Monday, August 20, 2012

CREWReview- I Don't Have Enough Faith to be an Atheist

I Don't Have Enough Faith to be an Atheist

Intriguing title, isn't it?  Written by Norman Geisler and Frank Turek, I Don't Have Enough Faith to be an Atheist was a book I just had to read out of curiosity.  Not to mention it was being offered by Apologia, one of my favorite homeschool and family material resources.

Let me begin by saying - a great read!  But not an easy one.  Intended for highschoolers and up, this is a challenging book aimed to challenge you in not just what you believe, but why you believe it and how to convey that knowledge to others.

From the back cover-
"I wish  [this book] had been available when I was an atheist - it would have saved me a lot of time in my spiritual journey toward God!"- Lee Strobel

"If you are still a skeptic after reading I Don't Have Enough Faith to be an Atheist , then I suspect you're living in denial!" - Josh McDowell

""I already know 10 people to whom I will give this book to.  It's truly a Godsend." -David Limbaugh

I love these quotes.  And yes, I have a few people in my life that I want to share this book with too!

My favorite part - the additional spiral bound workbook you can buy to supplement your reading.  Written in an organized manner, you all know I LOVE organization, each section pairs with a chapter from the book and encourages you to think deeply about what you have read and put those thoughts into writing.

How will I use this book in the future?  I have been debating this one for a while now.  I want my girls to read it NOW!  It's got a wealth of information in it and I do not want them to miss a thing.  But, for us, I think we will make this either our 11th or 12th grade bible course.  In the workbook, the authors suggest you take 2-3 weeks to read each chapter and complete the workbook section.  In reality, I think two weeks is more than enough time, one week for reading the chapter, they are really not that long, and one week to answer questions.  That will make finishing the coursework in a school year quite a reachable goal.

Another note about the workbook.  Scattered throughout the pages are short biographies of men and women who influenced our faith.  Even for younger children, these would be great starting points for short summaries to long reports for History or writing assignments!

I Don't Have Enough Faith to be an Atheist can be ordered through Apologia here for $16.00.  The Curriculum workbook sells for $33.00 and in my opinion is a must have resource!

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Disclaimer:  I received a copy of in exchange for my honest review of the product I Don't Have Enough Faith to be an Atheist and the workbook..  Opinions expressed are my own and were in no way influenced by the company.


  1. Though our schoolhouse is still very young, and not all your reviews are applicable to us in this season, I am so thankful for them! Thanks for taking time out of your busy schedule to do and share them!

    1. Thanks K! This actually would be a good read/study for a small group as well. My MIL is looking at it for a adult bible study as well.


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