Finding God in the Waves: How I Lost My Faith and Found It Again Through Science

Finding God in the Waves: How I Lost My Faith and Found It Again Through Science

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From the host of the popular podcasts, The Liturgists Podcast and Ask Science Mike, a story of having faith, losing it, and finding it again through science—revealing how the latest in neuroscience, physics, and biology help us understand God, faith, and ourselves.
 
What do you do when God dies? It's a question facing millions today, as science reveals a Universe that's self-creating, as American culture departs from Christian social norms, and the idea of God begins to seem implausible at best and barbaric at worst.
 
Mike McHargue understands the pain of unraveling belief. In Finding God in the Waves, Mike tells the story of how his Evangelical faith dissolved into atheism as he studied the Bible, a crisis that threatened his life, his friendships, and even his marriage. Years later, Mike was standing on the shores of the Pacific Ocean when a bewildering, seemingly mystical moment motivated him to take another look. But this time, it wasn't theology or scripture that led him back to God—it was science. 
 
In Finding God in the Waves, "Science Mike” draws on his personal experience to tell the unlikely story of how science led him back to faith. Among other revelations, we learn what brain scans reveal about what happens when we pray; how fundamentalism affects the psyche; and how God is revealed not only in scripture, but in the night sky, in subatomic particles, and in us.
 
For the faithful and skeptic alike, Finding God in the Waves is a winsome, lucid, page-turning read about belonging, life’s biggest questions, and the hope of knowing God in an age of science.

Title:Finding God in the Waves: How I Lost My Faith and Found It Again Through Science
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  • Mike

    It's easily the best book I've ever written. Of course, it's also the only book I've ever written....

  • Matt LeFevers

    This book is incredible. I read it in less than twenty-four hours (it came out yesterday). Mike McHargue is one of the best things to happen to progressive Christianity and to anyone who is wondering ...

  • Danielle

    I loved the first half of the book, but felt like I got gut-punched in the second half. I should say that I don't believe in the Young Earth view, and I do believe in evolution. I read Language of God...

  • Raymond

    As the subtitle states, Finding God in the Waves is about a man who was Christian, lost his faith, but returned to it because of science. During his evolution, McHargue went from someone who analyzed ...

  • Jamin Bradley

    Having been taught to stay away from some scientific ideas throughout my early life, I was amazed at how much I found God in those same ideas over the past few years. After watching Neil Degrasse Tyso...

  • Paul

    I first heard Mike on Pete Holme's podcast "You Made It Weird" (because I had been listening to his podcast for years). At that moment in my life I was in a mournful period of unraveling and walking a...

  • Brianna Silva

    For anyone struggling to reconcile faith and science, this is a beautiful half-memoir, half-science book that I heartily recommend.While I may not agree with the author on absolutely everything, (alth...

  • Reese

    I found his arguments against God and Christianity stronger than his arguments and reasons for. He sees the Bible as (merely?) art, isn't sure about Jesus' resurrection (not sure what he thinks about ...

  • Shelby Rogers

    I've been a huge fan of Mike's podcast (Ask Science Mike and the Liturgists.) I have heard his story through these avenues and was excited to read this book.The first half of this book - the story of ...

  • Shawn Birss

    I really like Science Mike. I listen to his podcast, though I have fallen behind. He even included my emailed question in one of his episodes, and his answer was kind, thoughtful, and well spoken. I f...