Finding God in the Waves

Finding God in the Waves

How I Lost My Faith and Found 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.
Publisher: New York : Convergent Books, 2016.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9781101906040
Characteristics: 274 p. ; 22 cm.

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skatermomma
Jan 15, 2017

This is an excellent book for those of us that have grown up in or spent time in the evangelical church only to find ourselves growing and changing and needing to leave. Mike shares his intimate story of faith lost and found again, though his new faith doesn't really look anything like his baptist faith. I think there are many in our world right now who would consider themselves spiritually confused or spiritual homeless, this book is for us.

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