'Thank God for Evolution!'

Louisville Courier-Journal

Finally, the war between science and religion is over. The winner? All of us. With supporters from an incredibly wide spectrum of backgrounds and beliefs, including five Nobel laureates, Thank God for Evolution! [by the Rev. Michael Dowd] builds bridges, provides guidance, and restores realistic hope for humanity and the body of life as a whole.

A movement has been growing over the past few decades that takes our common creation story -- the epic of cosmic, biological, and human evolution revealed by science -- as the basis for a meaningful view of our place in the universe. … Dowd, America's evolutionary evangelist, is at the forefront of this movement. This well-informed, thoroughly researched, and inspired book proclaims a gospel billions of years old.

Thank God for Evolution! presents in a lively and accessible manner the reasons why it is now possible to view evolution as a divine process; how current science shows that evolution is not meaningless blind chance; practical methods for using evolutionary insights to achieve greater personal fulfillment and thriving relationships; and how aligning with evolutionary trends can guide activists and others hoping to make our world a better place. As a Christian minister, Dowd especially addresses the concerns that Christians have about evolution, but this book contains insights that will appeal to people of all faiths and of no faith. Fun and uplifting, Thank God for Evolution! goes beyond the current debate to offer up a whole new way of thinking about science, religion, and the meaning and purpose of our lives.



The Rev. Michael Dowd will be in Louisville on Thursday as part of the Center for Interfaith Relations' Festival of Faiths. His talk, which is free to the public, will be at 7:30 p.m. at the Kentucky International Convention Center. For more information, visit the Festival of Faiths Web site, www.interfaithrelations.org/fof/festival_of_faiths.