Synopsis: In "A God That Could Be Real: Spirituality, Science, and the Future of Our Planet", author Nancy Helen Abrams offers a paradigm-shifting blend of science, religion, and philosophy for agnostic, spiritual-but-not-religious, and scientifically minded readers. Ms. Abrams is a philosopher of science, lawyer, and lifelong atheist. And yet, when she turned to the recovery community to face a personal struggle, she found that imagining a higher power gave her a new freedom. Intellectually, this was quite surprising. Meanwhile her husband, famed astrophysicist Joel Primack, was helping create a new theory of the universe based on dark matter and dark energy, and Abrams was collaborating with him on two books that put the new scientific picture into a social and political context. In "A God That Could Be Real", Abrams explores a radically new way of thinking about God. She dismantles several common assumptions about God and shows why an omniscient, omnipotent God that created the universe and plans what happens is incompatible with science -- but that this doesn't preclude a God that can comfort and empower us.
Critique: A truly extraordinary read from beginning to end, "A God That Could Be Real: Spirituality, Science, and the Future of Our Planet" is by as informed, informative, thoughtful, thought provoking, inspired and inspiring. Very highly recommended for believers and non-believers alike, "A God That Could Be Real" is certain to be an enduringly popular addition to community and academic library Religion/Spirituality collections. For personal reading lists it should be noted that "A God That Could Be Real" is also available in a Kindle edition ($14.55).