As a converted atheist raised in a converted neo-calvinist family. I am regularly flooded with books, newsletters, and other reading material (read emails that are 90% quotes) supporting christianity.
I'd like to return the favor (:
I'm looking for book recommendations, similar to previous
but intended for christians.
-- Not condescending/"angry" ala Dawkins
-- Preferably eloquent yet accessible, possibly in a narrative style -- they love R.C. Sproul, C.S. Lewis
-- Not comprehensive, but with resources for more info
-- Written with more than a superficial understanding of christian theology, ideally neo-calvinist: TULIP, American Westminster Confession of Faith
-- Addresses common christian phenomena and explains them scientifically with examples
(faith, prayer, confirmation bias, real/perceived psychological changes, placebo effect, etc)
-- Discusses the historical background of the Bible/Christianity
(political background of various RC councils/rulings, dates/sources of texts, fluctuations in "commonly accepted" dogma tied to corresponding socio-political movements)
They are very informed in their beliefs/theology but from mostly a christian perspective.
They do take some logic out from the toy-box, but not all the pieces.
There's quite a bit of diversity: two PhDs (micro-bio & metallurgy), missionary, teacher/writer.