• God and Stephen Hawking

  • Whose Design Is It Anyway?
  • By: John C. Lennox
  • Narrated by: William Crockett
  • Length: 2 hrs and 43 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (96 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

It certainly is a grandiose claim to have banished God. With such a lot at stake, we surely need to ask Hawking to produce evidence to establish his claim. Do his arguments really stand up to close scrutiny? I think we have a right to know.

The Grand Design, by eminent scientist Stephen Hawking, is the latest blockbusting contribution to the "New Atheist" debate and claims that the laws of physics themselves brought the universe into being rather than God.

In this swift and forthright reply, John Lennox, Oxford mathematician and author of God's Undertaker, takes a closer look at Hawking's logic. In lively, layman's terms, Lennox guides us through the key points in Hawking's arguments - with clear explanations of the latest scientific and philosophical methods and theories - and demonstrates that far from disproving a creator God, they make his existence seem all the more probable.

©2011 John Lennox (P)2018 Lion Books

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This is a must read for anyone who believes in God

Excellent points and he is very precise. Recommend listening to him on veritas forum videos on you tube.

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Amazing

This book absolutely crushes atheism. Stephen Hawking is smart but he knows nothing about God.

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Horrid book!

There are no facts in this rebuttal. This is spewing hatred. This shows no understanding of science .

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I made a mistake.

Information was very good. However I originally gave a low rating because of what I reported as terrible audio. I later found that for whatever reason the terrible audio was caused by my vehicle speakers and not the audio book. I am so sorry to the author and publisher. Please accept my apology.

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Excellent arguments. Concise logic.

unlike so many of these types of arguments, the author is concise and logical in every argument without being ridiculously verbose like so many are.

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great read

John Lennox does a great job dispelling the idea that there is a conflict betweem a belief in God and modern science.

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Loved it!

An excellent introduction to apologetics. John Lennox definitely has a way with words. Highly recommended.

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Great book! Sub-par performance

I found the content of this book to be clear, well-written, and engaging. This book is a response to the late Hawking’s recent book arguing against a designer of the universe. To my mind, Lennox draws out the unstated philosophical assumptions of Hawking’s position and shows why they are untenable.

The reader/performer was average for the most part. He mispronounced some words, like “subsequently” and “automata,” and he annoyingly pronounces “something” as “somethin’.” These can be overlooked and don’t detract from the book. However, his reading was rather monotone and lacked emphasis. I really wish Lennox himself, with his Winnie-the-Pooh voice and Irish accent, would have read it.

All in all, good book by an intelligent man, but the performance wasn’t adequate to the energy of the author.

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loved it

Loved it! I know that you will too.It is easy to understand. lennox is a fantastic author.

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Loved the book. thank you John C. Lennox

Some people think that religion lost a battle to science. This is not true. In this book prof.John Lennox helps to see the philosofical background and logical mistakes of so called scientific knowledge of Stephen Hawking, one of the greatest minds of our time.
I highly recommend this book to those who think that physics can explain and/or proove everything