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  • Is Atheism Dead?

  • By: Eric Metaxas
  • Narrated by: Eric Metaxas
  • Length: 16 hrs and 48 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (31 ratings)

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Is Atheism Dead? is an entertaining, impressively wide-ranging, and decidedly provocative answer to that famous 1966 Time cover that itself provocatively asked “Is God Dead?”

In a voice that is by turns witty, muscular, and poetic, Metaxas intentionally echoes C. S. Lewis and G. K. Chesterton in cheerfully and logically making his astonishing case, along the way presenting breathtaking - and often withering - new evidence and arguments against the idea of a Creatorless universe. Taken all together, he shows atheism not merely to be implausible and intellectually sloppy, but now demonstrably ridiculous. Perhaps the only unanswered question on the subject is why we couldn’t see this sooner, and how embarrassed we should be about it.

©2021 Eric Metaxas (P)2021 Blackstone Publishing

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Setting the table for a revival of truth in scientific endeavour

Finally a book that pulls no punches and lays out the facts truthfully and clearly. We have been sold a false reality by those we had trusted implicitly with the education of our children. Mr Metaxas has revealed that the Emperor truly has no clothes and if we had only looked beyond our secular ‘Betters’ we could have uncovered this ourselves. This book needs to be in school curriculums. It needs to be studied and used as a conduit to the work of those whose work he has uncovered as truly worthy of the term scholarly. This will hopefully help turn the page to a new better and honest understanding of science, the world and our existence in this wonderful creation.

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Eric Metaxas best by far

As a YEC I wasn’t going to get the audio as I thought Eric would blab on about the Big Bang, which he did but he managed to awe me on so much. The archeological story’s really managed to capture the adventures. This I think is by far the best of Eric Metaxas’s books.

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The section on archeology came alive

Well read (although there were a couple of words I am used to a different pronunciation). A good up to date discussion of the scientific findings. I wasn't sure if the section on archeology was, but I think Metaxas made it very engaging. At times I think Metaxas overstates the case (for instance, on the section on textual criticism); nevertheless, I think it is a well researched and enjoyable listen. Recommended =)

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a useful addition to apologetics

Metals argues that the culture is actively denying the abundance of scientific evidence that is building up in favour of the Christian worldview and the reality of gods existence.

He includes some useful historical insights that I found very interesting.

This book should make atheists/agnostics take another look and it should help Christians stand strong against the tide.

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So helpful and insightful

I really enjoyed so much of the proof and explanations around the historical finds and the scientific evidence. it seems so clear that atheism is far more of a belief system than anyone gives it credit for

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Brilliantly written and read

I really enjoyed the clarity of diction and the expressive nature of the voice as it followed words sentences and paragraphs. I would recommend this book to anybody who has not really thought about the fact that a God existing is the only thing that actually makes sense. Once you start seeing some of these amazing facts about physics and chemistry and science… Atheism is gasping it’s last breath.. I already believe that but this book brought that conclusion to its logical end.

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God and science are more than compatible

A great read. Any serious atheist should read this (as should agnostics, Christians and those of other faiths. Very well researched, logical and easy to follow. Highly recommended.

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  • Ken
  • 28-10-2021

My eyes rolled so hard my brain hurt

oh lordy,where to begin. firstly just because the universe seems unlikely, does not prove the existence of the Christian god any more than it proves universe creating fairies. But the author knows that. He wastes no time in excusing away as 'not in the scope of this book' any actual evidence for Christianity, but chooses to play instead in the safe space of unfalsifiability where he can make use of all the gaps of scientific knowledge to crowbar in the possibility of a deity.
Secondly, these claims of archeological evidence for the Bible's historical accuracy will come as a huge surprise to the archaeological community. one thing I learner long ago, is don't take a Christians word on issues such as these.
seriously, I get it.if you're a Christian, and you have an emotional need to believe in God, as this author almost immediately reveals, you will believe what ever you need to believe; and because this book tells you exactly what you want to hear you will lap it up without question. But question you should. There is nothing new here. just the usual lies, half truths and careful misrepresentations Christians have used for years to cling to their faith.

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