A God That Could Be Real: Spirituality, Science, and the Future of Our Planet

The book A God That Could Be Real: Spirituality, Science, and the Future of Our Planet is one of the most intriguing books I have read in some time. It shows us a way forward toward a coherence that transcends the divisive religious doctrines that deny the well-established truths of the universe and the sterile scientific models that ignore or dismiss the power of spirituality.

My recent review of the book is at: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1221106429

2 thoughts on “A God That Could Be Real: Spirituality, Science, and the Future of Our Planet

  1. Thanks Lee,

    Thanks for alerting me to this new book that you highly recommend. I checked out the reviews on Amazon.com (including yours!) and realize that it may end up on my bed stand some day. But, what jumps out from my intuitions after — reading your review and those of others — are that the quest for God is especially a quest for meaning. To ground one’s understanding in God based on the criteria of Emergence works well for a reasoned approach, but it does little for meaning, which is a feeling property of the body. An intellectual understanding of God (to me) is not enough. Intellect helps us discern, but if we are discerning the depths of meaning we need to enter into the body’s wisdom and be present in pre-verbal dimensions. I can no longer accept God as a matter of intellectual ‘belief.’ Instead, in matters of ultimacy and meaning, the feeling body is my guide. God (to me) is a phenomenon of the feeling life. The intellect can assist in processes of discernment, but primary sourcing and communicating needs to be through perceiving with the heart’s ways of knowing. I’d be glad to discuss this with you in email chat.

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