[Book Review: A SHOT OF FAITH (to the head) by Mitch Stokes]
If you like philosophy and you are good with logical thinking – this is a book for you. As the headline says, [this book will help you to] Be a Confident Believer in an Age of Cranky Atheists.
Mitch Stokes has done a good job explaining away the most common misconceptions about Christianity and the principles – as well as the questions that arise that at a first glance seem like a contradiction. However, my problem was comparing it to the Handbook of Christian Apologetics by Kreeft and Tacelli. While all these authors discuss similar ideas, Stokes’ book was a bit too philosophical and at times confusing.
That said, when I shared one of the examples that Stokes used (the “future resembles the past because the future resembles the past” one) with a friend of mine, he looked excited and could easily understand what was going on in the reasoning. My guess – it all depends on the way one’s mind is built – either it’s philosophical or not.
It is a useful book for those who find themselves wondering about the questions like “If God created everything, who created God?” and other logical fallacies like this one.
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