I’m Reading: The Grand Design

The Grand Design

By Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow

In this book Hawking, author of the acclaimed A Brief History of Time, attempts to make the difficult case that the universe has a “grand design” but has no need of a “grand designer” (God). This slim, slick volume (printed on coated paper for generous use of color throughout) is equal parts philosophy and science. At one point Hawking and Mlodinow say that “philosophy is dead,” so it is time to turn over philosophy to the scientists (like them?). Something tells me they are not up on the latest in philosophy. A fascinating read for the science, particularly if you like quantum theory, but look elsewhere for your philosophy and theology about what it all means.

About Stan Guthrie

Stan Guthrie is an editor at large for Christianity Today magazine and for the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview. His latest book is God's Story in 66 Verses. He also is author of All that Jesus Asks: How His Questions Can Teach and Transform Us, Missions in the Third Millennium: 21 Key Trends for the 21st Century, and A Concise Guide to Bible Prophecy. He is co-author of The Sacrament of Evangelism. Besides authoring, writing, and editing books, Stan is a literary agent, bringing together good authors, good books, and good publishers. Stan writes the monthly Priorities colum for BreakPoint.org. He has appeared on National Public Radio's €œTell Me More,€ WGN's Milt Rosenberg program, and many Christian shows, including The Eric Metaxas Show and Moody Radio'€™s €œNew Day Florida.€ A licensed minister and an inspirational speaker, he served as moderator for the Christian Book Expo panel discussion, Does the God of Christianity Exist, and What Difference Does It Make?
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