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Dr. Francis Collins, head of the Human Genome Project, is one of the world’s leading scientists—yet he is also a man of unshakable faith in God and Scripture. Dr. Collins has resolved the dilemma that haunts everyone who believes in God and respects science. Faith in God and faith in science can be harmonious—not separately but together, combined into one worldview. For Collins, science does not conflict with the Bible, science enhances it.

The Language of God makes the case for God and for science. Dr. Collins considers and dismisses several positions along the spectrum from atheism to young-earth creationism—including agnosticism and Intelligent Design. Instead, he proposes a new synthesis, a new way to think about an active, caring God who created humankind through evolutionary processes.

He explains his own journey from atheism to faith and then takes listeners on a stunning tour of modern science to show that physics, chemistry, and biology can all fit together with belief in God and the Bible. The Language of God is essential for anyone who wonders about the deepest questions of all: Why are we here? How did we get here? What does life mean?

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Quotes & Awards

  • In today's world, scarred by cultural warfare, it is rare for a scientist to offer a testimony of faith in God. For that scientist to be one of the world's most renowned is rarer still. For his testimony to be so lucid and compelling, combining reason and revelation, science and spirit, is unheard of. The Language of God belongs on the shelf of every believer and every seeker."

    -- Dr. Robert H. Schuller, Founding Pastor, the Crystal Cathedral
  • Francis Collins, one of the world's most distinguished scientists, treats the relationship of science and religion with reason and reverence. Collins's mix of clear technical exposition and personal reflection is infused with an intellectual and spiritual honesty. Everyone who questions how religious faith could be reconciled with scientific knowledge, everyone who fears that modern science attacks the heart of religious faith, everyone interested in an enlightened discussion of a crucial issue of our time should read this book."

    -- William D. Phillips, 1997 Nobel Laureate in Physics
  • “Collins’ argument that science and faith are compatible deserves a wide hearing. It lets non-churchgoers consider spiritual questions without feeling awkward.” 

    New York Times Book Review

  • What an elegantly written book. In it Francis Collins, the eminent scientist, tells why he is also a devout believer.... A real godsend for those with questioning minds but who are also attracted to things spiritual."

    -- Archbishop Desmond Tutu
  • The world respects Francis as a brilliant scientist responsible for breakthrough discoveries benefiting mankind. For a decade I have been privileged to admire him as a devoted family man and talented musician with a charmingly sharp wit. This intellectually honest, spiritually grounded reconciliation of God and science helps answer your greatest questions. I was profoundly enlightened and believe this important book should be required reading."

    -- Naomi Judd
  • “It’s bracing to be reminded, in our disenchanted day, that an eminent scientist can read the genetic code as sacred speech.” 

    Washington Post

  • “Collins wants to convince the religious that science leaves plenty of leeway for belief in God. And he wants scientists to know that religious faith can actually be based on reason. Religion and science can not only coexist, but they can reinforce one another, each contributing to a sense of awe and wonder at God…He is an intelligent, honest guide to the problems posed by science and religion, and watching him wrestle with his material is instructive.” 

    Globe and Mail (Toronto)

  • “Francis Collins, one of the world’s most distinguished scientists, treats the relationship of science and religion with reason and reverence. Collins’ mix of clear technical exposition and personal reflection is infused with an intellectual and spiritual honesty. Everyone who questions how religious faith could be reconciled with scientific knowledge, everyone who fears that modern science attacks the heart of religious faith, everyone interested in an enlightened discussion of a crucial issue of our time should read this book.” 

    William D. Phelps, 1997 Nobel Laureate in Physics

  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Amit | 2/11/2014

    " Don't want to review it just yet! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Rachelle | 2/7/2014

    " I have to confess that I didn't read the whole thing. I only read the chapters that really interested me. It got a little too scientific for me to be patient with. Overall, though, a thought provoking prespective on God and His role in the universe. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Jerry | 2/5/2014

    " Wonderful and awful. Collins sees design and fined-tunedness of the universe in many places, as well as the undeniable existence of fixed morality, but still gives the store to evolution. It would be great to see him move on from the modern myth. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Marie | 2/5/2014

    " I know why I was a history major :) "

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