If I may address unbelievers directly for a moment, I hope that you will not read this book merely as an intellectual exercise. It seeks to address practical problems that we all face in life. You, like many Christians, live in a split-screen world. You are, I suspect, a Darwinian in your science and an anti-Darwinian in your morals. You revere science and reason but wonder if they give you a full grasp of the world. You are a rationalist at work and a romantic in your personal life. You have been engaged in the pursuit of happiness for a fairly long time; ever wonder why you haven’t found it? How long do you intend to continue this joyless search for joy? Older societies had much less and felt abundant; why do you, in the midst of plenty, continue to feel scarcity pressing down upon you? No doubt you, like the believer, know that every breath you take fends off death. Clearly this is something forwhich you should prepare, but have you? Death forces upon you a choice that you cannot escape. Υou must choose God or reject Him, because when you die all abstentions are counted as “no” votes. So ifyou are wondering ifthis book is an invitation to convert, it is. Ι hope you will read it as if your life depended on it, because, in a way, it might.