Thank God for Evolution

How the Marriage of Science and Religion Will Transform Your Life and Our World

A Groundbreaking Perspective

thank god for evolutionA movement has been growing over the past few decades that takes our common creation story, the epic of evolution revealed by science, as the basis for an inspiring and meaningful view of our place in the universe. Rev. Michael Dowd, “America’s evolutionary evangelist,” is at the forefront of this movement. This well informed, thoroughly researched, and inspired book proclaims a gospel billions of years old. It builds bridges, provides guidance, and restores realistic hope for virtually everyone, regardless of belief or worldview.

Thank God for Evolution! presents in a lively and accessible manner the reasons why it is now possible to view evolution as a spiritual process; how current science shows that evolution is not meaningless blind chance; practical methods for using evolutionary insights to achieve greater personal fulfillment; and how aligning with evolutionary trends can guide activists and others hoping to make our world a better place. As a Christian minister, Dowd especially addresses the concerns that Christians have about evolution, but this book contains insights that will appeal to all people of faith and of no faith. Fun and uplifting, Thank God for Evolution! goes beyond the current debate to offer up a whole new way of thinking about science and religion.

As a Christian minister, Dowd especially addresses the concerns that Christians have about evolution, but this book contains insights that will appeal to all people of faith and of no faith. Fun and uplifting, Thank God for Evolution goes beyond the current debate to offer up a whole new way of thinking about science and religion.

As evidenced by endorsements from a long list of Nobel laureates and other science luminaries, including noted skeptics, and by religious leaders across the spectrum, this is a book the world has been waiting for.

Thank God for Evolution (Viking / Plume)ISBN: 978-0-452-29534-6 432 pages

Review & Commentary

  • Dave Elliott

    “Night language” and “deep-time grace” are lovely expressions, but I don’t see anything here that disposes of the fundamental facts that: (1) it is the mutation that drives the engine of evolution and (2) mutations are genetic accidents. Even Francis Collins (The Language of God) makes more sense with his notion of Theistic Evolution.