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While this inspiring book is mind-blowing and insightful it is also humorous and accessible. It proves brain and mind are separate entities and that mind lies outside the space-time continuum—where science meets religion. Understand the true nature of reality, why we survive death, and how science could complement religion and reveal the true location of Heaven.
The paranormal is explained, classic arguments ‘for’ and ‘against’ God are discussed, and a new ‘External Consciousness Argument’ is introduced to counter arguments such as Richard Dawkins' ‘Ultimate Boeing 747 Gambit’. The Bible creation story is shown to be compatible with science and evolution, an argument for eternal life is presented, and enigmas like why God would allow bad things to happen are resolved. Compatibility between destiny and free-will is explained, as is how to discover your purpose in life by examining your 'destiny-chain'.
If you never imagined there was a sound logical argument for belief in God then this book might just prove to be your godsend.
This extraordinary book takes a new and fascinating route to proving God exists. It seeks to show there is a sound logical argument for belief in God and that plenty of evidence suggests religion and science both have their parts to play in our growing understanding of creation. What is required is the removal of traditional blinkers. Every premise is supported by a wealth of associated material to be found online via links. This book is a synergy of existing knowledge that culminates in a new viewpoint that brings harmony between science and religion.
Chapter 1: Removing the Blinkers, explains how this book will endevour to prove that science and religion are really complementary. Ultimately it is shown that theologians and scientists are just studying different aspects of the same picture: creation. It includes links to statements made by two previous popes that evolution should be considered as a potential source of enlightenment, despite the tradition of many religions to rally against such a possibility. This book provides the evidence this is so—and that this is hinted at in the Holy Bible: in texts by scribes who would have no concept of evolution. (You can read the first chapter here.)
Chapter 2: Mind and Brain—Separate Entities, provides evidence that your psyche—represented by your 'mind'—is quite separate to your brain. Once this is established it argues that its consciousness is therefore external to your body and, hence, external to the space-time continuum. Evidence used for the proof includes examples of telepathy, shared dreams, near-death and out-of-body experiences, plus an example of a yogi's description of 'cosmic consciousness'. It also includes details of a remarkable dream shared by the author and his wife: one of the things that really convinced him about the separate nature of brain and mind.
Chapter 3: The Subtle Art of Creation, shows that the two creation stories in Genesis 1 and 2 of the Bible are sequential and actually describe two stages of creation: evolution followed by God linking 'mind' to the 'sons of God' he created from the raw material of evolutionary man. Hence science and religion are both right, not contradictory! It also likens human dream creations and their 'real-time reality' to the creation of this world: in the mind of God. Hence we are created in the 'mental'—not 'physical'—image of God.
Chapter 4: Reality—in the Mind of the Beholder, takes this further, showing the unity of everything, and that if human consciousness is beyond space and time, so is God consciousness. A creator can never be part of his creation, therefore the creator of space-time—God—is represented by the total consciousness that is beyond space-time. We are merely autonomous parts of that total consciousness.
Chapter 5: The External—and Eternal—Mind, argues why your consciousness will not die when your brain dies; it is, after all, beyond your physical body.
Chapter 6: Science Meets Religion, starts to pull things together, and shows that the remark Jesus made that 'the Kingdom of God is within you' was probably said 'tongue-in-cheek' to an unsophisticated people who would not understand Heaven was literally within them: in invisible spatial dimensions beyond those with which we are familiar, only a heartbeat away. Previous supernatural evidence is shown to tally with this concept, and it is shown how modern scientific theory (such as 'M Theory') may explain where Heavenly realms actually exist. At the time of Jesus people could only conceive Heaven was 'up there' but now science understands the concept of multiple dimensions, it is possible to accept Heaven is 'right here', invisibly interpenetrating our own space, like radio waves.
Chapter 7: The Restricted Viewpoint Argument, develops a formal argument based on the fact that a creator can never be a part of his creation and that we, as part of this creation, are not in the position to assess whether things are good or bad in the long-term, because of our restricted time viewpoint. For example, if a person passes on to a better place in Heaven after death, then death could be considered to be like a 'promotion' from God's point of view!
Chapter 8: Classic Arguments 'against' God—Refuted, includes 16 classic arguments 'against' there being a God and exposes the flaws in them based on the foregoing evidence—including Richard Dawkins 'Ultimate Boeing 747 Gambit'.
Chapter 9: Classic Arguments 'for' God—Evaluated, balances the foregoing chapter by assessing the strength of a similar number of classic argument 'for' there being a God against the foregoing evidence.
Chapter 10: The External Consciousness Argument, leads on from the foregoing evidence and arguments by deriving a formal argument that takes into account the Restricted Viewpoint Argument and the fact the creator must be external to his creation: a fact ignored by the classic arguments both for and against God.
Chapter 11: Destiny, Free-will and the Meaning of Life, is actually something that can be sensibly considered given the enlightened viewpoint reached as the result of the foregoing journey. We all have a part to play in that holistic creation. Find out how to discover your destiny: but realize that free-will means you only reach your God-given destiny if you seek to do so.
Chapter 12: A New Beginning, completes this fascinating journey by suggesting ways enlightened people can go on expanding their mind by striving to achieve greater unity with the wishes of their creator.
New Point of View
MilsP — Amazon.com
I don't usually read books like this simply because most of the time I feel as though I am reading a foreign language or am being led in circles but Ian Kingsley has done a wonderful job writing this book. It is clear and concise; every argument is well researched and well documented. I have never really thought about this subject God vs. Science, or the coexistence of God AND Science before but, as I read this book, I realized that I had "compartmentalized" as Ian says: God and Science. I knew that they both existed I just never linked them together; what a revelation! Although I am not sure that I am entirely convinced the analogies, research and arguments presented by the author have sent me down the path of a true believer in all that Ian proposes but I have begun to consider and ponder his viewpoint.
SavPat — Amazon.com
I have learned quite a bit reading this book, although I am not sure that I believe everything the author writes about. It is an interesting notion that Science and Religion (and so by default God) are one and the same and are only viewed from a different perspective... I have to admit I have thought about the debate regarding evolution and would have to agree with the author that if God did not want evolution to occur then it would not have. Ian Kingsley has taken this debate a step further in an all encompassing debate regarding the ages old conflict of Science and Religion and has come up with a truly unique outlook regarding the two. I enjoyed this book very much, although to be honest I didn't think that I would, but his humor and his ability to clearly lay out his thoughts on paper made this book very interesting and enjoyable.
luvtoread — Amazon.com
If only this book was written centuries ago when wars were fought over the conflict that is Religion vs. Science maybe we could have avoided them!
I am not a Christian but I still found Ian's arguments and revelations thought provoking where my own faith and religion are concerned. I am a Hindu and as such I believe in reincarnation and that we must pay for the sins of our past lives in this life or we will be rewarded for our good deeds/behaviors of our past lives in this live; so when Ian talked about his belief that "both evidence and logic suggest our consciousness survives death" I was intrigued. As I continued to read I was struck by the magnitude of Ian's revelations regarding matters such as destiny AND free will and the meaning and purpose of your individual life. This is not a onetime read in my opinion; to gain the full benefit of this book I will be reading it several times and each time I have no doubt that I will learn something new. As I continued to read I found that this book will help anyone of any faith gain some insight into their own faith as well as science and how the two are connected.
BinaP — Amazon.com
'Reality Check: Science Meets Fiction' is a great book for anyone one to read especially if you have ever wondered about Religion and Science... I can't say that I have ever given this subject much serious thought but I have thought about it in passing and Ian Kingsley's book has provided more food for thought. His thoughts and justifications are clearly laid out making it easy for the reader to understand and they are all well researched and documented which I found refreshing because he was able to support his theory in a logical manner as opposed to just writing a book about his own personal beliefs. It is a great read and will no doubt help many a conversation get started!
Thoroughly Enjoyable Read
Pacino23 — Amazon.com
I did not know what to expect when I began to read 'Reality Check: Science Meets Religion'. It is a great book for anyone who is curious about Science, Religion and Evolution (which I guess would also be classified as science!), and how they all meet and interconnect. The discussions/arguments for and against both science and religion/god allow the reader to compare the different viewpoints and reach their own conclusions regarding the debate. The author has done a great job researching the subject matter and the arguments and has written the book in a clear and concise manner which is not confusing. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book.
Kashirana1 — Smashwords.com
'Reality Check: Science meets Religion' has most definitely given me a different outlook regarding the ages old argument of science vs religion. I have never believed that there can be only one or the other and Ian Kingsley’s book has served to cement my outlook regarding this subject. I found his comparisons both for the existence and lack of existence of God and the fact that the belief in science or the belief in a God does not necessarily mean that the other does not exist thought provoking. Mr. Kingsley is most definitely a talented writer, I find his book to be clear and concise very easy to understand and follow. Give this book a chance you won’t regret it! It makes for some great conversations that’s for sure.
Rina Patel — Smashwords.com
'Reality Check: Science Meets Religion' was a very interesting book. I found that the author has done a wonderful job presenting his argument regarding his beliefs where science and religion are concerned. It was refreshing that Mr. Kingsley has done so much research because most of the time books such as these are all based in personal opinions and have no basis or even a coherent argument for why the author is asking you to believe what they are saying. I would definitely recommend this book to my friends and family it is a thought provoking book to say the least.
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"'Reality Check' is an interesting and accessible book... that sets up the basic argument well, an intriguing one at that: proof of God in brain and mind being two different things, mind existing beyond the time-space continuum. At this stage my interest was piqued. I haven’t come across an argument like this before so it appears original... I was entertained and informed along the way and feel richer for the debate. Anyone interested in these themes would do well to have a read of 'Reality Check'." (Ross Clark - Authonomy)
"This is one hell of a book, excuse the pun; and so well researched, and the thoughts are radical on this matter... [the] Albert Einstein line, very relevant to-day and very much relates to what you have written... I was totally intrigued... and found it to be very informative." (Tom Bye - Authonomy)
"The most abstract of concepts are communicated in a clearly digestible form… There is a tremendous need for the genre represented here: arguments which transcend the physical world. For many, if not most, the task of adequately preparing oneself to respond to such questions is simply too daunting. I appreciate the scholarly professionalism and the extensive referencing… [The author] rises to the challenge of what most would consider an extremely difficult calling." (James Revoir - Authonomy)
"This is a very intriguing piece. I believe there is a significant demand for such discussions... I especially appreciate the inviting style, which will definitely be a plus for more skeptical readers." (Faith Rose - Authonomy)
"The survey of arguments both for and against the existence of God provides the reader with a way to better compare and contrast different viewpoints… Presenting the strengths and weaknesses of all of these different viewpoints was one of the things I liked most. I was really interested to read these chapters because, as a mathematician and a Christian, while there may be perceived conflicts between science and religion, I believe there are no conflicts between the structures and systems of the universe and God. This book also explains things very well… [and is] accessible without sacrificing scientific integrity… I think the book will be enjoyed by many and will encourage lively discussion." (David Bortress - Authonomy)
"Extremely well written, researched and set out. Every point is very clear. The analogies are extremely imaginative and very effective. The passion in this work is powerful and every paragraph is thought provoking. The arguments are well thought through and persuasive... I would suggest that everyone reads it and think very carefully about what you say." (Gareth Naylor - Authonomy)
HEAVEN: LOST AND FOUND
Here is just one of the many topics covered to set you thinking...
If you knew Heaven existed, wouldn’t you like to be a part of it after your life on earth expired? In biblical times, some 2,000 years ago, people imagined Heaven was a place somewhere up in the clouds, but that's hardly convincing today.
The following FREE eBook is a short sampler of 'Reality Check: Science Meets Religion', covering just that topic—Heaven—but in so doing, it demonstrates that while the topics covered by the parent book may be deep, the book itself is both accessible and entertaining. This sampler explains how modern science may give us a clue as to where Heaven really is—as hinted at by Jesus himself in the Bible.
Why not read it? It is only 6,000 words. You have nothing to lose—and maybe eternal life to gain!