"More years ago than I care to reckon up, I met Richard Feynman." So begins THE LANGUAGE GOD TALKS, Herman Wouk's gem on navigating the divide between science and religion. In one rich, compact volume, Wouk draws on stories from his life as well as on key events from the 20th century to address the eternal questions of why we are here, what purpose faith serves, and how scientific fact fits into the picture. He relates wonderful conversations he's had with scientists such as Feynman, Murray Gell-Mann, Freeman Dyson, and Steven Weinberg, and brings to life such pivotal moments as the 1969 moon landing and the Challenger disaster. Brilliantly written, THE LANGUAGE GOD TALKS is a scintillating and lively investigation and a worthy addition to the literature.
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company (April 5, 2010)
About the Author-
Herman Wouk earned his living as a scriptwriter for Fred Allen before serving in World War II. His career as a novelist spans nearly six decades and has brought him resounding international acclaim. He lives in Palm Springs, California
Herman Wouk's acclaimed books include The Will to Live On, This Is My God, Pulitzer Prize winner The Caine Mutiny, The Winds of War, and War and Remembrance.
I found the book very refreshing and gave me a new perspective on life. In reading the book, I found that religion was not discussed in many of the topics. The most interesting chapter was Outward Bound. He discussed Apollo to the Space Shuttle and what the future holds. I have always been interested in astronomy and what is waiting for us out there. The conversations that he had with the famous scientists were at times humorous and the author was able to explain all the topics in detail. Although some of the people mentioned in the book I was not familiar with, I was able to understand their point of view.
Disclaimer: I received a free copy from Little Brown and Company for my honest review and I was not compensated in anyway.