A friend sent in the following book recommendation and associated information:
It is nearing the end of the year and although I have long lost count of how many books I have read this year, I have without a doubt just finished the best and likely most important book (other than the Bible) I have read this year.
I will be writing a formal review of the book for Themelios to be published next year, so I will have much more to say soon.
However, I really can’t wait until then to say “Buy this book and read it.”
I really cannot think of another book that so effectively shatters all of the major arguments from biology, to physics, to psychology, to just the average street-level atheist against the Biblical account of God and His Creation, the whole time pointing the reader directly to the Gospel of Christ as the only hope for man!
Find more about the book and the author on the website Who Made God? Along with a number of other reviews on the publisher’s site, here and Tim Challies’ review here.
Professor Edgar Andrews (Author)
Description: If you’ve been waiting for a really effective riposte to the “new atheism” of Richard Dawkins and others (or even if you haven’t) here it is – gently humorous, highly readable, deeply serious, razor sharp, and written by an internationally respected scientist. Who Made God? dismantles the arguments and pretensions of scientific atheism and presents a robust biblical theism as a positive, and altogether more convincing, alternative.
“Thoughtful, readable, witty, wise…”
–Fay Weldon, novelist, playwright and broadcaster
“As a distinguished scientist, Professor Edgar Andrews is well qualified to counter the current attempts to airbrush God out of existence – and does so with intelligent and infectious enthusiasm. Richard Dawkins’ The God Delusion is an obvious target and he expertly dismantles its atheistic claims, reducing them to rubble with a lightness of touch I had never before come across in a book of this kind. I know of nothing quite like it.”
–John Blanchard, author, lecturer and conference speaker
“Edgar Andrews is thought-provoking, witty, extremely readable, and ultimately devastating in his critique of evolutionary atheism. He demonstrates that a right understanding of the scientific enterprise poses no threat to biblical Christianity – indeed, that the kind of world we live in is precisely what the biblical account of God and creation would lead us to expect. Richard Dawkins has more than met his match!”
–Robert Strivens, Principal, London Theological Seminary
“In our increasingly multi-disciplinary world, we need those rare scholars who are able to combine the expertise of two different fields of study. Edgar Andrews possesses this ability, bringing together scientific and theological expertise to present…a nuanced and compelling argument that maintains the integrity of both science and theology. Coupled with a witty and playful writing style, this makes the book a ‘must’ read for those who question the intersection of science and Christianity.”
–David H. Kim, assistant pastor, Redeemer Presbyterian Church, New York
“Being a busy mother of four children and not a great reader, especially on the subject of science and how creation fits in, I was pleasantly surprised that I could easily follow Who Made God? And what I have read has given me some very helpful explanations to answer the questions of my non-Christian friends over coffee.”
–Tanya Bancroft, Mother and housewife
Professor Edgar H. Andrews (BSc, PhD, DSc, FInstP, FIMMM, CEng, CPhys.) is Emeritus Professor of Materials at the University of London and an international expert on the science of large molecules. In 1967 he set up the Department of Materials at Queen Mary College, University of London, and served both as its Head and later as Dean of Engineering. He has published well over 100 scientific research papers and books, together with two Bible Commentaries and various works on science and religion and on theology. His book From Nothing to Nature has been translated into ten languages.
Edgar Andrews was an international consultant to the Dow Chemical Company (USA) for over thirty years and to the 3M Company (USA) for twenty years. He was a non-executive director of Denbyware PLC throughout the 1970s and for five years a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of Neste Oy, the national oil company of Finland. He also acted for many years as an expert scientific witness in a variety of cases in the British High Court and in courts in USA and Canada.
In September 1972 he was one of four specially invited speakers at the dedication symposium of the Michigan Molecular Institute, two of the others being Nobel Laureates Paul Flory and Melvin Calvin.
At the Oxford Union ‘Huxley Memorial Debate’ in 1986 he debated with Richard Dawkins on the motion, ‘That the doctrine of creation is more valid than the theory of evolution’. (Recordings of the debate are available on the Internet).
Page Count: 304
Publisher: EP Books