I Don't Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist and over 2 million other books are available for Amazon Kindle . Learn more
£19.46
  • RRP: £19.79
  • You Save: £0.33 (2%)
FREE Delivery in the UK.
Only 2 left in stock (more on the way).
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon.
Gift-wrap available.
Quantity:1
I Don't Have Enough Faith... has been added to your Basket
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 2 images

I Don't Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist MP3 CD – Audiobook, Aug 2006


See all 5 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle Edition
"Please retry"
MP3 CD, Audiobook
"Please retry"
£19.46
£10.73 £18.25
£19.46 FREE Delivery in the UK. Only 2 left in stock (more on the way). Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.


Product details

  • MP3 CD
  • Publisher: eChristian; MP3 edition (Aug. 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1596444002
  • ISBN-13: 978-1596444003
  • Product Dimensions: 13.7 x 1.4 x 19.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,901,276 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Authors

Discover books, learn about writers, and more.

Inside This Book (Learn More)
Browse and search another edition of this book.
First Sentence
THE UNIVERSITY RELIGION professor gave his wide-eyed undergraduate class a clear warning the very first day of the semester. Read the first page
Explore More
Concordance
Browse Sample Pages
Front Cover | Copyright | Table of Contents | Excerpt | Index | Back Cover
Search inside this book:

Customer Reviews

3.8 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

31 of 36 people found the following review helpful By M. Booth on 26 Nov. 2008
Format: Paperback
This is the book version of the authors' 12-point presentation to demonstrate step-by-step that Christianity is true.

Reading this book as an atheist I found the first half of the book particularly hard going, where they attempt to demonstrate from first principles that God does exist. This is not because they tackle particularly difficult concepts, or because they write in a hard-to-understand way - they don't. Rather it's because the philosophical and scientific objections to their point of view are often dealt with in a rather patronising and smug way, sometimes missing the point of the objection. For example, a few scientific theories are described as "couterintuitive" or "against common sense", and therefore it takes more faith to believe them than Christianity. Unfortunately, as anyone who has ever studied Quantum Mechanics or Relativity knows, just because something is counterintuitive doesn't mean it's not accurate.

After about my fifth exaggerated reaction to something they had written (clasping my hand over my eyes, yelping out loud, etc), I thought to myself "this must be how it feels to be a Christian reading The God Delusion". The style of writing in The God Delusion can be patronising and smug at times, and simplifies theological objections to Dawkins' point of view. But just as I would highly recommend The God Delusion to anyone, and insist they force their way through the bits they don't like, I did the same with this book.

Once the authors have demonstrated to their own satisfaction that this is a monotheistic universe (and therefore Judaism, Christianity or Islam are the only religions that could possibly be correct) they then start to go through the bible and explain why they believe Christianity is true.
Read more ›
2 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
By Carl on 21 Sept. 2013
Format: Paperback
A great book. Systematically demonstrates that if you really want to believe something, no matter how absurd, unlikely or impossible it is, you can always come up with apparently compelling arguments by cherry-picking what to discuss and how to frame it, appealing to people's prior beliefs, redefining key terms, sounding authoritative, ignoring inconsistencies, building teetering towers of logical fallacies, misrepresenting counter-positions and those who make them, conflating history, legend and wishful thinking into one, knowable whole, and never, ever admitting that there's a shadow of doubt about anything you say. Tremendous fun. Five stars.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Format: Kindle Edition
The authors work had to convince readers that their beliefs are correct and that they have the evidence to prove it. However, while I find this a very interesting book to read, I find their ideas flawed.

Reading this caused me to consider counter-arguments of my own, so it was useful in that respect.

In spite of my reservations, I would recommend this book because it will help readers to see what the arguments are, but I would suggest that they double-check all the apparent proofs for themselves.

If anyone is interested, I have written an article containing some counter-arguments, myself:

[...]
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
20 of 27 people found the following review helpful By Steve Benner TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 25 Dec. 2008
Format: Paperback
I had hoped for something better from this book. In their introduction to "I Don't Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist", Norman Geisler and Frank Turek promise an objective and unbiased evidential demonstration of the veracity of the Christian faith. In it, they present a twelve step syllogistic argument to show beyond all reasonable doubt not only the existence of God, but also that the Bible is His one true word, together with proof of the fact of Christianity as the only true religion in the world.

The problem with any syllogistic argument, of course, is that it only needs one of the steps of logic along the way to be shown to be fallacious for the entire edifice to collapse. Sadly, Giesler and Turek make so many false steps that even half way through this book their argument is so completely discredited at their own hands that there is nothing they can do to salvage it in the mind of any clear thinking individual by the end.

Guisler and Turek's "logic" is a veritable testimony to the power of rhetoric over inductive reasoning. They rely heavily, for instance, on countless false dichotomies, refusing at all times to see the world as anything other than a series of true or false statements; everything that is not black must be white, or vice versa. There is no room in their universe for the beauty of paradox and the lessons to be learned there from. They demonstrate a stunning ignorance of the nature of mathematics, especially the mathematics of infinity, and are clearly unaware of the incompleteness theorems of Kurt Gödel and their implications. (Anyone interested in understanding these issues better may care to read Douglas Hofstadter's "
...Read more ›
17 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
7 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Sparkle on 14 Feb. 2013
Format: Paperback
This book was given to me by a young Earth Creationist in an attempt to stop me from going to hell (for not following his denomination) and honestly, you can tell with the very title what kind of a book it's going to be. "I don't have enough faith to be an atheist" demonstrates the general ignorance that this book posses. It's smugly takes that evolution could never have happened despite that fact only 16,000 species were saved on the Ark and yet we have many, MANY more species today....so how did they come about if not evolution? Yeah, if you have any knowledge of history, natural history, archaeology or simply a good dose of common sense, you will instantly be appalled by how the authors blatantly ignore these things in the books.

This book made me feel physically sick, not least because of the 'conversation' at the very end of the book between an atheist and a Christian. Their arguing of course and while the made up atheist presents good arguments, the Christian smugly parrots the same tired old religious arguments. It actually ends with the atheist pointing out their free to do what they like with regards to faith and the Christian agrees, but also say that despite how much god loves them, he's going to be forced to send them to hell. You can almost taste the sickly sweet sentiment in those last few words. Yes, their brilliant argument for worshiping the author's 'god' is that he will send you to hell if you don't. It doesn't matter (they stress this a lot) if your a good person who's tried to do their best for others, god couldn't care less about that. He would much rather you worshiped him even if your a murderer/rapist.

this book....I could barely read it, it was so incredibly biased, it was just beyond the pail.
Read more ›
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Most Recent Customer Reviews



Feedback