A Striking Breakthrough in the Origins Controversy! Steinhardt and Turok’s proposed ekpyrotic universe model fits the Genesis account! The implications are profound. The book Why the Universe Bothers to Exist: Theistic Determinism, Evidences and Implications by David V. McCorkle, PhD. is based upon this observation. It explains the likely location and physics of heaven. It proposes that we have heavenly avatars (biblical spirit bodies) close by, but through a fourth spatial dimension. Baby Brady with simulated spirit body. This book proposes answers to many other questions that theists have pondered. What happened to the Garden of Eden? Might it still exist? If so, where? How could information of our personal identity be preserved after our physical death? Why will “redeemed” humans need to be resurrected if they are already in heaven? Why will a new heaven eventually be needed? Numerous other concepts are also dealt with, such as the following. In consideration of Heisenberg uncertainty, what maintains order in the universe? Do natural laws determine outcomes, or does the consistency of outcomes determine the laws? What factor determines the decoherence outcome of probability waves so that consistent, orderly eigenstates result? Cannot this factor be recognized as God thereby actualizing his intentions: theistic determinism? Natural law is thus the outcome of God “holding all things together” (Col. 1:17). It is then natural for God to work through natural process. In this perspective, how is it that new species of organisms originate? Can the process be observed? And what of Adam and Eve as the first sentient humans? In addition to the significance of a message from ancient Babylon, and an account of how what is termed “socionics” relates to the “tragedy of the commons” principle, a near miraculous adventure in Idaho’s Lemi Mountains near Sacajawea’s birthplace is described and credited to divine providence. All of this and more thought-provoking issues are presented in this book with the intent of resolving the origins controversy, but also of planting ideas for further consideration in biblical context. David V. McCorkle Publisher’s website: http://sbpra.com/DavidVMcCorkle
This extremely well-written, deeply researched book asks some great questions about God, the Bible, and questions about the world that the Bible covers. I confess the author is so well-versed in his writing that as a non-academic, I struggled with some of the material presented. That’s on me, because the author covers the questions, the evidence, theories, and implications in detail. It’s obvious he spent a lot of time creating this book and cares deeply about the topics.
Here is what you’ll see in the chapters:
- Why Read This Book?
- Has God Left His “Footprint”?
- Is Sentience Transcendent? Is God Truly Infinite?
- Biblical Allegory in Physical Science
- The First Chapter of Genesis and the Ekpyrotic Model Biblical Allegory in Biological Science Context
- The Biblical Chronological Modification Model Compared to the Instantaneously Complete Model of Creation
- Scientific Evidence Supporting the Chronological Modification Creation
- Model Niche Distinctions of the Machaon Swallowtails of the Pacific Northwest A Context for Homo Speciation
- Speciation and Niche Distinction in Homo Sapiens
- “Socionics” and the Tragedy of the Commons Principle
- Social Symbiosis or “Sociobiotics”
- “Thy Kingdom Come, Thy Will Be Done on Earth as It Is in Heaven”
- Heaven: Evidences and Implications
The sub-title to me was most revealing: Theistic Determinism, Evidences and Implications—A Worldview Proposal. The research presented was worldview, and religion of course was part of that research. Yet, with the questions asked, I believe faith is needed beyond a religion to answer such important questions. A personal relationship with God, the Creator.
If you are an academic sort that loves science, research, and exploring religion, this is a great book to discover. If you are seeking answers on a personal level, this is a great read, but I suggest you complement it with a chapter a day for a month from the Bible’s Book of John. If you want to know more about heaven on a personal level, I also suggest complementing this book with Randy Alcorn’s Heaven.
To Purchase Why the Universe Bothers to Exist, click here.
I was given a copy of the book by the publisher in exchange for a review. All opinions are my own and are of my own free will.
This year I’ve been blessed to not only participate in book reviews, but movie and music reviews, too. Today I’m able to share with you Michael W. Smith’s video Sky Spills Over.
Here’s what he had to say: “I’m really passionate about the song SKY SPILLS OVER. It was fun creating it in the studio and I’ve been overwhelmed at the response it gets when we perform it live every night. My son Ryan is a really talented filmmaker so I always enjoy working with him on a project. But what made this project even more special was that 3 of my own grandkids were in the video. This video was a lot of fun to make. I hope people enjoy it!”
He has a new album out, Sovereign. Want a copy? Leave a comment with your favorite Michael W. Smith song and I’ll draw a winner TOMORROW, Saturday, May 29.
Great video, right? The only shocking thing?That Michael W. Smith is a grandpa!
Remember, leave a comment with your favorite Michael W. Smith song for a chance to win a copy of Sovereign.
There are times I think my life looks just like this.
Rain day after day after day after day.
Does it ever end?
He lost everything to the point that his wife begged him to curse God.
His entire view was a swamp. As in all of Earth.
But one day the dove was able to land.
On those days where nothing goes right, all hope seems lost, remember it has purpose. It’s a growing season.
And soon, like my yard, you’ll be in bloom.
There are a few authors that when I hear from them and they ask if I’d be willing to do a review, it’s a no brainer. Author and poet Connie Arnold is one of them.
Connie’s new release, Olive and The Great Flood, is a children’s book about Noah’s Ark.
A Note from Connie:
Also, I will be giving away two prizes randomly chosen from those commenting during the tour – a copy of my first children’s book, Animal Sound Mix-up, and a gold dove wind chime.
Olive is a gentle, friendly dove who wants to help her friends Noah, his family and the other animals with her on the ark. She tries to soothe them during the rain and has an important assignment, to discover when it’s safe to venture from the ark after the flood. Suggested age range for readers: 4-8
This was such a fun read and a fresh way of telling a classic Bible story. Olive is a dove who helps Noah and the other animals with the ark experience. She comforts them when the rains start, and then learns she’s needed for an important job once the rains stop.
This is age appropriate reading with clever rhyming and a wonderful, Biblical message. The illustrations are top-notch. Whether your child is well-versed in the Bible or curious, I recommend Olive and the Great Flood to all.
I received Olive and the Great Flood in exchange for an honest review.
Purchase Olive and the Great Flood here.