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Published on July 16, 2012

Who Made the Moon? A Father Explores How Faith and Science Agree (2012)

Brouwer invites us to sit in on the question and answer sessions a father has with his small daughters, and in doing so, both parents and non-parents can learn much about how to point to our Faithful God in the midst of a scientifically focused world.

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Before You Read

Dear reader,

We’ll get right to it: Young people today are departing the faith in historic numbers as the church is either unwilling or unable to address their questions on science and faith. BioLogos is hosting those tough conversations. Not with anger, but with grace. Not with a simplistic position to earn credibility on the left or the right, but a message that is informed, faithful, and hopeful.

Although voices on both sides are loud and extreme, we are breaking through. But as a nonprofit, we rely on the generosity of donors like you to continue this challenging work. Your tax deductible gift today will help us continue to counter the polarizing narratives of today with a message that is informed, hopeful, and faithful.

Who Made the Moon? A Father Explores How Faith and Science Agree Book CoverBrouwer invites us to sit in on the question and answer sessions a father has with his small daughters, and in doing so, both parents and non-parents can learn much about how to point to our Faithful God in the midst of a scientifically focused world. 

Readers will grow in their scientific knowledge as well as how to conduct meaningful discussions about things like the age of the Earth and evolution. BioLogos Founder Dr. Francis Collins is often quoted in the chapter on evolution and Brouwer “highly recommends” his book, The Language of God.

A Study/Discussion Guide and a Recommended Resources list are included in the book so this resource would work well for a small group setting. Appendix C in the back of the book is a wonderful resource for parents because it includes chapter by chapter “scripts” for parents to read to initiate a discussion of each chapter’s contents with their children.

Brouwer writes: “Your questions about where the moon, the dinosaurs, and people come from are good, important questions. Your curiosity is one of the special things about you. . . Only a really courageous person asks the big questions and dares to seek honest answers. . . . These big questions are ones that people throughout history have been asking. You will discover that some people decide that there is no God because it sometimes seems like science and the Bible can’t both be right. If you keep looking, though, you’ll see He actually uses both science and the Bible to teach us special things about Himself and about the amazing world. He’s bigger than all our big questions, and if you and I search for the answers together, then we’ll be able to see more of the special things God wants to show us.”

This book will help parents answer their children in a way that doesn’t minimize the challenge of living authentically as Christians in the world but will also increase parents’ understanding of some of the best science of the last few decades.