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Overview Prepare yourself for questions every parent or friend of a searcher must answer.
As bestselling author Sigmund Brouwer began to hear more and more questions about creation from his growing daughters, he realized that the issue could easily turn them away from developing faith in God. Was he going to stand by and let them wrestle alone with widely asserted contradictions between science and Genesis, especially as they got older? Or could he prepare himself to help them understand more clearly the truth in the Bible's foundation?
In Who Made the Moon?, Brouwer engages the reader by combining easily understood science concepts with inspirational stories from a loving father's heart. He says, "I believe it's my responsibility to know enough about both the Bible and science to answer the difficult questions. I want to be able to show my children that truth is indivisible and that faith in the God of Genesis has nothing to fear from science."
Publishers Description Prepare yourself for questions every parent or friend of a searcher must answer.
As bestselling author Sigmund Brouwer began to hear more and more questions about creation from his growing daughters, he realized that the issue could easily turn them away from developing faith in God. Was he going to stand by and let them wrestle alone with widely asserted contradictions between science and Genesis, especially as they got older? Or could he prepare himself to help them understand more clearly the truth in the Bibles foundation?
In Who Made the Moon?, Brouwer engages the reader by combining easily understood science concepts with inspirational stories from a loving fathers heart. He says, "I believe its my responsibility to know enough about both the Bible and science to answer the difficult questions. I want to be able to show my children that truth is indivisible and that faith in the God of Genesis has nothing to fear from science."
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Studio: Thomas Nelson
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.3" Width: 5.4" Height: 0.9" Weight: 0.8 lbs.
Release Date Sep 2, 2008
Publisher Thomas Nelson
ISBN 084992040X ISBN13 9780849920400 UPC 023755028839
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More About Sigmund Brouwer
Sigmund Brouwer is the author of eighteen novels with nearly three million copies in print. His recent novel The Last Disciple was featured in Time magazine and on ABC s Good Morning America. Sigmund is married to Christian recording artist Cindy Morgan, and they and their two daughters divide their time between homes in Red Deer, Alberta, Canada and Nashville, Tennessee."
Sigmund Brouwer currently resides in the state of Tennessee. Sigmund Brouwer was born in 1959.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Who Made the Moon?: A Father Explores How Faith and Science Agree?
A Worthwhile Starting Point Jul 17, 2009
Brouwer's journey starts with his daughter asking a question "Who made the Moon?" He answers, God. That's enough for her, but will it always be? Is it for everyone? Even people who always remain faithful, is the answer enough to ward off doubt and answer skeptics? So Brouwer begins his journey in finding a reasoned approach to answer these questions.
He does a good job in showing people how to recognize and avoid dogmaticism. This isn't a hardcore "evidence" book or "intelligent design" book. He does go over some of the design evidences like the big bang and how Genesis days are long periods of times. He does miss some opportunities here. He calls the young-earth view the "literal" view, when in fact it is not literal. Nor is day-age technically figurative.
While never expressing belief in theistic evolution, his allusions to Francis Collins seem to indicate this. Theistic evolution is often the "easy way out" in explaining away Genesis. When in fact, the detailed model of the old-earth scholars, shows an amazing agreement between Genesis and science history, without the contradictions of young-earthism or lack of empirical science for evolution. A good place to start, but for more scholarly details seeThe Genesis Question: Scientific Advances and the Accuracy of Genesis or Show Me God: What the Message from Space Is Telling Us About God.
First book for non-science people that is Christian and scientifically sound! Apr 9, 2009
Sigmund Brouwer begins this book with a story about his family sitting on the deck on a summer evening. His, at the time, three-year-old daughter turned to him and asked, "Daddy, who made the moon?" This seemingly simple question sent Brouwer on a quest to find the answer to his daughter. Brouwer shares with us his findings and thoughts when it comes to the issue of origins and "Who Made the Moon?"
Brouwer separates the book into four parts encompassing discussions on faith, science, the apparent conflict between the two, and ending with his view on harmonizing the two. Each section begins with a letter to his daughters. You immediately understand that Brouwer's heart's desire is to facilitate his daughters having a lasting relationship with God by setting them up to be able to make their own faith decisions without compromising their beliefs or their God-given intellect.
While Brouwer holds to a view of creation that is not restricted to a 7-day young earth interpretation of Genesis, he makes it clear that he is not trying to "convert" conservative creationists to his viewpoint. He does appeal to 7-day creationists to allow for people to disagree with them, even if it is their own children.
Brouwer states it this way on page 102 of his book:
"...the Bible's Creation account in Genesis is a stepping-stone to a much more important topic--why God created this world. If an old-earth stance makes it easier for someone to continue seeking god, then for heaven's sake--and I mean this literally--set aside the dating of the earth as an issue, and please help that broken person in need of a relationship with God. It could be a friend, a coworker. It may be the ones you love most, your children or grandchildren, who are bewildered at how the claims of meida and public school contradict their faith. you'll never regret knowing how modern science can now be used as a vigourous defence against their doubts." This book is the first book on a Christian perspective of origins that is not dogmatic in its approach that I have come across written by and for non-science people. Brouwer offers some very practical information and advice that everyone, especially parents, need to have in order to engage conversations about origins with intelligence, understanding and love. Who Made the Moon? also helps readers understand that science and faith do not have to be enemies of each other but can enhance and complement each other without having to compromise on either end.
Very Good. Feb 17, 2009
Allows readers to see how the idea of God and the facts of science can, in fact, agree. Nothing in evolution points to there not being a God who initiated it. There is far too much evidence pointing to the fact that evolution does occur. However, how could this extremely complex process have started without a higher power "nudging and tweaking" it into working order?
Yes, there is a God. But the one spoken of in the Bible who killed millions of people? No. But yes, I believe God set everything in existence by what science teaches us today. The "Big Bang" is proof of this. Everything originated in a single point of infinitely dense matter. Then, God released all of this and "tweaked" the laws of physics so that life could arise. The laws of physics are just too perfect for there not to be a God.
Anyway I've sidetracked...
I wish that everyone could see that science and the idea of an all-knowing God is not mutually exclusive. In fact, the two reinforce each other nicely.
WARNING: This book does NOT speak God's truth! Dec 30, 2008
While there are some interesting scientific facts to be found in this book, Sigmund Brouwer's sadly believes that the six days of creation are figurative and not literal. He even explains how the "Big Bang" theory was part of God's plan in creating creation. He tries to make his readers see that the Bible is not to be trusted in it's literal context because the translation of the Greek and Hebrew language carries different meanings in that time period than it does today along too with the changing cultures over time.
Sadly he has fell into Satan's trap of not believing "what God says is really true". Even though he tries to tip toe through it, Mr. Brouwer places science, that is greatly marred by fallen mans human error, above God's almighty and trusted Word. Admittedly, he states in his book that he and his wife, who is a Christian songwriter, had heated discussions over their differing views of whether to take the Bible literally or not.
God is not human, He is GOD! He can(and DID!)create the heavens and earth in six literal 24 hour days. Jesus' miracles defied the laws of science...that's why they are called miracles! Creation too is a miracle! Praise and glory be to God and our Savior forever and ever!
Can you believe in the Bible and Evolution at the same time? Sep 25, 2008
Sigmund Brouwer lays out the arguments for the compatibility of science and the Genesis account, and theistic evolution. I am a new Christian with two young kids, and haven't had to tackle this issue with them yet, but I think I'm better prepared to when the time comes. The biggest point I took away is his distinction between the scientific study of evolution vs. the world view of evolutionism. (Evolutionism being the a fusion of the theory of evolution and an atheist world view). Brouwer argues that many Christians have accepted the dichotomy of religion vs. science, but that dichotomy is artificial. Any Christian parent who does not understand the arguments defending their faith in the light of science misses an opportunity to strengthen that faith in their children. Great book!