Long before the intelligent design movement reached its
current prominence, astronomer Hugh Ross was cataloging evidences in
astronomy and physics pointing to God of the Bible. Explaining science
in a way that is understandable, yet still scientific, has been Ross’
Why the Universe
Is the Way It Is
by Hugh Ross
Baker Books, 2008, 240 pages, $17.99 (hardback),
In this book Ross takes on the tough “why” questions of Christians and
skeptics. “Why such a vast universe?” “Why a decaying universe?” “Why
not a perfect universe?” He uses the latest finds in astronomy and
shows how we can answer these questions, while keeping the science as
simple as possible, without losing its force. (Some of the science
topics are detailed in more depth in his other books such as Creation as Science and Beyond the Cosmos.)
Many readers will appreciate the “question and answer” format. This
book is timely in light of the current onslaught of atheist attacks.
While many atheists often ask “tough” questions, they usually do not
stop to listen for the answers. Ross presents the scriptural and
scientific answers to these issues. The answers are not always complete
in every detail, for human knowledge is incomplete. Open-minded seekers
will find in this book a strong argument that science is clearly the
mortal enemy of atheism.
The focus on the distinct purposes behind the attributes of the
universe makes this a valued addition to the field of science
apologetics. Whether or not science is your field of study, this book
can help you understand why the universe is the way it is. The purposes
described are enough to answer—and silence—the best atheism has to
offer. Reviewed by Darrick Dean.
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