"Refuting the arguments of well-known atheists ... Williams shows how faith in
the (post)modern era could possibly be strengthened by logical deductions from
known facts. As such, this book is refreshing.
(Bradford McCall, Regent University, Virginia, USA, The Heythrop Journal,
"[An] interesting critique not only of much of Dawkins but of modern atheism and
postmodernism. This is a good and helpful read. Although Williams is by training
a lawyer, and not a scientist, he has done a pretty good job in reporting the
science. Very readable and engaging. As an Australian contribution to the
debate, it is a must-read for thoughtful Christians here.
(Website of the Anglican Diocese of Melbourne, February, 2011)
"[A] good book
(Bob Ellis, in Suddenly Last Winter, Viking (Penguin Books), 2010, p. 291)
"A powerful book in many ways, and an idiosyncratic one... God, Actually makes a
very attractive book to offer the inquisitive reader.
(Canon Gavin Ashenden, Chaplain and Senior Lecturer in the School of English,
University of Sussex, The Church Times, 18 June, 2010)
"Full marks go to Roy Williams, who has written an antidote to Richard
Dawkins and Christopher Hitchens... This is a well-argued and sensible approach
(Bruce Elder, The Sydney Morning Herald
, 19-20 July 2008)
"Proselytising... of the lowest key, the humblest kind you may experience...
That's Williams' advantage. The tone is respectful and correct although he is
never apologetic for the faith that has transformed him.
(Jill Rowbotham, The Weekend Australian
, 12-13 July 2008)
"Williams [writes]... wittily... wisely... ably
(Kevin Hart, The Australian Literary Review
, 2 July 2008)
"There are few things in God, Actually with which I would quarrel... I am
encouraged that an intelligent Australian has risen to the challenges posed by
the 'New Atheists' and responded with such an articulate and reasoned defence of
Christian faith. I hope that God, Actually will be read with as much
attentiveness as The God Delusion.
Bishop Tom Frame, Director, St Mark's National Theological Centre, Canberra
"Personally recommended. An unusual look at Christianity.
Stephanie Dowrick, website, 15 September 2008
"A lovely book
(Father Bob, Triple J
, 22 June 2008)
"Bring[s] his lawyer's mind to the big questions of faith... I really must
congratulate ABC Books for doing this.
(Sheridan Voysey, 103.2FM
, 8 June 2008).
few have pursued answers... with such thorough and unrelenting determination.
The book is a testament to the detail and seriousness with which Williams took
the search... What should be most acknowledged is the graciousness in the way
Williams writes, the sensitivity he exhibits to opinions other than his own
while not stepping back from his argument. The work is imbued with an
appreciation for where he has come to on his own journey. It is a large story.
It is multi-faceted as such a topic must be.
(Simon Smart, Centre for Public Christianity, Sydney Southern Cross, 29
"An intensely satisfying brain massage... This book is to be sampled,
savoured and re-read."
(Jane Searle, Church by the Bridge website, 29 October 2008) |
"Incredibly well researched.
(Joseph Smith, Sydney Anglican Media, 22 September 2008)
"It's time for believers to stand up and be counted. That's what former legal
eagle and author Roy Williams does in this very sane, well argued book… Williams
mounts a passionate but tightly reasoned defence of religious faith in the 21st
century… He sifts through the evidence and confidently deconstructs the debate.
(Phil Brown, Brisbane News
, 2-8 July 2008)
"You don't need blind faith to enjoy this book. Nor does it browbeat sceptics.
Instead, God, Actually is a long-overdue, highly invigorating enquiry into
Christianity and the debates surrounding the existence of God. If you're sick of
hearing that religion doesn't work because it's not rational, you can draw a
breath of relief.
(Doubleday Australia Book Club, August 2008)
"This book is a ripper."
(Neil, a satisfied reader, in an on-line forum, 4 June 2009) |
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