Ever hear from a non-Christian believer something about your religion that was just so shocking you felt guilty and had to research if it was true? It seems that in today’s world, any non-believer has been armed to the hilt with damning accusations that make a Christian’s beliefs and world-view seem brutish. More often than not though, these accusations about the Christian faith are based in something other than fact. Michael Coren attempts to expose these false accusations in his book Heresy: The Lies They Spread Against Christianity.
With an ordered and detailed purpose, Coren deflects the arrows that are hurled at believers in Christ by using historical fact and evidence to show error. From Christians being supportive fans of slavery, to the error of Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code, to Christians being anti-science, Coren arms the reader of this book with a gigantic amount of evidence to defend against these and similar heresies.
Coren’s book is well written and has a good flow to it with each chapter moving into the next easily. There is never a moment where the reader will have to check back to remember the topic they are reading about. When discussing historical evidence, Coren does well to move in a chronological manner, making Coren’s thought easy to follow. At just over 250 pages though, Coren’s Heresy is packed full of information.
I would recommend this book to anyone looking to study the historical inaccuracies of heretical claims thrown against the Christian faith. While Coren does at time blur the lines and differences between Catholic and Protestant beliefs, there is little pushing of papal authority to be found. Coren’s Heresy could be a useful tool to any Christian looking for evidence based defenses against Atheistic attacks.