Thanks to Hachette Audio and Hachette Book Group, we have 3 (three) audiobooks to give away. We’re giving away the unabridged 5-CD audiobook version of The Language God Talks: On Science and Religion by the noted author Herman Wouk. This boxed set has a value of $26.98.
Here are some summaries of and comments on The Language God Talks.
The first half of Wouk’s third book on religion (after This Is My God and The Will to Live On) is as engaging as his mega-selling historical novels. It’s about his encounters with famous scientists, foremost among them physicist Richard Feynman, who suggested Wouk learn the “language God talks” – calculus. He uses a little paleoanthropology and World War II research to bridge from science to religion but then bogs down. He finishes well, though, with an imaginary dialogue with Feynman that winningly binds him and the physicist as Jews and affirms the continuing viability of questioning God. Hard not to like.
Ray Olson, Booklist
At age 94, Wouk embarks on an autobiographical journey through his monumental writings, people he has met in his life, world events and books he has read to weave a testament of faith. This book will interest any person of faith who has followed Wouk’s storied career and read his fiction.
Masterful… After several readings, I keep finding new treasures in this entertaining book.
Maarten Schmidt, Professor of Astronomy, Emeritus, California Institute of Technology
Extraordinary. Wouk’s recounting of conversations with Richard Feynman is not to be missed.
Stanley B. Pusiner, Nobel Laureate, UCSF
In a crowded book market filled with self-serving and redundant theories about humankind’s place in the grand scheme, it is rare to encounter an original, honest, charming voice. Such is the case with Wouk’s latest work… Wouk’s humility, humor and insight make the book a joy to read and a wonder to contemplate… Authentic, accessible prose mixed with real insight.
You can enter this book giveaway by posting a comment here or sending an e-mail message with the heading The Language God Talks to Josephsreviews@gmail.com . This will count as a first entry. In order to submit a second entry, tell us why you think you’d like to win and listen to this unabridged audiobook.
You must live in either the United States or Canada and have a residential mailing address (audiobooks will not be shipped to P.O. boxes). The deadline for submitting your entry or entries is Friday, June 18, 2010 at midnight PST. If your name is drawn by Munchy the cat, you will be sent an e-mail that you will need to respond to within 96 hours. (If you do not respond within that time frame another winner will be drawn.)
This is it for the “complex” contest rules. Good luck and good listening!