How did the universe begin? Can God's existence be proven? Do humans matter more than animals?
For many years people from across the world have sent the scientist-turned-priest John Polkinghorne these and other questions about science and belief. In question-and-answer format, Polkinghorne and his collaborator Nicholas Beale offer in accessible prose their highly informed opinions about some of the most frequently asked questions. Readers can follow their own paths through the book, selecting questions that interest them and looking at the additional material if they choose. The result is a unique book that will help Christians clarify their beliefs regarding difficult issues, and better face challenges-from within and from others-to their faith.