Bertrand Russell's Why I Am Not A Christian
clearly defined the mindset for Russell's brand of cynic atheism. But, as extensive as his critique may have been, it did not cover every argument against belief in the creator. John Stott (Baptism and Fullness: The Work of the Holy Spirit Today
) takes up the challenge of finding the loophole in the reasoning of his chronologically displaced literary adversary, and turns the argument on its ear. Scholarly research, flowing prose, and many illustrative examples, both literary and biblical, crown his short masterpiece, as believer and unbeliever alike will be brought closer to an understanding of how God's election works.