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.
"This one will be talked about for a long time."—Jerry B. Jenkins, New York Times bestselling author
"When one of the most creative minds I know gets the best idea he’s ever had and turns it into a novel, it’s fasten-your-seat-belt time. This one will be talked about for a long time."
—Jerry B. Jenkins, author of Left Behind
"A most fascinating story! Full of heart, suspense and intelligence, The God Hater engagingly illustrates the futility of man-made beliefs, as well as the world’s desperate need for a God who offers hope, guidance, and help."
—Tim LaHaye, author of Left Behind
"Bill has written another heartwrenching, mind-gripping novel that delivers on so many levels. Like the Gospel, The God Hater is more than just a great read. I highly recommend it!"
—Doug Fields, Teaching Pastor of Saddleback Community Church, bestselling author of Refuel and Fresh Start
"An original masterpiece. The God Hater re-opens our eyes to God's absolute justice and His unfathomable love."
—Dr. Kevin Leman, bestselling author of Have a New Kid by Friday
"If you enjoy white-knuckle, page-turning suspense, with a brilliant blend of cutting-edge apologetics, The God Hater will grab you for a long, long time."
—Beverly Lewis, New York Times bestselling author
"I've never seen a more powerful and timely illustration of the incarnation. Bill Myers has a way of making the Gospel accessible and relevant to readers of all ages. I highly recommend this book."
—Terri Blackstock, New York Times bestselling author
"Once again, Myers takes us into imaginative and intriguing depths, making us feel, think, and ponder all at the same time. Relevant and entertaining, The God Hater is not to be missed."
—James Scott Bell, bestselling author of Deceived and Try Fear
"A brilliant novel that feeds the mind and heart, The God Hater belongs at the top of your reading list."
—Angela Hunt, New York Times bestselling author
“The God Hater is a rare combination of Christian fiction that is both entertaining and spiritually provocative. It has the ability to challenge your mind, as well as move your heart. It has a message of deep spiritual significance that is highly relevant for these times.”
—Paul Cedar, chairman of Mission America Coalition