Can Science Explain Everything? (ebook)

Can Science Explain Everything? ebook

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An inspiring new perspective on the science versus religion debate.

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An inspiring new perspective on the science versus religion debate.

Can science explain everything? Many people think so. Science, and the technologies it has spawned, has delivered so much to the world: clean water; more food; better healthcare; longer life. And we live in a time of rapid scientific progress that holds enormous promise for many of the problems we face as humankind. So much so, in fact, that many see no need or use for religion and belief systems that offer us answers to the mysteries of our universe. Science has explained it, they assume. Religion is redundant.

Oxford Maths Professor and Christian believer John Lennox offers a fresh way of thinking about science and Christianity that dispels the common misconceptions about both. He reveals that not only are they not opposed, but they can and must mix to give us a fuller understanding of the universe and the meaning of our existence.

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  • Introduction: Cosmic Chemistry
  • 1. Can you be a scientist and believe in God?
  • 2. How did we get here: from Newton to Hawking
  • 3. Mythbusters I: Science
  • 4. Mythbusters II: Christian faith
  • 5. Can we really take the Bible seriously any more?
  • 6. Miracles: a step too far?
  • 7. Can you trust what you read?
  • 8. How to disprove Christianity
  • 9. The personal dimension
  • 10. Entering the laboratory: testing the truth


Author John Lennox
ISBN 9781784984120
Format Digital Download
First published January 2019
Language English
Pages 128
Publisher The Good Book Company

John Lennox’s new book gives a thought-provoking, engaging, and wide-ranging discussion of the relationship between Science and Christianity. He looks at writings and sayings of prominent scientists, from Newton to Hawking, about religion, the universe, God and creation, and discusses the role of faith and rational argument in both religion and science. I highly recommend the book as an engaging and challenging read.

Dr Cheryl Praeger

Professor of Mathematics, University of Western Australia

Written with expected clarity, we have here an overview of the relationship between science and Christianity and how well they fit together; but more than that, this little book is also a window into what it is for a fine mind to live in relationship with God.

Dr Kirsten Birkett

Lecturer in Ethics and Philosophy at Oak Hill College and author of Unnatural Enemies

I am delighted that my colleague and friend John Lennox has invested time to offer a wonderfully readable summary of his work in science. Here he offers each of us what his parents gave him as a young lad growing up in Northern Ireland: the welcomed space to think for ourselves and the tools to dig deeper into questions of science and faith. I have learned so much from Professor Lennox over the years as I’ve watched him interact with critics and skeptics with grace and boldness. I believe you will find this book immensely helpful and enjoyable.

Ravi Zacharias

Author and speaker

Independent reviews

I devoured it in an afternoon, but find myself still mulling it over in my mind two weeks later.


This book is great for all Christians (young, old, new and mature), it is great for those asking questions about Christianity and it would be a great gift for that person who is always arguing ‘science’ with you.... continue reading


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'Can Science Explain Everything?' is an excellent introduction to the relationship between science and faith: it's short, accessible, and written with the skeptic in mind.... continue reading

Turning the Science and Faith Debate on Its Head

Emma Nicholls, Bethinking

Such is the extent to which Professor John Lennox turns the science and faith debate on its head in his book Can Science Explain Everything? In just 125 pages he thoroughly debunks the popular misconception that science and religion are necessarily at war with each other, showing that science in fact sits much more comfortably within the Christian worldview than in atheism.... continue reading

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(Review written for 'Can Science Explain Everything?')

To set you thinking and strengthen your faith.


“Tackles the issue of Christianity vs. Science head-on”

(Review written for 'Can Science Explain Everything?')

This is the short, clear, faithful, persuasive book that I've always wanted someone to write about the relationship between Christianity and Science. The case is bolstered further by the fact that it's written by a former Oxford University Professor of Mathematics too - not an easy author to dismiss out of hand.

My only minor quibble is that it ends too soon, and perhaps goes into the rational basis for Christianity too soon: I wanted more on the relationship between Christianity and Science.

This is an excellent book to give to the scientist in your life.


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