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  1. Living with Hope: A Scientist Looks at Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany
    Living with Hope: A Scientist Looks at Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany
    John Polkinghorne
    Westminster John Knox Press / 2003 / Trade Paperback
    $18.00 Retail: $20.00 Save 10% ($2.00)
    3 Stars Out Of 5 4 Reviews
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  1. 1 Stars Out Of 5
    January 21, 2015
    I was looking for much more that I received from this book. I do not question the author, his purpose, his background, or his qualifications to write this book. It just did not speak to me personally. There was more extra-biblical material presented which I was unable to accept. In my opinion, it did not present much science from a supposed scientist which was the cause of my disappointment.
  2. 4 Stars Out Of 5
    interesting perspective
    January 2, 2015
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 4
    Evolution viewpoint, more traditional liturgical style
  3. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    Wonderful and Comforting Insights from a Faithful Christian in an Age of Science
    December 15, 2014
    Massachusetts Academic
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    John Polkinghorne is a wonderful writer and a wonderful Christian. As a retired theoretical physicist and an ordained priest in the Church of England, he has written extremely insightful meditations for the Advent season. He begins with a short introduction in which he explains the organization of the book--it follows the very traditional Advent themes of "The Four Last Things" (death, judgement, heaven, and hell). This Introduction is followed by 43 substantial meditations. I call them "substantial" because they are each about 2 pages in length and are logical, well-written, and laced with scientific insights--it encourages us to THINK about our Faith. As the sub-title says, this little book is a "look" at Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany from the perspective of a scientist. This is NOT just a book about science and religion, Polkinghorne has written many of those. Rather, it is intended to assist those who are already believers to meditate on what really matters at this time of the year.
  4. 1 Stars Out Of 5
    Nothing like the description
    December 13, 2014
    homeschool mom
    Quality: 2
    Value: 1
    Meets Expectations: 1
    This book really has nothing to do with science. I was hoping for a scientific viewpoint of Christmas, the star, the magi, something to do with nature and creation pointing to Christ's birth. Unfortunately, It is full of evolution and Catholic doctrine instead. Very disappointing.
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