Tuesday, August 7, 2012
This is my review of A Shot of Faith to the Head by Mitch Stokes, PhD. I was provided a complimentary copy of the book but this did not influence this review in any way.
The book is an examination of philosophical arguments for and against the existence of God. It attempts to equip the christian with some cogent, logical arguments both to bolster their own faith and to use against those who attempt to discredit their belief. Each chapter ends with a summary listing several points that the christian can use in defense of his faith.
I thought this book to be an interesting read. A number of the arguments used in the book were new to me. I believe that the author goes a long way to help the average christian who enounters skepticism or even antagonism towards their beliefs. I believe it would profit many if they would take the time to work through the book and apply it.
I must add one note to the above, however: arguments are just that-arguments, and in the end only the work of the Holy Spirit upon a person's heart can really bring about true conversion. " “No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws them."-John 6:44(NIV).