Finding God in the Waves by Mike McHargue
How I Lost My Faith and Found It Again Through Science

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...for those who fear science will rob them of both God and Christian community, this work may offer much-needed hope that Christianity and science can coexist.
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From the host of the popular podcasts, The Liturgists Podcast and Ask Science Mike, a story of having faith, losing it, and finding it again through science—revealing how the latest in neuroscience, physics, and biology help us understand God, faith, and ourselves.
 
What do you do when God dies? It's a question facing millions today, as science reveals a Universe that's self-creating, as American culture departs from Christian social norms, and the idea of God begins to seem implausible at best and barbaric at worst.
 
Mike McHargue understands the pain of unraveling belief. In Finding God in the Waves, Mike tells the story of how his Evangelical faith dissolved into atheism as he studied the Bible, a crisis that threatened his identity, his friendships, and even his marriage. Years later, Mike was standing on the shores of the Pacific Ocean when a bewildering, seemingly mystical moment motivated him to take another look. But this time, it wasn't theology or scripture that led him back to God—it was science. 
 
In Finding God in the Waves, "Science Mike” draws on his personal experience to tell the unlikely story of how science led him back to faith. Among other revelations, we learn what brain scans reveal about what happens when we pray; how fundamentalism affects the psyche; and how God is revealed not only in scripture, but in the night sky, in subatomic particles, and in us.
 
For the faithful and skeptic alike, Finding God in the Waves is a winsome, lucid, page-turning read about belonging, life’s biggest questions, and the hope of knowing God in an age of science.
 

About Mike McHargue

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Mike “Science Mike” McHargue is a Christian turned atheist turned follower of Jesus who uses his story to help people know God in an age of science. He hosts two podcasts—Ask Science Mike and The Liturgists Podcast—and is a blogger at Storyline. Mike is an in-demand speaker and a contributor to the Storyline Blog, Sojourners, and Relevant magazine.
Author Residence: Tallahassee, FL
 
Published September 13, 2016 by Convergent Books. 288 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Religion & Spirituality, Nature & Wildlife, Science & Math. Non-fiction
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...for those who fear science will rob them of both God and Christian community, this work may offer much-needed hope that Christianity and science can coexist.

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