"This insightful and well-written book will pleasantly surprise those who feel that modern scientific thought is at odds with their faith in God. Kowalski helps lay the foundation for a sorely needed, more meaningful interpretation of the wonders revealed by science."—Paul Gailey, Ph.D., Physicist
"Eclectic and wide-ranging in its gentle yet acute reflections of how we might think about the nature of things both scientifically and religiously, this book offers much material for discussion and food for thought. Mr. Kowalski's ruminations are at once intelligent, humorous, humble, daring, and thought-provoking."—William A. Graham, Dean, Faculty of Divinity, Harvard University
"Kowalski has written the story of faith and science in a way that reads almost like a novel. It is written for lay people, but scientists and theologicans will profit as well. The days of estrangement should end. No book has more promise than this one of hastening that end."—John B. Cobb, Jr, Professor Emeritus, Claremont School of Theology
Harvard-educated theologian Gary Kowalski argues that many of the ills of the modern world—from the rise of fundamentalist intolerance to secular society's endless (and empty) search for thrills—stem from the mistaken view that science and faith are antagonists rather than natural allies. Both science and faith, the author suggests, compel us now to move beyond materialism toward an understanding of the world that includes the realities of consciousness and spirit. In the twenty-first century, human beings have less reason than before to feel they hold a privileged or special position in the cosmos, but more cause than ever to feel connected and akin to all that is. Christians and Jews, skeptics and seekers alike will find that this brief, persuasively written volume sheds new light on the old questions, Who are we? Where do we figure in the larger scheme of things? And what can we honestly believe?