Why the Universe Is the Way It Is

series: Reasons to Believe

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Increasingly astronomers recognize that if the cosmos had not unfolded exactly as it did, humanity would not, could not, exist. Yet these researchers--along with countless ordinary folks--resist belief in the biblical Creator. Why? They say a loving God would have made a better home for us, one without trouble and tragedy. In Why the Universe Is the Way It Is, Hugh Ross draws from his depth of study in both science and Scripture to explain how the universe's design fulfills several distinct purposes. He also reveals God's surpassing love and ultimate purposes for each individual.
Why the Universe Is the Way It Is will interest anyone who wonders where and how the universe came to be, what or who is responsible for it, why we are here, or how and when the universe ends. Far from leaving the reader at this philosophical jumping-off point, Ross builds toward answering the big question of human destiny and the specific question of each reader's personal destiny.


"This book will expand your mind with the universe is describes. It is a challenging, fascinating, and mind-stretching discussion of the nature and purpose of our amazing universe in the light of Scripture by one of America's foremost evangelical astronomers."--Norman L. Geisler, cofounder and former dean of Southern Evangelical Seminary

"Absolutely delightful! Even though I am a scientist, and I suppose I should have known much of the book's content, I did not. Every time I read one of Ross's books, I learn not just something new but many things new. Ross's ability to take science and show the biblical correlation in prophecy and application is unparalleled; it makes God's wisdom and the biblical text seem so much more magnificent."--James M. Tour, PhD, Chao Professor of Chemistry, professor of computer science, professor of mechanical engineering and materials science, Rice University, Smalley Institute for Nanoscale Science and Technology

"Why the Universe Is the Way It Is provides a groundbreaking look at the enduring questions that confront every person regarding our existence. Utilizing today's cutting-edge scientific research from a Christian worldview, Ross offers the most developed answers to date on key concerns regarding creation, God, and humanity. This book is a must-read for anyone who craves scientific information that interacts with tough biblical issues."--John Ankerberg, bestselling author and host of the John Ankerberg Show

"Dr. Ross simultaneously challenges skeptics and Christians alike with his fresh take on scientific discoveries that point to the existence of God. No one understands the connection between science and faith better than Hugh Ross."--Ben Young, Second Baptist Church, Houston; author of Why Mike's Not a Christian

"With stimulating perspective on both God and the universe, and through the most recent scientific findings, Hugh Ross brings to the surface our deepest and most intriguing questions. Whether you're a devout believer, a spiritual seeker, or a skeptic, this timely book is both logically scintillating and emotionally satisfying."--Mick Ukleja, president, LeadershipTraQ

The Author

  1. Hugh Ross

    Hugh Ross

    Hugh Ross (PhD, University of Toronto) is founder and president of international and interdenominational Reasons To Believe ( www.reasons.org). He is the author of many books, including The Creator and the Cosmos, More Than a Theory, and Why...

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