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- The Explosive Origin of Animal Life and the Case for Intelligent Design
- By: Stephen C. Meyer
- Narrated by: Derek Shetterly
- Length: 14 hrs and 59 mins
When Charles Darwin finished The Origin of Species, he thought that he had explained every clue but one. Though his theory could explain many facts, Darwin knew that there was a significant event in the history of life that his theory did not explain. During this event, the "Cambrian explosion", many animals suddenly appeared in the fossil record without apparent ancestors in earlier layers of rock. In Darwin's Doubt, Stephen C. Meyer tells the story of the mystery surrounding this explosion of animal life.
Very detailed and scientific
- By GK on 06-15-18
A heavy read, but important
Stephen Meyer’s book Darwin’s Doubt is a deeply detailed and methodical presentation contrasting the explanatory powers of intelligent design (ID) and Neo-Darwinism.
This book is laden with scientific references and technical vocabulary, so it is not a “light read” (or listen), but Dr. Meyer (he received his Ph.D from Cambridge) makes a compelling case that intelligent design has been marginalized more by philosophical obstructionism than by intellectual necessity.
The audio version is a bit dry (hence four stars), but that may be simply a reflection of the technical nature of the material.
Definitely with a read (or listen) if you have an interest in this area of inquiry.
Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus
- A Devout Muslim Encounters Christianity
- By: Nabeel Qureshi
- Narrated by: Nabeel Qureshi
- Length: 7 hrs and 29 mins
Nabeel Qureshi describes his dramatic journey from Islam to Christianity, complete with friendships, investigations, and supernatural dreams along the way. Providing an intimate window into a loving Muslim home, Qureshi shares how he developed a passion for Islam before discovering, almost against his will, evidence that Jesus rose from the dead and claimed to be God. Unable to deny the arguments but not wanting to deny his family, Qureshi's inner turmoil will challenge Christians and Muslims alike.
- By Brandon on 09-09-14
An incredible, personal story
A friend told me about Nabeel Qureshi so I found this book on Audible. My wife and I listened to it together. This is an incredibly sensitive and personal look into the life of a young man who simply wanted to know the truth. His intellectual honesty and vulnerability make this an incredible, approachable story.