Author, historian, and Christian apologist Larry Alex Taunton draws on his numerous personal interactions with the New Atheists-and the moving story of a Ukranian orphan-to weave a compelling narrative of the power of Christianity. ""
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As Western nations rush to overthrow their Christian heritage, and Jesus Christ is driven from public life, a group of prominent academic atheists have succeeded in channeling this anti-Christian fervor into a movement that seeks nothing less than a radical overhaul of Western Civilization. Christianity, they say, is not only an outdated cultural accessory, it is an insidious evil that we would be well advised to discard. Are they right? And should these so-called "New Atheists" succeed, what kind of world would they give us? Larry Alex Taunton can tell you, because he witnessed it.
When Author, historian, and Christian apologist Larry Taunton and his family travelled to Ukraine to adopt ten-year-old Sasha, they found a life not gentled by Christian influence, but made immeasurably harsher without it. Sasha's world had been shaped by the kind of aggressive secularism that presently enamors so many in the West. She was a victim of Richard Dawkins-like politicians and social engineers who created a society free from religious influence.
"The Grace Effect" is a strong response to the assault on Christianity and the men who spearhead it-Oxford University scientist Richard Dawkins, journalist Christopher Hitchens, Princeton bioethicist Peter Singer, and others. Drawing on his numerous personal interactions with these men and the moving story of a little girl, Taunton weaves a compelling narrative that demonstrates the culturally enriching power of Christianity. More than that, he gives us a glimpse into a world void of meaningful Christian influence and, in so doing, lays bare the folly of those secular elites who would have us live in a world that is devoid of the effect of Grace.