This book comes as a response to the growing threat posed by the irrationalism that exists at the heart of every religion. Dawkins while being humorous and bold, looks at the damage done by religion. How it cripples minds and hinders clear thinking. How it harms people and argues that it should be considered as a form of child abuse when children are indoctrinated in religion and not given a real education.
This book and other books that have recently come out are highly important and should help to remind those of us who live in modern societies of our values. Freedom of speech and expression, sexual equality and a disdain for the subjugation of women and children by mysoginistic barbaric ideologies, science, rationality and a search for truth.
I highly recommend that you buy and read this book along with Carl Sagan's “The Demon Haunted World – Science as a Candle in the Dark”. These books are highly important in a society where religion is still worryingly visable, vocal and threatening.