Who Made God?: Searching for a Theory of Everything and over one million other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Learn more
Sell yours for a Gift Card
We'll buy it for $2.00
Learn More
Trade in now
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Who Made God? Searching for a Theory of Everything Hardcover – September 1, 2009


See all 3 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle
"Please retry"
Hardcover
"Please retry"
$9.50 $3.46

There is a newer edition of this item:

Who Made God?
$15.29
(53)
In Stock.
12%20Days%20of%20Deals%20in%20Books
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Best Books of the Month
Best Books of the Month
Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a dozen categories.

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 304 pages
  • Publisher: EP Books (September 1, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0852347073
  • ISBN-13: 978-0852347072
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.5 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (53 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #803,249 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

Review

If you have been looking for a thoughtful, cogent and accessible counterpoint to the recent flurry of publications by the so-called New Atheists, you need look no further than Edgar Andrews "Who Made God?" Rather than offering an ad hoc response to the assertions made by Richard Dawkins and the like, Dr. Andrews instead asks us to consider a different way in to the conversation to approach belief in the biblical God as a thesis in and of itself, one that is worthy of our thoughtful consideration. He asks us to apply the methodology of hypothesis to the question of God to see how it fits and, in fact, it proves to fit remarkably well. With great clarity and rousing humour, Dr. Andrews applies the thesis of God to questions like the problem of time, the nature of humanity and the question of morality and demonstrates how belief in God has both simple elegance and far-reaching explanatory power. written. I appreciated the exposing of the reductionistic tendencies that atheists are forced to adopt, thus limiting their ability to conceive the wonder and beauty of the material universe. I also appreciated how unscientific science can be and how we should be wary of those who use/abuse the name of science to promote unscientific assumptions and conclusions. I really appreciated the explanation of quantum physics and how the author makes complex physics understandable and entertaining. This was one of my favorite chapters. I found helpful the author s delineations of the caricatures of God and the discussion on time was one of the most thought provoking sections. I found the connection between time and entropy fascinating. -- -- Rev. Abraham Cho, Fellowship Group Director, Redeemer Presbyterian Church, New York

In our increasingly multi-disciplinary world, we need those rare scholars who are able to combine the expertise of two different fields of study. Edgar Andrews possesses this ability, bringing together scientific and theological expertise to present a work that is both engaging and palatable. It is this synthesis that makes this book a very important and unique contribution to the larger arena of faith and science. This is not simply another book on Intelligent Design, nor is it a defence of Theistic Evolution. Who Made God? masterfully weaves a mature Christian theology with recent scientific findings to produce a nuanced and compelling argument that does not caricaturize either science or theology but maintains the integrity of both. The author s knowledgeable passion for both science and theology, coupled with a witty and playful writing style, makes the book a must read for those who question the intersection of science and Christianity. It has been a pleasure to read this book. I don't mean to sound overly flattering, but Dr Andrews has done the world a great service by adding this to our shelves. I am impressed by the way he has maintained the integrity of both science and theology, revealing comfort in both fields. I have been waiting for a book just like this to recommend to others one that I don t feel compromises theological or scientific integrity and truth. The God hypothesis will be unpalatable to many, but to those who have sincere questions this book will provide an invaluable apologetic. There is so much science and theology in the book and yet the writing style makes difficult and complex concepts accessible. While there were a few sections that were challenging to understand, the book as a whole is easy to read. -- David Kim, New York

Starting with the hypothesis of God, Professor Andrews sets out to demonstrate that the existence of the God of the Bible makes better sense of what we can actually learn from science than does atheism. On his way to this conclusion he also points out the scientific and logical inadequacies of evolutionism. He succeeds in doing so with a deceptively light touch but there is nothing lightweight about either his analysis or the rigour with which he pursues his case. This is apologetics at its best: immensely instructive for the Christian and utterly devastating for the atheist. -- Daniel Webber, European Missionary Fellowship

As a distinguished scientist, Professor Edgar Andrews is well qualified to counter the current outpouring of attempts to airbrush God out of existence -- and in this book he does so with intelligent and infectious enthusiasm. Richard Dawkins' The God delusion is an obvious target and he expertly dismantles its atheistic claims, reducing them to rubble with a lightness of touch I had never before come across in a book of this kind. Readers, with or without scientific backgrounds, are likely to find themselves turning the pages with smiles on their faces. I know of nothing quite like it. -- John Blanchard, author and lecturer

With vigorous panache and deft argument, Dr Andrews tackles one of the key issues of our times -- does God exist and why should we believe that he does? In a masterly combination of science and theology, he reveals the absurdity of the so-called `new atheism' and presents a solid case for Christian theism. Highly recommended. -- Prof. Michael Haykin, Southern Baptist theological Prof. M. Haykin, Southern Baptiist Theological Seminary

From the Publisher

Edgar Andrews is thought-provoking, witty, extremely readable, and ultimately devastating in his critique of evolutionary atheism. He demonstrates that a right understanding of the scientific enterprise poses no threat to biblical Christianity -- indeed, that the kind of world we live in is precisely what the biblical account of God and creation would lead us to expect.

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

Customer Reviews

This is a great fun read.
Jim
This is a good read in defense of true science and shows the fallacies of evolution and much "modern"scientific method for those who will investigate.
haynes6
Very interesting book that is written in an accessible manner.
Middle Earth

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

55 of 61 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on November 24, 2009
Format: Hardcover
This is a really amazing little book.

I was expecting an apology for Christianity, however that is not what I got. Certainly the book makes no bones about Christianity, and it clearly and concisely repudiates (in places with gentle humor at their flawed reasoning) the so-called new atheists. However, that is not its purpose. It might almost be described as an expose, rather than a defense.

What it does is to offer overtly something that I have heard discussed quietly (and usually behind closed doors) by a number of noted scientists. It provides a concise, understandable explanation of modern science from a Christian perspective. Through the fundamental hypothesis of the book, it clearly reconciles modern science and Christianity. It also proves that, contrary to the dogma of Dawkins and company, the more scientist learn about the physical universe and about life, the more unavoidable the conclusion that God exists becomes.

I expect that Dawkins and company will ignore this book, or possibly address it with the kind of rage and bombast that characterized recent books by the "new atheists". That seems to be how they have dealt with Professor Andrews in the past. Their reasons then, and the reason now is simple: They cannot answer his arguments from science and honest reason.

Professor Andrews is not just a man with high scientific and academic qualifications. He is also an excellent teacher, able to communicate complex and abstract concepts (including the nature of science, and many of the theories of modern science) in a way that is clear and understandable to ordinary readers, who don't have the background or training that he himself brings to the table.
Read more ›
2 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
66 of 80 people found the following review helpful By Tim Challies TOP 500 REVIEWER on November 17, 2009
Format: Hardcover
Why should the Devil get all the good scientists? It sometimes seems that way, doesn't it? We hear of scientists like Stephen Hawking and Richard Dawkins and others who are acclaimed as being at the top of their field and almost inevitably it seems that they are atheists or otherwise committed to explaining the world in terms of Darwinian evolution. Occasionally we find a great dissenting mind, but then we discover that that person is committed to beliefs that seem opposed to the plain account of Scripture. So we have Francis Collins who writes The Language of God but who in the book says that, though God exists, life and creation can be explained in terms of natural laws and processes that do not depend on the Divine hand of God. It is both tiresome and frustrating.

But here at last comes Edgar Andrews whose list of academic credentials include more letters than all the names in my family: BSc, PhD, DSc, FInstP, FIMMM, CEng, CPhys (which, according to a site I consulted, is together an anagram for disbenching tscpf fpsps chym- cmd `m). No, I don't know what any of those degrees mean, but they sure sound impressive. He is Emeritus Professor of Materials at the University of London and an international expert on the science of large molecules (not small ones, mind you, only the large ones). His credentials include things that sound like they must set him apart; things such as this: In September 1972 he was one of four specially invited speakers at the dedication symposium of the Michigan Molecular Institute, two of the others being Nobel Laureates Paul Flory and Melvin Calvin.

Put it all together and you find that Andrews is one smart dude. He's smarter than you and me and the rest of us put together. And in his new book Who Made God?
Read more ›
5 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Paul Rodney Pennington on August 27, 2012
Format: Paperback
Edgar H. Andrews is the Emeritus Professor of Materials at the University of London and an international expert on the science of large molecules. Yet, as a highly successful and well known scientist and author, he believes in the God of the bible and is willing to put his faith through the ringers of modern day science in order to show that God does exist.

Who Made God is about looking through the lens of science and openly asking ourselves the difficult questions about life, its existence, purpose and origination without coming at it with a preconceived idea that God could not be a part of the equation. It's about taking a hypothesis (as scientist do) and asking, "Could a God hypothesis explain the unknown?"

Dr. Andrews writing style is not only intellectual and challenging, but also easy to read and quite funny at times. He has a way of explaining the difficult topic addressed in a way that the everyday person can understand and follow. He starts out each chapter with brief explanations of what the main focus of the chapter will be along with some definitions of words people might not be familiar with. This I found quite helpful and overall a great read.

I highly recommend this book as a great challenge to open the door for a "God hypothesis" in the scientific world as well as yours.
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By M. Sutherland on January 5, 2012
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
This is the kind of Christian Apologetics book I enjoy reading.

Most apologetics books rehash the same answers and arguments. Occasionally one brings some new insight, or at least a new way of explaining the answers such that it sparks new thought. This is that book.

Fun to read, because the author clearly does not take himself too seriously (he utilizes the English cartoon character `Sooty' in one of his explanations for heavens sake!) yet attacks these serious subjects head on with wit and charm. Yet he shows no mercy to the tired attacks on Christianity of the `new atheists' vis-à-vis physics, miracles, natural law, an immoral God, etc.
One of those supposed argument-ending-money-maker lines of the `skeptic' is always "You say God made everything? Well then tell me who made God?" Andrews spends 278 pages of text and 12 pages of supporting documentation explaining why this is an incoherent question, akin to `Have you stopped beating your wife?' or `how long is string?', and how the answer is evident via a serious analysis of the facts of nature, readily available.

The central thesis of the book is a presentation of the difference between a proof arrived by syllogism, and the preferred and beautiful approach of making a hypothesis and then examining the facts that support it (yes - he is indeed using the Scientific Method to confirm the existence of God!)

This book answers the question with no stone unturned. It's a wonderful primer - a little bit logic, a little bit physics, a little bit philosophy. He makes sure that we don't allow the `new atheists' to get away with phrasing the issues in an incorrect manner, and that we answer the right questions.
Read more ›
4 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Most Recent Customer Reviews


What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?