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Book Review: Climbing Backward Out of Caves: A Case for Religious Faith Based on Common Sense

https://www.amazon.com/Climbing-Backward-Out-Caves-Religious-ebook/dp/B077LCCSR3/ref=la_B077M39H9N_1_5?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1513902831&sr=1-5

As an evangelical, I’ve read C.S. Lewis’ Mere Christianity, and I’ve heard the arguments for faith taken from Lee Strobel and Tim Keller. In American evangelicalism, at least, there seems to be limited arguments you can choose from when defending your faith. The same arguments are recycled over and over.

In a way, that’s not necessarily bad. But this book brings something else to the table. I’d never thought of or heard of most the arguments Dr. Harris uses in this book. It’s a new perspective, and I appreciate that. He explains the downfalls of the purely scientific worldview cogently and puts forward convincing reasons for faith. Anyone who reads it will be challenged by it and will have their worldview enlightened.

Although his writing isn’t as conversational as C.S. Lewis, Dr. Harris relates to his readers through personal anecdotes that I think anyone can understand.

I rate it 4/5 stars.

Note: I am not related to the author. We just happen to share the same last name. However, he was my first college English professor at the University of Texas at Tyler, and we have recently been communicating about our writing/self-publishing endeavors. He hasn’t paid me anything to review or advertise his book. I volunteered to post a review of this book to my website, and he said yes.

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