It was a very easy read for me because I majored in biology. I finished the book in about 4 days or less. I think Collins tries really hard to explain biology concept in layman terms, coming up with analogies that I find pretty accurate.
I like how he presents all the evidence and tries as best as possible, to explore the major perspectives surrounding science and faith and evolution. All these while recognizing the debate has been littered with a lot of extreme views and that it is really up to one’s personal choice whether they want to believe in a God, but also subtly hinting that it is probably also everyone’s responsibility to take a stand while respecting other points of view.
Enjoyed the book because it was very neutral and even for me who has read CS Lewis and a lot more about evolution and bioethics, I still felt like the book gave me things to think about.
If you want a book that proves either faith contradicts science or science rules out faith, please skip this one. If you want to be serious about what you believe in and take a stand finally, go straight on.
One reason why i disliked the book was the rather excessive quoting from CS Lewis…. at some point, I was like, ‘should I just pick up Mere Christianity again instead?’ Maybe he could have quoted from other Christian authors to explain his view. There are a lot of other sources he can look to I guess!!!
(Unedited from my Goodreads review.)