Book of the Month
Each year I begin with a whole list of books I intend to read. Many of them I actually get to and some I do not (those usually role over to the next year). This year I will be highlighting each month one book that I have read that rises to the top. This month’s book is: God and Stephen Hawking by John Lennox.
Stephen Hawking is widely considered the scientific mind of this present generation. Some argue that he rivals Einstein in the scope of his insight into scientific theory. When someone reaches the pinnacle of reputation as that of Hawking, what they say usually ends up being taken as gospel. Most people are simply too intimidated to take on someone of Hawking’s stature. But not mathematician John Lennox.
God and Stephen Hawking is a short, to the point, dismantling of Hawking’s hypothesis of “creation from nothing,” in his bestseller, The Grand Design. Lennox exposes multiple fallacies in Hawking’s logic and while he acknowledges Hawking’s scientific mind, he finds great fault in his philosophical mind. Lennox’s book, in short, is brilliant. You do not have to be a student of Quantum Physics to understand and follow Lennox, but you do have to mentally engage with this little book.
I highly recommend this book to college students who find themselves bombarded at every turn by evolutionary theory. Lennox also reminds us that there is nothing so out of the ordinary as a true Christian scientist.