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Format: DRM Free ePub
Vendor: Master Books
Publication Date: 2008
ISBN: 9781614580713
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Publisher's Description

True Stories of Faith, Science, & the Power of a Creator

A unique and interesting collection of true stories from Christians - each sharing his personal journey to find the biblical truth of a six-day creation! From scientists in the midst of complex research to youth ministers, and more, see how each began at a different point and place in his life to question the supposed truth of evolution and how faith and actual evidence led to his embracing a creation-based, biblical world-view. In their testimonies, you will read about their search for answers, often unavailable through their school, their church, or scientific knowledge - and how the discoveries they made have shaped their faith and changed their lives. Seeking answers for yourself? Discover the powerful truths these individuals now share - and find yourself also persuaded by the evidence! Contributors include: Carl Kerby, Curt Sewell, Dr. Walter T. Brown, Dr. Raymond Damadian, Frank Sherwin, and more!

Stories Focus on:

  • Powerful testimonies of the concept of a creator
  • Discovering creation truths within scientific careers
  • Understanding the relevance of Genesis to your personal faith
  • Finding answers to life's toughest questions through understanding Genesis
  • Appreciating the powerful influence of creation believers and scholars
  • Features a "Founding Fathers of Creationism" special section focused on Dr. Henry Morris, Dr. John Whitcomb, Dr. Andrew Snelling, and more.
  • Special spotlight! Short biography of Dr. Mortimer Adler, chairman of the board of editors of Encyclopedia Britannica for many years

Author Bio

Dr. Jerry Bergman has taught biology, genetics, chemistry, biochemistry, anthropology, geology, and microbiology at Northwest State College in Archbold OH for over 17 years and is a graduate of the Medical College of Ohio, Wayne State University in Detroit, the University of Toledo, and Bowling Green State University. He has over 600 publications in 12 languages and 20 books and monographs. He has also taught at the Medical College of Ohio where he was a research associate in experimental pathology.

Among his books is a monograph on peer evaluation published by the College Student Journal Press, a Fastback on the creation-evolution controversy published by Phi Delta Kappa, a book on vestigial organs with Dr George Howe (’Vestigial Organs’ are Fully Functional), a book on psychology and religious cults, a book on religious discrimination published by Onesimus Press, and a book on mental health published by Claudius Verlag in München. He has also published a college textbook on evaluation (Boston, Houghton Mifflin Co.), and has contributed to dozens of other textbooks. He was also a consultant for over 20 science text books, mostly biology and biochemistry.

Dr. Bergman has presented over one hundred scientific papers at professional and community meetings in the United States, Canada, and Europe. In addition, he is often a featured speaker on college campuses throughout the United States and Europe, and a frequent guest on radio and television programs. His research has made the front page in newspapers throughout the country, has been featured by the Paul Harvey Show several times, and has been discussed by David Brinkley, Chuck Colson, and other nationally known commentators on national television.

Douglas B. Sharp is the host of Revolution Against Evolution, a cable TV show aired in the mid-Michigan area that answers tough questions concerning science and the Bible. This show has been airing since 1993, and as of 2008 the RAE TV team has produced nearly 400 episodes. A lifetime resident of Lansing, Michigan, Doug and his wife, Vivian, have two adult daughters, Karen and Linda.

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A teacher and preacher of evolution re-examines science and becomes a believer in the Creator. A geologist searches the rock layers for evidence of evolution and finds creation. Jolted out of Christianity by a college professor, a new father faces a serious accident and finds God. A profoundly deaf medical technologist believes in evolution until he reads Dr. Morris’ book, The Genesis Flood. A confident atheist who sneers at Christianity and creation accepts the challenge to search the evidence and finds out he was wrong. Add to these more than 30 other similar chronicles and Persuaded by the Evidence becomes an impelling, imperative book. The men who share these accounts represent a wide range of experience, artist, PhD, teacher, Hindu Brahmin converted to Christianity, agricultural researcher, father, and many more.

A good summation of this book come from one of the authors, “…my faith was totally changed. I then believed that God’s word was true from the very beginning (Ps. 119:160)” (p. 65). Up-to-date, erudite, intriguing, strongly witnessing for the Lord, this journal of life treks into the truth provides much food for thought for all readers, whether creationists, evolutionists, or those unsure of their stance. Written straight from the heart, without frills and furbelows, with full reliance on actuality, it leaves indelible marks in readers’ thoughts. Persuaded by the Evidence will find an interested audience in high schools and colleges and will make an excellent reference for church workers and individual readers. With its 2 – 5 page cameos, this book of spiritual adventures fits well into spare moment reading. – Donna Eggett, www.ChristianBookPreviews.com

Author Bio

Dr. Jerry Bergman is an adjunct associate professor at the University of Toledo Medical School and teaches biology, chemistry, and genetics at Northwest State in Archbold, Ohio. He has over 800 publications in scholarly and popular science journals and has published 20 books and monographs. His last PhD is in human biology, and most of his course work is in the sciences. A resident of Montpelier, Ohio, since 1986, he and his wife, Dianne, have four married children, Aeron, Mishalea, Christine, and Scott.
Douglas B. Sharp is the host of “Revolution against Evolution,” a cable TV show aired in the mid-Michigan area that answers tough questions concerning science and the Bible. This show has been airing since 1993, and as of 2008 the RAE TV team has produced nearly 400 episodes. A lifetime resident of Lansing, Michigan, he and his wife Vivian have two adult daughters, Karen and Linda.

Publisher Description

A unique and interesting collection of true stories from Christians — each sharing his personal journey to find the biblical truth of a six-day creation! From scientists in the midst of complex research to youth ministers and more, see how each began at a different point and place in his life to question the supposed truth of evolution and how faith and actual evidence led to his embracing a creation-based biblical world view. In their testimonies, you will read about their search for answers, often unavailable through their school, their church, or scientific knowledge — and how the discoveries they made have shaped their faith and changed their lives. Seeking answers for yourself? Discover the powerful truths these individuals now share — and find yourself also persuaded by the evidence!
Contributors include: Carl Kerby, Curt Sewell, Dr. Robert A. Herrmann, Dr. Walter T. Brown, Dr. Raymond Damadian, Frank Sherwin, and more!
Stories focus on:
  • Powerful testimonies of the concept of a creator
  • Discovering creation truths within scientific careers
  • Understanding the relevance of Genesis to your personal faith
  • Finding answers to life’s toughest questions through understanding Genesis
  • Appreciating the powerful influence of creation believers and scholars

  • Features a “Founding Fathers of Creationism” special section focused on Dr. Henry Morris, Dr. John Whitcomb, Andrew Snelling, and more.
    Special spotlight! Short biography of Dr. Mortimer Adler, chairman of the board of editors of Encyclopedia Britannica for many years.

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    1. Cheri Fields
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      A Creation Book for People Persons :-D
      February 4, 2013
      Cheri Fields
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      Age: 35-44
      Gender: female
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      Persuaded by the evidence is all about people. It has enough eye-crossing science-speak to hold off giving my kids until they're about 13 or so, but that's just part of the focus. This book is about how scientists and more came to dedicate their lives to Jesus and recognize Him as the Creator God. Which means a lot of people who don't care much about science will connect to this book.

      Being a lady, I found this book better than a romance story. You have the same tension wondering how they will find their Savior: What did it take? What held them back? How did God break through to them in the end? What most attracted them to Jesus? And the best part is, I have the same Lord and Savior! Ahhh, the wonder of it! :-)

      So, for girls, this is especially good. For guys: well, it's written by guys, so there's nothing mushy about it.

      For young people, It addresses a lot of the questions and doubts they experience now, or will when college starts. A few stories were of men who stayed firm about the Bible their whole lives, but the rest came out of the Evolutionary worldview.

      For parents, some tell how they strayed from the Bible's account and came back later. This is particularly important as their stories can serve as warnings for us to avoid the same mistakes.

      The stories in this book are all over the map in every way.

      The last section of the book is a treasure in itself. It contains accounts of some founders of the modern Creationist movement. Did you know Dr. Henry M. Morris rose on the shoulders of other outspoken men of God and science? Dr. Duane T. Gish, Dr. Gary E. Parker (who has a particularly poignant story), and Dr. Andrew Snelling are all in here. How delightful to know the stories of God leading and preparing them for the places they fill!

      I recommend this book for every home which has teenagers or older living in it (yes, that means you, parents). :-)

      Abridged from my blog.
    2. Nicole
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      Nicole
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      I simply couldn't put the book down. Many stories brought me to tears. I loved how in almost every story you could see God gently leading and guiding every individual to an understanding that evolution was in fact not true and that the Biblical account of creation is the truth. And how this always strengthened their faith and made them bolder in sharing it. I will be re-buying and passing this book on to my family and friends that have not yet come to believe the truth of God's word. The Bible is God's Word and can be trusted and treasured.
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