YGod: An Intelligent Discussion on the Relevance of Faith

YGod: An Intelligent Discussion on the Relevance of Faith

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by Danielle D'Souza
     
 

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"Faith is a dynamic thing, a lively thing, of asking questions and finding answers," says Danielle D'Souza. In Y God, she addresses more than thirty of the most interesting and pressing questions being asked about God by believers and skeptics alike. Rather than coming across as having all the answers, Danielle puts her ideas in the form of a conversation. Yet

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"Faith is a dynamic thing, a lively thing, of asking questions and finding answers," says Danielle D'Souza. In Y God, she addresses more than thirty of the most interesting and pressing questions being asked about God by believers and skeptics alike. Rather than coming across as having all the answers, Danielle puts her ideas in the form of a conversation. Yet at her core she has convictions that come from a faith rooted in her heart as well as her head. Y God will appeal to Millennials (the Y generation) and anyone who has ever had doubts about the biblical story of God. Questions include:

Is faith reasonable?
Are miracles really possible?
Is the Bible literally true?
Is God the author of morality?
Are other religions false?
Is America a "Christian nation"?
Does anyone deserve hell?
Why do people become atheists?
Is science at war with religion?
Is evolution compatible with the Bible?
If Jesus did exist, who was he?
How would Christianity change my life?

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
How does a teenager write a book? With tweets from readers, URLs in place of journal citations, and phrases like "IDK and IDC." In her debut book, high schooler D'Souza (daughter of embattled author Dinesh D'Souza) uses these elements to address 32 questions about Christianity. From free will to whether America is a Christian nation, D'Souza tackles complex issues succinctly and with a fresh, blog-like style. The book lacks a preface, which could have explained why the author chose those particular questions. Further, the source material (e.g., Wikipedia and Yahoo! Answers) is questionable, particularly in a book calling for factual answers to life's biggest questions. But what could be more relevant than a high school student explaining creationism versus evolution to other high school kids by using YouTube as a reference? D'Souza might not give older writers a run for their money when it comes to research, but her book will certainly show that young people do care about matters of faith and can address them fearlessly.
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It’s now quite obvious that the amazing Dinesh D’Souza has in fact learned all that he knows from his brilliant daughter, Danielle! So, if you want the real thing, straight from the source, why not skip the middleman and read this book? Seriously, if you have a teenager, you must get this! Tremendous.
Eric Metaxas
New York Times Bestselling Author of Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy

Sparing young readers the burdens of theological and doctrinal subtlety, Danielle D’Souza provides sound and instructive glosses on the very foundations of Christianity. Along the way, she liberates young readers from the chains of ignorant prejudice and “selective” histories as she locates the central place of Christianity in the forging and preservation of western civilization.
D. N. Robinson
Professor of Philosophy, Oxford University
Oxford, England

 Danielle D’Souza certainly did not fall far from the tree—her first book foreshadows a vocation as a writer and thinker who is both precocious and influential. Her achievement here is to create reasoned responses to difficult criticisms of Christianity that are often thrown at young people today and to translate them into “teenagerese.” My own teenage granddaughter verified for me the aptness of the translation, and its range and depth impressed her—no easy thing to do, I have found. Michael Novak

Author, Washington’s God: Religion, Liberty, and the Father of Our Country and No One Sees God: The Dark Night of Atheists and Believers

 Danielle D'Souza (daughter of embattled author Dinesh D'Souza) tackles complex issues succinctly and with a fresh, blog-like style. What could be more relevant than a high school student explaining creationism versus evolution to other high school kids by using YouTube as a reference? D'Souza might not give older writers a run for their money when it comes to research, but her book will certainly show that young people do care about matters of faith and can address them fearlessly. —Publishers Weekly

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781441224781
Publisher:
Baker Publishing Group
Publication date:
11/05/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
1,045,386
File size:
4 MB

Meet the Author

Danielle D'Souza, the daughter of Dinesh D'Souza, attends Bishop's School in La Jolla. She is a straight-A student who likes reading, modern dance, travel, and playing with her dog, Bella. She is active in her school chapel program and attends Horizon North County, a Calvary Chapel church in the San Diego area. This is her first book.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What a welcome surprise to see an apologetic book which is written for a teen by a teen. One of the greatest aspects of Y God is that it is engaging and written with simplicity. The purpose of the book is not to convince teens about God, or to prove anything beyond a shadow of a doubt, but to bring logical; practical answers to 32 of the most compelling questions that both believers and skeptics have about God and faith. Y God is wonderfully written and a must read for every teenager. Y God gives conversation to teens regarding the toughest of questions and brings a fresh approach to every question.