What sort of God would create such an unimaginably vast and beautiful universe? What sort of God would create humanity with such extraordinary power of creation and destruction? What sort of God would create a world full of life yet plagued by earthquakes and genetic disorders? In the words of one of this book's authors, the Christian God is the loving, ""reckless"" God who, like the devoted father of the prodigal, risks himself for the sake of relationship. This book ponders the wonders of a universe that has given birth to life--and the challenges facing human beings made in the image of a ""reckless"" God. ""This impressive collection shows that, far from there being a conflict between science and Christian faith, the interaction furnishes fruitful dialogue and mutual enrichment."" --Rodney Holder, Former Course Director, Faraday Institute for Science & Religion, Cambridge University ""When wonder and reverence converge, the outcome is a humble search for truth and unending joy at its discovery."" --Jurgen Moltmann, Professor Emeritus, Systematic Theology, University of Tubingen ""Those who argue for the incompatibility of science and religion will draw little comfort from history. The myth of a perennial conflict between science and religion is one to which no historian of science would subscribe. The idea that science could displace either philosophy or religion seems to me a complete nonsense."" --Peter Harrison, Director, Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, University of Queensland ""Science and faith provide different and complementary maps of human identity. Humans need both if we are to flourish."" --Alister McGrath, Idreos Professor of Science and Religion, Oxford University ISCAST--Christians in Science and Technology is an Australian network of people, from students to distinguished academics, exploring the interface of science, technology, and Christian faith. ISCAST Nexus Books contribute to this conversation. This book is published in conjunction with The Melbourne Anglican.