- Paperback: 112 pages
- Publisher: Kingsway Publications; Reprint edition (9 Feb. 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1842913557
- ISBN-13: 978-1842913550
- Product Dimensions: 12.8 x 0.9 x 21.5 cm
- Average Customer Review: 2.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (41 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 590,455 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Deluded by Dawkins? A Christian Response to the God Delusion Paperback – 9 Feb 2007
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Wilson spends the better part of his book not saying anything - he frequently peppers the text with phrases like "this is so obvious I needn't repeat it here" or "as everyone knows from reading [X]", and soforth... referring to other texts isn't so bad if you include the premise that the other texts establish... this almost seems to serve as a vehicle for selling other pro-God books, as without them you're left largely in the dark as to what this one's actually referring to.
Wilson opens the book by saying that the piece began life as an article for his church newsletter, and evolved from there. In retrospect I think it should have ended there and not harboured any further aspirations of interest or relevance. Having read it, I intend to post my copy back to the publisher and castigate them for having wasted my time.
Overwhelmingly, the weakest part of this book is that the author refers to Dawkins' statements pointing out the shortfallings of The Bible, and then as counter evidence he refers to.... THE BIBLE! So essentially, This Book is true because This Book says it is and proves it!
I read it to the end (which thankfully didn't take long) hoping to find some nugget of an argument amongst it all, but came up with nothing. Hardly a landmark rebuttal.
If you decide to read only one book, it should be McGrath's, not Wilson's.
Wilson's book starts out fine in Chapter One. Chapter Two contains a table summarizing Dawkins arguments in The God Delusion, chapter-by-chapter. This is the most useful part of Wilson's book. However, from Chapter 3 onwards, where Wilson goes into the discussion of Jesus' resurrection and veracity of the Bible, he sounds unconvincing, which only makes things look better for Dawkins.
If you're a Christian looking for good ammunition against Dawkin's The God Delusion, I'd advice you buy McGrath's book(s), and forget buying this one, but maybe look at Wilson's Chapter 2 table if a friend has bought Wilson's book.
If you're a Dawkins view supporter, wondering if you should read Wilson's book to be informed about the views "from the other side", don't bother buying this book. Again, I would instead advice you look at McGrath instead.
However, since Wilson's book is very short, and will easily be finished in a single afternoon, if you decide to read it anyways, it won't waste too much of your time.
The failure to refute the major atheistic arguments renders it relatively useless as a attempt to answer Dawkins.
Turns out there is No such thing as a good Christian arguement! From what I can see from this book, It use the same old recycled cliche Ideas in what Christians believe and actually provide no proof as such for the faith. I would say a good attempt and think it is a genuine response. It sometimes refers to the bible, but make of that what you will...If you are looking for science in this argument-I wouldn't bother, But prefer a look into what and why Christians believe in what they do, Then this is all the book is good for.
However, I Would strongly recommend God Delusion by Richard Dawkins for any Deep religious believe and Non Believer also! This book is really a suggestion in itself to read the God Delusion and will persuade you even more to believe in Evolution!
All I can say about this book, Is it is a good 'view' on what Christians believe.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
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This is not a long book given over to examining arguments in depth. It is designed primarily to identify weaknesses in Dawkins approach in the God Delusion, as the summary table in... Read morePublished on 24 Feb. 2014 by Mr Russell Howes
The onus is on the one who claims something to be true to prove it is so, not on other people to prove it isn't. Fairies at the bottom of the garden? Read morePublished on 8 April 2013 by Stevezen
I've never read such a load of nonsense. How can people actually rate this highly. It is quite terrifying that we live in a world where so many people believe in a god.Published on 27 Jan. 2012 by D Buckeridge
Deluded by Dawkins? A Christian Response to the God Delusion
'Where did God come from' or 'Who created God' are just two questions that you may find that science does not have... Read more
This reads like the writings of a deluded lay preacher... no sound arguements the guy just keeps chasing his tail! Read morePublished on 12 July 2011 by J. K. Dowd
I didn't like the God Delusion and thought it poor in comparison to any of the other books by Dawkins. Read morePublished on 19 Feb. 2011 by Sloan_Chace
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I think that this is an excellent brief response to Richard Dawkins' The God Delusion, from a Christian perspective. Read morePublished on 1 May 2009 by S. Motyer