on 9 December 1998
This book could blow your mind - it did mine. Prof. Ward paints the biggest picture of all - the whole cosmos, from beginning to end, from a scientific Christian perspective. I won't say I couldn't put it down; I had to - there was so much to chew over. But the dazzling scope and integrated glory of Ward's vision kept me coming back for more. This is heavy reading and there are probably few who will agree with all that is said. Nevertheless, it is a fascinating and enlightening read.
on 31 August 2009
Ward's 1998 book is a spectacular masterpiece of authoritative, original, provocative, thrilling, visionary integr-
ation of the scientific and the faith outlooks. I have read and wrestled with countless theological tomes over 40 years, but have never been so stunned by a breath-taking treatise as this one. If I had to select 3 indispensable Christian books to comfort me, along with the Bible itself, on a desert island, I believe this would be one of the 3. Urgently and passionately recommended. It's the sort of book you'll need to read and read again, marking passages and mulling over revelatory insights. But the rewards will be marvellous. Other theologians can shut up shop and go home!