Reader Reviews: The Best Things Said So Far On Amazon

Yes, sometimes I do have too much time on my hands! Here's proof: I decided to copy and paste here all the best things said on Amazon about my new book, How to Defend the Christian Faith: Advice from an Atheist. So far there have been eight reader reviews worthy of notice, plus the blurbs. I think potential buyers should attribute a higher authority to blurbs and reviews by scholars, but we should consider the reader reviews as well.

Should Be the Last Word on Christian Apologetics, Period. By James A. Lindsay:
Four years ago I wrote in my first book about what I called The Problem of Apologetics, making the case that the very existence of apologetics–lawyerly defenses of religious faith–is a major strike against the believability of the contents of any faith tradition employing them. In considering and formulating that set of ideas, I rapidly concluded that religious apologetics don’t deserve serious consideration, and as a result I thought it wasn’t possible for me to take them any less seriously. I was wrong. In his new book, How to Defend the Christian Faith: Advice from an Atheist, John W. Loftus managed to convince me that the amount of respect I should give to religious apologetic arguments isn’t zero, as I had concluded; it is less than zero.
By Phil Torres:
I found How to Defend the Christian Faith to be an incredibly invigorating read. John Loftus has a unique educational background that enables him to speak about Christian theology, the philosophy of religion, and science with intellectual authority. The book offers a comprehensive and erudite, yet quite accessible, survey of how Christian apologetics fails to hit its intended target of Justified True Belief. At the same time, Loftus adopts a friendly tone that Christian readers — I predict — won’t find off-putting. There's nothing combative or strident about the way Loftus discuses the subject, although there often is a considerable dose of passion.
By Great Silence:
Full disclosure, I'm a Catholic.

I think Loftus is an important atheist thinker. Anyone meaning to properly engage in apologetics, in an honest manner, need to engage with Loftus...The best part of the book, in my view, is where Loftus explains to his young audience the pitfalls of the philosophy of religion and what really goes on at certain religious faculties. This is new enough to be of interest.
Ingenious Idea Executed with Mastery, By Book Shark:
How to Defend the Christian Faith is an excellent and clever guide on how to defend the Christian faith from an atheist’s point of view. Accomplished author and former preacher John W. Loftus, offers some positive and negative advice on what apologists should not do...In summary, I’m an admirer of Loftus’s work. He’s an eloquent author with provocative ideas that resonate with my kind of thinking. This clever book exemplifies what a five-star book is all about: an author with expertise on an interesting topic able to engage the public with provocative thoughts and ideas backed by sound science and logical thinking. Kudos! I highly recommend it!
By Karen Garston:
Loftus does an excellent job of explaining the intricacies of apologetics and digesting the many tomes trying to promote it. It is hard for me to believe that a student who is considering Christian apologetics as a career would not hesitate after reading this book.
Some of the best arguments out there against Christianity, by steven:
The arguments Loftus presents against the Christian Faith are top notch. He is obviously a formidable authority in this area. I've learned a lot from reading this book as well as from reading Why I Became an Atheist.
The Christian Apologetics Industry Has Met Its Match, By David Madison:
Loftus is almost a force of nature, judging from the energy he has put into showing that Christianity has been falsified. Like myself, Loftus is a former minister, and his book, “Why I Became an Atheist” is tour-de-force explanation of his departure from the faith. And he followed this volume with three massive anthologies, “The End of Christianity,” “The Christian Delusion: Why Faith Fails,” and “Christianity Is Not Great: How Faith Fails.” For any Christians who ARE up to the task of due diligence, this ‘Loftus library’ is mandatory homework...He was once an apologist himself, so he knows the cast of characters and the works they have churned out—and skewers them with precision. He offers plenty of examples of their favorite sleight-of-hand maneuvers, e.g., special pleading, ‘punting to possibilities,’ gerrymandering, mischaracterizing—and just plain old lying...Loftus maintains a delightful conversational style in this book. It’s as if he is sitting across the kitchen table from us, saying, “Come on, let’s get real, enough with the silly excuses: the Christian god isn’t all he’s cracked up to be—and we’re too smart now to be fooled.”
The Problem of Apologetics, by Jacob Zentichkoon:
John Loftus has laid waste to numerous Christian apologetic arguments, but in this book he takes on apologetics itself. Loftus details how much apologetics is built on ignorance and fallacies which renders the entire field intellectually bankrupt to the point of being offensive. He gives prime examples of this through well known apologists trying to answer the problem of suffering and failing miserably. One could even say that a growing argument against the existence of God is "The Problem of Apologetics." Why is it needed? How could God let people defend his existence with such poor arguments? Why is there no consensus on method? Why is there no consensus on theology? All of these questions are explored in the book.