While studying at Liberty University Theological Seminary, I took a number of Philosophy courses in hopes of better understanding life and how to defend the faith I claimed to have. Until then, I knew there were opponents to the Christian faith, but in many ways, I had never thought to actually learn what it is they believe. Many times, Christians are said to claim some outrageous beliefs. However, on the other side of that, there are many other religions whose claims are just as outrageous if not more so. This book, as you can gather from the title, focuses on the beliefs of atheists so you can be better equipped to carry on a conversation with an atheist without looking like you have no idea what you are talking about.
The Atheist’s Fatal Flaw is a book that will truly help you understand how you can “give an answer for the hope that you have.” Not only will it do that, it will help you see and understand some of the conflicts within the very claims or beliefs atheists make. If you want to educate yourself in this manner, I would recommend you get this book. Let me quote the synopsis on the back of the book because it makes a great statement about the book and the reason you should pick it up:
This unique book faithfully represents what atheists say they believe about the nature of God, evil, and human autonomy and stands back to watch as the natural inconsistencies in that worldview inevitably rise to the surface. Anyone who wants to be able to speak with confidence to an atheist about the fundamental conflicts in their beliefs will find this resource indispensable.
This book also covers submission and favor, death and faith, guilt and rules, punishment and pardon, hell and heaven, inconsistencies to responses and objections. As you can see, it covers a ton of material, all of which is helpful and meaningful. As you read through it, you could find yourself drowning in the arguments and discussions and quotes from prominent atheists, but the authors do a great job of helping the reader grasp what they need to know.
With that said, this is a brief review of a book I highly recommend for the young believer to the mature believer. Every Christian can benefit from this book, especially because many atheists were at one time, people who claimed to be Christians. So grab a copy, allow your brain to be stretched and get ready to learn and be challenged. Why? Because if we truly want to reach the world for Christ, it involves loving our neighbors as ourselves and in some cases, our neighbors will be atheists. We need to educate ourselves will how to interact with them.
Disclaimer: In accordance with FTC regulations, I received this book from Baker Books in return for a review of the book.