I recall a webinar that I viewed in which Dr. Zacharias and Dr. Vitale spoke on truth and the impact the absence of it has on a society. As each man spoke, I was impressed with the candor and level of detail each had in explaining why the Christian faith is superior to all the world’s religions.
During this webinar, they mentioned their newest book, Jesus Among Secular Gods, as a resource for those attending to receive a deeper teaching on how the sciences have been given a god-like place in Western civilization. They argue that science has attempted to usurp faith and become the new religion of the “educated” mind.
As I read this book, I focused on chapter three: Scientism. In this chapter, Dr. Vitale shows that science’s answers to life fail when placed under scrutiny. Science has tried to answer in such a way to exclude God but evidences keep pointing back to God. Thus, the scientist either provides an answer that begs more questions or ignores the data to ignore having to place God into the conversation.
I found this book to quite insightful and well ordered. It is a great resource for any Christian entering academia where Christianity is reject or even ridiculed. It is also a wonderful book to read to strengthen one’s understanding of just how wonderful God is.
*I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.