Finding God in the Waves

Finding God in the Waves

How I Lost My Faith and Found Again It Through Science

Book - 2016
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From the host of the popular podcasts, The Liturgists Podcast 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.

Forty-four percent of Americans will go through a major faith transition in their lives. And now, with church attendance on the decline and increasing cultural independence from Christian social norms, this trend has reached a tipping point: the fastest growing religion in America is "none."

Mike McHargue understands the pain of unraveling 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.

Full of insights about the universe, as well as deeply personal reflections on our desire for certainty and meaning, Finding God in the Waves is a vital exploration of the possibility for knowing God in an age of reason, and a signpost for where the practice of faith is headed in a secular age. 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.


From the Hardcover edition.
Publisher: New York : Convergent Books, an imprint of the Crown Publishing Group, a division of Penguin Random House LLC, [2016]
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781101906064
1101906065
9781101906040
1101906049
9781101906057
Branch Call Number: 215 MCHARGUE
Characteristics: xiv, 274 pages ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Bell, Rob 1970-

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