The Language of God: A Scientist Presents Evidence for Belief  -     By: Francis S. Collins
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The Language of God: A Scientist Presents Evidence for Belief

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The head of the Human Genome Project and a former atheist, Collins makes a strong case for BioLogos---God-directed evolution---in comparison to atheistic evolution, Intelligent Design, and creationism. He offers an awe-inspiring tour of the complexities of biology, genetics, and DNA---and reveals a richly satisfying, harmonious melding of scientific and spiritual worldviews. 320 pages, softcover from Free Press.

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Number of Pages: 304
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Publication Date: 2007
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An instant bestseller, The Language of God provides the best argument for the integration of faith and logic since C.S. Lewis’s Mere Christianity .

It has long been believed that science and faith cannot mingle. Faith rejects the rational, while science restricts us to a life with no meaning beyond the physical. It is an irreconcilable war between two polar-opposite ways of thinking and living. Written for believers, agnostics, and atheists alike, The Language of God provides a testament to the power of faith in the midst of suffering without faltering from its logical stride. Readers will be inspired by Collin’s personal story of struggling with doubt, as well as the many revelations of the wonder of God’s creation that will forever shape the way they view the world around them.

Author Bio

Francis S. Collins is one of the country's leading geneticists and the longtime head of the Human Genome Project. Prior to coming to Washington, he helped to discover the genetic misspellings that cause cystic fibrosis, neurofibromatosis, and Huntington's disease. He lives in Bethesda, Maryland, and in his spare time he enjoys riding a motorcycle and playing guitar.

Editorial Reviews

"Collins's argument that science and faith are compatible deserves a wide hearing. It lets non-churchgoers consider spiritual questions without feeling awkward."

-- The New York Times Book Review
"The Language of God is a powerful confession of belief from one of the world's leading scientists. Refuting the tired stereotypes of hostility between science and religion, Francis Collins challenges his readers to find a unity of knowledge that encompasses both faith and reason."

-- Kenneth Miller, Brown University, author of Finding Darwin's God
"What an elegantly written book. In it Francis Collins, the eminent scientist, tells why he is also a devout believer....A real godsend for those with questioning minds but who are also attracted to things spiritual."

-- Archbishop Desmond Tutu

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  1. Corrado Ghinamo
    Italy
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: male
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Beautiful book, easy to understand language.
    February 6, 2014
    Corrado Ghinamo
    Italy
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: male
    This book shows -with an easy to understand language- how rational the belief in God can be.

    Francis Collins is one of the greatest modern scientists in the world, and a Christian. So no surprise if he is absolutely convinced about theistic evolution.

    As a scientist, I was so happy to read about a faith so similar to mine.

    Corrado Ghinamo

    (author of "The Beautiful Scientist")
  2. bobd
    Newbury Park, CA
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: male
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    A wonderful new look at how God created us
    March 4, 2011
    bobd
    Newbury Park, CA
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: male
    Quality: 5
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    Meets Expectations: 5
    As science comes within our grasp we see more and more of the realities of how God created our world. This view, that God spoke but once, and all of creation was instantly set into motion, to unfold just as God intended, is a powerful new way to look at how God created his universe. We've always held that evolution demanded atheism. Collins shows us that this in not so, and that God is indeed the author of life, no matter how he chose unfold his story.
  3. Austin McGinley
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    September 2, 2009
    Austin McGinley
    At age 78, and a former priest in the Dominican Order, I can honestly say that Dr. Collins' book is the most important book I have ever read. He has answered questions that have plagued me for many years. I have held fast to to the Thomistic principle," Ex nihilo, nihil fit". Yet, I could not comprehend how or why the First Unmoved Mover saw fit to create human beings on this infinitely tiny planet. Now, at least, I can fully accept "It was no accident"!
  4. Jeff
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    August 14, 2009
    Jeff
    I bought this book some months back and generally enjoyed it. Like one other reviewer, I also thought the book lacked a WoW factor. Maybe I expected too much from so eminent a scientist. Now that I see that others thought better of it, I might go back and read it again. The book is definitely worth reading, so don't take my reservation too seriously. I just hoped for a bit more. (By the way, I hold the same view of Mere Christianity, so Francis Collins is in very good company.)
  5. Robert Cissne
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    June 19, 2009
    Robert Cissne
    About halfway through it and didn't quite experience the WOW factor I was hoping for. Generally well done but still don't know where ground zero is for the BIG BAMG. Suppose we have to have multiple viewing points to learn that as well as a kazillion years.
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