With brilliant clarity of thought and citing their own reference book Harris provides a pithy critique of Christianity as a basis for morality and ethics.
This short little book is worth everyone's two hours. It is well written and succinct. It is also detailing one of the greatest issues of modern history. Highly recommend!!
Sam Harris is a powerful speaker, so I was disappointed to hear he didn't narrate this audiobook, but Jordan Bridges does a fantastic job.
This book identifies many problems with Christianity and religion in general, but is not meant for a Christian audience. Harris makes no effort to coax the religious away from their deities and instead gives them the cold hard truth. As he says in the beginning, this book is meant more to arm atheists against fundamentalists.
Harris's arguments and reasoning are easy to follow. This is a good quick-guide for any atheist.
I highly recommend this audio book. It is intellectually stimulating and commands your attention. I drove around the block a few times because I couldn't "put it down" so to speak.
Wow. I kept putting off reading this book (actually, listening to it) because I assumed it was just going to be a retread of his most recent famous book, "End of Faith".
Perhaps it is, of a sort. Or rather, it seems like a response to the "moderate" christian response to EOF, which he evidently had a bunch of.
I was disappointed that it was not Sam Harris himself narrating this book. But I have to say that Jordan Bridges did a great job. The inflection and intonation of the sentences seem to be spot on with the author's intent.
Yes, I couldn't stop listening!
I liked this audio book so much that I went straight away and bought a used hard copy for sharing (it's difficult and often impossible to loan audio or kindle versions).
Due to the brevity and clarity of purpose this little book is perhaps Sam Harris' most passionate argument for the danger caused by blind faith (is that redundant?) and belief. While it is targeted at Christians in America Harris is able to do what few others can - peel back the layers to illuminate how the issue is fundamental across all belief systems founded on an inflexible dogma claiming to have a monopoly on the truth. Exposing that all religions operate under a mindset which, despite claims to the contrary, are by definition mutually exclusive demonstrates how the most dangerous idea that man has conceived is that we can be certain that there is a utopia waiting for us after we live on this earth and that we know exactly what we need to do to get there. Once this belief is accepted a human can be manipulated by other humans to do things they would otherwise never do and far to often to the great detriment of mankind.