Is it time to think again?: A travel-guide for life's greatest quest

Graeme Evans
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We all have one life to live, and gradually realize that it passes quickly.
       As adults we learn the value of living intelligently and intentionally. Yet most of us become swamped when we try to apply this approach to the big questions of life. The biosphere and humanity are highly complex, and the cosmos is breathtakingly vast.
       What is truth? Can we rely on perspectives that were taught to us as facts? Does current mainstream science provide all the answers and worldview we need in order to live and thrive? Can it fully satisfy our desire for meaning?
       This book begins with an examination of truth itself, and suggests ways we can improve our ability to discern truth from fiction. It then goes on to identify recent scientific discoveries that challenge conventional thinking, before exploring a number of other vital issues that touch on 'the meaning of life'.
       Is It Time to Think Again? is both a roadmap and travel-guide for people who seek to explore the big questions of life.
  - As a roadmap, it provides a useful structure that readers should find very helpful for approaching these complex subjects systematically, rather than being intimidated by their shear breadth and complexity.
  - As a travel-guide, it identifies many fascinating discoveries and topics that readers may wish to explore further themselves.
       Because our understanding of origins greatly influences our answer to the question 'What is the meaning of life?', nearly half of the book is devoted to exploring this vital subject in breadth. It identifies many scientific discoveries over the last fifty years that challenge status quo perspectives, and visits key aspects of the evolution / intelligent design debate.
       The second half of the book explores the implications if we are created, rather than are the product of colossal cosmic chance. It identifies two sets of writings from antiquity that stand head and shoulders above everything else, for being consistent with an entity who could create the cosmos and biosphere. The book then gives an overview of their characteristics and main themes, helping readers to assess whether, compiled together as our modern Bible, they form "the Maker's handbook" for humankind. It goes on to summarize what the Bible says about how we can find our way home to the one who made us.
       The book is written in a fast-moving and stimulating style that conveys the sense that the author is a fellow traveler and explorer with the reader. At various points along the way, it asks penetrating questions that give readers plenty to ponder. It opens up topics for readers to think about for themselves, rather than forcing them to agree with the author.
       Primarily, the book has been written for those who are humbly asking whether God exists and want to think your way through this objectively, with an integrity that is willing to embrace what you discover. However, the book is also inspiring for existing Christians. Much of the content is very encouraging and stimulating, even for mature believers. And it provides plenty of material you can use in conversations with people who are eager for honest discussion on these interesting and wide ranging topics - or might want to borrow your copy of the paperback or e-book.
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About the author

       Graeme Evans was born in Nelson (New Zealand), and grew up in Ardmore and Papakura (near Auckland).  He qualified with a BSc in Computer Science from Canterbury University, as part of his training with the Royal NZ Air Force. After gaining his wings, he flew Bristol Freighters, C-130 Hercules, and helicopters, before being posted (with the rank of Squadron Leader) to a Ministry of Defence position that utilized his computer skills.

       After leaving the RNZAF, he worked as an in-house IT consultant for the NZ Dairy Board, before forming his own consultancy and software development company. Through his work experience, he has developed strong abilities to think through complexity and develop solutions that work in the real world - skills that are essential for writing a book of this nature. 

       While Graeme finds much stimulation in all things scientific and engineering, his main passion is observing and participating in the way God works authentically in people's lives. His breadth of interest has facilitated the book's holistic approach.

       He lives in Auckland with his wife, Mejun (originally from Taiwan), and their three adult / teenage children.

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Graeme Evans
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Published on
Mar 9, 2019
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Pages
267
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ISBN
9780473465285
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Language
English
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Religion / Christian Theology / Apologetics
Religion / Inspirational
Religion / Religion & Science
Young Adult Nonfiction / Religious / Christian / General
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