Deluded by Dawkins? by Andrew Wilson

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This book is a Christian response to Richard Dawkin’s “The God Delusion“. At first glance one would think it will completely bash Dawkins’ book, but it isn’t like that. Yes Wilson does point out where Dawkins’ is wrong and the flaws in his book, however he does give credit where it is due. Wilson is clear that this is a debate which will rage for years to come, and an issue that should be debated. He talks about what a good writer Dawkins is and gives him all the credit he is due.

As mentioned, this is a Christian response to the debate. Wilson used theologians and the Bible to back up his argument. He uses different styles and techniques to explain where Dawkins went wrong, such as how he does not talk about the resurrection of Christ and how a lot of his arguments don’t actually prove there is no God.

I found this a relatively easy and interesting book to read. It is only 112 pages long and there are some pages were the foot notes are longer than the actual paragraphs! This is an informative book which gives another side of the argument to the question of God and whether He exists.

My only criticism was the final chapter, which I did not find easy to read. The debate was centred around evolution and there were a lot of facts and figures I could not get my head around as science is not something I really understand.  Apart from that, it was a good, short, detailed book, which presents another side to this ongoing argument.

8/10

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Incomparable by Andrew Wilson

Incomparable by Andrew Wilson is a Christian book which looks at the character of God. I purchased it because my brother needs it for his theology training and I really enjoyed it.

This is a very readable book which looks at some of the characteristics of God. Every chapter is short, no more than 6 pages long which makes this an accessible book and easy to dip into. However, there is a lot of theology in this book and even though I was able to read this book in a few days I would like to re-read it slowly to see what I probably missed/didn’t take in.

Wilson writes in a very accessible way and argues every point clearly and concisely, using evidence from both the Bible and other sources. I have learned an awful lot from this book, and there is probably more I can learn when I re-read it.

This is a really informative, enjoyable and easy-to-read book.

9/10