I am pretty excited that my new book, now called 'The Little Book of Unholy Questions', will be released in the coming weeks.

I sent a review copy to Derek Murphy, author of Jesus Potter Harry Christ and he returned this review:

If you were given an exclusive, face-to-face interview with God, what would you ask him? Are you curious about what the animals ate on the ark? Why Jesus could eat fish but also walk through walls? What, exactly, are angels? In "The Little Book of Unholy Questions" Jonathan M.S. Pearce, author of "Free Will?", asks these questions and much, much more. The book is divided into sections with a brief introduction to relevant philosophy or history, before the questions are given in list form. 
Assuming that God exists, Pearce demands from God a rational explanation to all of the problems that seem illogical or incoherent. These are not 'unanswerable questions', or part of the mystery that is God. These are very simple, yet damningly challenging inconsistencies in the Christian narrative that necessarily antagonize any rational reader. There are, however, certain loaded questions, like "Is it cruel to use humans as pawns in your endless battle with Satan?" The cumulative effect of all of these questions is to demonstrate that Christianity is a fuddled mess contradictions. I support Pearce in believing that, if God exists, he could certainly do better. After exploring comparative religion ("Why should I believe in the Christian God when Thor has a sweet Hammer and Zeus has awesome lightning bolts?") Pearce finally ends with the introspective question, the impossible worry, "Am I going to Hell?" 

If you are still or used to be Christian, "The Little Book of Unholy Questions" is an overview of the critical questions you need to be asking yourself. Wisdom is not in finding the answers, or living with the mystery, but in being courageous enough to ask the unanswerable questions which God, and through Him Christianity, has for too long failed to answer.


The book, set out as 501 questions with section introductions to explain the relevant philosophy and theology is set out as a cumulative case against the Judeo-Christian notion of God. It should be easier for the popular reader to engage with than my last book on free will which was fairly academic in many ways. Anywho, I'll keep the site posted for any movement here.