[CSFF Blog Tour and Review] The God Hater by Bill Myers

Posted 22 February, 2011 by Molly(Cover To Cover Cafe) in Book Reviews / 2 Comments

About the Book:

A cranky, atheist philosophy professor loves to shred incoming freshmen of their faith. He is chosen by a group of scientists to create a philosophy for a computer-generated world exactly like ours.
Much to his frustration every model introduced from Darwinism, to Existentialism, to Eastern beliefs fails. The only way to preserve the computer world is to introduce laws from outside their system through a Law Giver. Of course this goes against everything he believes and he hates it. But even this doesn’t completely work because the citizens of that world become legalists and completely miss the spirit behind the Law.
The only way to save them is to create a computer character like himself to personally explain it. He does. So now there are two of him—the one in our world and the one in the computer world. (Sound familiar?)
Unfortunately, a rival has introduced a virus into the computer world. Things grow worse until the professor in that computer world sees the only way to save his world is to personally absorb the virus and the penalty for breaking the Law. Of course it’s clear to all, including our real world professor, that this act of selfless love has become a complete reenactment of the Gospel. It is the only possible choice to save the computer world and, as he finally understands, our own.

About the Author:

Writer/director Bill Myers’s first major success was as co-creator/writer/co-producer of Focus on the Family’s children’s video series, McGee and Me(40 awards, broadcast in 80 countries, 4.5 million books and videos sold). On its heels he wrote the My Life as… series (over 2.1 million books sold).
Other successes include his teen series, Forbidden Doors (winner of the C.S. Lewis Honor Award), and his best selling adult novels, Blood of Heaven, Fire of Heaven, Eli, Soul Tracker, The Face of God, and The Wager(also a motion picture staring Randy Travis). As a writer/director, his work has won over 60 national and international awards, and as an actor he was the voice of Jesus in the NIV Audio Bible and has made several guest appearances on Adventures in Odyssey.
He holds an honorary doctorate from The Nimes Theological Institute in France where he has taught. He enjoys traveling and lecturing as well as serving as lay college pastor for his church.
He lives with his wife and two daughters in Southern California.

Connect with the author: Website

My Review:
Wow. Okay. Simply put: I enjoyed this read. It’s got a great suspense feel to it, along with a fantastic but unusual plot line and some really awesome characters. I tried reading through this book once before, and couldn’t grasp the plot…..I don’t know, I just wasn’t in the mood I suppose to read a sci fi styled book at that time. But, thankfully, this time I was able to keep the pages turning and ended up really enjoying this read.

All the characters were wonderfully created for their roles in this novel. I didn’t have a single favorite character, as they all pulled me into the story equally. I found myself many times thinking about the things the characters went through in this gripping, unique story. Definitely got my wheels turning! Challenging, gripping, and full of interesting lessons, this novel is a great debut!

All in all, this is a highly recommended read. If you are into sci fi novels, then this is for you. If you are into Christian novels, then this is for you. If you are new to either or both of those categories, then this is the book for you. It is a book that is worthy of 4 stars, and praises for being a novel that will challenge your mind, and really make you think things through in your life, yet it’s not preachy like some of these kinds of books. Well done, to a wonderful author!

Visit Deepershopping.com to  purchase your copy here.

Blog Tour Participants:
Noah Arsenault
Red Bissell
Thomas Clayton Booher
Keanan Brand
Rachel Briard 
Beckie Burnham
Morgan L. Busse
Carol Bruce Collett 
Valerie Comer
Karri Compton
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April Erwin
Amber French
Andrea Graham
Tori Greene
Katie Hart
Ryan Heart
Joleen Howell
Bruce Hennigan
Becky Jesse
Cris Jesse
Becca Johnson
Jason Joyner
Carol Keen
Emily LaVigne
Shannon McDermott
Matt Mikalatos
Rebecca LuElla Miller
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John W. Otte
Sarah Sawyer
Chawna Schroeder
Andrea Schultz
Tammy Shelnut
Kathleen Smith
James Somers
Donna Swanson
Jessica Thomas
Steve Trower
Fred Warren
Dona Watson
Nicole White
Dave Wilson

*This book was provided for review by CSFF and the publisher*

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