A Shot of Faith to the Head by Mitch Stokes is a patient and well thought out response to the atheistic musings so common in our world today. The author sets the parameters at the outset: “The purpose of this book is to take a few of the most important intellectual weapons, tactics, and strategies from recent Christian philosophy and put them in your hands.” Stokes accomplishes his purpose in this book and proves to be quite accessible.
The book is organized into three parts – rationality, design, and absolute standards. The conclusion is that these three notions “are brought together in an unexpected way, in a single concept that cuts deeply across the entire discussion.” The author argues that these concepts give rise to the notion that atheism is essentially uprooted and ultimately turns in on itself.
Readers familiar with Christian philosophy will recognize some of the arguments that emerge in the book; arguments that have been formulated by Dr. Alvin Plantinga. His arguments are assessed and articulated in a way that piques the interest of the reader.
A Shot of Faith to the Head is not designed for the beginning reader. I would suggest beginning students of apologetics to turn to companion books such as The Twilight of Atheism by Alistair McGrath, The End of Reason by Ravi Zacharias, and Atheism Remix by Al Mohler.
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