He reviews it alongside Christopher Hitchens’ God is Not Great and says some very nice things:
… Hemant’s name is going up on my list of the top influential Atheist authors in all history. In being respectful and honest as he discusses his religious upbringing, his Atheistic views, and his journey that took him to churches of all shapes and sizes, he did what no other Atheist author I know of has been able to do: he got Christians to read his book all the way through!
This is finally a book that can appeal to Christians and Atheists alike. It is one of the few Atheist books I have read that didn’t make me feel scared or doomed, but rather gave me a sense of hope. Hemant doesn’t condemn Christians and scream at them for being wrong on certain issues. He talks to them in reasonable manner, throwing for a loop anyone with the preconception that Atheists are Stalinist fire-brands who want the utter banishment of religion.
I am going to loan this book to my former pastor to read. Not as an Atheist trying to topple the preacher, but as a friend looking to help a church I still feel somewhat fondly about and strike up a friendly dialogue.
Reed also has the book nicely placed in a video entry he made. Watch for the promise he makes at the end of it. Very classy.
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