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Dinesh D'Souza's "What's So Great About Christianity"

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On May 19th I posted my controversial To Carrie, Regarding Atheism blog. On the 30th of May I followed up with a promise that I’d post scientific evidence for God in a future blog entry. It was my intention to create another blog post listing detailed references. I first planned to read a bit more, organize my thoughts and the evidences I’d found, and list them all out in another long, detailed blog post. But then I read this book:

With this book, D’Souza did exactly what I intended to do with my blog post, but in much more detail than I possible could have done. It is my opinion that if an atheist can read this book and not be convinced by the evidence presented… well, nothing will change his or her mind.

In the first 80 pages Mr. D’Souza addresses topics relating specifically to Christianity. He writes about such things as the murders during the Crusades, putting a proper perspective on them. He points out how many deaths resulted and over how many years, and then as a comparison he discusses the killings attributed to atheistic regimes throughout history. He also addresses several other topics that have been used to “attack” Christianity. All were good, but I was much more interested in the book AFTER I’d read beyond those first “defense of Christianity” pages. After all, I wanted to get to the scientific evidence for God.

And boy, was I happy to get there!

For now, I won’t say much more. I highly recommend buying this book for any friend that has “atheistic” tendencies or a hatred of Christianity. But before you give it to them, read it yourself! I’ve handed my copy out to others (my dad has it at the moment), and sent a copy to Carrie as well. When my dad returns the book to me I may write another entry on this subject, quoting a bit of D’Souza’s writings. I think, however, that this book needs to go in my “books that changed me” section over in the right column.

Buy it today. Just do it!

(Oh, and special thanks to Bill Giovannetti, my Pastor, for recommending that I read it)

4 thoughts on “Dinesh D'Souza's "What's So Great About Christianity"

  1. I don’t know if this is God’s way of reaching me just when I need His answers, but check this out:

    Last night, I googled “scientific evidence bible” and “scientific evidence God.” I’m facing some personal struggles this week–physically, emotionally, spiritually. The spiritual struggle is what I fear the most because, for a very long time, my faith is what’s held me together.

    I’ll check out this book. Thank you for posting this.

  2. Celeste,

    I love it when answers come at the exact time I need them. I hope you find your own in this book.

    🙂

  3. I’m on page 51. Oh my God. It’s SO engaging. I’m reading it with pen in hand and marking it up like I’m studying for a college final.

    I love it so far! And it’s really good that he includes so many direct quotes from people who are highly educated advocates of atheism. I almost can’t believe how some of these advocates can condemn Christians for being narrow-minded when I read some of their quotes.

    Good, good stuff to know. Had to come back and let you know I’m enjoying it!

  4. Celeste,

    I’m glad you’re enjoying it! 🙂

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