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Number of Pages: 176
Vendor: Thomas Nelson
Publication Date: 2006
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Intellectuals Don't Need God, and Other Myths of the Modern WorldAlister E. McGrathZondervan / 1993 / Trade Paperback$10.49 Retail:5 Stars Out Of 5 1 Reviews
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As Christians, we are often urged to turn away from scientific discovery and rely solely on the Bible as the source of our faith. On the other hand, many people in areas such as science, law, and education insist that Christian faith is lowbrow or unintelligent. But is it possible to reconcile science with what you believe about God? As someone who has grappled with the issues of science and faith in the public eye for more than a decade as a television journalist, Dr. Michael Guillen believes it is possible. In fact, by embracing the discoveries of science we can see God, the universe, and humanity in full, multidimensional glory.
Fortunately, you don't have to be a genius to enjoy this book. The bite-sized chapters are full of fascinating scientific tidbits in an easy-to-understand format. Captivating stories of the author's childhood in the Mexican barrio of East L.A. and his work in television and research are woven throughout. There is even an entertaining SQ (Spiritual Quotient) test for readers to take.
Dr. Michael Guillen, former ABC News Science Editor and Harvard physics instructor, is host of the History Channel's Where Did It Come From? and producer of the award-winning family movie Little Red Wagon. He's also a bestselling author, columnist, and popular speaker. He is president of Spectacular Science Productions Inc., and Filmanthropy Media Incorporated. For more on Dr. Guillen go to www.michaelguillen.com.
Each of the tenets of disbelief are presented and exposed for the propaganda that they are. Once their disguise is removed and their implausibility uncovered, many arguments become little more than school yard gossip. Guillen provides many impressive examples of Christian contributions to the world and the many trains of thought that had their foundation in religion or spirituality.
At some points the author's brave use of the word religious seems, at face value, to contradict much of what he has established. However, after short reflection, his motives become more obviousreaders are encouraged to use discernment when evaluating his points.
If you desire to know where you are right now as a Christian, this book offers a splendid buffet of concepts and ideas to contemplate, explore, and use to measure our relative position in our walk of faith. Even more, this remarkable work proved to augment the arsenal of the Christian, giving depth and broader perspectives on our fundamental belief system.
What is SQ? If you don't know, or more importantly, if you want to evaluate yours, this book will bring it all into focus and help understand this charming concept.
In a time of growing false religions and science-founded beliefs, this book provides an inside out look at those beliefs against God and the ironies within. The author states, "Bottom line: I've yet to come across any atheist argument that injures my faith even a little bit I found all of their disputations to be naive, even childish." A mini-textbook of Christian history as it relates to science, this book challenges the reader to honestly evaluate the world changes that are consequences of Christian influences. Dr. Wesley Rose, Christian Book Previews.com
Deborah Carder5 Stars Out Of 5January 18, 2007Deborah CarderI loved this book! It was short and too the point. The author didn't try to impress anyone with his science knowledge by using tons of science terminology but instead kept the book easy to read and understand. Also, I related to his personal life story. As a Physics teacher, I always feel pressure to dismiss the idea of God and this book really reinforced my faith. After reading this book, I feel much more confident in standing up for my beliefs.