Francis Spufford

Shortlisted 2016
Published on 03 Jul 2013

Unapologetic is a brief, witty, sharp-tongued defence of Christian belief, taking on Dawkins’ The God Delusion and Hitchens’ God is Not Great. It’s an argument that Christianity is recognisable, drawing on the deep and deeply ordinary vocabulary of human feeling, satisfying those who believe in it by offering a ruthlessly realistic account of the bits of our lives advertising agencies prefer to ignore.

It’s a book for believers who are fed up with being patronised, for non-believers curious about how faith can possibly work in the twenty-first century, and for anyone who feels there is something indefinably wrong, literalistic, anti-imaginative and intolerant about the way the atheist case is now being made.

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