Author Lyle Smith is convinced a belief in God is still relevant and desirable in the current century, for it is belief in God that gives meaning and purpose to our lives. In My Gift to You, he offers a collection of essays showing how we might conceive and create, within our world of conflicting nations and religions, a worldwide community for all humans working and living in peace.
Divided into two parts, the first section combines faith and science and the second melds philosophy and religion. Both illustrate how people with a secular view and those of various religious beliefs can live together in harmony with each other and nature. The essays address topics such as an imagined dream of what the creation might be made to become, how we might partner with God to extend the dream, and the evidence that God has a goal for the Earth and its intelligent creatures.
My Gift to You shares Smith's confidence that there is hope if we keep before us a vision of how humanity can learn to live peacefully and trust God to help us with that goal.