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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (493 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ravi Zacharias Narrator: Simon Vance Publisher: HarperCollins Christian Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2010 ISBN: 9780310869986
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When you pray, are you talking to a God who exists? Or is God nothing more than your “imaginary friend,” like a playmate contrived by a lonely and imaginative child?

When author Sam Harris attacked Christianity in Letter to a Christian Nation, reviewers called the book “marvelous” and a generation of readers—hundreds of thousands of them—were drawn to his message. Deeply troubled, Dr. Ravi Zacharias knew that he had to respond. In The End of Reason, Zacharias underscores the dependability of the Bible along with his belief in the power and goodness of God. He confidently refutes Harris’s claims that God is nothing more than a figment of one’s imagination and that Christians regularly practice intolerance and hatred around the globe.

If you found Sam Harris’s Letter to a Christian Nation compelling, the audiobook you are holding is exactly what you need. Dr. Zacharias exposes “the utter bankruptcy of this worldview.”

And if you haven’t read Harris’ book, Ravi’s response remains a powerful, passionate, irrefutably sound set of arguments for Christian thought. The clarity and hope in this audiobook reaches out to listeners who know and follow God as well as to those who reject God.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Greg | 2/20/2014

    " Amazing! Ravi spends the first half illustrating Christianity's validity as a worldview (and as the only worldview which undoubtedly answers the questions of origin, meaning, morality, and hope) and spends the second half taking atheist Sam Harris to task. A necessary read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Beka | 2/16/2014

    " So many good arguments and reasoning. A must read for all Christians. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Matt Kelly | 2/5/2014

    " I thought this was a very poor rebuttal to Sam Harris' book 'End of Faith.' There were some good points, and there were some statements that should make Harris redefine his point of view, but on the whole it was a tired and unoriginal look at atheism from a Christian point of view. I constantly disagreed with what Ravi was saying or thought he took some of Harris' comments completely out of context. I think If I was Harris and read this rebuttal I wouldn't be moved in the slightest. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tyler | 1/23/2014

    " Another brilliant work by a divinely brilliant man. I love Ravi's usage of faith and logic (not that the two are mutually exclusive or opposites, by any means). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Betsy | 1/21/2014

    " A well thought out response to Harris' book, taking responsibility or issue with the accusations and then pointing out the ultimate inconsistencies with Harris' worldview. Ravi, once an atheist himself who took that world view to it's logical conclusion by attempting suicide, pairs logic and faith in a way that makes sense, and actually recognizes our experiences of love, creativity, and hope that are so central to the human story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Adrian | 1/20/2014

    " Great book that will help Christians fight against the New Atheistic thinking that is becoming more and more rampant in the world. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Paul | 1/9/2014

    " I found it to be informative read but I never read the book to which it answers. I just find the point made that Atheist have no answer to the origin of life, matter, or energy. On what foundation do they stand. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Taylor | 1/6/2014

    " Zacharias is obviously learned and a brilliant mind, but this isn't a great book. It is either hard-hitting or too shrill. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Joseph | 12/30/2013

    " I'm not sure I get the logical flow of this book, if there is one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mistye | 12/27/2013

    " This book makes Sam Harris look like a total fool and an embarrassment to any respectable atheist. The author easily dismantles every argument of Sam Harris because of his impressive knowledge of many religions and atheistic worldview. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kyle | 12/10/2013

    " A fairly devastating critique of Harris, for its length. Not that that's all that difficult. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joshua | 9/4/2013

    " Zacharias provides clearly reasoned arguments against the "new atheists"--people who abandon philosophical arguments for their positions in favor of emotional appeals. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kevin | 12/14/2012

    " He had some nice arguments from a scholarly standpoint, but this book wouldn't make a dent in any of the atheists I know. Not practical or compelling. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eileen | 6/21/2012

    " A good apologetic and but lacks force because it is essentially a response to another work with which readers may not be familiar. However, the points it raises and its expose of atheist "logic" affirm Christianity as the worldview that, upon serious examination, makes the most sense. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Benjamen | 5/14/2012

    " ...enjoyed this skillful, intelligent refutation of the atheist argument. Ravi systematically deconstructs the "myth" of atheism, and one of its chief proponents, Sam Harris, in a loving, point by point "analysis of Sams most recent "rant against God, and all things Righteous. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Arlie | 3/29/2012

    " Ravi Zacharias is an amazingly intelligent man. I love the way he is able to take complex ideas and philosophy and make them palatable for the average reader. The book challenged my thinking and yet was very accessible. Zacharias gave me a new point of view of several issues. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rob | 11/4/2011

    " If you're looking for a counterpoint to "The End of Faith" or "Letter to a Christian Nation", this is an acceptable place to start. However, now that I've finished "I Don't Have Enough Faith to be an Atheist", I'd recommend that as the starting point for a counter-perspective. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 jessica | 8/31/2011

    " Ravi Zacharias is brilliant, and I think this is my second favorite book of his after Deliver Us From Evil. I think that's all I need to say. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Josh | 7/1/2011

    " Typical Ravi Zacharias. Good logic, and thought provoking. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Claudia | 3/17/2011

    " this book was amazing! definitely one of my favorites of all time. i'm going to recommend this to a friend who is also taking a philosophy class. it's a great companion for it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tyler | 12/28/2010

    " Another brilliant work by a divinely brilliant man. I love Ravi's usage of faith and logic (not that the two are mutually exclusive or opposites, by any means). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Josh | 12/1/2010

    " Typical Ravi Zacharias. Good logic, and thought provoking. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mimi | 8/7/2010

    " Ravi Zacharias refutes, convicts and encourages like no other! He wrote this as a response to a book by Sam Harris. The book is signed with prayers for a world of reasonable faith. I sit at your feet, Ravi! Amen and Amen.' "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Joseph | 6/19/2010

    " I'm not sure I get the logical flow of this book, if there is one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Arlie | 2/21/2010

    " Ravi Zacharias is an amazingly intelligent man. I love the way he is able to take complex ideas and philosophy and make them palatable for the average reader. The book challenged my thinking and yet was very accessible. Zacharias gave me a new point of view of several issues. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Antonio | 1/8/2010

    " What can I say....what a GREAT book!
    Great for the skeptic or for the Christian looking for a good grounding, it's a must read! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Greg | 8/16/2009

    " Amazing! Ravi spends the first half illustrating Christianity's validity as a worldview (and as the only worldview which undoubtedly answers the questions of origin, meaning, morality, and hope) and spends the second half taking atheist Sam Harris to task. A necessary read. "

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About the Author
Author Ravi ZachariasRavi Zacharias is the founder and chairman of the board of Ravi Zacharias International Ministries, headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, with additional offices in Canada, Hong Kong, India, Singapore, the United Kingdom, and the United Arab Emirates. Dr. Zacharias and his wife, Margie, have three grown children.
About the Narrator

Simon Vance (a.k.a. Robert Whitfield) is an award-winning actor and an AudioFile Golden Voice with over forty Earphones Awards. He has won thirteen prestigious Audie Awards and was Booklist’s very first Voice of Choice in 2008. He has narrated more than eight hundred audiobooks over almost thirty years, beginning when he was a radio newsreader for the BBC in London.