David G. McAfee is a 21-year-old student currently attending the University of California, Santa Barbara working on attaining a duel degree in English and Religious Studies. Disproving Christianity is his first book and if I had a crystal ball I would say it is the beginning of a brilliant career as a writer. He has written for the American Atheist Magazine as well as the Canadian Freethinker Magazine as well as a brief internship with “The Santa Barbara Independent.”
Obviously, writing is in his blood, and as I read Disproving Christianity I realized that not only was it in his blood but he obviously knows his way around a religion he does not call his own. Disproving Christianity is a gritty yet compelling look into some of the most asked questions regarding Christianity. Many of you are more than likely shaking your heads already after all; we have all seen or heard the multitude of arguments for or against religion, or the lack thereof. And yet the fresh well cited and argued approach David brings to the table leaves one hoping for the second book in what surely should be a series.
His use of the Bible to refute a myriad of arguments for Christianity make one wonder how they could have missed them previously. His use of the cultural approach clearly shows a depth of understanding and knowledge that many will never attain, and yet he shares that knowledge with a briskly paced approach that makes it easy to read right through to the end.
There were only one or two places that may have benefited from a fuller education in the various approaches to Christianity that exist today, the terminology and approaches he used showed that much of his education seems to be based in the Arminian approach, named such after Jacob Arminius as a counter to the Calvinist approach. Many of the arguments he counters successfully are based in the “free will” side of Christianity versus the predestined approach of the more fundamental side of Christianity.
Disproving Christianity is not only an easy read it is one that will increase your knowledge regardless of belief, or unbelief. This book is a must have for any theologians bookshelf, and definitely a book for the freethinkers looking for a better approach to countering the often overwhelming dogma on a day to day basis. As an avid reader and reviewer I would give this book a solid 4 stars on the 1- 5 star scale. And the only reason for not giving it five stars is he doesn’t tell us when the next one comes out!
For more information or too order a copy of his book check out his website at, “The Secular Writings of David G. McAfee.”