Faith That Makes You Think

by Gerard Verschuuren

Doesn’t faith contradict thinking? Actually, no. The Catholic Church teaches that there is a strong relationship between faith and reason. In fact, it’s a characteristic of us rational creatures to practice a faith that seeks understanding. This book is specifically written for Catholics—fallen-away Catholics, lukewarm Catholics, struggling Catholics, would-be Catholics—for all those in search of the truth, as it gives life-saving answers to life-size questions.

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TESTIMONIALS

“I liked the clear style of writing I this book. Even though I am neither a philosopher or theologian I could understand the sometimes esoteric terms of those disciplines as the author explained them. I will definitely show this prominently on my bookshelf. This could be very useful for parish discussion groups. In fact, I am recommending it for our parishioners.” – Sr. Marianne Postiglione, RSM, Associate Director of the Institute for Theological Encounter with Science and Technology

“This lively and accessible work should awaken or reawaken many Catholics to the glories of their Church as a beacon of faith and reason. It’s a real contribution to the New Evangelization.” – Mary Ann Glendon, Emeritus Professor of Law, Harvard University, Former US Ambassador to the Holy See

“After a lifetime in the academy, I am convinced that the highest priority in the New Evangelization is intellectual evangelization, and specifically, apologetics—answering the major questions which so deeply concern our young people: Does God exist? Are we mere matter? Is there a conflict between the bible and science? Does evolution have to be rejected? What is happiness? Are we really free? How can suffering be reconciled with a loving God? This book does all of this in an incredibly accessible, engaging, and intelligent way—which paves the way into the mind and heart of the living God.” – Fr. Robert Spitzer, S.J., President of the Magis Center of Reason and Faith, Former President Gonzaga University

“We live in a time and place in which vague religiosity unattached to belief in anything in particular has apparently become an attractive option for a large and growing number of people, including some who call themselves Catholics. Gerard Verschuuren’s book is a bracing antidote, well-reasoned and clearly written, to this peculiar affliction and a timely reminder to us all that the pillars of authentic faith are grounded in truth.” – Russel Shaw, Professor at the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross, Rome, Former Secretary of the National Conference of Catholic Bishops/US Catholic Conference

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Gerard M. Verschuuren is a human geneticist who also earned a doctorate in the philosophy of science. He studied and worked at universities in Europe and the United States. Currently semi-retired, he spends most of his time as a writer, speaker, and consultant on the interface of science and religion, faith and reason.

More information about his life and works may be found on his Wikipedia page at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gerard_Verschuuren

A review of Aquinas and Modern Science: A New Synthesis of Faith and Reason, by Gerard M. Verschuuren, has appeared in Volume 57, Issue 4 (December 2017) of the International Philosophical Quarterly

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