The Delusion of Disbelief: Why the New Atheism is a Threat to Your Life, Liberty and Pursuit of Happiness (2008)

The last few years have seen a great assault upon faith in the publishing world, with an influx of books denouncing religious belief. While attacks on faith are not new, what is notable about these books – several of which have hit the bestseller charts – is their contention that belief in God is not only deluded, but dangerous to society.

In The Delusion of Disbelief, former TIME Magazine senior correspondent and bestselling author David Aikman offers an articulate, reasoned response to four writers at the forefront of today’s anti-faith movement: Sam Harris, Daniel Dennett, Richard Dawkins, and Christopher Hitchens.

Aikman shines a light on the arguments of these “evangelists of atheism,” skillfully exposing their errors and inconsistencies. He explains what appears to motivate atheists and their followers; encourages Christians to look closely at what they believe; arms readers with powerful arguments in response to critics of faith; and exposes the social problems that atheism has caused throughout the world.

This slim volume is packed with powerful answers to the claims of the New Atheists. Rather than defend Christianity, Aikman takes the offensive and points out the fallacies and historical distortions in the atheists’ attacks on all religious belief.