- Hardcover: 223 pages
- Publisher: WND Books; 1 edition (May 15, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1936488523
- ISBN-13: 978-1936488520
- Product Dimensions: 6.3 x 1 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 217 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #692,675 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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A long time ago in a galaxy not far away, ignorant folks believed in spontaneous generation, wrongly thinking that life simply jumped out of non-living matter. As Carl Gallups so rightly shows us, those people are still around today. They're called atheists. --Joe Kovacs, bestselling author of The Divine Secret and Shocked by the Bible
Few authors articulate the intellectual condition of the church as clearly and effectively as does Carl Gallups in his new book, The Magic Man in the Sky. Compelling story telling, careful construction of thought, and solid theological foundations provide one of the best defenses of a biblical world view currently available. I solidly endorse Gallups' work. --Mark Foley, Ph.D. President, University of Mobile
Carl Gallups is quickly emerging as one of the most passionate, courageous and stimulating Christian radio talk-show hosts in the country. He is absolutely fearless. --Jeffrey T. Kuhner, columnist, radio talk-show personality and President of the Edmund Burke Institute for American Renewal
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In The Magic Man in the Sky, Carl Gallups has given us an exciting insight into the many unanswered questions of evolution theory and, based on biblical truths - both prophecies and promises, the possibilities of other worlds and realities denied by evolutionists. With his open and frank approach, supported by extensive research and information from learned professionals in their respective fields, Carl challenges believers and unbelievers to take a serious look at the subjects discussed in this book. Ultimately, Carl invites every reader to seriously consider the gravity and consequences of accepting or rejecting the truth presented. In this hour of all-but-universal darkness, a bright ray of hope and confidence shines forth from the truths of this book. In a time when lives are marked by a growing hunger for spiritual realities, Carl Gallups reveals the truth that real science and Holy Scripture are inseparably linked to verify that behind all creation there is an intelligent designe
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Recommend it to be worth your time and money; if nothing else, read it and then loan it out.
I don't think any atheist would read this book from cover to cover. Not necessarily because they'll scoff at his evidence, but simply because I feel Carl takes too many shots at atheists. By that I mean he overgeneralizes the secular community by assuming all of them willfully choose to deny and try to refute the existence of God. Not all secularists believe in the evolutionary theory, let alone accept it as fact. I just feel that he could have spoke of them a little bit more objectively. He could have also done a better job convincing the reader why Christianity is the only true religion.
I study Christian apologetics a lot so most of what I read were things I already knew. That's why I personally feel the book wasn't that groundbreaking. Let me discuss the things I did like though.
He made some very good points showing the evolutionary theory to be far from settled science. It actually makes a lot of sense why he and a lot of other Christians claim evolution to be a religion. Read the book to understand how. I also liked how he ties in Christian beliefs and real science with vivid and thought-provoking analogies. He had quite a few great arguments against the common questions atheists and agnostics ask like "Why would God allow evil and suffering in the world if He's good?" and "What happens to the people that never heard the Word"?
What I loved most about the book was the evidence he chose to prove the existence of God. I was expecting some scientific evidence to be shown, but he simply used the Bible. He's actually the only person I've ever seen out of all the Christian apologists I know, to use biblical prophecies to validate the truth of God's Word. Most apologists just spend their time debunking evolution, telling people that if evolution is false then Christianity must be true. But I've never really heard them speak on biblical truths. Chapter 13 is the best chapter in the book, not chapter 10.
Overall, it's a pretty good book. He made great scientific and biblical points defending Christianity. But I felt that he should have taken way more precaution in the way he chose to address the secular readers.