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.
Thomas Clayton Booher
Morgan L. Busse
Carol Bruce Collett
CSFF Blog Tour
Rebecca LuElla Miller
John W. Otte