Thoughtful, readable, witty, wise. I discovered things I didn’t know!
Fay Weldon, novelist, broadcaster and playwright.
As a distinguished scientist, Professor Edgar Andrews is well qualified to counter the current outpouring of attempts to airbrush God out of existence — and in this book he does so with intelligent and infectious enthusiasm. Richard Dawkins’ The God delusion is an obvious target and he expertly dismantles its atheistic claims, reducing them to rubble with a lightness of touch I had never before come across in a book of this kind. Readers, with or without scientific backgrounds, are likely to find themselves turning the pages with smiles on their faces. I know of nothing quite like it.
John Blanchard, author, lecturer and conference speaker.
With vigorous panache and deft argument, Dr Andrews tackles one of the key issues of our times — does God exist and why should we believe that he does? In a masterly combination of science and theology, he reveals the absurdity of the so-called ‘new atheism’ and presents a solid case for Christian theism. Highly recommended.
Michael Haykin, Professor of Church History, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky, and Research Professor, Irish Baptist College, Queen’s University, Belfast, N. Ireland.
Edgar Andrews is thought-provoking, witty, extremely readable, and ultimately devastating in his critique of evolutionary atheism. He demonstrates that a right understanding of the scientific enterprise poses no threat to biblical Christianity — indeed, that the kind of world we live in is precisely what the biblical account of God and creation would lead us to expect. Richard Dawkins has more than met his match!
Robert Strivens, Principal, London Theological Seminary.
In our increasingly multi-disciplinary world, we need those rare scholars who are able to combine the expertise of two different fields of study. Edgar Andrews possesses this unique ability, bringing together scientific and theological expertise to present a work that is both engaging and palatable — a synthesis that makes this book a very important and unique contribution to the larger arena of faith and science. This is not simply another book on Intelligent Design, nor is it a defence of Theistic Evolution. Who Made God? masterfully weaves a mature Christian theology with recent scientific findings to produce a nuanced and compelling argument that maintains the integrity of both science and theology. Coupled with a witty and playful writing style, this makes the book a ‘must’ read for those who question the intersection of science and Christianity.
David H. Kim, Redeemer Presbyterian Church, New York. (Rev. Kim has a degree in molecular biology from the University of Pennsylvania and spent two years in human molecular genetics working with the human genome project).
The question which forms the title of this book is one I am asked frequently, an issue people struggle with. Thankfully, Professor Andrews has now written a very thorough but incredibly readable book dealing with this important subject. Drawing from an amazing breadth of learning, Professor Andrews writes in an easy conversational style, dealing comprehensively with the question. Beneficial for the ordinary person in the street, this book should be in the hands of all who truly want answers.
Philip Swinn, Vicar of St John’s (Church of England), Hatfield, UK.
If you have been looking for a thoughtful, cogent and accessible counterpoint to the recent flurry of publications by the so-called New Atheists, you need look no further than Edgar Andrews’ Who Made God? Rather than offering an ad hoc response to the assertions made by Richard Dawkins and the like, Dr Andrews instead asks us to consider a different way into the conversation — to approach belief in the biblical God as a thesis in and of itself, one that is worthy of our thoughtful consideration. He asks us to apply the methodology of hypothesis to the question of God to see how it fits — and it, in fact, proves to fit remarkably well. With great clarity and rousing humour, Dr. Andrews applies the thesis of God to questions like the problem of time, the nature of humanity and the question of morality, and demonstrates how belief in God is characterised by a simple elegance and a far-reaching explanatory power.
Rev. Abraham Cho, Fellowship Group Director, Redeemer Presbyterian Church, New York.
The American public is far more religious and Christianized than in the UK. However, Dawkins and friends have made some real in-roads to the public here and even among some Christians. Also Ben Stein’s recent film Expelled did very well at the box office in the USA and brought much attention to the atheistic agenda, especially in our academic and scientific communities. As a result this issue is gathering steam here.
I recommend this book. I like the style; it is more approachable than a straight rebuttal. I think, for example, of Dawkins’ own writing style, which is more conversational than academic, and people are reading his books. My thoughts are that both Christians and unbelievers are dealing with the same issues. You will never convince those truly entrenched in atheism but there are many on the fence that could use a good rebuttal of this type.
Gary Gilley, pastor and author, USA.
Starting with the hypothesis of God, Professor Andrews sets out to demonstrate that the existence of the God of the Bible makes better sense of what we can actually learn from science than does atheism. On his way to this conclusion he also points out the scientific and logical inadequacies of evolutionism. He succeeds in doing so with a deceptively light touch — but there is nothing lightweight about either his analysis or the rigour with which he pursues his case. This is apologetics at its best: immensely instructive for the Christian and utterly devastating for the atheist.
Daniel Webber, Director, European Missionary Fellowship.
Though a layman, I have read a fair amount in apologetics and this is one of the most vivid and helpful works in that field that I’ve ever encountered — disarming, teeming with verve and humour, conversational, yet deadly serious, disciplined and coming from a scientifically and legally trained mind.
Scott Kauffmann, Executive Director, Redeemer Labs, New York.
This is a book that needs to be brought to the attention of our sceptical age whose worldview is one of ‘atheism by default’. Professor Andrews gets down under atheism’s radar and exposes its claims with humour, science and devastating logic. More than this, he fills the void that is left with attractive and intelligent theistic realities.
Stephen Bignall, Pastor and Lecturer, UK.
Being a busy mother of four children and not a great reader, especially on the subject of science and how creation fits in, I was pleasantly surprised that I could easily follow Who made God? And what I have read has given me some very helpful explanations to answer the questions of my non-Christian friends over coffee.
Tanya Bancroft, mother and housewife.