Presented as a series of seven letters written to the leading atheist, Richard Dawkins, Uncluttered Faith successfully connects the dots from unbelief to faith without dodging the tough questions. John Scott, a former nonbeliever and a retired lawyer, began reading books on the God debate over fifty years ago while struggling with his own doubts. He found many arguments so saturated with philosophic jargon or scientific vernacular that they seemed incomprehensible. After years of searching and conducting his own ''faith experiment,'' Scott finally found compelling, rational reasons to believe in God that are not difficult to understand. These reasons point to an accessible path that scientists and nonscientists alike can and have followed to an unshakable faith an uncluttered faith. Scott's thoughtful, well-reasoned critique of Dawkins's case against God's existence penetrates the clamor surrounding the God debate and speaks with resounding rationale.
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John Scott, JD, began his working life as a teenager in the Texas oil fields. Then he entered law school, where he became president of the student bar association and editor of the Law Review. He began his legal career as a litigator and retired forty years later as the senior vice president and general counsel of an international corporation. ''Being a skeptic served me well professionally,'' he says, ''because no client wants to be represented by a gullible lawyer. But at a personal level it led to the collapse of my religious faith. While reading countless books on the God debate I came across a few suggestions that led me back to faith and a profoundly better life.'' Scott and his wife, Joan, reside in Dallas, Texas, where they do volunteer work. He teaches leadership at a local university.Review:
''John Scott is a modern C. S. Lewis. Regardless of all other books you may have read about the God debate, your consideration will be incomplete if you fail to read this one. Many people denounce atheists and condemn them. Contrary to such antagonism, former unbeliever John Scott's book is full of empathy. It offers insight and an invitation for atheists who are honest enough to take another look. He shares the journey he took to find that God exists, and he invites others to try the experiment that led him to a leap of faith. I commend his book to you without reservation.'' --Johnnie Godwin, Author and former president, Evangelical Christian Publishers Outreach
''Even from my perspective as an atheist, I found Scott's book to be extremely thoughtful and well written. He makes many distinctive points worth considering. The most powerful part is the last letter, wherein he challenges the 'Professor' on moral grounds. All other things being equal, more religion implies more charity; less religion, less charity.'' --Bruce Sheiman, Author of An Atheist Defends Religion
''John Scott's book is lucid, engaging, and persuasive. The material is profound, compelling, theologically sound, beautifully simple, closely reasoned, and perfectly clear. Only a man of sterling natural gifts and high intellectual caliber touched by the miracle of God's grace could have written such an account.'' --Foy Valentine, Author and scholar once recognized by Christian Century magazine as one of the twenty innovative leaders in the religious world
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Book Description Brown Books Publishing Group, 2012. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P111612540082
Book Description Brown Books Publishing Group, 2012. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M1612540082