This is another of my favourite ‘seeker’ books which I draw from, and which is good to lend to people coming to faith.
Unapologetic is a brief, witty, personal, sharp-tongued defence of Christianity, taking on Dawkins’ The God Delusion and Christopher Hitchens’ God is Not Great.Its argument is that Christianity is recognisable, drawing on the deep and deeply ordinary vocabulary of human feeling, satisfying those who believe by offering a ruthlessly realistic account of the bits of our lives advertising agencies prefer to ignore. It’s a book for believers who are fed up with being patronised, for non-believers curious about how faith can possibly work in the twenty-first century, and for anyone who feels there is something indefinably wrong, literalistic, anti-imaginative and intolerant about the way the case for atheism is now being made.Fresh, provoking and unhampered by niceness, this is the long-awaited riposte to the smug emissaries of New Atheism.
A unique book, cutting its way ruthlessly through thickets of both religious and anti-religious sentimentality; painfully funny at points, always impassioned and never glib. Source: Rowan Williams, Master, Magdalene College, Cambridge University and former Archbishop of Canterbury
Spufford has the great virtue of making the reader want to argue with him, while simultaneously yearning to hear more. Source: Daily Telegraph
Remarkable, passionate, challenging and tumultuously articulate book … this is Spufford’s most fascinating book. Source: Our Choice, Sunday Times
An interesting additional to the religious cannon … a refreshing approach, which makes the book far more palatable than the nearly hysterical polemics we have come to expect from both sides. Spufford writes well, and his rationality shines through here. Source: Sunday Business Post