Monday, May 23, 2011

The Language God Talks (On Science and Religion)

Author: Herman Wouk
Paperback: 208 pages
Publisher: Back Bay Books (May 30, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0316078441

Book Description:

"More years ago than I care to reckon up, I met Richard Feynman." So begins Herman Wouk's trenchant and exhilarating book on navigating the divide between science and religion.

Told by Feynman in that first meeting that he must learn "the language God talks"-calculus-Wouk set in motion the lifelong inquiry that has culminated in this rich, compact volume. Wouk draws on stories from his own life, on key events from the twentieth century, and on encounters not just with Feynman but with other masters of science and religion to address the eternal questions of why we are here, what purpose faith serves, and how scientific facts fit into the picture.

About the author:
Herman Wouk's acclaimed books include The Will to Live On, This Is My God, Pulitzer Prize winner The Caine Mutiny, The Winds of War, and War and Remembrance.

My thoughts:
TLGT is a thought-provoking work by one of our great authors. Although, more for the intellectual than for the casual reader like myself, The Language God Talks is a humble, wise, and contemplative readI did not come away with anything earth shaking, but I did feel I had just had a personal visit with the legendary Mr. Wouk.

(Thank you to Hachette Book Group for my review copy.)

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