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Unapologetic

I’d like to invite you on a reading journey over the next 5 weeks. I am going to be reading and blogging about a new book called “Unapologetic.” Let me tell you the context of reading this book. I love being part of my book group. Its a group of men who came together , originally because we all had children at the same school. But has grown and developed over the last six years. We are very mixed group of people from very different walks of life, some Christians mostly people who do not claim a faith commitment. We have studied all sorts of topics. Here’s a little selection:

 

We have studied a couple of the new atheist books, but we have never before looked at a book written with a positive view of the Christian faith so one of our group suggested we read the book “Unapologetic.” As i am going to be reading this book I plan to blog about it and would love to have you travel along with me, adding your comments and insights as we go. I have been told by a few friends that this is not a typical Christian book – referring to the “fruity” language that he uses. So this might not be for everyone. I am reading this book to listen to a different voice in the conversation and to engage with my bookgroup. Hope you are able to join me. Here’s the blurb from the back of the book:

Unapologetic is a brief, witty, personal, sharp-tongued defence of Christian belief, taking on Dawkins’ The God Delusion and Christopher Hitchens’ God is Not Great. But it isn’t an argument that Christianity is true – because how could anyone know that (or indeed its opposite)?

 

It’s an argument that Christianity is recognisable, drawing on the deep and deeply ordinary vocabulary of human feeling, satisfying those who believe in it by offering a ruthlessly realistic account of the bits of our lives advertising agencies prefer to ignore. It’s a book for believers who are fed up with being patronised, for non-believers curious about how faith can possibly work in the twenty-first century, and for anyone who feels there is something indefinably wrong, literalistic, anti-imaginative and intolerant about the way the atheist case is now being made. Fresh, provoking and unhampered by niceness, this is the long-awaited riposte to the smug emissaries of New Atheism.

 

 

Here’s a little video to whet your appetite:

 

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