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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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Science reinforces Biblical accuracy

Ancient Greeks Pythagoras (500BC) and Aristotle (400 BC) believed in a spherical planet many centuries before the flat-earth society finally had to concede that the earth is indeed round. Likewise, in our 21st century, the notion of God’s existence is rather unpopular in social media circles. Unfortunately, it appears that scientific evidence and a best-selling author of Greek heritage, Eric Metaxas, are beginning to shift the paradigm of today’s pop culture atheistic philosophy. In Eric’s latest book “Is Atheism Dead?”, he challenges the reader in a to grapple with evidence, and then decide for themselves: are the scientific facts making atheism illogical? The book made me realize that it is possible to whole-heartedly embrace both science and faith, because after all, even former atheists at the end of their days concluded that it had to be a Creator who initiated the Big Bang and intricately designed life and our complex amazing universe. If nothing else, you are sure to be entertained by Eric’s wit and thought-provoking ideas while listening to him narrate “Is Atheism Dead?”.

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Great Book!

I recommend this book. I love how Eric discussed how incredible God’s creation is, and my heart grieved over the evil that man in his denial of God can do such atrocities. I will buy the hard copy as a great reference book. As always Eric is a master writer and it shows. Stan Brown

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Appendices of some antediluvian monster... __;o)__

I don't know what to think of this phrase on page 166. Either Eric needs to fire his useless proofreader, or this is some sort of contest to see who notices first. If it's the latter, where do I claim my prize? __;o)___ Amazing book by the way!

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Jaw dropping scientific facts and a fun listen

A compelling and extensive compilation of science that point to design. Fine tuning: for life to exist our planet needs to be just right - to a ridiculous degree! The Earth’s size, location in space, still make it seem impossible for life to exist. Metaxas has me hooked from the beginning. Plus, the author is smart and funny. I’ve ordered 3 hard copies to encourage friends in the science community. A must read / listen.

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Eric Metaxas’ best work yet!

Not only his best work but one of the best books on Christian Apologetics I have ever read. I am going to immediately listen to it again!
Thanks, Eric! I have been a fan for a few years and I was blown away at how clear, concise, and utterly brutal it was with regard to the dying ideology that has infiltrated Western popular culture over the last 200 years. Great job!

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  • K.
  • 11-30-21

A bulwark against antagonists

I have recommended many times over, to antagonistic agnostics and believers. Encouraging reminder in a hostile culture.

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Best book I have ever read/heard

I am both a scientist, medical doctor, and a devout Christian. This book is the best I can ever recall. It is highly logical, backed by experts in the scientific field throughout the ages, and deeply thought provoking.

I recommend it to both believers in the God of the Bible and those who do not have any belief in religion. The presentation is honest and at times with humor but not malice towards any particular belief.

The only aspect that I feel warrants more research is the assumption that the earth dates back billions of years. It is not relevant to this book overall but would love to see him write a book after researching thoroughly this topic.

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I loved this book.

This book represents a three-part dismantlement of the "atheist" philosophy. I was already very interested in the scientific arguments for design but I learned more about Biblical archeology than I thought was even possible! I think the third part is my favorite though, Metaxas is skilled at condensing big thoughts into poetry. Would definitely recommend this book.

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Every student needs to read this before college!

The pale flag of atheism which long seamed to triumphantly wave from the highest peaks of modern intellect has henceforth been reduced to a cocktail toothpick stuck in a crumbled sandcastle melted with the rising tide into the nothingness of God's ocean of truth.

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  • GW
  • 11-26-21

Amazing!

There were so many facets of belief & unbelief explored with information that was new to me. It is worth a read by anyone whether your faith is in scientific materialism, Mohammed, or the God of the Bible.

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  • Shaz Ginns
  • 10-28-21

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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  • Ken
  • 10-28-21

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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  • David Graieg
  • 11-04-21

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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  • Alison Mettam
  • 10-30-21

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.