Hello, friends. I hope you all had a good weekend? The blog tour continues today with another review of God’s Grand Game, this time written by Christian blogger Faith Okpoyo.
I never expected my book would be warmly received by all Christians, because in many ways the book presents a challenge to the key doctrines of the Christian faith. However, I always hope that even Christian readers will try to understand my arguments, and at least present them coherently and fairly, even if they disagree.
As much as I love Faith, and am grateful for her involvement in the blog tour, her review doesn’t really engage with the subject matter of the book. Her choice of quotations from the book seems strange. For instance, in her short review she quotes my statement that I don’t believe God has a particular gender (He is a spiritual being). This was a mere introductory note in the book, so I’m not sure why Faith selected this for comment.
I know Faith is an incredibly busy woman, and perhaps — pressed for time — she wasn’t able to read the book in its entirety. Fair enough. But if you’re considering reading God’s Grand Game, I just want to highlight that Faith’s review doesn’t do justice to the tremendous investment of research, time, thought, and effort, that I put into the book. If you’d like to read an article about God’s Grand Game by a Christian that (by way of contrast) does present the book fairly, I highly recommend Lily Pierce’s article from last week which you can read here.
All of that said, I’m sure many Christians will enjoy Faith’s criticisms of my work, because… well, she’s sticking up for Jesus. Click the following link to read Faith’s review:
What did you think of the review? Feel free to leave a comment either on Faith’s blog or below this article. Thank you, Faith, for being a part of the blog tour!
God’s Grand Game is continuing to sell well. When I checked this morning it had made the Top 40 new releases in the Philosophy category on Amazon. So if you purchased the book over the weekend, thank you so much!
If you haven’t picked up a copy yet, the book is available from a selection of leading retailers, and all the details can be found by clicking the link below:
I’m very much looking forward to tomorrow’s blog tour post, which will come courtesy of blogger and YouTuber J.C. Lynch who will be posting a review on her fabulous blog, Thinking Moon.
God bless you all and I’ll see you tomorrow!