Newsletter   Secure Checkout   View Cart (0 items)  
Search:    Welcome Guest! Save up to 30-40% on most items with our awesome everyday discounts!

Pascal's Wager [Paperback]

By Rue (Author)
Our Price $ 12.59  
Retail Value $ 17.99  
You Save $ 5.40  (30%)  
Item Number 117875  
Buy New $12.59
Available on the Internet only.

Item description for Pascal's Wager by Rue...

In a quest to cope with the devastating mental deterioration of her brilliant mother, confirmed atheist Jill McGavock seeks out philosophy professor Sam Hunt. Savvy Hunt challenges Jill to make "Pascal's wager", to "bet" that God exists by acting as if He does. The results not only change Jill's mind but also transform her life in ways she never could have imagined.

Publishers Description
Confirmed atheist Jill McGavock faces the mental deterioration of her brilliant mother. In a quest to cope with this devastating situation, Jill seeks out philosophy professor Sam Hunt. Savvy Sam challenges Jill to make "Pascal's wager" -- to "bet" that God exists by acting as if he does. The results not only change Jill's mind but transform her life in ways she never could have imagined. An exciting, faith-building thriller

Promise Angels is dedicated to bringing you great books at great prices. Whether you read for entertainment, to learn, or for literacy - you will find what you want at!

Item Specifications...

Studio: Multnomah Books
Pages   297
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.2" Width: 5.28" Height: 0.81"
Weight:   0.65 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Aug 9, 2001
Publisher   Multnomah Books
ISBN  1576738264  
ISBN13  9781576738269  

Availability  128 units.
Availability accurate as of Sep 26, 2017 10:46.
Usually ships within one to two business days from La Vergne, TN.
Orders shipping to an address other than a confirmed Credit Card / Paypal Billing address may incur and additional processing delay.

More About Rue

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Nancy Rue is the author of more than eighty books, including the best-selling Lily series for Young Women of Faith and two novels for adults. She has worked as a public school teacher, church youth director, theater workshop developer, and camp director. Nancy lives with her husband in Lebanon, Tennessee.

Are You The Artisan or Author behind this product?
Improve our customers experience by registering for an Artisan Biography Center Homepage.

Product Categories

1Books > Subjects > Literature & Fiction > General > Contemporary
2Books > Subjects > Literature & Fiction > Women > Mothers & Children
3Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Christian Living > General
4Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Fiction & Poetry > Fiction
5Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Fiction > General
6Books > Subjects > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Contemporary

Christian Product Categories
Books > Fiction > General Christian > Contemporary

Similar Products

$15.99  $11.19

$23.99  $16.79

Reviews - What do customers think about Pascal's Wager?

A "conversion story" that breaks the mold!  Jul 18, 2002
Anyone already familiar with Nancy Rue's work knows that her flare for imagery, characters, and dialogue is second to few, and this book is no exception. It is engaging from the first chapter and never ceases to be so. And as always, Rue's characters (especially the sardonic heroine) drive a unique plot in which real life events become captivating. As for the theme of "intellectual Christianity," the two-star review below seems to expect a single author to explore every facet of faith, science, and religious diversity within a single, less-than-300-page novel-an unrealistic expectation, at best. Every religious argument ever concocted by humanity cannot be explored and refuted in a work of fiction that also contains a decent plot and round characters. This novel simply intends to cause Christians and non-Christians alike to examine faith as more than just blind belief. Jill confronts her own beliefs regarding the existence God and the soul, comparing them with the convictions of a Christian man she is becoming more and more attracted to, despite what she deems his "irrational" faith. Of course, it is a Christian novel, so Jill's must be a "conversion story." However, this is not a typical Christian formula novel. The people within these pages make us care, and the painful twists of Jill's mother's illness are not always predictable. It is the journey, not the destination, that makes this book a winner.
Great premise that fizzled out.  Oct 21, 2001
Disappointing. A fascinating premise so I started with great anticipation of a discourse between rationality and spirituality through the 2 protagonists, Jill and Sam. Unfortuantely, halfway through the book the conclusion was forgone as the discourse became lopsided. Also I was also disappointed that Sam as a philosopher did not at least discuss other religions. To tackle the possibility of God/a god and then not discuss which god left an intellectual and spiritual vacuum. I would have enjoyed the book more if it had been left open ended to ponder the outcome of the wager for Jill by myself. If you want a read that supports a conclusion you have already arrived at to get a warm fuzzy feeling, you will enjoy this book. Otherwise, you may be disappointed as I was.
A Heartfelt and Intelligent Quest for Answers  Oct 12, 2001
"Pascal's Wager" tells the story of Jill McGavock, a graduate student who needs answers as she comes face to face with her mother's illness and mortality. Both drawn to and exasperated by philosopher Sam Bakalis, Jill is a three-dimensional character with human flaws, a strong voice, and a desire to be loved. With nothing to lose, she challenges a God she does not believe in to prove His existence and redefine her world.

Write your own review about Pascal's Wager

Ask A Question or Provide Feedback regarding Pascal's Wager

Item Feedback and Product Questions
For immediate assistance call 888.395.0572 during the hours of 10am thru 8pm EST Monday thru Friday and a customer care representative will be happy to help you!

Help us continuously improve our service by reporting your feedback or questions below:

I have a question regarding this product
The information above is incorrect or conflicting
The page has misspellings or incorrect grammar
The page did not load correctly in my browser or created an error.

Email Address:
Anti Spam Question. To combat spammers we require that you answer a simple question.
What color is the sky?
Leave This Blank :
Do Not Change This Text :

Add This Product Widget To Your Website

Looking to add this information to your own website? Then use our Product Widget to allow you to display product information in a frame that is 120 pixels wide by 240 pixels high.

    Copy and paste the following HTML into your website and enjoy!

Order toll-free weekdays 10am thru 10pm EST by phone: 1-888-395-0572 (Lines are closed on holidays & weekends.)
Customer Service | My Account | Track My Orders | Return Policy | Request Free Catalog | Email Newsletter

Gift Certificates
RSS Feeds
About Us
Contact Us
Terms Of Use
Privacy Policy