God Hates You, Hate Him Back: Making Sense of The Bible (Revised International Edition)

God Hates You, Hate Him Back: Making Sense of The Bible (Revised International Edition) - C.J. Werleman I have some mixed feelings about this book. Let me start with the negative and get it out of the way. It is a very dense book in terms of the text. This does make it a bit difficult to read unless you do so in small segments as the text is a bit on the heavy side. That the book's layout is a bit cluttered (visually speaking, not much white space) does not help neither. Now, leaving that aside, this is a book that is a must read. This is the book you need for when some Christian apologist, especially of the zealous fundamentalist type, comes along to harass you or try to impose the myth of his sky fairy on you. This is the book that will help you basically answer the guy and send him probably wishing he could convert to some other deity or just none at all. The book basically uses the Bible against itself. Werleman does one hell of a job taking the Bible apart, book by book, to show all the flaws, myths, twisted logic, errors, inconsistencies, and just right out things that are wrong or immoral. If I read this, and I was a Christian, I would be ashamed to show my face in polite company. Basically, folks should read the Bible for the cultural awareness (whether we like it or not, the big book is a big part of common culture). And after you read the Bible, you read Werleman's book as a cleanser. Overall, the best use of this book is as a reference book and ammunition against apologists. They want to cite Exodus? Go find the section in this book on Exodus to refute and counter. This is a book to keep right next to your Bible. I just wish the writing was a little less dense at times.