Belief in God and science are not incompatible

Book Review, By Danie Mouton

Dr Francis Collins is the former head of the Human Genome Project and is one of the world’s leading scientists. His work represents the most advanced study of DNA, the code of life. He is also a man of faith.

Collins believes that faith in God and scientific knowledge are not mutually exclusive, but indeed are in harmony. In his book, The Language of God, he advances a case for God and for science. He knows every scientific argument against religion, and he has an answer for each one. He also knows the arguments that believers use to reject scientific findings, and he responds meaningfully to them.

In The Language of God, he tells of his own journey from atheism to faith, and then he takes readers on a powerful journey in which he explains how physics, chemistry and biology fit in with belief in God.

The Language of God is essential reading for all who ponder over the deepest questions of our faith. Why are we here? How did we get here? What is the meaning of life?


  1. This sounds very interesting … When was this book published and where would I be able to get a copy of this book?
    Many thanks

  2. The book is published by Free Press Publishers. In South Africa you can order it from the internet-based Loot-Bookstore. Visit and search for the book by its ISBN-number, 978-1-4165-4274-2

  3. I’m so excited about this book and I can’t wait to get my hands on it.I enjoy watching NatGeo’s science programs, especially when they try to solve the riddle of CREATION/BIRTH OF THE UNIVERSE.The more scientist dig deep the more I see God in all of His creation.So I’m sure this book will be an interesting read.I firmly believe that somehow a person,through SCIENCE, can prove and maybe one day will prove that there is God and not many gods but ONE GOD.

  4. I agree with Danie’s review of Collins’ book: it is a very clear and helpful Christian perspective on the science/religion debate. Christians who think that an acceptance of evolution is incompatible with faith should particularly read this book!

  5. Clive van der Riet

    It is pleasing to see this openness to all God’s creations which include the ability to explore and understand our universe as well as our need for belief and the power of faith. The big challenge is to blend logic, rational thinking with our intuition which applies to a realm that seeks knowledge beyond the physical proofs of present day science. To discount either field of knowledge is closing oneself to the full wonder of the mysteries of this world we so briefly inhabit. I wonder how Collin’s book deals with different beliefs in God’s manifestation to us as interpreted by different cultures?

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