Testimonies provide empathy and reassurance. Seeing others struggle gives one hope to think through the tough problems, better than simply abstract discussions about a problem. Dr Lamoureux’ work, at the top of both theology and evolutionary biology, helps with both areas. If you get a chance, I’d like to hear what you have enjoyed of his work, and also if you’ve read or learned anything from this newest testimony of his.
For those who are interested, here are the covers, table of contents & first chapter.
Here is the book summary:
This is a story about struggling with God. As a freshman college student, Denis Lamoureux lost his boyhood Christian faith because of evolution. With no spiritual foundation, he made medical school his idol and eventually became an immoral atheist. Yet by God’s grace, and in an answer to his mother’s prayers, Denis read the Gospel of John and fell in love with the Prince of Peace while serving in the military as a United Nations peacekeeper on the island of Cyprus.
This is also a story about struggling with origins. Like most evangelical Christians, Lamoureux was a staunch young earth creationist. But the Lord had a plan for his life and led him to complete a PhD in theology and a PhD in biology. To his surprise, Lamoureux discovered that the Creator evolved intelligently designed living creatures that declare the glory of God. Through miraculous signs and wonders, the Lord Jesus called Dr. Lamoureux to be a college professor and to proclaim a peaceful relationship between his evangelical Christian faith and the modern evolutionary sciences.
Modus operandi. It demonstrates his sovereignty over time and place, timing and placing. What the world calls ‘coincidence’ I call ‘co-instants’ or ‘co-instances’. If someone – especially if they are a Christian – says “Good luck!” to me, my reply is “Do you mean that in the strictly theological sense of the word?”