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Front Cover Astrophysics and Creation


While written by a prominent and active scientist, this book is based on personal experience and biblical theology. It doesn't try to derive God's existence from science and it's critical of scientific inferences on the notion of God (Natural Theology). Cosmic fine-tuning and other coincidences are no proof of God, but are amazing, astounding and will never be fully explained. Amazement is the appropriate emotional perception of reality. The objective world is not a matter of course and may well not exist at all; thus reality, at times, is experienced to be very special. Human life, the beauty of nature, the habitability of planet Earth can be considered undeserved gifts. In the light of these gifts, the universe is metaphorically interpreted and existentially believed as a divine Creation. Science cannot create such faith but can foster it. Is God necessary to explain the universe? Is the idea of a Creator excluded by modern science? Why continue speaking of a Creator and to believe (trust and hope) in His continuing creation when God cannot be demonstrated in scientific data? Arnold Benz, a renowned astrophysicist and Christian, insists that human perception reaches further than science and demonstrates this in various examples, personal, biblical, and literary.

Front Cover of Friending God

Understanding the new coordinates of cyberspace, community and faith

The internet has become an existentially new reality of our lives. It stirs questions about who we are as people, and what we long for in the depths of our souls.

Front Cover of God and Profit

This is the most up-to-date, readable and clear presentation of the history and practice of the West's current financial system from a Christian perspective taking into account the many contributions Christian have made to this system of banking and money management.

Front Cover of The Heart of Pope Francis

At the heart of Pope Francis' vision lies a keen interest in people, a passion for understanding the life experience of the other.

In this eloquent memoir, one of the grand figures of conservative Protestantism reveals what he learned from his upbringing and how, with trust in God and compassion for others, his faith matured. With gentle humor and compassion, Killinger shows how faith is a constant, even as beliefs and the world around us change.

The Splendor of Faith

Avery Cardinal Dulles crystalizes the core components of the Pope John Paul II’s brilliant contributions to theology. Synthesizing a wealth of material, this resource conveys the essential  teachings of one of the greatest leaders of the Catholic Church and the world.

Front cover for The Spirit of Notre Dame

Engaging, and inspiring, The Spirit of Notre Dame shares the unforgettable legends, traditions, and memories of Domers who have contributed to sports, politics, intellectual life, and religion, in a collection that reveals the unique character of Notre Dame.

This spiritual biography of Robert F. Kennedy shows how Kennedy reconciled the two sides of his humanity: the hard-driven ruthless prosecutor with the devout believer of God.

Front cover of Say This, Not That

So often, saying (or not saying) the right word can transform a situation, and this empowering resource aims to give speakers the life-changing secrets of effective communication.

Front Cover for The Reform of the Papacy

In this influential bestseller, John R. Quinn, who served as archbishop of San Francisco, makes a bold and persuasive case for reform within the Catholic church, particularly of the policies and procedures of the Roman Curia.

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