“New Atheism: A Survival Guide” Christian Focus Publications

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“In a radio conversation I suggested to Richard Dawkins that his simplistic rhetoric generated more heat than light. Dawkins agreed and Graham Veale shows why. In measured tones and sharp logic, Veale cuts through the verbal nonsense that obscures the truth. He demonstrates that the Christian faith is reasonable and stands up to scrutiny while much of the new atheist case relies on noise and bluster. The emperor’s new clothes turned out to be an illusion and this excellent volume reveals Richard Dawkins’ arguments to also be embarrassingly thin!” Chris Sinkinson, Lecturer in Old Testament and Apologetics, Moorlands College

 “With common sense and uncommon clarity, Graham Veale surveys the popular arguments of the New Atheists that have given so many people intellectual indigestion. Wondering what to do with refried Hume? Need to slay a spaghetti monster? Grab this book – and pass the parmesan!” Timothy McGrew, Professor of Philosophy, Western Michigan University

 “This is a great wee book which is an excellent introduction to, and summary of, the current controversy surrounding the New Atheism.  Graham Veale does a superb job in outlining the main issues and providing an excellent resource for those who want to understand what it is all about and how to respond.  Highly recommended!”  David Robertson Author “The Dawkins Letters”; “Magnificent Obsession”


“’New Atheism: A Survival Guide’ starts with a look at what the author calls the ‘sneer pressure’ which comes both from some of the ‘new atheists’ and from atheist blogs and websites. Graham Veale looks critically at some of atheism’s sneers, and suggests that perhaps a little more thought (and even a little more courtesy!) might be appropriate on their part. He makes a concise, positive, case for theism, and suggests that perhaps atheism isn’t so obviously true after all. If you are a Christian who has been sneered at, or an atheist who sneers, then you should think about reading this book, and while you read it – think!” Dr Mark McCartney, Senior Lecturer in Mathematics, University of Ulster, co-editor Kelvin: Life, Labours and Legacy



“There have been numerous responses to the ‘new atheism’ some of which have been as philosophically and theologically superficial as the ‘new atheism’ itself.  But this book is certainly an exception. It is not a mere negative apologetic against the ‘new atheists’; the final sections of the book dealing with the issues of evil and the nature of worship ‘carry’ the reader to the centrality of the Cross of Christ and for this crucial reason the book is much more than a mere exercise in apologetics.  This book displays an engagement with contemporary culture but not in a way that ‘dumbs down’ the content of the argument for theism and the specifics of Christian belief.  On the contrary, the engagement with contemporary culture is used by the author to illuminate and explicate some difficult philosophical and theological issues and this means that it is a book that is ideal for younger readers and those unfamiliar with philosophy and theology – it is in fact an excellent introduction to both in addition to its sophisticated and positive case for the rationality of Christian belief.” Patrick J. Roche, Tutor in Philosophy of Religion, Irish Baptist College

“This is a good little book on the New Atheists… if you are into apologetics, it is definitely one worth knowing about.” Michael Bird,  Lecturer in Theology at Ridley Melbourne College of Mission and Ministry (Read the full review)

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