Finding God in the Waves Paperback

How I Lost My Faith and Found it Again Through Science

by Mike McHargue;


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A voices that weaves with intelligence through science and faith, Finding God in the Waves is an honest account of finding lost belief through scientific thought.

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Finding God in the Waves

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  • Feel torn between science and faith?
  • "Science Mike" shares his personal journey in and out (and back in again) of faith
  • You'll discover a new passion for science and Christianity in this powerful read

From the host of the popular podcasts The Liturgists and Ask Science Mike, a story of having faith, losing it, and finding it again through science - revealing how the latest in neuroscience, physics, and biology help us understand God, faith and ourselves.

What do you do when God dies? It's a question facing millions today, as science reveals a universe that's self-creating, western culture departs from its Christian heritage and the idea of God begins to seem implausible at best and barbaric at worst.

Mike McHargue understands the pain of unravelling belief. In Finding God in the Waves, Mike tells the story of how his evangelical faith dissolved into atheism as he studied the Bible, a crisis that threatened his identity, his friendships and even his marriage. Years later, Mike was standing on the shores of the Pacific Ocean when a bewildering, seemingly mystical moment motivated him to take another look. But this time, it wasn't theology or scripture that led him back to God - it was science.

In Finding God in the Waves, 'Science Mike' draws on his personal experience to tell the unlikely story of how science led him back to faith. Among other revelations, we learn what brain scans reveal about what happens when we pray; how fundamentalism affects the psyche; and how God is revealed not only in scripture, but in the night sky, in subatomic particles, and in us.

For the faithful and sceptic alike, Finding God in the Waves is a powerful, page-turning read about belonging, life's biggest questions, and the hope of knowing God in an age of science.

Finding God in the Waves by Mike McHargue was published by Hodder & Stoughton General Division in October 2017 and is our 1043rd best seller. The ISBN for Finding God in the Waves is 9781473653696.

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Contents

Foreword by Rob Bell

Introduction 

Part I: Lost and Found

Chapter 1: Dinosaurs in Sunday School

Chapter 2: Binge Reading the Bible

Chapter 3: A Foolish Bet

Chapter 4: Secret Agent Man

Chapter 5: Love Seat Confessional 

Chapter 6: Nasa and Bacon Numbers

Chapter 7: The Horse Leaves the Barn

Part II: God in Science

Chapter 8: Happily Ever After?

Chapter 9: Einstein's God

Chapter 10: The God We Can Know

Chapter 11: Teach Us, Neuroscience, to Pray

Chapter 12: Jesus

Chapter 13: Take Me to Church

Chapter 14: The Good Book

Chapter 15: Finding God in the Waves

Author's Note

Acknowledgements

Axioms about the Christian Faith

Notes 

Index

Endorsements


'Through the lens of neuroscience, McHargue makes his case for valuing religion not for its factual explanatory power but rather for its ability to give meaning to human existence . . . For those who fear science will rob them of both God and Christian community, this work may offer much-needed hope that Christianity and science can coexist.' - Publishers Weekly

'I thoroughly recommend this book. It is written with humility, honesty and a liberal sprinkling of humour ... not only thought-provoking, but also a jolly good read ... A review does not do it justice, so I suggest you read the book!' - Methodist Recorder

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Page last updated 17th August 2017
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherHodder & Stoughton General Division (October 2017)
Weight208g
Number of Pages288
Thickness18 mm
Height198 mm
Width129 mm
ISBN9781473653696
ISBN-10147365369X
Product Code4502347
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