This book is excellent in every imaginable way. I just wish there was a way to get idiots to read it, because he gives real solid, fact based arguments.
Don't be deceived by listening to the provided clip on audible, that is the forward, narrated by someone else. I can't help but wonder if something went wrong with the download, Siegels voice is extremely slow, warbled, nasally. I listened to it high speed on my IPOD, which makes it a normal reading speed, but you still have his warbly voice, if you don't have high speed feature, you may need lots of mindsight to listen to this book, else you'll shoot yourself!
I feel the book could be summed up by this quote towards the end of this book "If I was to embrace Darwinism and its underlying premise, I would have to believe nothing produces everything, that non-life produces life, that randomness produces fine tuning, that chaos produces information, that non-consciousness produces consciousness & that non-reason produces reason" And for him that would take way more of a leap of faith then to believe in a creator.
Hardcore naturalist might as well not even read this book though, it only interviews the people they already ridicule, they will think the whole book is irrational, utter b.s propaganda & that Strobel should not be allowed to breed. There presuppositions and perspective will blot out every argument Strobel makes. They will claim none of it is science, yada yada, but they will fail to realize they have a double standard. For they are perfectly comfortable coming to naturalistic conclusions, and making naturalistic speculations and guesses, and naturalism is a philosophical world-view, a set of presuppositions that color all they see. They do not realize they are using science to promote their own philosophical worldview, all the while crying bloody murder the moment scientist claim science points to a Theist worldview. The fact is both sides have tons of evidence, and the judgment of whether the evidence is good or bad is fully dependent upon ones worldview. This means that evidence no matter HOW obvious, if in favor of God's existence, will be utterly stupid nonsense in the mind of naturalist, for there worldview does not allow it. PERIOD. The theist are guilty of bias too of course, We both are to a point like "Don't confuse me with the facts, I have my mind made up" Both sides can ALWAYS explain way the other side, ALWAYS. Its a matter of belief over a matter of evidence, no matter which belief you take, naturalistic or theistic, you will find butt loads of evidence supporting your view and Ph.D's back you up
Though there are plenty of big words and parts of it are hard to follow, i still got a lot out of it. Its not the kind of book i could listen to while I worked, I needed to give it full attention.
There could not be a worse reader! it is pure torture listening to him, he has a huge accent and makes non-stop smacking sounds and he talks E-X-T-R-E-M-E-L-Y s..l...o...w. I put my ipod on high speed and that made it a little more endurable. Kinda a bummer because I wanted to hear this book, I did not have the strength to persevere, so may I recommend that you save your credit and spend it on a book that is not death to the hearer
its was a bit technical, lots of math which was rather hard to follow while listening. I would therefore suggest reading this one instead of listening to it.
Yes, I really liked this book, it really resonated in me, I think it is Miller's best yet
It is hard to follow and the reader's Scottish accent gets old quite fast. I imagine there are much better books written about Livingston
Though I liked the beginning of this book, most of it was really boring and dragged. It was hard to finish, it is not at all on par with Mere Christianity by Lewis.
Hard book to get through, one must pay full attention and even then he is really hard to follow.
But there are some interesting tid bits I've walked away with, so it was not necessarily a waste of time.
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