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Heresy: Ten Lies They Spread About Christianity

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Bestselling author Michael Coren explodes popular myths about the history, beliefs, and culture of Christianity.

Michael Coren explores why and how Christians and Christian ideas are caricatured in popular media as well as in sophisticated society. He takes on, and debunks, ten great myths about Christianity: that it supports slavery, is racist, sexist, homophobic, anti-int
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published April 24th 2012 by Signal (first published January 1st 2012)
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May 08, 2012 Luke rated it did not like it
I have never written a review (only just done star-ratings). But this one rustled my jimmies so much I had to. So please, bear with me.
It was an attempt, albeit a not very good one.
Chapter 2: Problem of evil, does the dance around with the free-will defense. With an omnipotent God this creates a problem because if He is omnipotent then He knows what we're going to do. You get the picture. The talk of a future life is unfalsifiable and really doesn't prove anything, more so just skirts around t
Zaak Robichaud
Sep 28, 2014 Zaak Robichaud rated it it was ok
I was interested to see what rebuttals to such accusatory statements about Christianity like:

Christianity is against science
Christianity supports slavery
Hitler was a Christian
Christianity is anti-intellectual
Christianity resists progress
Jesus never existed
Christians are overly concerned about abortions

There are ten chapters each addressing one of these lies. I personally did not take any issue with any of his arguments to the contrary of these lies. Nearly everyone of his arguments were made in
Paul Wallis
Aug 14, 2014 Paul Wallis rated it did not like it
I was actually very excited when I first learned of this book being offered at my local library, and I was looking forward for some engaging arguments against the atheist position. Being an atheist I love to have my view points challenged. I have been challenged several times by several Christians and I was able to rethink my positions on various issues, unfortunately it wasn't to be the case here.

Chapter I
It does not matter if Jesus existed, only matters if Jesus was actually divine, and not j
Nicola Mansfield
Jun 03, 2012 Nicola Mansfield rated it it was amazing
Reason for Reading: I'm a fan of Michael Coren both in print and on TV, I enjoyed his last book and the topic is of interest to me.

Reading this book is like sitting down and having an intelligent conversation with someone who shares all your interests but happens to have quite a bit more knowledge on the subjects than you do. Totally fascinating. Awe-inducing. I have basic information on these topics to begin with but Mr. Coren goes deep into the historical background of Christianity on many va
Jun 09, 2012 Glenajo rated it really liked it
Heresy is a book that should be kept handy by almost all Christians, today. Too many of us today do not have a solid base in knowledge of our own religion. While we may read the Bible, some, and listen to the preacher when we go to church, often we are inundated with media that we accept as fact about Christianity. The media is often not well researched, and possibly even anti-Christian, and since our own base is fragile, we have nothing with which to rebut the information. We watch movies that ...more
J.T. Therrien
Dec 20, 2012 J.T. Therrien rated it it was amazing
I found this book helpful in my spiritual life and I also found it intellectually thought-provoking. I admit that I picked this book up more to learn about Catholic apologetics than because it was written by Mr. Coren. The last time I heard of Michael Coren, he was a talk-show host on CFRB, a talk-radio station in Toronto. I was not impressed with his rhetoric. That was years ago, and to the best of my knowledge he is no longer there, but I haven't bothered to verify this.

Since then I have heard
Ellen Dark
I found this book to be instructional to me, a Christian, in that it gave me many points to use when discussing my beliefs. Coren begins by giving examples of how the media,and people in general, have misrepresented Christianity and Christians, and then proceeds to give examples of how Christianity and Christians have made significant contributions to society, and are not as portrayed in the current culture.

In many ways Coren is "preaching to the choir" because those who are extremely anti-Chris
Dwayne Harapnuik
While Coren present information in a very easy to read format, he really doen'st offer anything earth shattering or that hasn't already been covered in many other places. Great writing but old content. I did learn a bit more about a Catholic perspective.
Lynne Mclaughlin
Jan 31, 2014 Lynne Mclaughlin rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book. I have been picking it up off and on since I attended a conference in October where Mr. Coren was the speaker, and this book was the main topic. If you find yourself frequently at the dinner table with people who want to argue about religion, this is a great book to have in your back pocket. I am not much of an apologist, and I wouldn't say this book is on apologetics exactly, but more fodder for informal conversations. It was accessible yet thought provoking, and had ...more
Daniel Anderson
Jul 06, 2012 Daniel Anderson rated it really liked it
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This book was a delightful read! Heresy is chalked full of handy material all Christians should appreciate. Coren tackles topics such as slavery, atheism, Jesus, science, progress, abortion and more, all from a Christian point of view. The only down side for me was the book is not indexed, and referencing is a bit tiresome. However, the author will wet your appetite for a more engaging discussion in the anti-Christian war that is being raged around us. This book will help to give Christians conf ...more
Carter Johnson
Aug 20, 2015 Carter Johnson rated it liked it
Coren's prose is efficient and clear, and much of his research and thinking will be found helpful to those who are wrestling with Christianity. However, the ten-chapter format prevents a thorough digging on each subject, and he could develop an even more convincing apologetic approach.
Beth - ;)
May 25, 2012 Beth - ;) rated it it was amazing
I found this book to be very interesting and even instructional. I borrowed it from the library but am seriously considering purchasing it for my own bookshelves. There are many things in it I know I will want to refer to again.
Oct 01, 2012 Donna rated it it was amazing
Michael Coren is becoming one of my favorite authors. He explains his positions clearly. He covers the topics I'm interested in. I appreciate the research he includes. I highly recommend this book.
Jul 31, 2012 John rated it it was amazing
Coren is fearless and a hero to anyone who loathes the consensus media. A must read!
Aug 17, 2012 Dianne rated it it was amazing
Excellent read.....deserves a re-read.
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Michael Coren is an English-Canadian columnist, author, public speaker, radio host and television talk show host. He has been the host of the television series The Michael Coren Show for six years. He has also been a long-time radio personality, particularly on CFRB radio.

He has writen more than ten books, including biographies of H. G. Wells, Arthur Conan Doyle, and C. S. Lewis. His latest book,
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