Religion under Siege
The Eclipse of God

(upcoming, Winter 2017, En Route Books & Media)


Summary
 


This book was specifically written for all those who feel lost in a world dominated by ideologies that obscure God. It is hard to pinpoint one particular cause of how we feel in such Godforsaken times and places, but science is likely one of the main perpetrators, as some scientists use their scientific “authority” to churn out, with the speed of light, books that promote opinions and views that go far beyond their scientific expertise, and that rob people of any religious beliefs they might have. These prolific writers are inundating the book market, magazines, and the internet with their message that a state of conflict exists between science and religion, and that science is on the winning hand.
They loudly broadcast through the megaphones of our society their anti-religious propaganda: (1) Since there was a Big Bang, there is no creation. (2) Because there is only matter, there can be no spirit. (3) There is no purpose in life, for randomness is all there is. (4) There is no God, only a god-gene. (5) Neurons are in complete charge, so the mind is an illusion. (6) Everything is relative, for objective truth just does not exist. (7) Morality is only a matter of personal opinions and preferences. (8) All in all, God is dead.
If you wonder how you and your religious faith could ever survive in such an environment, this is the right book for you.
 


Table of Contents
 


TABLE OF CONTENTS
PREFACE	
1.	COSMOLOGISTS AND GOD	
	a.	How the Eclipse Sets in	
	b.	How the Sun Reclaims the Day	
2.	BIOCHEMISTS AND GOD	
	a.	How the Eclipse Sets in	
	b.	How the Sun Reclaims the Day	
3.	BIOLOGISTS AND GOD	
	a.	How the Eclipse Sets in	
	b.	How the Sun Reclaims the Day	
4.	GENETICISTS AND GOD	
	a.	How the Eclipse Sets in	
	b.	How the Sun Reclaims the Day	
5.	NEUROSCIENTISTS AND GOD	
	a.	How the Eclipse Sets in	
	b.	How the Sun Reclaims the Day	
	
6.	RELATIVISTS AND GOD	
	a.	How the Eclipse Sets in	
	b.	How the Sun Reclaims the Day	
7.	SECULARISTS AND GOD	
	a.	How the Eclipse Sets in	
	b.	How the Sun Reclaims the Day	
8.	ATHEISTS AND GOD	
	a.	The Eclipse Appears and Disappears	
	b.	“I believe in one God.”	
9.	CONCLUSION	
10.	INDEX	



Reviews
 


"Gerard Verschuuren has written for us a very fine book. If you constantly find yourself in conversations about the Catholic Faith with skeptics, doubters, and seekers, this is the perfect book for you. It is first class apologetics. The book shows us with compelling arguments that there need not be any conflict between science and religion, or between faith and reason. The book does all of this in an incredibly accessible, engaging, and intelligent way. Buy it and read it."

Fr. C. John McCloskey, STD
Former Director of the Catholic Information Center of the Archdiocese of Washington
Research Fellow at the Faith and Reason Institute, Washington, D.C

"Gerard Verschuuren has done what only the rarest of scholars can do. He has systematically blown away the gray masses that eclipse God in our world today and offered the reader a guide through Catholic thought, shining its light on origins, evolution, genetics, humanity, morality, society, and destiny. He communicates, and that is a gift to his readers. He makes it easy for them to see the simple truth of complex ideas. He has a passion for truth.
I predict this book will be taught in seminaries, colleges, and high schools, and handed over in love from friend to friend and parent to child."

Dr. Stacy Trasancos, Ph.D.
Adjunct Professor of Chemistry
Holy Apostles College & Seminary
Cromwell, Connecticut

"Gerard Verschuuren’s new book is a welcome addition to the conversation in our culture between faith and science. It is a guide to the perplexed for those afflicted by the falsehoods of a narrative of hubris that sees no room for God because it believes that when all you have is a scientific hammer, every problem must be a materialist nail.”

Mark P. Shea
columnist for the National Catholic Register
who also delivers “Words of Encouragement” segments on Ave Maria Radio.