Thursday, January 01, 2015

Stealing from God

When I saw the title of the book, I definitely wanted to read Frank Turek’s book, Stealing from God: Why Atheists Need God To Make Their Case.  This was a fascinating book, and one which helps me see arguments against God, by Atheists from another point of view.  Turek believes atheists need to use God in order to prove there is no God, but end up proving there is a God.  It sounds crazy, but Turek had many good points.

He uses the acronym CRIMES to highlight the content of each chapter ~

C - Causality
R - Reason
I - Information & Intentionality
M - Morality
E - Evil
S - Science
The four-point case for mere Christianity
Conclusion: God Will Not Force you into Heaven Against Your Will

I greatly appreciated the fact that Turek laid out his non-negotiable beliefs.  He stated, the Source and Sustainer of all things is

Self Existing
Infinite
Simple
Immaterial
Spaceless
Timeless
Omnipotent
Omniscient
Omnipresent
Immutable
Holy
Personal

He briefly expanded on each point, but that helped set the stage for what he was about to share.

Turek reviewed debates which have occurred between God believers and non-believers.  At times, it was easy to get lost in all of the back and forth of the debates.  Overall, it was a little heady at times, but I expected that.  It was an interesting read and I would recommend this book for people who wanted to know more about defending their faith when speaking to atheists.

I received this book free from the Tyndale House Publishers. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

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