The Sacred Depths of Nature Author:Ursula Goodenough For many of us, the scientific breakthroughs of our times--the Big Bang, evolution, quantum physics, and relativity--denote an existence that is bleak, devoid of meaning, or pointless. But here, eminent biologist Goodenough shows how the scientific worldview need not be a source of despair. Indeed, it can be a wellspring of solace and hope. This... more » eloquent volume reconciles our contemporary scientific understanding of reality with our timeless spiritual yearnings for reverence and continuity. Addressing ideas like evolution, emotions, sexuality, and death, The Sacred Depths of Nature brings rich, uncluttered detail to the workings of nature in general and of living creatures in particular. Goodenough's clear thinking and writing will allow even non-scientists to appreciate that the origins of life and the universe are no less meaningful in light of our scientific understanding of them. At the end of each chapter, her spiritual reflections respond to nature's complexity with a vibrant emotional intensity and sense of reverent wonder.« less
This is a beautiful book for people who want to meditate on the beautiful intricacies of science as God created it - in other words, it helps people like me who believe in the scientific view of the origins of the world and of life, and in a wonderful, incredibly intelligent and merciful God at the same time.
It's divided into chapters with points to review, like a book of meditations, although it doesn't list itself as a book of meditations.