I recently read the book, Beyond Opinion by Ravi Zacharias. As with most of his books, this is not a book you can skim through in an afternoon. It has substance. While the book is quite readable, the content requires you to stop and think about what you are reading. And that, of course, is what apologetics is all about – thinking about what you believe and why.
This book is a great introduction to some of the great issues of the Christian faith, and how we, as followers of Jesus, can stand firm on the Bible and what we believe to be true. It contains chapters on the reliability of the Bible, what Christians can do to stand against the challenges of postmodernism, Atheism, Islam, and other key apologetical issues (e.g., the problem of evil). Overall, the book did an excellent job of summarizing the Christian stance on these issues.
And best of all, the book has several chapters on how to incorporate truth into our lives. Living the truth is not about beating people over the head with it, but having the answers when the questions are raised in the relationships of our lives and our own spiritual development.