Tim Farron’s book likes and dislikes: CS Lewis and Richard Dawkins

Liberal Democrat MP Tim Farron features in the ‘Brought to book’ column in the current edition of Total Politics, answering questions such as:

What is your least favourite book?

The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins. I’m a Christian, but I don’t object to people criticising my faith or even trying to ‘disprove’ it. However, I do object to bright people like Dawkins writing uncritical and abysmally researched polemic and then parading it as a respectable work.

What was the most inspiring book you have ever read and why?

The Problem of Pain by CS Lewis. The book doesn’t give you a get out jail card when it comes to grief, but in a clear and Biblically consistent way it helps you to understand something about why such things happen in a world ruled by a loving and all powerful God. Heavy but sublime too.

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