The latest review of The Swedish Atheist, the Scuba Diver and Other Apologetic Rabbit Trails comes courtesy of David Hershey, blogger at “The Heart and Mind of David Hershey“. You can read David’s review here. David opens his review on a positive note:
“If you only read one book on Christian apologetics this year, maybe even in your life, read this one!“
Oh no, David stole my line! 🙂 Let me just add, if you’re going to read a second apologetics book let it be God or Godless.
David concludes by expressing appreciation for the book’s ending:
Thankfully the book does not end with Sheridan’s conversion, instead he walks away with a lot to think about, but still an atheist. Of course, this reflects real life where people are too complex and truth cannot be reduced to a simple formula that once presented will change people’s views quickly. Instead Rauser sees the Christian apologist as joining others in pursuit of truth.
I am glad that David appreciated the verisimilitude of the book’s ending. Rarely do real life apologetic exchanges result in a “conversion”, and if they do it is only as the culmination of a long process of thoughtful reflection. Hopefully we can all use apologetic exchanges as mutually enriching bases to move collectively forward in our individual and corporate understanding of that which is true.