Friday, May 14, 2010

The Language God Talks: Review & Giveaway

About The Book:

"More years ago than I care to reckon up, I met Richard Feynman." So begins THE LANGUAGE GOD TALKS, Herman Wouk's gem on navigating the divide between science and religion. In one rich, compact volume, Wouk draws on stories from his life as well as on key events from the 20th century to address the eternal questions of why we are here, what purpose faith serves, and how scientific fact fits into the picture. He relates wonderful conversations he's had with scientists such as Feynman, Murray Gell-Mann, Freeman Dyson, and Steven Weinberg, and brings to life such pivotal moments as the 1969 moon landing and the Challenger disaster.

About The Author:

Herman Wouk's acclaimed books include The Will to Live On, This Is My God, Pulitzer Prize winner The Caine Mutiny, The Winds of War, and War and Remembrance. 




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 My Review:

This was a very interesting read for me. Mainly because it is a departure from the genres that I would normally read. Books that combine technology, science and religion do not usually appeal to me but this one did. It was a relatively easy read, and though I was not familiar with a lot of the science-types mentioned in the book, I still came away from reading this book enlightened. If you would like to read a book that will take you on a journey of faith and science, then you must read this latest work by Wouk. This is the first I have read of his, but I enjoyed it enough to want to read more of his work.

I highly recommend this book and give it a thumbs up!


BUY IT: You can purchase this book online, directly through Amazon.com and Amazon.ca


WIN IT: Three (3) Readers will win a copy of The Language God Talks


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GIVEAWAY OPEN TO U.S. AND CANADA ONLY (NO P.O. BOXES PLEASE)


GIVEAWAY ENDS JUNE 3, 2010


GOOD LUCK TO ALL!

***Thank you to Hachette Book Group for providing me with a complimentary copy of this book for the purpose of review on this blog***

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9 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for featuring this wonderful and thought provoking book. I am fascinated with this concept and would love to read this interesting book. I have read all of Herman Wouk's novels and think that they are memorable. This would be special. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  2. I enjoyed learning about this extremely interesting and important book. This review gave me insight into this subject and I very much liked the author's first words. Herman Wouk's books are extraordinary. Thanks for this giveaway. rojosho(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  3. This book sounds interesting. Please enter me in this giveaway. Thanks!

    serving_theKingofkings@yahoo.com

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  4. This is different from what I normally read as well. However, I would still love to read it!

    Desiree
    weeshareblog@gmail.com

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  5. This book sounds fascinating and something that I would really enjoy reading. I attended a workshop for teachers where we studied astronomy and sounds from the universe. I did not understand the class leaders who did not believe that God created the universe as I had never been around people like that. I would like to read a book that stresses scientific facts and our Christian beliefs can actually work side by side.

    thank you,

    Christine
    womackcm@sbcglobal.net

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  6. Would love to read this!

    rhoneygtn at yahoo dot com

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  7. I love Herman Wouk's books but I haven't read this one yet. I loved reading your review and sure would like to be entered in your draw. Thanks.
    wandanamgreb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  8. I love Louie Giglio's DVDs that combine God and astronomy. This book combining technology, religion and science seems to follow the same vein.
    bmcbroom (at) gmail (dot) com

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  9. This sounds great.

    misusedinnocence@aol.com

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