This is the author's note from her book Christ the Lord Out of Egypt: A Novel. It's a very interesting story, her path from the church, 30 years as an atheist and her coming back to the faith.
What gradually came clear to me was that many of the skeptical arguments—arguments that insisted most of the Gospels were suspect, for instance, or written too late to be eyewitness accounts—lacked coherence. They were not elegant. Arguments about Jesus himself were full of conjecture. Some books were no more than assumptions piled upon assumptions. Absurd conclusions were reached on the basis of little or no data at all.
In sum, the whole case for the nondivine Jesus who stumbled into Jerusalem and somehow got crucified by nobody and had nothing to do with the founding of Christianity and would be horrified by it if he knew about it—that whole picture which had floated in the liberal circles I frequented as an atheist for thirty years—that case was not made. Not only was it not made, I discovered in this field some of the worst and most biased scholarship I’d ever read. (source)
Thanks to Victor Reppert who posted this at his blog dangerous idea.
His comment there:
Here's another former (insincere, no doubt) unbeliever.
I was aware of her book some time ago and her coming back to the faith. However, I had not read a detailed a description of her journey before this. I'll be placing her book on my wishlist, perhaps it will be a good read as well.
Also, Victor is the author of C.S. Lewis's Dangerous Idea: In Defense of the Argument from Reason. A book that I've read and can highly recommend.
Finally, a couple of other books in the genre of Anne Rice's work on Christ, would be The Day Christ Was Born and the Day Christ Died (single volume). I've read both and remember that as being enjoyable as well.
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