What’s So Great About Christianity


Is Christianity true? Can an intelligent, college-educated person really believe the Bible? Or do the atheists have it right? Has Christianity been disproven by science, debunked as a force for good, and discredited as a guide to morality?

Bestselling author Dinesh D’Souza (What’s So Great About America) approaches Christianity with a skeptical eye, but treats the skeptics with equal skepticism. The result is a book that will challenge the assumptions of both believers and doubters and affirm that there really is, indeed, something great about Christianity.

“With scholarship and eloquence that reminds me of C. S. Lewis, Dinesh D’Souza addresses the urgent questions of our time.” —Rev. Robert H. Schuller

D’Souza reveals:

  • Why Christianity explains the universe, and our origins, better than atheism does
  • Why Christianity and science are not irreconcilable, but science and atheism might be
  • Why the alleged sins of Christianity—the Crusades, the Inquisition, the Galileo affair—are vastly overblown
  • Why atheism is a demonstrably dangerous creed—and a cowardly one
  • Why evolution does not threaten Christian belief
  • Why atheists fear the Big Bang theory
  • Why Christianity is the ultimate defense of man’s free will
  • Why ultimately you can’t have Western civilization—and all we value from it—without the Christianity that gave it birth

Provocative, enlightening, a twenty-first-century successor to C. S. Lewis’s Mere Christianity, Dinesh D’Souza’s What’s So Great About Christianity is the perfect book for the seeker, the skeptic, and the believer who wants to defend his faith.

What others are saying

“Responding to the current epidemic of atheist manifestos, Dinesh D’Souza applies just the right balm for the troubled soul. Assembling arguments from history, philosophy, theology, and science—yes, science!—he builds a modern and compelling case for faith in a loving God. If you’re seeking the truth about God, the universe, and the meaning of life, this is a great place to look.”
—FRANCIS COLLINS, director of the Human Genome Institute

“With scholarship and eloquence that reminds me of C. S. Lewis, Dinesh D’Souza addresses the urgent questions of our time, such as ‘Is Christianity believable in the face of the discoveries of modern science and modern scholarship?’ His answer is a resounding yes. More than a decisive refutation of atheist attacks, this is a powerful, affirming, genuinely exciting argument for Christianity. You may want to carry this one around with you.”
—REV. ROBERT H. SCHULLER

20 Responses to “What’s So Great About Christianity”

  1. Jim Slitor May 11, 2012 at 12:44 am #

    I am a Quaker (Religious Society of Friends)and am bothered by the condemnation of many on the religious that accuse the American Friends Service Committee (helping the so called enemies of Christians and the U.S. and the Friends Committee on National Legislation (a website dedicated to proceedings of congress.

  2. Laurie Grammer August 15, 2012 at 10:16 pm #

    Not only did I love “What’s so great about Christianity”, but I gave it to my son (22 in college) and my 17 year old homeschooled son to read. It was a breath of fresh air to me- to read something from a more academic bent than the usual “Christian” book offers without being God-bashing. Reminded me of Chesterton logic. Thank you and KEEP WRITING!

  3. donald templet August 15, 2012 at 10:40 pm #

    Loved it, great apologetic, well thought out, well written. I have enjoyed all of your books that I have written. Thank you for what you do, you are appreciated

  4. Ben Knoblet August 22, 2012 at 8:34 pm #

    The Christian Textbook on New Atheism! “the game of science is conducted on a field, and the most important questions of life—Why am I here? What should I love? What should I live for?—lie outside that field. Faith is an attempt to reach beyond the empirical realm and illuminate those questions.” P 195

  5. dooli August 28, 2012 at 1:12 pm #

    It is one thing to write all the great things about christianity but it is another thing to not to mention all the contradictions in the bibles that are so obvious and can be picked by a 3rd grader. And what about all the suffering and the bloodshed that the christiandom has brought to the world. I would love to see if the author can truly debate the likes of Bart Ehrman.

    • Tyler Vawser August 28, 2012 at 2:40 pm #

      Here is a debate with Ehrman and D’Souza http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Isg6Kx-3xdI&feature=related

    • sparrow September 21, 2012 at 10:55 pm #

      Have you read the book? He does just that!

    • Michael J. Brown March 3, 2013 at 7:24 am #

      Yo, doiley. You say Christianity has brought suffering and bloodshed to the world? You, sir are a broken record. The Christianity I know is all about food pantrys and digging wells to provide clean drinking water in impoverished countries. Feed the Children, a Christian organization were the only non government responders allowed into NYC after 911. Where are all the athiest groups providing help during any crisis?

    • Michael J. Brown March 3, 2013 at 7:39 am #

      And as to the contradictions in the Bible: if they are indeed so obvious that any 3rd grader can pick them out, why didn’t you get a 3rd grader to help you find one and offer it in your reply? You need to check out irreducible complexity. You, sir, should shut your pie hole until you have an original idea. We don’t believe you are an apes cousin but your comment certainly suggests otherwise.

  6. Don Peek September 2, 2012 at 8:43 pm #

    I read What So Great About Christianity when it was first realeased. My son has my copy and is on his second reading. Excellent presentation of the abiding Truth of Jesus Christ. We must remember that the Spirit of Truth seeks only to bring glory to God and His Son Jesus Christ. Dinesh is guided by the Holy Spirit and is serving in the Spirit. We do not need more of the Holy Spirit to do what Dinesh is doing; the Holy Spirit needs more of us. Well done Mr. D’Souza!!!!

  7. sparrow September 21, 2012 at 11:03 pm #

    Brilliant, intelligent, and accessible. WSGAC is the perfect antidote to battered Christians who have been told that Christianity is a superstitious fairy tale, an oppressive force throughout history, a mythology that has been debunked by science and scholarship, a strictly personal and private belief that should be compartmentalized from “real life,” a simplistic system, or nothing more than rigid codes. This might just have become one of my favorite books of all time–and I read A LOT! Christians, please read this book. You will be informed, challenged, and enormously encouraged.

  8. Donna Shone September 23, 2012 at 12:56 am #

    Dinesh D’Souza is my new hero. He totally blew my mind with “2016″. I can’t stop talking about it! The points he portrayed in this film, “connecting the dots”…it made the hair on the back of my neck stand up.

  9. Tuyet Neahr April 28, 2013 at 12:09 pm #

    The foundation of Christian theology is expressed in the early ecumenical creeds which contain claims predominantly accepted by followers of the Christian faith. These professions state that Jesus suffered, died, was buried, and was subsequently resurrected from the dead in order to grant eternal life to those who believe in him and trust him for the remission of their sins.

  10. Charles January 30, 2014 at 6:26 pm #

    I used to believe in God. But, now I have learned so much about our universe, our solar system and our earth from scientist. After they told they all that had to happen in our universe, our solar system and all of Earth for men to exist, I had to believe all that could not have just HAPPENED exactly as it has. Now, I am convinced we have a creator.

    • Barbara March 12, 2014 at 12:56 pm #

      James 4:8 Draw nigh unto God and He will draw nigh unto you;
      Isa 66:1 Thus saith the Lord, The heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool: where is that house that ye will build unto me? and where is that place of my rest? 2 For all these things hath mine hand made, and all these things have been, saith the Lord: and to him will I look, even to him that is poor (humble), and of a contrite (repentant) spirit, and trembleth (is in awe) at my words.
      John 1:18 No man hath seen God at any time: that only begotten Son, which is one with the Father, He hath declared Him.
      2Col 4:6 For the God that commanded the light to shine out of darkness, is He which hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.
      Psalm 145:5 I will meditate on the beauty of Thy glorious majesty, and Thy wonderful works.
      Ps 115:2-3 Wherefore shall the heathen say, Where is now their God? 3 But our God is in heaven: He doeth whatsoever He will.
      2Sam 22:31 The Way of God is uncorrupt: the Word of the Lord is tried in the fire: He is a shield to all that trust in Him.
      Jeremiah 29:13 And ye shall seek me, and find me, because ye shall seek me with all your heart.

  11. jamesC March 13, 2014 at 6:02 pm #

    now let’s have a book telling us all about the “virtues” (if any) of Islam. someone should expose the “truth” about this filth

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