Thursday, August 4, 2011

Book Review

I just finished reading the book Why God Won't Go Away, by Alister McGrath. I wanted to read this book because I thought that it would give me an insight to Atheism. Rather then teaching you about Atheism, you learn about the supporters of Atheism. You also get an idea of how to compare Atheism to Catholic. You also learn how Atheism has evolved over the years.

I love to read and usually can read very fast. This was a difficult book for me to read through. There were a lot of quotes and references to other books that I have not read. I also found the language to be a bit rough to read and enjoy. I felt as though I had to decipher each sentence to understand what the author was trying to tell me. There were also a lot of notes in each chapter. However the notes were in the back of the book, and I had to keep flipping back and forth. A lot of times the notes were references to even more books that I have not read. I found this book to be difficult to follow, and hardly kept me turning the pages.

However, I would highly recommend this book for someone who is doing a thesis on Atheism. There is so much information, that it just takes a long time to digest. I also feel that Atheists would enjoy this book more than I. I also learned a lot about the 4 main writers about Atheism (or the 4 Horsemen). There is also a list for further reading if you want to learn more.

If I could wrap up this book in 1 sentence it would be "......., should he thank God for Richard Dawkins in his Prayers?" on page 147. I picked this quote because it all comes down to faith. Richard Dawkins is one of the four Horsemen.

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