Hello. I have been posting a bit in regards to a dear friend who has adopted atheism as his philosophy of life. All his “research” has been one-sided in that all his information has been gained from those who are quite clearly anti-catholic/christian. He was never a Catholic. To make matters worse he was burned very badly finacially in a land deal that somehow involved his former church (evangelical, I think?), which I feel is at the heart of his atheism. Although I do not know the exact details, what I gather from what little he has told me is his own church blocked at the last stage, after of years of red tape and numerous dealings/meetings with city councils etc., some land deal that he was trying to develop? I am pretty certain that he had close to his life savings lost in this deal? I will try to make this brief but I have finally got him to agree to at least read a book from the Catholic perspective with an open mind. My own dilemma is that I got him to agree without a particular book in mind! I would like something not too over the top complicated but not too simple either…he is a true genius and I fear something too simplistic would not suffice. He proclaims himself as a “true” scientist and science seems to be his religion?
Can someone please help me with a suggestion for a good book dealing with catholicism and/or anti-atheism from a catholic/christian perspective that may be appropriate especially with the perspective on the situation I outlined above?