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4.0 out of 5 stars A ceasefire in the supposed atheist-Christian war, 20 Nov. 2007
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This gentle book is an interesting addition to the recent collection of works written by prominent atheists. Rather than take the Richard Dawkins' "All faithheads are evil" approach, here is something that Christians might actually read and heed, especially since it's backed by Christian publishers.

First of all, Mehta isn't out to convert anyone or tell the Christian world that they're a bunch of idiots. It calmly prods the Christian reader to ask more fundamental questions and suggests ideas on how Christian churches could attract more non-Christians to their services. His central point seems to be: if your argument for the existence of God is as unshakeable as you claim, what is there to fear from having your viewpoint questioned?

If you're looking for solidly constructed arguments against the existence of God then you need to look elsewhere; that's not what this book is about. It's about asking questions and understanding each other's beliefs.

One negative point: The meat of Mehta's message is sandwiched by an intro and a chapter to initiate group discussions neither of which are written by him and, in places, seem to miss the point of what he's actually saying. As a case in point, the intro suggests that Mehta must have great faith to be atheist, which is the opposite of the message he is trying to get across - somebody wasn't paying attention.
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