Who Made God?

Who Made God?

Searching for a Theory of Everything

by Edgar Andrews
Publisher: Evangelical Press
Hardcover, 304 pages
Price: $16.99

The "new atheists" are pretty suave. A fair number have British accents, they're cultured, they're funny, and they know how to dress well without appearing too formal or too carefully put-together.

By contrast, many of their Fundamentalist opponents are uncomfortable in front of a camera, live in the American Midwest, and have strange theories about UFOs and the Nephilim. The contrast, for many Christians, is often unsettling.

Enter Edgar Andrews (BSc, PhD, DSc, FInstP, FIMMM, CEng, CPhys, no joke), a University of London professor with a seriously English accent and credentials even Richard Dawkins couldn't sniff at. But Andrews doesn't rely on his role or education to clinch his arguments (as many of his opponents are wont to do); he relies on biblical apologetics, science and sound reasoning.

You're probably about to reject this book out of hand as yet another volume that promises too much and delivers hardly anything. Who Made God? does neither. Andrews is waggish and erudite, yet suprisingly accessible—even laymen can understand his explanations of sophisticated concepts, which is a step in the right direction when a lot of apologists on both sides seem to revel in obscurantist language.

And for those who cast a wary eye toward anything vaguely European, Andrews is a Bible-believing Christian of the Reformed Baptist variety. Also, he's a scientist. The fact that he's taken seriously by people as high up as the Oxfordians is proof of the latter; his positive interview on Tim Challies' blog is proof of the former.

People (often laymen) are very dismissive of anything unscientific these days. With Dr. Andrews, they've got a curveball to deal with (or its cricket equivalent). He's a staunch Protestant Christian, and a scientist, and a consummately rational thinker. Whether you don't know how to defend against "scientific" attacks on Christianity or know someone who thinks Sam Harris is actually an intelligent and creative thinker, get your hands on Who Made God? quicker than you can say "string theory."

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