- Paperback: 152 pages
- Publisher: Orbis Books (September 30, 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1570758034
- ISBN-13: 978-1570758034
- Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.5 x 0.4 inches
- Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #356,930 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Unlike other books that have been written in response to Richard Dawkins and the other "New Atheists", O'Malley's book isn't built around clear-cut refutations to atheist arguments. Instead, it's written in a very introspective style that asks readers to question what they believe. Early on he states, "I don't KNOW God exists; I'm BETTING God exists. I'm not absolutely certain Christianity is the best way to human fulfillment, but I'm more and more positive as I go on." This type of refreshing humility is consistent throughout the book.
It's clear that O'Malley is intelligent, or at least well-read and current. The book is filled with philosophical quotes not only from famous Christian thinkers like The Complete Father Brown Mysteries creator G. K. Chesterton, but from atheist heroes such as Dawkins, Darwin, Carl Sagan, Sigmund Freud, and Nietzsche. O'Malley refers to sources as diverse as ...Read more ›