The Atheist and Christian Discussion–Real Scientists:Real Faith

I have started to read Real Scientists – Real Faith. It’s a collection of essays written by 18 world known experts in their area of science who each talk about their experiences of Christian faith and why.

While each story is unique and different in many ways; each has a commonality in that they call Jesus Lord. Each describes their unique journey of faith: Some talking about their transition from atheism to Christianity, others in walking away from faith and coming back to it, while others have had a more continual journey of Christian thought.  A Rocha which is a Christian research organisation writes the following blurb on their website about this book, listing the contributors as

 Dr Simon Stuart, Senior Species Scientist for the Conservation International Center for Applied Biodiversity Science and member of A Rocha International’s Council of Reference; Francis Collins, Director, Human Genome Project; Joan Centrella, Chief of the Gravitational Astrophysics Laboratory, NASA; Bob White, Professor of Geophysics, University of Cambridge; Alister McGrath, Professor of Historical Theology, University of Oxford, and molecular biologist; and, Wilson Poon, Professor of Physics, University of Edinburgh.

R.J. (Sam) Berry is Professor Emeritus of Genetics at University College, London. He is a former President of the Linnean Society, the British Ecological Society, the European Ecological Federation, the Mammal Society, and Christians in Science. He served for 20 years as a member of the General Synod of the Church of England, and in 1996 received the UK Templeton Award and serves on the Council of Reference of A Rocha International..

This is an important book to read within the ongoing discussion between Atheists and Christians; for it belies the oft mentioned cry that Christianity is a religion for non thinkers and that there is no substantiated reason, or foundation of knowledge for scientists to believe in God.

I particularly found the testimony of Alister McGrath compelling as he spoke of his research in the field of micro biology convincing him of the reality of God, causing him both to research more and being convinced that Christianity is based on truth.

While I’m yet to finish reading the book; I am impressed with what I have read and therefore commend this book to you.


About Craig Benno

I'm an average aussie guy who has lived perhaps a not so average life.
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2 Responses to The Atheist and Christian Discussion–Real Scientists:Real Faith

  1. Sounds good. Is it easy to understand, like is it written for people who don’t have advanced knowledge on science?

    I am really interested in this stuff. I really believe God created us to think for ourselves and have a desire for knowledge about His creation

    • Craig Benno says:

      Hi Sarah, the book is very easy to read. It doesn’t delve into the science so much; rather they speak as scientists who believe, why they believe and how their faith has helped them in life.

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