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RECOMMENDED BOOK LIST

Pro-Life Education and Apologetics

 

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Abortion Questions & Answers

Dr. John and Barbara Willke

comprehensive abortion Q&A

1971-2003

 

Whatever Happened To the Human Race?

Francis Schaeffer and C. Everett Koop, M.D.

engaging look at our eroding human rights in the wake of Roe v. Wade

1976

Death before Birth

Harold O. J. Brown

Christian theology professor brilliantly articulates the pro-life position in the early days of abortion on demand

1977

Abortion: A Rational Look at an Emotional Issue

R. C. Sproul

theologian, teacher and chairman of Ligonier Ministries, writes with clarity about the abortion debate and faith

1990

Sanctity of Life

Charles R. Swindoll

senior pastor of First Evangelical Free Church speaks out about the critical issue of abortion

1990

Grand Illusions: The Legacy of Planned Parenthood

George Grant

well researched exposé on Planned Parenthood

1988-2000

Third Time Around: A History of the Pro-Life Movement from the First Century to the Present

George Grant

a powerful look at church history and the defense of life since the first century

1991

ProLife Answers to ProChoice Arguments

Randy Alcorn

Randy Alcorn, pastor, author, and founder of Eternal Perspectives Ministries, presents an exhaustive examination of pro-choice arguments and their corresponding pro-life refutation, a wealth of information and tactics

1992-2000

Lime 5:
Exploited by Choice

Mark Crutcher

the founder of Life Dynamics presents a well-researched expose on abortion malpractice and abuse of women inside America’s abortion facilities

1996

Answering the Call

John Ensor

A pro-life appeal to love one’s neighbor

2003

Women’s Health After Abortion: The Medical and Psychological Evidence

Elizabeth Ring-Cassidy and Ian Gentles

using over 500 medical articles and journals the authors shed light on the physical and psychological impact of induced abortion on women

2003

Why Pro-Life?

Randy Alcorn

a compelling argument for the pro-life position

2004, 2012

The Case for Life

Scott Klusendorf

Equipping Christians to engage the culture over life issues, excellent resource

2009

Does the birth control pill cause abortions?

Randy Alcorn

an in depth discussion of contraception and abortion

2011

Compelling Interest: The Real Story behind Roe v. Wade

Roger Resler

an in depth look at Roe and its consequences

2012

Love the Least (A Lot)

Michael Spielman

The founder of Abort73.com helps Christians see their role in ending abortion and advancing the cause of life

2013

What to Expect When No One’s Expecting

Jonathan V. Last

an engaging discussion of demographics, society’s current attitudes about children, and underpopulation

2013

Recall Abortion

Janet Morana

the co-founder of Silent No More shares the stories of women who’ve lived through abortion

2013

Abolishng Abortion

Rev. Frank Pavone

Rev. Frank Pavone, the director of Priests for Life, provides insight and practical encouragement to us all, imploring us to engage in the greatest human rights effort of the day, the abolition of abortion. Anyone who desires to engage in the struggle for life and equality should read this book.

2015

Abortion Worldwide Report

Thomas W. Jacobson and Robert Johnston

Documentation, analysis, and the memorializing of one billion abortions performed globally in the last hundred years. Powerful resource and sobering account.

2018

Subverted

Sue Ellen Browder

A former Cosmopolitan writer discusses feminism and how the sexual revolution became fused to the abortion agenda. This well written story beautifully shows how one woman journeyed from darkness to light, from death to life.

2015

After Abortion Resources

Forgiven and Set Free

by Linda Cochrane

After abortion recovery Bible studies for women and men

Healing a Father’s Heart

Linda Cochrane and Kathy Jones

After abortion recovery Bible studies for women and men

Help for the Post-Abortion Woman

Teri Reisser, M.S. and Paul Reisser, M.D.

After abortion recovery

A Solitary Sorrow

Teri Reisser, M.S., M.F.T.

finding healing and wholeness after abortion

Surrendering the Secret: Healing the Heartbreak of Abortion

Pat Layton

Abortion recovery workbook

Redeeming A Father’s Heart: Men Share Powerful Stories of Abortion Loss and Recovery

Keven Burke LSW, David Wemhoff, and Marvin Stockwell

Men talk about their loss and trauma from past abortions

Real Abortion Stories: The Hurting and the Healing edited

Barbara Horak

powerful stories of loss, trauma, and recovery from abortion

Changed: Making Sense of Your Own or A Loved One’s Abortion Experience

Michaelene Fredenburg

an open compassionate examination of abortion grief, loss, and recovery

Shepherding Women in Pain

Bev Hislop

understanding and helping women who’ve experienced trauma, excellent resource with multiple topics

Fatherhood Aborted

Gary Condon and David Hazard

A book that looks at how men grapple with abortion and lost fatherhood. Discover God’s heart and His design for men through this healing resource. Men need to read this book.

Sidewalk Counseling, Communication and Rescue

Pro-Life 101: A Step-by-Step Guide to Making Your Case Persuasively

Scott Klusendorf

Brief tips on how to articulate the pro-life position effectively

Wednesday Mourning: A sidewalk counselor’s journal of God’s grace in the abortion struggle

Mary Verwys

understanding the heart of a sidewalk counselor and their critical role in rescue

Abandoned

Monica Migliorino Miller

understanding the early years of clinic rescue and its importance, warning this book contains graphic images of aborted babies

40 Days For Life

David Bereit and Shawn Carney

inspirational stories from the ongoing 40 days for life prayer campaigns in front of the nation’s abortion facilities

Persuasive Pro Life: How to Talk About Our culture’s Toughest Issue

Trent Horn

a former member of Justice for All shares his insights into how to articulate the pro-life position

Former Abortion Industry Personnel Who
Have Become Pro-Life

The Hand of God

Bernard N. Nathanson, M.D.

Bernard Nathanson, founding activist for abortion rights and abortionist, tells the story of his journey to the pro-life position and faith in God

Blood Money: Getting Rich Off a Woman’s Right to Choose

Carol Everett

former abortion clinic director tells her story of transformation and faith

Unplanned

Abby Johnson

former director of a Texas Planned Parenthood becomes pro-life

Surving Abortion

Gianna: Aborted… and Lived to Tell About It

Jessica Shaver and Gianna Jessen

the incredible true story of a saline abortion survivor who’s become an advocate for Christ and a pro-life champion

In That Secret Place: An Abortion Survivor’s Story

Terri Kellogg and Hope Hoffman

a story of an early failed abortion, adoption, and love

You Carried Me

Melissa Ohden

The memoir of Melissa Ohden sharing her journey of discovery as an adopted daughter and survivor of an attempted saline abortion in 1977.

Fetal Development

In the Womb

Peter Tallack

National Geographic explores the miracle of human life in utero

Before We Are Born: Essentials of Embryology and Birth Defects

Kieth L. Moore, PhD, FIAC, FRSM and T.V.N. Persaud, MD, PhD, DSc, FRCPath

Letters to My Dad:

Diary of a Preborn Daughter

Joel Patchen

What is the impact of a single life? Journey with Brooke Anna as she discovers her calling and the purpose for her life.

embryology text book

 

Rape and Abortion from the Pro-Life Perspective

The Missing Piece

Lee Ezell

a mother’s story of rape, pregnancy, adoption, and a later reunion with her daughter who was conceived from the rape

Victims and Victors

edited by
David C. Reardon,
Julie Makimaa, and Amy Sobie

a large study of rape and incest victims who did and did not choose abortion, firsthand insight from the victims of sexual assault

 

Pro-Life Devotionals

Pro-Life Reflections for Every Day

Frank Pavone

Love Is for Eternity

Joel Patchen

Who Am I?

Joel Patchen

brief daily meditations from the director of Priests for Life

a daily examination of the Bible’s counsel of life

a Comprehensive Pro-Life Bible Study

 

Pro-Life Fiction

Tilly

Frank Peretti

a heartfelt story of loss and hope

A Perfect Persecution

James R. Lucas

a futuristic look at a world without dignity or conscience

Hushed

Joel Patchen

a new take on an old classic, a novel that calls for action

Letters to My Dad:

Diary of a Preborn Daughter

Joel Patchen

What is the impact of a single life? Journey with Brooke Anna as she discovers her calling and the purpose for her life.

EDUCATE YOURSELF ABOUT ABORTION AND THE PRO-LIFE POSITION

Pray and fast often – asking God to forgive our nation, raise up deliverers, and end abortion in our land.

RECOMMENDED MOVIES LIST

Movies That Convey the Pro-Life Perspective

 

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Bella

PG-13

a great movie about love, hope, and adoption

2006

To Save A Life

PG-13

a film about growing up, faith, and the power we each have to touch lives

2010

It’s A Wonderful Life

PG

classic Christmas staple about the value of every single life

1946

Gifted Hands

NR

The Ben Carson story

2009

The Way

PG-13

a father travels in the footsteps of his departed son

2011

Courageous

PG-13

a film about dads, courage, and faith

2011

 

Gimme Shelter

PG-13

powerful story about a young girl and her struggle to give life

2013

Horton Hears A Who!

PG

fun for the whole family, great pro-life allegory written well before abortion on demand. Even Dr. Seuss knew, “a person was a person no matter how small.”

2008

October Baby

PG-13

The story of an abortion survivor

2011

The Giver

PG-13

a futuristic look at life dominated by a government that suppresses dignity and individual worth in an attempt to create a utopia

2014

Unplanned

NR

the story of Abby Johnson and her departure from Planned Parenthood

2011

Blood Money

NR

a powerful pro-life documentary looking at the business of abortion

2010

Maafa 21: Black Genocide in 21st Century America

M

a documentary from Life Dynamics tracing the Eugenic roots of population control and the targeting of black America

2010

Expelled

NR

a look at academic prejudice in the scientific community towards intelligent design, and the dangerous conclusions the theory of evolution can produce

2008

180

M

30 minute documentary challenging everyday views about abortion, ethics, and worldview

2011

A Quiet Place

PG-13

a suspense thriller about a  family living in a futuristic time of terror. The film explores powerful themes concerning sacrifice and human worth.

2018

Gosnell

PG-13

Film about notorious Philadelphia abortionist, Kermit Gosnell, media bias, and the horrors of abortion.

2018

The Finest Hours

PG-13

inspirational family film about honor, duty, and courage. Celebrating the beauty of saving lives.

2016

The Gift of Life

NR

Mike Huckabee’s powerful pro-life documentary

2011

Sully

PG-13

captain Sully Sullenberger’s remarkable water landing that saved 155 passengers and  crew

2016

Movies of Faith and Inspiration

The Time to Live is Now

NR

inspiring life of Lygon Stevens

2013

Pay it Forward

PG-13

the multiplied power of good works

2000

Soul Surfer

PG-13

the story of Bethany Hamilton

2010

Facing the Giants

PG

a film of triumph and faith

2006

Tender Mercies

PG

a western singer rediscovers family and faith

1983

A River Runs Through It

PG

a movie about fishing, loss, and love

1992

The Passion

R

The events of the crucifixion, excellent but graphic

2004

The Blind Side

PG-13

the story of Michael Oher

2009

The Gospel of John

PG-13

the entire Gospel of John presented as film, very good

2003

Letters to God

PG

a boys battle with cancer touches many lives

2010

Heaven is for Real

PG

a young boy’s experience with heaven

2014

The Case for Christ

PG

The story of Lee and Leslie Strobel and their journey to faith, especially Lee’s encounter with the validity of the Bible through investigative journalism

2017

Woodlawn

PG

Inspirational family film about revival and football

2015

The Ultimate Gift

PG

a young man learns the value of life through an inheritance

2006

Do You Believe

PG-13

faith and second chances

2015

Secretariat

PG

Inspirational film about Secretariat, running the race, and the heart of a champion

2010

I Can Only Imagine

PG

Powerful story of Bart Millard the lead singer for Mercy Me

2018

McFarland USA

PG

An inspiring film about accomplishing dreams through hard work, family, and determination

2015

 Atrocities, Inspiration and Lessons from History

The Hiding Place

PG

The story of Corrie ten Boom, rescuer of Jews during the Holocaust

1975

Wallenberg: A Hero’s Story

NR

the story of Raoul Wallenberg, one of the most successful rescuers during the Holocaust

1985

Judgment at Nuremberg

NR

based on the Nuremberg trials after WWII

1961

Chariots of Fire

PG

the story of Olympic runner Eric Liddell and his British track team

1981

Schindler’s List

R

the story of Oscar Schindler, and a portrait of the madness of the Nazi party

1993

Amistad

R

a famous slave revolt onboard the slave ship Amistad

1997

Amazing Grace

PG

the story of William Wilberforce and the abolition of the British slave trade

2007

Glory

R

Civil War and the 54th Massachusetts, famous black regiment

1989

To End All Wars

R

based on the story of Ernest Gordon and his experiences as a POW

2001

The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler

NR

Warsaw Ghetto rescuer of 2,500 Jewish children

2009

For Greater Glory

R

true story of Catholic persecution and resistance in Mexico

2012

42: The Jackie Robinson Story

PG-13

breaking baseball’s color barrier

2013

Sophie Scholl

PG

German student who resisted the Nazis and paid with her life

2005

Cesar Chavez

PG-13

the story of Cesar Chavez and the labor movement

2013

Return to the Hiding Place

NR

The story of Hans Poly, the Dutch Resistance, and Corrie ten Boom

2013

Selma

PG-13

Dr. King and the civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery

2014

Unbroken

PG-13

the incredible story of Louis Zamperini, a WWII POW

2014

Hacksaw Ridge

R

Intense war movie about combat medic Desmond Doss and his life saving efforts during WWII

2016

RECOMMENDED MUSIC LIST

Music  Emphasizing Life

 

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Life

Eddie James

Lifesong

Casting Crowns

PRO-LIFE WEBSITES

a great source for videos, posters, books, fetal models, etc.

national network of pregnancy resource centers

pro-life resources and strategies for defeating Planned Parenthood

Catholic’s speak out
for life

a powerful prayer strategy designed
to end abortion

a good resource about abortion industry violations and malpractice

a legislative strategy to restore personhood to the preborn

track the development of your
baby week by week

locate the nearest pregnancy
center to your location

The Elliot Institute/research, information, and after abortion resources

counseling for those considering
an abortion, post-abortion healing
and other resources

Pastor Walter Hoye/informative, abortion’s impact, especially on the black community

find world abortion laws, statistics,
and helpful insights

news and information pertaining
to abortion

news and information pertaining
to abortion

abortion recovery

Project Rachel

adoption services

including embryo adoption

men and abortion, resources,
recovery and information

creating a culture of life through education and outreach

after abortion
help

helping abortion workers leave the abortion industry

advocacy and assistance for survivors of rape and incest/informative

network of pro-life high school
and college groups

media optimization group helping PRC's target their message effectively

mobile clinic rescue and cutting edge pro-life strategies

adoption and assistance for couples hoping to adopt

international prayer movement
to end abortion

Serving the preborn and their parents since 1968

undercover investigations into the selling of fetal body parts

Encouraging the clergy and the faithful to stand for life

Live Action

investigation and education about the abortion industry’s many human rights violations

Take the LIFE TEST!

Take the LIFE TEST!

What Do You Know About Abortion?

Click on the LIFE TEST image, print it out, and find out what you do and do not know about abortion. After you’ve completed the test, check your answers using the answers link.

 

This LIFE TEST is found in  WHO AM I?—a comprehensive
Pro-Life Bible study—designed to help you answer all these questions and more.

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