“I’m afraid you’re at the top end of the healthy weight range,” said the doctor. This is doctor’s speak for “you are FAT”! “Do you know how much I’d weigh if I was on Pluto?” “No idea,” replied the doctor. “Only 2.3 kilograms. Practically nothing!” Meet Sam, science geek extraordinaire, and have an exclusive peek at his top secret logbook. When a meteorite crashes into Sam’s school bike shed, his class have a LOT of questions about space, the universe, and life on earth. But can they believe in God AND the Big Bang? They make some cool discoveries that show them that, surprisingly, the answer is a clear yes. A fact-filled and thought-provoking story that will make you chuckle.
This book has been endorsed by N.T. Wright, Denis Alexander, Martin Rees, Ard Louis, and BioLogos President Deborah Haarsma:
“If every young person, parent, and teacher read this book, the world would be a gentler place. Not everybody would agree with each other about the Big Bang and evolution, but all would see that embracing science is part of the Christian experience. Many of us can relate to Sam Billington, who thinks fossils and stars and DNA are totally awesome, but who has honest questions about God and the Bible. Not everyone is lucky enough to have an Uncle Jack, a busy science professor who regularly, gently, and truthfully engages Sam’s questions. What makes the book fun but also believable are the relationships between Sam, his classmates, and their teacher Mr. Nolan, who creates space to ask and investigate hard questions. And far from being a dry book of science facts, there are enough kid-friendly jokes to keep readers laughing.” – Deborah Haarsma, President of BioLogos
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If there is one thing the pandemic has shown us, it is what science can and cannot do. Scientists and doctors have done amazing things during the pandemic—identified the virus, treated the disease, and developed safe vaccines that work.
But in these polarized times, science can’t reduce anger, forgive sins, build mutual respect, or fill us with compassion for others.
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