Read these books!

On this page, we would like to suggest books that could be useful to you, maybe answer some of your questions, maybe raise questions, or help you think!
Here is our first book:

Exchanges between Science and Theology

Wondering about the supposed conflict between science and faith? Evolution, Darwin, creation, the universe? Here is an answer by an Anglican priest and scientist.

The frontier between science and theology has seen much cross-border traffic and the occasional border war. Scientist and priest John Polkinghorne lucidly and accessibly explains the common approaches and what each side has to offer the other. Despite pockets of skepticism and misunderstanding on both sides. Polkinghorne shows, integration of their respective findings remains a viable goal, and end ting vistas can open for both fields.

John Polkinghorne an Anglican priest,┬áis former Professor of Mathematics Physics and past President of Queen’s College, Cambridge. England. He is the winner of the 2002 Templeton Prize for Progress in Religion Both scientist and theologian, he has authored many books, including The Faith of a Physicist (1994), Science and Theology: An Introduction (1998), and Faith in the Living God (with Michael Welker, 2001), all from Fortress Press.
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After you have read Traffic in Truth, you may want to know more about John Polkinghorne and how he wants to reconcile Faith and Science. This brilliant physicist who decisively contributed to the discovery of the particle Quark (and gluons), has something to tel us about the absence of conflict between science as the international scientific community understand it and faith.
This book is a short biography of John Polkinghorne, very well organized to offer a large survey of his work. After this, you may continue with his numerous books.
“Quantum Leap uses key events in the life of Polkinghorne to introduce the central ideas that make science and religion such a fascinating field of investigation. Sir John Polkinghorne is a British particle physicist who, after 25 years of research and discovery in academia, resigned his post to become an Anglican priest and theologian. He was a professor of mathematical physics at Cambridge University, and was elected to the Royal Society in 1974. As a physicist he participated in the research that led to the discovery of the quark, the smallest known particle. This cheerful biography-cum-appraisal of his life and work uses Polkinghorne’s story to approach some of the most important questions: a scientist’s view of God; why we pray, and what we expect; does the universe have a point?; moral and scientific laws; what happens next?”
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Evangelicals on the Canterbury Trail

Why in the world would you be interested in the Anglican Way? Read this small book, and you will find out how many people from various Christian denominations found the Canterbury trail (the Anglican Church) fascinating!
The book was written before the inception of the Anglican Church in North America, which embodies the ideas described by Robert Webber.
See our page “All Things Anglican“.

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The Practice of the Presence of God

This is a good translation with an introduction by a great spiritual master, Henri Nouwen.
Brother Lawrence was a monk, living in a Carmelite monastery in Paris in the 17th century. He was a very simple man, working in the kitchen and repairing shoes. The richness of his spiritual life could not be hidden, and many came to him seeking guidance. The book was compiled after his death.
Read it in small increments, reflect and pray on your reading, and try to read it once a year.

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