strongly recommends this book even though Mises repeatedly contradicts his own "no values" claim for economics. Economics is a branch of the science of human action (praxeology) that is closer to psychology, much to his chagrin, than to physics or chemistry. Thus values, that is, moral values, are essential for the science of economics. However, von Mises repeatedly denies this truth throughout his 1000-page book. Simultaneously, however, and everywhere he affirms, often within the space of a page of his denials, that if the government does not adhere to the moral precept, Thou Shall Not Steal, no economic calculation is even possible. Why not? By the law that God wrote in our conscience, that is, on our "hearts" (in our souls and spirits), His enduring command, Thou shall not steal, reveals to human beings that we have the right to own private property. Consider then Mises valid observation that economic calculation is not even possible where socialist/interventionist policies violate the right to own private property. Thus, to the extent that a government violates private property, to that extent, economic calculation is not possible. For example, consider a 200-room ocean resort that, if it were in Flordia, would be worth $200 million. But the resort is located in Nicol├ís Maduro's (or even in Hugo Chavez') Venezuela, where the owners have listed it for sale for $1 million. Is that a good deal? Since the government may at its whim confiscate the property, economic calculation is not even possible. So von Mises claim that the science of economics can exist apart from any system of moral values is false. For apart from the value embodied in God's enduring command against theft, economic calculation itself is not even possible. History is replete with brilliant men driven to absurd conclusions by their rejection of our creator God.