Saturday, February 19, 2011

The God Hater by Bill Myers

Howard Books (September 28, 2010) 320 pages

A cranky, atheistic philosophy professor loves to shred the faith of incoming freshmen. He is chosen by a group of scientists to create a philosophy for a computer-generated world exactly like ours. Much to his frustration every model he introduces—from Darwinism, to Existentialism, to Relativism, to Buddhism—fails. The only way to preserve the computer world is to introduce laws from outside their system through a Law Giver. Of course this goes against everything he's ever believed, and he hates it. But even that doesn't completely work because the citizens of that world become legalists and completely miss the spirit behind the Law. The only way to save them is to create a computer character like himself to personally live and explain it. He does. So now there are two of him—the one in our world and the one in the computer world. Unfortunately a rival has introduced a virus into the computer world. Things grow worse until our computer-world professor sees the only way to save his world is to personally absorb the virus and the penalty for breaking the Law. Of course, it's clear to all, including our real-world professor, that this act of selfless love has become a reenactment of the Gospel. It is the only possible choice to save their computer world and, as he finally understands, our own.

I didn't get this book requested, so I haven't read it. I still want you to see all the reviews by the other participants in this tour, though. I love that there's all kinds of different people and opinions in the CSFF tours. This has became my favorite reviews to do! I do have next month's book requested, so I'll Be Back(in Terminator style voice) next month. ;)
I can't wait to see what the others have to say about The God Hater. I've heard it will be an interesting tour. :)

Check out all the other participants on the tour:

Noah Arsenault
Red Bissell
Thomas Clayton Booher
Keanan Brand
Rachel Briard
Beckie Burnham
Morgan L. Busse
Carol Bruce Collett
Valerie Comer
Karri Compton
CSFF Blog Tour
April Erwin
Amber French
Andrea Graham
Tori Greene
Katie Hart
Ryan Heart
Joleen Howell
Bruce Hennigan
Becky Jesse
Cris Jesse
Becca Johnson
Jason Joyner
Carol Keen
Emily LaVigne
Shannon McDermott
Matt Mikalatos
Rebecca LuElla Miller
John W. Otte
Sarah Sawyer
Chawna Schroeder
Andrea Schultz
Tammy Shelnut
Kathleen Smith
James Somers
Donna Swanson
Jessica Thomas
Steve Trower
Fred Warren
Dona Watson
Nicole White
Dave Wilson
Kathy Brasby

Bill Myers Facebook Page

Author's Website

Book Link


  1. Soooo sorry you missed this one. It's a fairly small book and quite fast-paced. Lots of intrigue and suspense, which surprised me, considering he premise.

    Anyway, I think there seems to be a consensus building among CSFF participants about this one.

    ;-) No, I'm not going to say what that consensus is.


  2. I've been visiting around and ...."sigh"....I do wish I had read this one!!! It looks like I really missed out!