God’s not dead by Rice Broocks

It was quite a change to be sent a more academic book to read, and the subject is as ever interesting and controversial. Of course he’s not dead, and here’s the case!  The mix of personal anecdote ( which I consider a key factor in bringing an argument alive)  and reason works well. The progression of the book, from looking at the scientific arguments against God, through to  Grace and the Living Proof forms a really good discussion.    I’m glad it’s not just  me who really dislikes John Lennon’s tune ,’Imagine’!  What struck me the most was that so often atheists are expounding an argument they have copied from others, not explored or reasoned for themselves, and it’s when you challenge them this is where things begin to fall down for them.

So, this book really needs you to sit down and take notes, so that you have a shorter guide to how you would answer the arguments against God thrown at you.  The summaries at the end of each chapter were a little disappointing  as I lazily expected them to do  this!  However, it’s only through reading in your own perspective that you’ll get the points that will be relevant to you.

Take this book and study it, of course, it’s not an answer for all questions, but there are enough references for the seriously minded to get well and truly dug in

I see there’s a film of the same name, interesting.  It’s not on DVD yet, so I guess I’ll have to wait on that one!


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