Rogiers begins with the premise that if an alien from Mars were to visit Earth in order to discover what kind of beings lived here, and discovered the Bible, he would find a God which orders genocide, punishes those not his abject followers with unspeakable punishment and promises that one day he is going to destroy the whole Earth. The Martian would be astonished, but might also see the connection between this God and the sufferings which seem to be part of the experience of the inhabitants of Earth. Rogiers gives himself the task of proving this cause and effect connection, and does it with devatating clarity. While highly readable, it is also impeccably researched with liberal footnotes, references and bibliography. If you are a sensitive Christian whose faith may be endangered by logical argument, then stay away from this book. Highly recommended to all others and a must for the open minded seeker after Truth.