This book was first published in fourteen years ago, but its content is timeless. It is John Blanchard s major work, and was voted 'Best Christian Book' in the 2001 UK Christian Book Awards, and immediately became a best-seller, described as 'a brilliant defense of belief in God'.
In the introduction, Sinclair Ferguson says that Does God Believe in Atheists may well be unique and certainly is remarkable. It is very probable that you have never read anything quite like it before. Does God Believe in Atheists? belongs to no ordinary book category because it seems to belong to so many different categories. One does not need to be a prophet to predict that it
will be frequently consulted and its material widely used.
Here is a book on religion and theology. It is bulging with facts and fascinating information. The notes alone, which display John Blanchard s wide interests and reading, run into somewhere over 2,300. Yet nobody need be afraid of these pages for that reason.
For John Blanchard takes great care not only to make everything clear, but also to make it enjoy- able, by sharing with us all kinds of interesting information about the great thinkers and scholars in world history. Big ideas, complex thoughts, recondite philosophies and scientific theories are all explained in a way that even a modestly educated reader can understand. When all this comes packaged with a sense of humour and a love for golf (the latter without the former would surely be a grave philosophical aberration), you know that you have a book worth reading!
Most of all, however, this is a book that will challenge you to think and help you to do so. This new edition has been revised and now includes the ESV as the main source of Scripture quotations.
John Blanchard is an internationally-known Christian author, teacher and conference speaker. He received an award for his best-selling book Does God Believe in Atheists? as the best UK Christian Book for 2001. He is also the author of Evolution: Fact or Fiction?, Has Science Got Rid of God?, How to Enjoy your Bible, Is God Past his Sell-by Date?, Meet the Real Jesus, Read Mark Learn, Truth for Life, Ultimate Questions, Whatever Happened to Hell?, Where is God when things go wrong?, Where was God on September 11? and Why Believe the Bible?
"No self-respecting atheist should be without it" - Rev. Dr Nick Needham, Highland Theological College, Scotland