I'll start this review out with the context that while I am not a particularly religious person, I have some warped fascination with "things religious." I have no particular axe to grind regarding the existence or non-existence of the Almighty - I'm a live and let live type of guy.
The additional piece of context I'll add is that I don't consider myself a dummy when it comes to complex and nuanced topics, but I must confess I didn't understand much of what this book was trying to get across. At the 1/3 point of The Case for God, I realized I had basically no idea what I had just read, and I found I did not enjoy the thought of picking the book up again. At that point I abandoned it. Normally I'm a glutton for punishment, and will slog through a difficult read, but what was the point if I wasn't retaining anything?
A word for those getting ready to comment, "How the heck can you review a book - giving it 1 star - when you didn't even read it?!?" That's really the point of the review - I just didn't get it. Had I read the entire thing, I'd have been no more enlightened for it. I enjoyed Ms Armstrong's The History of God. While the writing in that book was similarly over my head, I was able to take away her key points. In this work, I could barely figure out what they were.
I wanted to love The Case for God; most of the other low-rating reviews compliment Ms Armstrong's writing, but I just couldn't follow it....Continua