Thursday, July 11, 2019

Spotlight and Guest Post: "The Biblical Clock," by Daniel Friedmann

About the Book:
Science and religion have two seemingly opposing views of the universe’s biggest questions, such as the development of the universe, evolution of human history and prophecies that surround the End of Days. But what if the real story told you they were both right? The award-winning Daniel Friedmann, with co-author Dania Sheldon, discuss this information in their newly released book, The Biblical Clock: The Untold Secrets Linking the Universe and Humanity with God’s Plan.

In The Biblical Clock, you’ll discover:

- How does the six-day creation account link with science’s 13.8-billion-year timeline?
- How do world history, Genesis, and the End of Days fit within the context of God’s Plan in heaven?
- How does the fossil record match the sequence and timing of life on Earth as described in Genesis 1?
- Do Genesis and actual human history reveal the events and timing for the End of Days?

Guest Post by the Author:
Millennials, Gen Y and Gen Z people aren't giving up on faith. They're reconciling Creation vs Evolution controversy in a way that suggests we can bridge other polarizing divides. The Pew Research Center survey found "that while 37% of those older than 65 thought that God created humans in their present form within the last 10,000 years," only 21% of respondents between the ages of 18 and 29 agreed.

At times, it can be confusing. Kids are taught evolution in school and creationism in Sunday school with both authorities claiming to be right.

As a university student, I furthered my scientific education. Initially, I came to think that science answered everything. But by my fourth year at university, fundamental questions concerning our origins and the development of the human species began to arise. In science texts, some answers were not available, some were strange, and some were so metaphysical they looked like religious answers. So, I went back to study religion, this time including the mystical component of interpretation, and answers to my questions began to surface. The intriguing journey along which these answers unfolded, and where they subsequently took my thinking, is also where I propose to take you in this book, The Biblical Clock.

Have you tried to discuss the topic with your teenage kids? This book has helped me clarify the topic to their satisfaction, despite my strong scientific background, having been trained as a physics engineer, working in space-related areas for 30 years, and my religious knowledge on the topic acquired over more than a decade of studies.

My new book, The Biblical Clock, deals with this topic head-on, in a new way. Others have used sound and persuading arguments to try to show that one side or the other is right. But this approach won’t work on our kids because, in the final analysis, neither side can completely prove their arguments. The Biblical Clock approaches the issue by showing that the two accounts (biblical and scientific) are indeed in agreement as to what happened and when it happened with respect to the development of the universe, evolution of human history and prophecies that surround the End of Days. The book provides more congruence between the two bodies of knowledge and a deeper understanding of our origins and our future. This book is just a step in that process.

As Hall of Fame Amazon Reviewer Grady Harp said:

Whether the reader enters this discussion from the purely religious side or from the purely scientific/secular side, the one (of many) points that Friedmann and Sheldon make is that there is no reason for combative separatism. Their honesty and humility are most welcome, no matter the preconceived notions of the reader.

Food for thought and for discussion during a period in our history when aspects of the origins debate and the Apocalypse seem to dominate.

After you read the book, you will be in a better position to discuss the topic with your kids, which was one of my motivations to write the book. Best of all, as a family, you can spend quality time having a discussion about science, religion, the future and the meaning and purpose of life.

About the Author:
Daniel is presently Chairman of the Board of Carbon Engineering, a company dedicated to removing CO2 from the air to reduce climate change. He has a master's in engineering physics and 30 years' experience in the space industry. He is also a longtime student of cosmology and religion. The Biblical Clock is currently available on Amazon.com and at http://danielfriedmannbooks.ca/

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