The Language God Talks: Book summary and reviews of The Language God Talks by Herman Wouk

The Language God Talks

On Science and Religion

By Herman Wouk

The Language God Talks
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  • Published in USA  Apr 2010,
    192 pages.

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"More years ago than I care to reckon up, I met Richard Feynman." So begins The Language God Talks, Herman Wouk's gem on navigating the divide between science and religion. In one rich, compact volume, Wouk draws on stories from his life as well as on key events from the 20th century to address the eternal questions of why we are here, what purpose faith serves, and how scientific fact fits into the picture. He relates wonderful conversations he's had with scientists such as Feynman, Murray Gell-Mann, Freeman Dyson, and Steven Weinberg, and brings to life such pivotal moments as the 1969 moon landing and the Challenger disaster. Brilliantly written, The Language God Talks is a scintillating and lively investigation and a worthy addition to the literature.

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"This book will interest any person of faith who has followed Wouk’s storied career and read his fiction." - Publishers Weekly

"What the book lacks in pages, it makes up for in soul. Authentic, accessible prose mixed with real insight." - Kirkus Reviews

"...as engaging as [Wouk's] megaselling historical novels....Hard not to like." - Booklist

"Extraordinary. Wouk's recounting of conversations with Richard Feynman is not to be missed." - Stanley B. Prusiner, Nobel Laureate, Director of the Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases at University of California, San Francisco

""In this book, as in his previous ones, whenever Herman Wouk speaks of God it is always with both exquisite curiosity and warmth." - Elie Wiesel

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Herman Wouk is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of over twenty works, including The Caine Mutiny, The Winds of War, and War and Remembrance. He earned his living as a scriptwriter for Fred Allen before serving in World War II. His career as a novelist spans nearly six decades. He lives in Palm Springs, California.

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