recommended books

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A science-faith lending library is in development.

Popular Books

Bancewicz, R. (2016) God in the Lab: how science enhances faith
Research biologist Dr Ruth Bancewicz explores common ground between science and Christian faith.

McGrath, Alister E. (2015) Inventing the Universe: why we can’t stop talking about Science, Faith and God
A scholarly yet accessible and engaging book, in which McGrath, a scientist and Anglican priest, explores what happens when a scientific and a Christian narrative are interwoven.

White, Robert S. (2014) Who is to Blame? Disasters, Nature and Acts of God
A thought –provoking science-theology book on natural disasters by Prof. Bob White, a Christian and geophysicist.

Gregory, David (2017) Messy Church does Science: 100 sizzling science-based ideas for Messy churches

McLeish, Tom and Hutchings, David (2017) Let there be Science: why God loves Science and Science needs God
A thoughtful and engaging exploration of the relationship between science and religion.

Lucas, Ernest (2005) Can we Believe in Genesis Today? The Bible and questions of Science
A research scientist turned theology professor, Ernest Lucas explores the main interpretations of the first few chapters of Genesis.

Sacks, Jonathan (2011) The Great Partnership: God Science and the search for meaning
Written by Lord Jonathan Sacks when he was Chief Rabbi.

Wilkinson, David (2017) Science, Religion, and the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence
Revd. Prof. David Wilkinson, Principal of St John’s College Durham,  is a theologian, and astrophysicist with a long interest in the dialogue of science and religion.

Individual Testimonies

Applegate, Kathryn and Stump, J.B.  (2016) How I Changed my Mind about Evolution
With contributions by Francis Collins, John Ortberg and others, accounts of how evangelical Christians have come to accept the conclusions of science while still holding on to a vigorous belief in God and the Bible.

Houghton, J. and Tavner, G.  (2013) In the Eye of the Storm
Autobiography of Sir John Houghton, former co-chair of the Inter-Governmental Panel on Climate Change, whose life chronicles the history of climate science.

Berry, R.J. (2014) True Scientists, True Faith
Leading scientists reveal the harmony between their science and their faith.

McHargue, Mike (2017) Finding God in the Waves: How I lost my Faith and found it again through Science
Autobiographical account of host of the popular podcasts The Liturgists and Ask Science Mike.

Collins, Francis (2007) The Language of God: A scientist presents evidence for belief
Autobiographical account by American physician-geneticist Francis Collins who led the Human Genome Project.

Nelson, Dean and Giberson, Karl (2011) Quantum Leap: How John Polkinghorne found God in Science and Religion
Revealing biography-cum-appraisal of the work of influential Christian and brilliant scientist Revd Dr John Polkinghorne.

Reference Books

Alexander, Denis (2008) Creation or Evolution: Do we have to choose?
On the relationship between creation and evolution, written by someone passionate about both science and the bible.

McGrath, Alister (2010) Science and Religion: A new introduction
A popular textbook that introduces readers to the central questions in the field of science and religion, accessible to those who have little or no prior knowledge in either area.

Ward, Keith (2008) The Big Questions in Science and Religion
A theologian, Anglican priest, and former atheist considers difficult questions in science and religion from different religious and non religious viewpoints.

Alexander, Denis (2017) Genes, Determinism and God
An engaging book using insights from genetics, philosophy, and theology to explore what it means to be human.

Southgate, Christopher ed. (2005) God, Humanity and the Cosmos
An academic textbook that provides a science-religion overview. Scientific and theological terms are defined to make it helpful to general readers as well as students.

Larson, E.J. and Ruse, M. (2017)

On Faith and Science
Although Ruse is a well-known atheist, the authors consider science-religion issues from the perspectives of Christians, members of any faith, or no faith.

Stump, J.B. and Padgett A.G. eds. (2012) The Blackwell Companion to Science and Christianity
A collection of 54 academic essays covering a wide range of science-religion topics.

Wilkinson, David (2002) The Message of Creation (The Bible Speaks Today)
A commentary using the author's background in astrophysics and theology, on selected passages from the Bible on the theme of creation.

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