Friday, March 16, 2012

Godforsaken by Dinesh D'Souza

This is an absolutely terrific read.

While debating atheists on the existence of God, Dinesh D'Souza has had many run-ins with the, "there is no God because there's so much suffering" argument. In this book he uses just about every ounce of brain power and knowledge to explain how God can exist even though there is suffering.

You will finish this book sixty times smarter than you began it. You will have so much information ponging around in your brain that you will feel a little top heavy.

D'Souza breaks this book into six parts:
1. Introduction which explains his background and the indictment of God.
2. The problems atheists have with contradictions and why our usual answers in defense don't work.
3. Moral Evil. This covers God's omnipotence and our free will along with why God made a lawful universe.
4. Crimes of Nature dives into "acts of God", animal pain and how our universe is a finely tuned creation.
5. The Character of God debates the value of creating, the so-called violent acts of God in the Old Testament, and even the discussion on heaven, hell and divine justice.

Part six is the conclusion which wraps things up beautifully.

This was such a satisfying read. If you like substance to your arguments on God, if you enjoy thinking of the vastness of creation and the brilliance of God, you must read this book.

Can viruses and earthquakes actually be a good thing? This book will open your eyes to the great fact that a person doesn't have to be stupid to be a believer.

This book was provided for review, at no cost, by Tyndale Publishing.

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