God Is Great, God Is Good: Why Believing In God Is Reasonable And Responsible
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God Is Great, God Is Good: Why Believing In God Is Reasonable And Responsible

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* 2011 Outreach Magazine Book Award winner
* 2010 Christianity Today Book Award winner

The days have passed when the goodness of God—indeed, the reality of God itself—could reasonably be called a consensus opinion. God's reputation has come under considerable review in recent days, with some going so far as to say that it's not we who've made a mess of things. Instead whatev...more
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Published November 1st 2009 by InterVarsity Press (first published October 15th 2009)
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Jared Totten
The New Atheists have been getting a lot of attention lately; first from the general public because of their writings, and then from the Christian community because of the general public's interest. And just as the ideas of the Dawkins, Harris, Hitchens and Dennett have spawned several books, so the rebuttals of Christian academia have also been the fodder for many publications in the last year or so.



God Is Great, God Is Good is one of the finest examples of this mini-genre and it brings togethe...more
Joel
I LOVED THIS BOOK! William Lane Craig has changed my mind! I will now work to discredit those heretics who've misled me so long like Dawkins, Hitchens, Harris etc. I really needed to understand the real tenets of the faithful. Life is truly meaningless and depressing without a God, a wonderful savior who loves each one of us individually and who designed us to join HIM in heaven. God almighty willing, I will champion his cause and devote my life to the word of the Lord... I am quitting metal, qu...more
Landon
Chapter 1: William Lane Craig does a good job of responding to Dawkins on arguments for the existence of God. If you are under the false impression that "The God Delusion" adequately showed that theistic arguments fail, this chapter will help show that Dawkins' treatment was sometimes incompetent, and sometimes embarrassingly simplistic. Elsewhere Craig shows that Dawkins' central argument for atheism is a bad argument: http://www.reasonablefaith.org/site/N...

Chapter 2: J.P. Moreland makes some...more
Paul Sheldon
“New Atheism,” if you haven’t heard the term before then you are at least familiar with the concept. You would have to be (whether you are aware of it or not) if you have read a newspaper, blog or magazine in the past 5 years. New Atheism according to Dr. Albert Mohler is not merely an attempt to convince people to quit believing in God; it is an endeavor to make respect for belief in God socially unacceptable. Of these New Atheists there are four individuals who lead the charge in the attack no...more
Jeffrey Backlin
A collection of articles on the goodness of God.
David Kemp
I really enjoyed this book. It provides a good overview of several different approaches to Christian apologetics.

I must say, all chapters are not equal: some were a little above my intellectual pay grade, but that’s OK, it was a good exercise.

Bottom line, I’d recommend this book as an excellent primer for those interested in learning how to better understand and defend their faith.
Pastor Don
Great book, but some of the articles are past my ability. Good book for answering the questions people might have about the new atheists, and the final chapter by Mitt;eberg was fantastic!
Christ's peace,
Pastor Don Haselhuhn
Maggie
I'm currently reading as I have a chance. Dr. Craig attends my church and is one the the world's leading apologist.
Bryan
Such a great book that clearly lays out the major arguments about the moral goodness of God.
Tim
great apologetic - very meaty, answers well the objections raised by the new atheists
Steven
The gives you answers to tough questions about the Christian faith.
Prayson Daniel
Brilliant answers to new atheism from leading Christian thinkers
Steve lockwood
Just got this for my birthday. It's awesome!
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William Lane Craig is Research Professor of Philosophy at Talbot School of Theology in La Mirada, California. He and his wife Jan have two grown children.

At the age of sixteen as a junior in high school, he first heard the message of the Christian gospel and yielded his life to Christ. Dr. Craig pursued his undergraduate studies at Wheaton College (B.A. 1971) and graduate studies at Trinity Evange...more
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