Good God. By John Hadham. (Penguin Books, 6d.) Inquiring Christian in England. By Norman Hillson. (Methuen, 7s. 6d.) Reviewed by VINCENT McNABB,
IT is difficult to criticise Mr Hadham's book. There is so much sound reasoning and wholesome writing in most of its pages that the illogical, unthinking pages paralyse our judgment.
What are we to say of a fascinating book which begins in this way: "I am not going to try to prove that God exists. As a matter of fact, as I shall show later, it is not possible to do so." In other words, we cannot prove the existence of God; we can prove only that it cannot be proved. But apparently though 11Ir Hadham cannot prove God's existence: he can prove God's character. In support of this paradox Mr Hadham has written sonic 120 pages of racy English.
THE Inquiring Christian articles appeared, Monday by Monday, in the Daily Mail. The Inquiring Christian has given us a pleasantly written account of his experiences from Buckfast in the south to Balmoral in the north. His inquiries were not directed to finding out what form of Christianity was final and official. He was anxious to write what would please readers of the Daily Mail. Many of his readers, like myself, will judge that he has succeeded in doing what he intended to do.