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Review by amjohnson13mommy -- The Biblical Clock

Posted: 03 May 2019, 16:27
by amjohnson13mommy
[Following is a volunteer review of "The Biblical Clock" by Daniel Friedmann and Dania Sheldon.]
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4 out of 4 stars
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The Biblical Clock: The Untold Secrets Linking the Universe and Humanity With God's Plan by Daniel Friedmann and Dania Sheldon talks about how both religion and science are responsible for the formation of the Universe and the appearance of life on earth. A note from the author tells us in general people believe in one of three perspectives about origins the Universe. We are then promised to be taken through an intriguing journey along which the answers to their religious and scientific study unfold.

I found the first few chapters boring because I am not a religious person. But even though I am not interested in science either, I found the methods used for scientifically calculating the age of the universe interesting. I also appreciated the picture of the Hubble Telescope, it took my breath away for a moment! Most of the other pictures I just glanced at because they were there.

Interestingly enough when the time of day God started to work was altered in the biblical creation process the amount of time they came up with was remarkably close to the scientific calculations. And when this formula was used for two other events they matched scientific measurements. Age of all planets except the earth were matched.

It is thought that these findings "...will at last bring together atheists and believers in a harmonious agreement about the earth's creation" (location 1228). I think this is a beautiful dream. But doubt religion and science will ever completely agree on anything!

Research found that they were not the first ones to try and relate religious and scientific time lines. In 1853 Phillip Henry Gosse wrote a book he believed would resolve the dispute between religious and scientific beliefs. His book, Creation, did not go over well.

I also found it interesting that a factory making jeans can make jeans to look how you want them, such as faded or ripped, is compared to why science shows the earth being older than it is (location 1335 to 1354). The thing I found most interesting was that until reading this book I did not know that Sir Isaac Newton was not only a scientist but also studied and wrote about his religious beliefs.

One thing I did not care for was that the authors keeps saying later in the book that the dead will be resurrected. I thought they were trying to show that biblical and scientific time lines were very close. But every time it is said the dead will come back to life I think of zombie movies! Does this mean anyone who ever died will rise from the grave? Or just those who believe in God?

As I stated, I am not a religious or scientific person so I appreciated the glossary at the end. This book was well written and organized, I did not find any errors so it must have been professionally edited. Anyone interested in creation timelines or just when the earth was born would enjoy this book as I did. Therefore The Biblical Clock deserves a 4 out of 4 .

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Re: Review by amjohnson13mommy -- The Biblical Clock

Posted: 15 May 2019, 01:30
by Brendan Donaghy
That kind of stuff interests me, so I might give the book a try. It's good to hear that it seems to be professionally edited too. Thank you for providing such a full and interesting review!

Re: Review by amjohnson13mommy -- The Biblical Clock

Posted: 15 May 2019, 01:45
by jeminah28
I read one of his books, but I'm doubtful on t evidence. I will try this one. Thanks.

Re: Review by amjohnson13mommy -- The Biblical Clock

Posted: 15 May 2019, 11:00
by Bluebird03
I am fascinated with your reference of the author scientifically calculating the age of the universe. It's intriguing to think that the author could possibly bring religion and science together with his theories and information. I really enjoyed your review!

Re: Review by amjohnson13mommy -- The Biblical Clock

Posted: 15 May 2019, 13:42
by Prisallen
I think this book sounds fascinating. I would love to see how science and religion coincide. I shall have to add it to my to-read list. Thanks for a wonderful review!

Re: Review by amjohnson13mommy -- The Biblical Clock

Posted: 16 May 2019, 15:25
by amjohnson13mommy
It was more fascinating than I thought it would be when I started it. I agree it is interesting how he was able to make scientific and religious timelines coincide.

Re: Review by amjohnson13mommy -- The Biblical Clock

Posted: 16 May 2019, 16:35
by Espie
It's good to note that you've found this piece's value even though the themes weren't your normal preferences. Thank you for your interesting review.

Re: Review by amjohnson13mommy -- The Biblical Clock

Posted: 17 May 2019, 10:31
by amjohnson13mommy
Thank you for your words of kindness. Whether I agree with someone or not I believe everyone is entitled to their own opinions. The book was well researched and very well written. So even though I do no share the writers beliefs, I respect them.
Plus I found the equations used interesting.

Re: Review by amjohnson13mommy -- The Biblical Clock

Posted: 21 May 2019, 13:37
by Dragonsend
Thought I'd drop in and check out your review! Nice job! Sounds like a very interesting book! To answer your question I don't think they will be corpses per say, but one day we will all stand in judgement.

Re: Review by amjohnson13mommy -- The Biblical Clock

Posted: 22 May 2019, 13:33
by amjohnson13mommy
It is more interesting than I figured it would be!
And Thank you for paying such close attention to my review. I never expected anyone to answering my question about the dead rising.
You seem to know the bible. I think you may find it interesting how Friedmann's formula was able to match biblical and scientific timelines. Check it out!

Re: Review by amjohnson13mommy -- The Biblical Clock

Posted: 27 May 2019, 22:56
by juliusotieno02
Religion and science not contrasting but agreeing to form a block of theories to explain phenomena sounds great. This is my pick. Thanks for the great review

Re: Review by amjohnson13mommy -- The Biblical Clock

Posted: 28 May 2019, 13:46
by amjohnson13mommy
Thank you for agreeing that science and religion finally not contradicting each other is an interesting topic. Hope you enjoy this book as much as I did.

Re: Review by amjohnson13mommy -- The Biblical Clock

Posted: 03 Jun 2019, 20:58
by Kelyn
I'm not really one for religion-based books so I will probably pass. The argument between religion and science has been ongoing probably for centuries. I'm not sure they will ever agree, at least not completely. I enjoyed reading your review, thanks!

Re: Review by amjohnson13mommy -- The Biblical Clock

Posted: 04 Jun 2019, 09:34
by amjohnson13mommy
Actually, only the first few chapters address religious figures. The rest, the author speaks of how using his formula shows religious and scientific timelines are almost identical.
I thought this book would be boring but found it quite interesting. I am not interested in religion either so this book may pleasantly surprise you too.
Thanks for sharing.

Re: Review by amjohnson13mommy -- The Biblical Clock

Posted: 16 Jun 2019, 09:37
by C-obi
The review by amjohnson13mommy was Wow! But his thoughts on the resurrection of the dead, as zombies coming to life, was quite out of place. Other than that, the review was a beautiful one.