God in the Lab
How Science Enhances Faith
Six scientists in different disciplines explore how their work has enhanced their faith
For Dr. Ruth Bancewicz, experiencing scientific research first hand brings a sense of awe that enhances faith. She has encountered many others who have similar stories. This book distills that experience, and explores the common ground between science and faith.
Science can be unglamorous and tough, but it gives the opportunity to use creativity and imagination, to appreciate the beauty of the natural world, and to experience the joy of finding out new things--thinking God's thoughts after Him.
Through the eyes of the author and six other experienced scientists, God in the Lab shows how science can build faith in God.
"Written with rigour, creativity, and the day-to-day insight of a true scientist. [God in the Lab] has widened the horizons of the science and faith debate by bringing new and needed perspectives. I heartily recommend it."
--Dr Sharon Dirckx, Tutor at the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics, author and former brain imaging scientist
"[God in the Lab] is both well researched and contains a fresh and inspiring personal narrative. It should reignite in others a passion for the friendship between science and religious belief."
--Revd David B. Rowe, Warden of the Lee Abbey Community
"Ruth Bancewicz's beautifully-written book demonstrates how science enhances faith, with many examples from real scientists who are Christians, and many memorable quotations. This is a great book to give to those who believe there is a conflict between science and faith."
--Professor Sir Colin Humphreys, Director of Research at Cambridge University and President of Christians in Science
"On a topic so often dominated by the culture wars, Dr Bancewicz brings a fresh and much-needed emphasis on wonder to conversations about science and Christian faith. She reminds us that the beauty, awe, and creativity of the natural world points to its Creator. This readable book would make a great gift for a pastor or student."
--Dr Deborah B. Haarsma, Astronomer and President of BioLogos
Dr. Ruth Bancewicz studied genetics at the Universities of Aberdeen and Edinburgh before working as the Development Officer for Christians in Science, a post she held for three years. She is now a Research Associate at the Faraday Institute for Science and Religion, Cambridge (UK), where she works on positive expressions of the science-faith dialogue and has developed the Test of FAITH resources.