It’s here!July 21, 2007 — Deacon Duncan
There’s a new book in my collection. It’s called I Don’t Have Enough FAITH to Be an ATHEIST [caps as per the front cover], by Norman Geisler and Frank Turek. I heard about this book on Hank Hanegraaff’s radio show, The Bible Answer Man, the day he had Frank Turek in for a book-promoting interview. (By the way, has anyone else noticed how much The Bible Answer Man has evolved from being a talk show about non-Christian cults into the Christian book equivalent of Home Shopping Network? Walter Martin used to debate Mormons and JW’s, and take calls from confused Christians and now and then mention “resources” you could ask for from CRI, but Hanegraaff is always shilling this or that book, and sometimes turns TBAM into a complete infomercial hyping some product Christians are supposed to buy from CRI.)
Anyway, I got the book from a used bookseller (no point in funding the superstition-mongers!) and it came in the mail yesterday afternoon. It comes highly recommended, with blurbs from Lee Strobel, Josh McDowell, Phillip E. Johnson, Cal Thomas, William Dembski, Ravi Zacharias, John Ankerberg, and J. Budziszewski (“former atheist, professor of government and philosophy, Univ. of Texas at Austin”), as well as Dr. Hanegraaff. All the quotes speak glowingly of the apologetic quality of this book and its importance in refuting skeptics, so I thought it would be a good place to start in our series on Unapologetics.
I’ll be reading this book slowly and carefully, and will analyze its arguments here. I also ordered Lee Strobel’s The Case for Faith: A Journalist Investigates the Toughest Objections to Christianity, so when it gets here I may be mixing in some quotes from that book as well. If anyone has any other books they’d like me to take a look at, just let me know in the comments.