The God Desire

by David Baddiel

£9.99

Beliefs; Society

Hardback

9780008550288

Published by HarperCollins Publishers

Published April 2023

Books > Beliefs

David Baddiel would love there to be a God. He has spent a lot of time fantasising about how much better life would be if there actually was such a thing as a Superhero Dad who chased off Death.

Unfortunately for him, there isn’t. Or at least, that is Baddiel’s view in this book, which argues that it is indeed the very intensity of his, and everyone else’s, desire for God to exist that proves His non-existence.

Anything so deeply wished-for we will, considers Baddiel, make real. The admission of his own divine yearnings makes for a book that is more vulnerable – and more understanding of the value and power of religion – than most atheist polemics.

A philosophical essay that utilises Baddiel’s trademarks of comedy, storytelling and personal asides, The God Desire offers a highly readable new perspective on the most ancient of debates.

Divine Might by Natalie Haynes | 9781529089516

Divine Might

Natalie Haynes

£10.99

Philosophy and Life by A. C. Grayling | 9780241993200

Philosophy and Life

A. C. Grayling

£10.99

A Death in the Parish by Richard Coles | 9781474612685

A Death in the Parish

Richard Coles

£9.99

The West by Naoíse Mac Sweeney | 9780753558935

The West

Naoíse Mac Sweeney

£12.99

The House Divided by Barnaby Rogerson | 9781781257258

The House Divided

Barnaby Rogerson

£25.00

Steeple Chasing by Peter Ross | 9781472281951

Steeple Chasing

Peter Ross

£10.99