Why the Universe Is the Way It Is

Baker Books - Why the universe is the way it is will interest anyone who wonders where and how the universe came to be, why we are here, what or who is responsible for it, or how and when the universe ends. He also reveals God's surpassing love and ultimate purposes for each individual. Yet these researchers--along with countless ordinary folks--resist belief in the biblical Creator.

Far from leaving the reader at this philosophical jumping-off point, Ross builds toward answering the big question of human destiny and the specific question of each reader's personal destiny. In why the universe is the way it is, hugh Ross draws from his depth of study in both science and Scripture to explain how the universe's design fulfills several distinct purposes.

Why the Universe Is the Way It Is - Why? they say a loving God would have made a better home for us, one without trouble and tragedy. Increasingly astronomers recognize that if the cosmos had not unfolded exactly as it did, humanity would not, could not, exist.

Improbable Planet: How Earth Became Humanity's Home

Baker Books - The number and complexity of the astronomical, geological, chemical, and biological features recognized as essential to human existence have expanded explosively within the past decade. An understanding of what is required to make possible a large human population and advanced civilizations has raised profound questions about life, our purpose, and our destiny.

. But what most people don't know is that the more thoroughly researchers investigate the history of our planet, the more astonishing the story of our existence becomes. Are we really just the result of innumerable coincidences? Or is there a more reasonable explanation?This fascinating book helps nonscientists understand the countless miracles that undergird the exquisitely fine-tuned planet we call home--as if Someone had us in mind all along.

Improbable Planet: How Earth Became Humanity's Home - The latest scientific discoveries point to an Intentional Creator Most of us remember the basics from science classes about how Earth came to be the only known planet that sustains complex life.

Hidden Treasures in the Book of Job Reasons to Believe: How the Oldest Book in the Bible Answers Today's Scientific Questions

Baker Books - Far from a book that is just about suffering, internationally known astrophysicist and christian apologist Hugh Ross adds yet another compelling argument to the case for the veracity of the biblical commentary on the history of the universe, life, Job is filled with rich insight into both ancient and modern questions aboutthe formation of the worldthe difference between animals and humanscosmologydinosaurs and the fossil recordhow to care for creationand moreWith careful consideration and exegesis, Earth, and humanity.

Hidden treasures in the book of job shows that the Bible is an accurate predictor of scientific discoveries and a trustworthy source of scientific information, and that both the book of Scripture and the book of nature are consistent both internally and externally. Arguably the oldest book in the Bible, the book of Job has a surprising amount to say about some of the newest scientific discoveries and controversies.

The Creator and the Cosmos: How the Latest Scientific Discoveries Reveal God

RTB Press - For countless centuries, people have felt a sense of wonder about the heavens. How did our universe come into being? has it always been here? is our existence the result of chance or of supernatural design? Is God "out there"? If so, what is God like?Whether you are skeptical of God's existence or seeking scientific support for your faith, The Creator and the Cosmos will enable you to see how the heavens do declare the glory of God Ps.

An abundance of references to published research findings allows you to explore the evidence for yourself. 19:1. Astronomer hugh ross explains recent scientific measurements of the universe that clearly point to its purposeful origin and development. Few of us can venture outside on a clear, dark night without pausing for a silent, reflective gaze at the stars.

Navigating Genesis: A Scientist's Journey through Genesis 1-11

RTB Press - Examining recent scientific discoveries, astronomer and pastor Dr. Navigating genesis expands upon ross’ earlier book The Genesis Question 1998, integrating the message of both the Bible and science—without compromise—giving skeptics and believers common ground for dialogue. Hugh ross explores the opening chapters in Genesis and shows how they hold some of the strongest scientific evidence for the Bible’s supernatural accuracy.

Beyond the Cosmos: The Transdimensionality of God

RTB Press - Drawing on biblical teaching and scientific evidence that supports it, Hugh Ross invites us to envision and experience God in a way we may never have considered before. How can it be? how can my choices be totally “free” if god is in control of all things at all times and knows the end from the beginning? How can God hear my prayers while listening to billions of others around the world at the exact same moment? How can God be all-powerful and all-loving yet allow so much suffering and evil? These complex paradoxes hold far-reaching implications that have troubled people for centuries.

As a result, our love and appreciation for God can be dramatically deepened, and the way we relate to him and to others—both believers and nonbelievers—can be changed forever, for good.

More Than a Theory Reasons to Believe: Revealing a Testable Model for Creation

Baker Books - Add to these the virulent attacks of the New Atheists, led by Richard Dawkins. In doing so, it also reminds the scientific community of what constitutes good science. Complete with several appendices that put common documents and stories to the same test, brave, More Than a Theory is a bold, and unapologetic work of apologetics that will stir much discussion in both the scientific and religious realms.

This fascinating resource will educate readers with a direct response to the recent and well-publicized challenges from aggressive atheists. Alongside that event, there are many Darwin Day celebrations planned to acknowledge his 200th birthday. Bible-believing christians will be left increasingly challenged with the theory of evolution as the only model to explain the origins and age of the universe.

More Than a Theory Reasons to Believe: Revealing a Testable Model for Creation - In more than a theory, founder and president of Reasons To Believe, Hugh Ross, offers discerning readers a comprehensive, testable creation model to consider as an alternative. The year 2009 marks the 150th anniversary of the publication of Charles Darwin's On the Origin of Species. Furthermore, it will supply christians with the scientific information they need to defend their convictions that the God of the Bible is the Creator.

Always Be Ready: A Call to Adventurous Faith

RTB Press - Unlike any other book hugh has written to date, Always Be Ready will give you a peek into Hugh’s personal journey as it equips you to share the reasons you have for your hope in Jesus. J. Get ready to experience an adventurous faith!Few books on faith-sharing lead you down a path of adventure then invite you to become a part of it.

World-renowned scientist Dr. Warner wallaceauthor of cold-Case Christianity, God’s Crime Scene, and Forensic Faith. Hugh ross does exactly this in Always Be Ready. He then gives extremely practical advice for using science to defend the veracity of the Christian faith. Dr. Using personal stories, reflecting on Scripture, and sharing amazing “coincidences” in his life, Hugh brings together the thrills and challenges of sharing your faith.

Always Be Ready: A Call to Adventurous Faith - Hugh ross tells his own inspiring story of how God helped him triumph over learning differences. Richard landpresident, hugh ross’s new book, southern evangelical seminary“Part personal testimony and part apologetics primer, Always Be Ready, will inspire you to act as you become the kind of Christian ambassador who can make the case for God’s existence and the truth of Christianity.

He offers practical advice and powerful motivation to always be prepared to point someone toward Christ—with confidence and compassion. This valuable book will lift the lid on how a serious Christian, lovingly, who is equally a scholar and a student of life, has learned how to engage carefully, and practically with people from a variety of backgrounds.

You will be enriched, encouraged, and helped by this latest offering from one of our gifted veterans of the faith.

When Science Meets Religion: Enemies, Strangers, or Partners?

HarperOne - Nuclear physicist and theologian ian barbour, presents a clear, ideas, contemporary introduction to the essential issues, winner of the 1999 Templeton Prize for Progress in Religion for his pioneering role in advancing the study of religion and science, and solutions in the relationship between religion and science.

. The definitive introduction tothe relationship betweenreligion and science∗ in the beginning: why did the big bang occur?∗ quantum physics: a challenge to our Assumptions About Reality?∗ Darwin And Genesis: Is Evolution God′s Way of Creating?∗ Human Nature: Are We Determined by Our Genes?∗ God And Nature: Can God Act in a Law-Bound World?Over the centuries and into the new millennium, scientists, theologians, and the general public have shared many questions about the implications of scientific discoveries for religious faith.

When Science Meets Religion: Enemies, Strangers, or Partners? - In simple, straightforward language, Barbour explores the fascinating topics that illuminate the critical encounter of the spiritual and quantitative dimensions of life.

Origins of Life: Biblical and Evolutionary Models Face Off

RTB Press - Dr. Or, perhaps a transcedent Creator formed and nurtured the initial life-forms. To determine what really happened requires a framework to evaluate the evidence. Rana and Dr. Yet somehow first life appeared. They present testable predictions for this life origins scenario and for the competing naturalistic scenarios.

Maybe chemicals in a primordial soup spontaneously spawned a single-celled creature that continued to evolve. Ross present a scientific model for the creation of first life on Earth--a model based on the Biblbe. First life--what did it look like? When did it appear? And how did it get here?Imagine primordial Earth, a churning cauldron of liquefied rock.

Origins of Life: Biblical and Evolutionary Models Face Off - Which model withstands the rigorous scrutiny of science and the tests of time? Steaming, seething--a vast wasteland, inhospitable to life.

When God Goes to Starbucks: A Guide to Everyday Apologetics

Baker Books - More than ever, christians are bombarded with tough faith questions from their pluralistic friends and neighbors. Each chapter provides succinct answers and points for countering the cultural questions believers are faced with today. In when god goes to starbucks, shopping malls, he offers readers solid and caring Christian responses to these and many other concerns that are being discussed in Starbucks, youth groups, and schools.

Many of these emerge as "anti-truth claims" and slogans we are all familiar with:• Why not just look out for yourself? • Do what you want--just as long as you don't hurt anyone • Miracles violate the laws of nature• Aren't people born gay?Paul Copan has been answering questions like these for many years.