True Paradox

This was a very quick read, just a few evenings and it was done. It was an excellent read. This is one I will be adding to my “replay” list. Basically the intricate and amazing details of life that are deeply scientific as well as poetic, point to the existence of God. The book is a joy to read and the fact that the author is a law professor is brilliant. The arguments read well, not stark or overloaded with dry facts. Easy read, but it does require you engage and do some thinking. It’s really hard to read this book and not fall even more in love with our creator.

How do we explain human consciousness? Where do we get our sense of beauty? Why do we recoil at suffering? Why do we have moral codes that none of us can meet? Why do we yearn for justice, yet seem incapable of establishing it?

Any philosophy or worldview must make sense of the world as we actually experience it. We need to explain how we can discern qualities such as beauty and evil and account for our practices of morality and law. 

The complexity of the contemporary world is sometimes seen as an embarrassment for Christianity. But law professor David Skeel makes a fresh case for the plausibility and explanatory power of Christianity. The Christian faith offers plausible explanations for the central puzzles of our existence, such as our capacity for idea-making, our experience of beauty and suffering, and our inability to create a just social order. When compared with materialism or other sets of beliefs, Christianity provides a more comprehensive framework for understanding human life as we actually live it.

We need not deny the complexities of life as we experience it. But the paradoxes of our existence can lead us to the possibility that the existence of God could make sense of it all.

True Paradox: How Christianity Makes Sense of Our Complex World 

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