The Big Picture is a much-needed book that allows the reader to consider the big questions of life without feeling bludgeoned to adopt the author's opinion. The book explains basics of science, philosophy and religion in a straightforward manner.
It will encourage all those who want to live a good and purposeful life and would like a sound basis for doing so. Such readers may find a resonance with the teaching of Jesus and this book will explore whether we can trust what has been recorded in the gospel accounts, and whether the findings of science and a reasoned understanding of the Bible are consistent or contradictory.
Many books in the arena of science and faith are hostile and adversarial. The authors set up straw men of their opponent's arguments, dismantle them and then preach their own arguments to their disciples. The author of The Big Picture recognises that there are intelligent atheists and intelligent believers, and that a case can always be made for whatever someone wants to believe. The reader is therefore treated with respect.
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Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite The Big Picture: An Honest Examination of God, Science, and Purpose by P.D. Hemsley will take readers on a journey of exploration of science, religion and God. Instead of being argumentative and authoritative about the topic, the author has presented facts with reason. The book also gives evidence from science and history, and also from ancient thinkers. It is a good book for those who want to start living a purposeful life. It discusses the findings of science and explains science, philosophy and religion with clarity. The book conveys the simple message of loving others, and pursuing goodness and wholeness. The historical evidence for Jesus, and the content and context of the gospel documents are also discussed. What I liked about the book is that it distances itself from the dogmas and intolerance that have made Christianity unpopular. The author's opinion is presented to readers in a manner that does not sound forced and gives them the freedom to form their own opinions. The book also covers the topics of science and religion extensively and expansively. The interlinking of science and religion and how they work together is interesting. Praying, repenting, God and His graciousness and the wonders of creation, stars and the galaxies form the basic themes. Though the book contains the author's personal opinions on the topic, he does not ask readers to agree wholly with his opinions. Changing habits and changing beliefs also help readers in being open about their choices when it comes to science and religion.