Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Why God won't go away

When I first sat down to read this book, I thought, "What am i thinking?!?! This is like one of those books I was forced to read in college, and here I am reading it...by choice." As I continued to read, I found the book well written and very relevant to our generation. The book discusses the weaknesses in the New Atheism movement. This movement doesn't just deny the existence of God but attacks religion as a universal institution. They claim religion is violent, defies reason and logic, and is simply a delusion that man has created. The author approaches this topic with respect. The author was an atheist who has since converted to Christianity. He knows how to attack this branch of atheism without attacking the belief as a whole. I'm not saying I believe that atheism is a correct belief by any means, but attacking someone's beliefs is a very poor way to encourage them to believe yours. I think the author was absolutely correct in his approach to this.

As far as reading level goes, this book is pretty high. I was very excited to read a word i didn't know used a few times in this book. I like books that challenge not just my thinking, but my vocabulary.

I received this book for free as a part of the Booksneeze program of Thomas Nelson Publishing. I was not required to write a positive review.

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