Thursday, February 24, 2011

The God Hater - Bill Myers

In conjunction with the CSFF Blog Tour, I received a free copy of this book from the publisher.

The February CSFF Blog tour is highlighting Bill Myers’ The God Hater, published by Howard Books.  Here’s our review:

Expect to be drawn into a page-turning suspense story that will also make you think as you read the pages of Bill Myers’ novel, The God Hater. 

We meet the feisty atheist, Nicholas Mackenzie, in the opening chapter.  He’s a philosophy professor who is quick to malign religion, willingly debating Christians and shredding their arguments. 

But things change when McKenzie’s brother, Travis, asks for his help with a computer-generated world he has created.  Travis needs a philosophy to guide the civilizations in the computer program.

Once the reader enters this alternate world, things become more and more intriguing.  Myers is able to lay out apologetic arguments without bogging down the story.  Instead, we’re drawn into the story while engaging with ideas about creation and the Creator.

We appreciate that Nicholas is not a cardboard evil atheist but Myers, in making him a sympathetic character, addresses the issues of reason vs. faith in a more satisfying way.  We don’t see just a one-sided argument but rather a story that impacts people.

The God Hater is an excellent novel that we highly recommend.  You can look at the book here.  Visit the author’s web site here.  And you can connect with Bill Myers on Facebook here.

The following are participants in the CSFF Blog Tour.  Please visit their sites as well for further thoughts about The God Hater.

Noah Arsenault
Red Bissell
Thomas Clayton Booher
Keanan Brand
Rachel Briard
Beckie Burnham
Morgan L. Busse
Carol Bruce Collett
Valerie Comer
Karri Compton
CSFF Blog Tour
April Erwin
Amber French
Andrea Graham
Tori Greene
Katie Hart
Ryan Heart
Joleen Howell
Bruce Hennigan
Becky Jesse
Cris Jesse
Becca Johnson
Jason Joyner
Carol Keen
Emily LaVigne
Shannon McDermott
Matt Mikalatos
Rebecca LuElla Miller
John W. Otte
Sarah Sawyer
Chawna Schroeder
Andrea Schultz
Tammy Shelnut
Kathleen Smith
James Somers
Donna Swanson
Jessica Thomas
Steve Trower
Fred Warren
Dona Watson
Nicole White
Dave Wilson