Official Review: Science Deepens Faith by Thomas McAvoy

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Official Review: Science Deepens Faith by Thomas McAvoy

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[Following is an official review of "Science Deepens Faith" by Thomas McAvoy.]
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4 out of 4 stars
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Science Deepens Faith: Jessie’s Miracle is a touching story of a woman’s fight against a rare cancer and her husband’s effort to find a possible cure for her disease. It is written by Thomas McAvoy.

Jessie was a kind and spirited woman who made everyone around her feel good. She was generous with her time and she was always willing to do something good for other people. She loved life and she enjoyed life to the fullest. So, when she was diagnosed with pseudomyxoma peritonei (PMP), a rare type of cancer, her family was greatly shaken. Her husband, Tom, gathered all information he could about PMP and, with the help of specialists and scientists, initiated a research to find a possible cure for her disease.

This is a poignant, informative and inspiring book about love and faith. It is divided into four parts. The first part is about Jessie, her diagnosis and her battle against the dreadful disease. The second part features Tom’s determination to find a possible cure for Jessie’s illness. The obstacles he and the entire research team faced while working on the project. The third part is about the author’s personal research in theology, astronomy and cosmology as he tried to find the reasons for the existence of diseases like pseudomyxoma peritonei. In the last part, the author presents various miracles including those that pertain to the research on Jessie’s disease.

The book is a combination of love story, scientific research, theology lessons and amazing testimonies that miracles really do happen. It depicts the author’s great love for his wife and his desire to honor her. Moreover, it presents the details of the research in chronological order. How the author teamed up with two brilliant physicians and worked with other colleagues to uncover the mystery of pseudomyxoma peritonei hoping to come up with a possible cure and how they encountered numerous hindrances which threatened to put an end to their research. Furthermore, the author expounded on the Big Bang Theory, Theory of Evolution and the story of creation in the Book of Genesis as he tried to explain the existence of dreadful diseases like PMP. In addition, the book features physical miracles particularly the miraculous healing of John Traynor.

I can, therefore, say that this is a well-written book and one great reading material. Though there are noticeable typo errors (like this email is the inquire and after to conference call), they are, thankfully, very few. It is very interesting and very informative, well-researched and well-referenced. However, since the book combines memoir, scientific research and theology, the difficulty lies in recommending it to a specific type of reader. Fans of memoir may find the scientific research too technical while researchers and theologians may find the memoir too personal.

Still, I rate this book 4 out of 4 stars. It is a well-written book. It is touching, informative, enlightening, thought-provoking, inspiring, encouraging and hopeful. I recommend it to those who enjoy memoir and to those who are interested in scientific research, theology, astronomy and cosmology.

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Post by kuyumwangi »

I like the book. Miracles don't follow science n it is quit interesting
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Post by raikyuu »

It is a challenge to unify scientific concepts and that of theology in a single book, as both of these fields talk about different things. Basing on your review, it seems that the author manages this very well. Good review, by the way.
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Post by Princarena »

The book is hopeful trying to give solutions for the problem.
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wow i really like this book am going to suggest it to my friend his mother has cancer too,so touching and inspiring
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Post by Juvey2017 »

I must agree to this statement. Before science had been discovered, it was already said and written in the Bible. Because God was the originator of Science and the real science is in the Bible. The Bible is not just merely talking about our faith to God as well as its creation, it is really showing the evidence before science had proved it, thus promoting and helping our faith to grow deeper and deeper.
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Post by kandscreeley »

Sounds like there is a lot of good information in here for everyone. It's a book I'll have to put on my list. Never give up hope, right? Thanks for the review!
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Post by MOIJOY »

The book tells not to give up, teaching on how we can combine science and faith to be healed. Miracles still happen and we should not close our door on it. Good book to read. I wish I had read this for my mom who died last year because of esophageal cancer.
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Post by LadyClaire »

Its amazing the extent one can go for help when a loved one is in danger. This book will certainly make a great read. Thank you Kimmyschemy06
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Post by Jeminah Jeremie »

Nice review! This book really testifies that there is a miracle.

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Post by confidence nwaobia »

woww that's lovely,never heard such miracle
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Post by bookiegalke »

A book that is designed to help others overcome adversity is worth being applauded. I absolutely like this book. Thanks for the review

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bookiegalke wrote:A book that is designed to help others overcome adversity is worth being applauded. I absolutely like this book. Thanks for the review
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Post by Kitkat3 »

Great review! This sounds really interesting. It's wonderful that the author was able to successfully combine scientific research, faith, and a memoir in one book. I remember seeing this one for review and being a little worried about that. I'm glad that it was an enjoyable read for you. I'll put it in my to read.
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Post by Skillian »

Wow. It sounds like they tackle very big subjects in this book. Daunting task for the author to undertake. From the review it sounds like they handled it well. I will keep this book in mind for a future read. Thanks for the review.
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