An Intelligent Discussion on the Relevance of Faith
- Pub. Date
- Nov 2012
"Faith is a dynamic thing, a lively thing, of asking questions and finding answers," says Danielle D'Souza. In Y God, she addresses more than thirty of the most interesting and pressing questions being asked about God by believers and skeptics alike. Rather than coming across as having all the answers, Danielle puts her ideas in the form of a conversation. Yet at her core she has convictions that come from a faith rooted in her heart as well as her head. Y God will appeal to Millennials (the Y generation) and anyone who has ever had doubts about the biblical story of God. Questions include:
Is faith reasonable?
Are miracles really possible?
Is the Bible literally true?
Is God the author of morality?
Are other religions false?
Is America a "Christian nation"?
Does anyone deserve hell?
Why do people become atheists?
Is science at war with religion?
Is evolution compatible with the Bible?
If Jesus did exist, who was he?
How would Christianity change my life?
"It's now quite obvious that the amazing Dinesh D'Souza has in fact learned all that he knows from his brilliant daughter, Danielle! So, if you want the real thing, straight from the source, why not skip the middleman and read this book? Seriously, if you have a teenager, you must get this! Tremendous."
Eric Metaxas, New York Times bestselling author of Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy
"Sparing young readers the burdens of theological and doctrinal subtlety, Danielle D'Souza provides sound and instructive glosses on the very foundations of Christianity. Along the way, she liberates young readers from the chains of ignorant prejudice and 'selective' histories as she locates the central place of Christianity in the forging and preservation of western civilization."
D. N. Robinson, professor of philosophy, Oxford University, England
"Danielle D'Souza certainly did not fall far from the tree--her first book foreshadows a vocation as a writer and thinker who is both precocious and influential. Her achievement here is to create reasoned responses to difficult criticisms of Christianity that are often thrown at young people today and to translate them into 'teenagerese.' My own teenage granddaughter verified for me the aptness of the translation, and its range and depth impressed her--no easy thing to do, I have found."
Michael Novak, author, Washington's God: Religion, Liberty, and the Father of Our Country and No One Sees God: The Dark Night of Atheists and Believers
"Danielle D'Souza (daughter of embattled author Dinesh D'Souza) tackles complex issues succinctly and with a fresh, blog-like style. What could be more relevant than a high school student explaining creationism versus evolution to other high school kids by using YouTube as a reference? D'Souza might not give older writers a run for their money when it comes to research, but her book will certainly show that young people do care about matters of faith and can address them fearlessly."