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Zondervan A Friendly Dialogue Between an Atheist and a Christian

An unbeliever and a theist usually have very little to talk about, at least here in America. But put a Chinese unbeliever with a curious mind towards philosophy and theology together with an American Christian evangelist and the conversation will take some interesting twists! Luis Palau, international evangelist, and Zhao Qizheng, Chinese dignitary, spoke for two days about faith, culture, science and many other issues concerning both Christians and non-Christians on a global scale. Through a reciprocal respect and determination for harmony in their discussion, the two amicably address aspects of religion - as practiced by China's millions of atheistic, nominal, and devout adherents - and society and are able to share with each other, as well as the readers, the deeper thought processes that have guided each man in their influential lives.
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Review 1 for A Friendly Dialogue Between an Atheist and a Christian
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Buy it!

Date:March 27, 2012
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Marge Henderson
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I bought a number of these books, gave them away and have ordered another twice since. This book is excellant in presenting the plan of salvation with warmth and respect for the atheist.
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The subject of persecution of Christians ignored

Date:February 20, 2011
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Tongielight
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Dr. Luis Paulau and Zhao Qizheng took a very opitimistic view of the events since the Communists came to power in China. They completely ignored the well documented accounts of the persecution of Christians and others. It has been alleged there has been wholesale confiscation of Christian literature including Bibles. One questions whether the sanctioned "government bookstores" carry Bibles which have been conveniently edited to reflect the party line. I did love that Mr. Paulau was able to lay out the plan of salvation in its entirety during their dialogue.
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Interesting but not mind-blowing

Date:January 12, 2011
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Reneeneigh
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This book is a selection of transcripts from talks between Mr. Zhao and Mr. Palau. It's decidedly pro-China, feeling almost like propaganda at times, but if you can get past that it's a wonderful example of how to have a thoughtful, loving, rational discussion with someone whose beliefs are very different than yours.
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The book includes many colorful photographs.

Date:October 6, 2010
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Angel
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This book can be read in a short time. I found it to be so interesting that I read it in one sitting.
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Date:July 10, 2010
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Edgar Gonzalez
A very GOOD book. a lot of information about Christianity in China, a must buy!
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Date:June 4, 2008
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An interesting dialog, but Palau loses control of the direction early and never really regains it. Very little presentation of a Gospel message, and what little is there is spread all over the book. At one point Palau mentions that he doesn't know who made God. What a way to blow a perfect set-up to talk about God's eternality and creation. Palau also believes in 'carnal Christianity', but thankfully there is very little about that in the book - unfortunately this isn't a very good representation of 'biblical Christianity'.
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Date:March 28, 2008
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Justin
This book is unique! With so many titles out there discussing Atheism and Christianity, this is the first I have read that openly, honestly, and respectfully looks at both sides of the arguement. Each author is well-versed in their approach and understanding of the topic, and give great insight for someone interested in this normally volatile subject. It's an easy read, yet profound. Don't miss it.
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