Francis Collins
 on July 11, 2006

The Language of God: A Scientist Presents Evidence for Belief

An instant bestseller by the founder of BioLogos, The Language of God provides a powerful conversion story and a winsome account of the harmony between science and faith in many key areas.


Language of God book coverAn instant bestseller, The Language of God provides the best argument for the integration of faith and logic since C.S. Lewis’s Mere Christianity.

It has long been believed that science and faith cannot mingle. Faith rejects the rational, while science restricts us to a life with no meaning beyond the physical. It is an irreconcilable war between two polar-opposite ways of thinking and living. Written for believers, agnostics, and atheists alike, The Language of God provides a testament to the power of faith in the midst of suffering without faltering from its logical stride. Readers will be inspired by Collin’s personal story of struggling with doubt, as well as the many revelations of the wonder of God’s creation that will forever shape the way they view the world around them.

The Language of God combines a personal account of Collins’s faith and experiences as a genetics researcher with discussions of science and spirituality, especially centering around evolution. This book was the focus of a past BioLogos Book Club and all resources are collected below for continued use in various settings, including a high school or college-level biology course.