Friday, November 7, 2014

Book Review: Not a Chance

If chance exists, God does not. Indeed, He cannot exist as God if there is such a thing as chance. In sum, this is the thesis behind R.C. Sproul’s Not a Chance: God, Science, and the Revolt of Reason. Anything that comes from Sproul’s pen is worth reading (even a grocery list). This is not your typical theology book by R.C.

If he is known as anything, R.C. Sproul is known as a peerless theologian. He even calls himself a theologian. In Not a Chance, Sproul reveals himself to be a philosopher, historian, and theologian who is not a bit uncomfortable entering the domain of theoretical physics, cosmology, and quantum mechanics.  As a master logician, he disarms ideas that have been passed off as scholarly, erudite, and sophisticated.

This book is written for popular consumption, but it will require some thinking to stay on board with the flow of logic.  Keith Mathison’s concluding chapter “Ex Nihilo,
Nihil Fit” is the icing on the cake.

Do not read this book if you do not want to think. Do not read this book if your mind is closed or if you are so enamored with scientific cosmology that you think that matters of faith are contrary to reason. Do read this book if you desire to be more amazed at the power of the sovereign Creator of the universe.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Baker Books as part of their Blogger Review Program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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