Miracles - A Book Review

All of Metaxas’s books are engaging and entertaining. Miracles is no exception. It is a book that is often difficult to put down, particularly the earlier chapters. His reasoning in the apologetic section is sound and helpful. That combined with the eloquence of his writing make the book a very rewarding text.

This book is not intended for the credulous. Metaxas is aware of the strength of the arguments of those who have a naturalistic worldview (that is, they except only natural explanations for all things). He begins by addressing the rejection of supernatural explanations by skeptics, including the militantly confident materialists. The absolute certainty in the absence of the supernatural, Metaxas argues, is as unscientific as it comes. In fact, arguing that the only possible explanations are natural ones is a rather closed minded approach to the world.

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