Thank God for Evolution: How the
Marriage of Science and Religion Will Transform Your Life and Our World
by Michael Dowd
Published 2008: 432 pages
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FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Finally, the war between science and religion is over. The winner? All of
us. With supporters from an incredibly wide spectrum of backgrounds and
beliefs, including five Nobel laureates, Thank God for Evolution! builds
bridges, provides guidance, and restores realistic hope for humanity and the
body of life as a whole.
A movement has been growing over the past few decades that takes our common
creation story -- the epic of cosmic, biological, and human evolution
revealed by science -- as the basis for a meaningful view of our place in
the universe. Reverend Michael Dowd, America's evolutionary evangelist, is
at the forefront of this movement. This well informed, thoroughly
researched, and inspired book proclaims a gospel billions of years old.
Thank God for Evolution! presents in a lively and accessible manner the
reasons why it is now possible to view evolution as a divine process; how
current science shows that evolution is not meaningless blind chance;
practical methods for using evolutionary insights to achieve greater
personal fulfillment and thriving relationships; and how aligning with
evolutionary trends can guide activists and others hoping to make our world
a better place. As a Christian minister (and former young earth
creationist), Dowd especially addresses the concerns that Christians have
about evolution, but this book contains insights that will appeal to people
of all faiths and of no faith. Fun and uplifting, Thank God for Evolution!
goes beyond the current debate to offer up a whole new way of thinking about
science, religion, and the meaning and purpose of our lives.