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What the Bible REALLY Says
about Science

 
A Review of 

Evolution: Scripture and Nature Say Yes!
Denis Lamoureux

Paperback: Zondervan, 2016
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Reviewed by Emily McGowin
 
 
Denis Lamoureux is Associate Professor of Science and Religion at St. Joseph’s College in the University of Alberta. He holds a Ph.D. in theology, a Ph.D. in biology, and a D.D.S., Doctor of Dental Surgery. Lamoureux is the author of Evolutionary Creation: A Christian Approach to Evolution; I Love Jesus and I Accept Evolution; and Darwinism Defeated? The Johnson-Lamoureux Debate on Biological Origins. At one time, Lamoureux was a passionate promoter of young earth creationism (YEC), eager to expose evolution as an elaborate deception. But, in the process of obtaining his Ph.D. in theology, Lamoureux found his assumptions about the Bible—especially what it does and doesn’t teach—challenged and ultimately up-ended. He embarked on a journey to figure out what the Bible really says about science. Evolution: Scripture and Nature Say Yes! is a distillation of Lamoureux’s conclusions and his attempt to help others along the same journey.

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One of the best new book releases of this week is:

Finding God in the Waves:
How I Lost My Faith and Found It Again Through Science

Mike McHargue

Hardback: Convergent Books, 2016
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Watch a book trailer video
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Here are a few new book releases from this week that are worth checking out:

(Where possible, we have also tried to include a review/interview related to the book…)

 

Commonwealth: A Novel

Ann Patchett

 

Read the NY Times review of this book

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Here are a few new book releases from this week that are worth checking out:

(Where possible, we have also tried to include a review/interview related to the book…)

 

Present Over Perfect: Leaving Behind Frantic for a Simpler, More Soulful Way of Living

Shauna Niequist

 

Read an interview with the author from Christianity Today

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Here are a few new book releases from this week that are worth checking out:

(Where possible, we have also tried to include a review/interview related to the book…)

God Unbound: Wisdom from Galatians for the Anxious Church

Elaine Heath

(Yes, this book came out earlier this month, but somehow it slipped past us, and deserves to be noted here, even if we are late in doing so.)

Listen to an interview with the author about the book

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Here are a few new book releases from this week that are worth checking out:

(Where possible, we have also tried to include a review/interview related to the book…)

The Confessions of X: A Novel

By Suzanne Wolfe

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Here are a few new book releases from this week that are worth checking out:

(Where possible, we have also tried to include a review/interview related to the book…)

People to Be Loved: Why Homosexuality Is Not Just an Issue 

By Preston Sprinkle

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This is an extraordinary book about the wonders of our human bodies!

“A sober and beautiful book about the landscape of the human body: thought-provoking and eloquent.”
—Hilary Mantel

Adventures in Human Being: A Grand Tour from the Cranium to the Calcaneum
Gavin Francis

Hardback: Basic Books, 2015
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This delightful TEDx talk will give you a tiny taste of the magic of this book…
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Who were Adam and Eve?

A Review of

The Lost World of Adam and Eve: Genesis 2-3 and the Human Origins Debate
John Walton

Paperback: IVP Books, 2015
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Reviewed by Craig Cottongim
 
It will take some time for the ideas presented in this bravely written book to trickle down into our mainstream thinking, but I hope not too long — our future might depend on it.  Will this book be controversial?  For some, more than likely.  Why will some people wrestle with this book?  It turns many of our commonly accepted concepts about Adam and Eve on their head.  By blasting you with a healthy dose of disequilibrium in nearly every chapter, all the while adhering to the authority and infallibility of the Scriptures, this book challenges many Evangelical beliefs about the Genesis account of Adam and Eve.
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The Miracle of Word Made Flesh
 
A Feature Review of 

What Your Body Knows About God: How We Are Designed to Connect, Serve and Thrive
Rob Moll

Paperback: IVPress, 2014
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Reviewed by Kristin Williams
 
As a mother and a runner, some of my most intensely personal experiences of God have happened during time when I have also been in the midst of the most intense physical experiences of my life.  I felt God’s presence when I was in labor with both of my children, and especially toward the end of the long and difficult birth of my daughter.  God meets me in personally significant ways when I am out running, especially when I feel like I am reaching my physical limits.  This physical/spiritual connection has helped me understand why we encourage our children to fold their hands and bow their heads to pray or why we lift our hands in worship.  Our bodies are made to connect with God.

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