June 23, 2008

[Book] "The Truth Behind the New Atheism"

The Truth Behind the New Atheism: Responding to the Emerging Challenges to God and Christianity
By: David Marshall
Harvest House Publishers / 2007 / Paperback

Book Description:
"New atheists" are launching aggressive attacks against Christianity in bestsellers like Dawkins's The God Delusion and Harris's Letter to a Christian Nation. In this informative study, David Marshall issues a powerful and thoughtful defense. Join the global conversation and learn to answer questions such as "Is the biblical God a cruel savage?" and "Has science refuted the Christian faith?" This book examines the factual errors and misrepresentations, and provides substantial answers to hard questions about God and science, the reliability of Scripture, and Christianity's positive influence in the world.

Publisher's Description:
The popular and bitter attacks on Christianity continue to escalate in the form of national bestsellers such as The God Delusion, Letter to a Christian Nation, and others. Given the momentum these “new atheists” have gained, it seems as though they are making a powerful case against Christianity. How can those who are believers respond?
In The Truth Behind the New Atheism, author David Marshall examines the wrong concepts of God that are being promoted today. Among the questions he deals with are...
  • Is the God of the Bible a cruel savage?
  • Has science refuted the Christian faith?
  • Has the Bible hurt the human race?
  • Is the Christian life based on nothing more than blind faith?
As he refutes the critics, Marshall offers powerful arguments in defense of Christianity—arguments that will enable readers to respond to this new confusion with great confidence and biblical accuracy.


  1. Anonymous12:48 AM

    Wow... four questions where the answer is obviously yes... well, technically not for 2, 3 or 4- they have more nuanced versions of yes.

    Honestly, I love how people declare that an "amazing argument" will refute the new atheists- and then fail to say the argument or mention it. It is like they are in it entirely for the money or don't want people to pick appart their argument.

  2. Naturally, there is no description of the argument since it is all the same old stale crap that has been debunked by the very books it purports to refute. Yucky garbage; religionists would do better to come up with some real arguments. Oh, wait...I forgot...there aren't any...

  3. Anonymous: Book descriptions either give a summary (what you want to see) or just a taste of what's actually in the book. Addressing deep questions sometimes takes an entire book to answer, and that's what we have here.

    Besides, (1) how many books (atheist-refuting or not) whet your appetite with questions and make you curious enough to buy and read them?

    And (2) you're making hasty judgments that are obviously mistaken. The book is out there already, read it first. You accuse them of being afraid of people picking apart their arguments and you're picking apart something you haven't even heard yet.

    i was an atheist for over a decade before, having *my own* ideas of who God is supposed to be, listening *only* to those who don't know and/or don't believe, and then using *my own* criteria to discard that God. How objective of me. All the while i was oblivious to the truth.

    The thing is, in a courtroom and elsewhere, we must listen to both/all sides of the story before making a conclusion. :)

  4. Jorgon Gorgon: Yes, it seems "there aren't any" "real arguments" as far as you're concerned because you already passed judgment before hearing them out.

    Speaking of which, "same old stale crap" and "yucky garbage" cannot pass off as "real arguments" too. How ironic that you're falling far short of your own biased "standards".