'The Surprising Rebirth of Belief in God'

Why new atheism grew old and secular thinkers are considering Christianity again
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It represents apologetics at its best, a fearless engagement with the most daunting issues of our time.
- Philip Yancey

Justin Brierley has been hosting high-profile debates between Christians, atheists and agnostics for nearly two decades. This book tells the story of how the conversation has changed in recent years.

Beginning with the rise and fall of New Atheism, Justin shows why a new set of secular thinkers are turning away from the materialist ‘non-story’ of reality as they reconsider how the Christian story speaks to today’s ‘meaning crisis’.

Featuring conversations with Jordan Peterson, Tom Holland, Douglas Murray and more, The Surprising Rebirth of Belief in God also tell the stories of many thinkers who have crossed the line to faith as adult converts.

Despite many predicting the death of Christianity, we may yet see the ‘sea of faith’ return in our generation. But will the church be ready?


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Justin offers a sharply drawn, enticing picture of the way public discussion of Christian faith has swung round to the point where the once-fashionable atheism has itself begun to look suspiciously threadbare.
- Prof NT Wright
Justin Brierley has had a ringside seat for the past decade watching the great debates on religion and reports on them with learning, subtlety and grace.
- Tom Holland
This is a first-rate book: get it, read it, and give it to others.
- Prof John Lennox
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This long-form documentary podcast presented by Justin Brierley, tells the story of why new atheism grew old and secular thinkers are considering Christianity again. Featuring interviews with secular and Christian thinkers this series accompanies the book 'The Surprising Rebirth of Belief in God'.