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5.0 out of 5 stars Stunning reconciliation of science and faith, March 19, 2004
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This review is from: The Case for a Creator: A Journalist Investigates Scientific Evidence That Points Toward God (Hardcover)
Like a lot of people (including the author of this book!), I was turned off to faith in God because I thought Darwinism made theism obsolete. I found Phillip Johnson's book "Darwin on Trial" and Michael Denton's book "Evolution: A Theory in Crisis" helpful in refuting the fundamentals of evolutionary theory, but this book is even more powerful for several reasons.
First, this book is not just a critique of Darwinism, although it does contain an excellent interview with Dr. Jonathan Wells, who pretty much decimates the idea that evolution can explain the diversity (or origin) of life. This book also builds a persuasive AFFIRMATIVE case for God from a scientific perspective. Drawing from interviews with scientists and philosophers of science, this book methodically builds the case for a creator from cosmology, physics, astronomy, biochemistry, biological information, and cognitive science, or human consciousness. By the time I finished, I felt like the verdict of "design" was pretty close to being airtight.
Second, this book is actually entertaining to read! I've looked at several other books that delve into faith and science, including those that espouse the "intelligent design" perspective, and frankly they were pretty tough to slog through. In contrast, this book has energy, colorful writing, and an intriguing true-life storyline of a one-time atheistic reporter pursuing the facts. The opening chapter really grabbed me as the writer describes a newspaper assignment that confirmed his opinion (at the time) that science has dissolved theism in a vat of nitric acid. By the end of the book, he has shown quite the opposite to be true -- "science, when done right, points toward God."
The interview with Dr. Stephen Meyer on the relationship between science and faith was worth the price of the book, in my opinion. If you believe, as I once did, that science and faith are in perpetual conflict, read this chapter! Meyer not only forcefully argues that science and faith actually are compatible, but he then does a phenomenal job of summarizing the evidence from science that points toward the existence of God. This chapter ought to be reproduced and distributed to every science student in the country!
I highly recommend this book to anyone whose faith has been undermined by those who claim science has relegated God to the unemployment line. As this book documents, not only does science point toward a creator, but the clear-cut implications of the data are that this creator fits the description of the God of the Bible. That may seem controversial, but the facts speak for themselves. Read this book and decide for yourself.
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Initial post: Feb 6, 2010 9:11:30 AM PST
Well Written, I am slogging through Stephen Meyer's latest creation and am having a wonderful time of it. Evolutionist once had an excuse for their ideology, however it is science it's self that has driven a stake right through the heart of this religion. Parents have the responsibility to instruct their own children on the subject of Intelligent Design and can have a great time in the process, as I am.
Doubtless you have or will receive hateful emails for your positive review of Strobel's book, it's all the Evolutionist have left, vitriol and gnashing of teeth, they should have our pity.

Best Regards,

Mark

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 8, 2011 1:17:01 PM PST
"it's all the Evolutionist have left"

Not quite. They still have the court system. Be sure to include Behe's testimony when you instruct your children. It made quite an impression on the judge.

Posted on May 22, 2013 11:28:43 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 22, 2013 11:29:16 AM PDT
Anonymous says:
"refuting the fundamentals of evolutionary theory"
Hilarious idiocy.
"AFFIRMATIVE case for God from a scientific perspective"
Hilarious.
"I felt like the verdict of "design" was pretty close to being airtight."
Hilarious. Zero plus zero plus zero still adds up to zero evidence.
"science, when done right, points toward God."
Hilarious. Which one? Apollo? Zeus? Thor? Yahweh?
"Meyer on the relationship between science and faith"
Hilarious. Never trust an apologist to talk about science.
"This chapter ought to be reproduced and distributed to every science student in the country!"
Especially the ones in public schools - oops there goes another lawsuit.
"whose faith has been undermined"
Hilarious. You have correctly identified the purpose of apologetics - shore up the faith of the faithful by distorting scientific "facts".
"That may seem controversial"
No, that's just stupid anti-science nonsense.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 29, 2013 1:41:52 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 29, 2013 1:43:50 PM PDT
You seem to very bias. I think you could learn a thing or two from Jesus. Whether you believe in him or not. Plus you are of flesh just as much as we are.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 17, 2014 7:45:28 PM PDT
Why "Anonymous?"

Posted on Nov 21, 2014 7:11:55 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 6, 2016 11:10:16 AM PST
"Like a lot of people (including the author of this book!), I was turned off to faith in God because I thought Darwinism made theism obsolete." In what way? Why should a recognition of natural causes leave you 'turned off'? Shouldn't you be in awe of the tremendous age of the earth, the intricacy of living organisms, the scope and majesty of a living history beyond anything we could imagine? Why dismiss reality and cling tenaciously to the myths of the past?

The problem for material like this is that, in spite of all the claims, no one who is drawn to it is predisposed to question it. For the rest of us, we can only watch and shake our heads.
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