Proof of Divine: One Man’s Journey from Doubt to Faith, Hope and Love
by Andrew Murtagh
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Proof of Divine presents the journey of author Andrew Murtagh as he straddles the fence between faith and cynicism in an all-or-none look at the greatest story ever told. Blending his family’s incredible stories of survival, faith, hope, and love, matched with his own walk from hockey player to coach to husband, father, and career man, he embarks on a five-year expedition towards the intersection of faith and reason.
Is there a God? Are science and faith mutually exclusive? What is truth and what of logic, morality, and meaning? Who is the historical Jesus, and why Christianity? The faith of scientists, the science of skeptics, the questions of time, life, and purpose, Murtagh looks back at his own life and the inspiring lives of his forefathers to decide if he is an accident or an intention.
The graze of a bullet, a soldier surrounded, an armed robbery, and a fateful desert drive-Murtagh puts the faith of his youth to the ultimate test: the Proof of Divine.
Praise and Reviews
An earnest memoir-cum-religious treatise…Murtagh’s quest for knowledge is sincere, and his clear, thoughtful writing may provide new perspectives for readers unfamiliar with the subjects at hand.
– Kirkus Reviews
Told in a warm, personal way, Murtagh’s pilgrimage is laced with evidence, argumentation, and fair assessment of the evidence for and against belief. A real strength of the book is its use of bullet points to highlight the central questions and issues that were at the core of Murtagh’s quest … Proof of Divine will engage the reader, challenge unbelievers, and strengthen believers. I highly recommend it.
– J. P. Moreland, distinguished professor of philosophy Talbot School of Theology, Biola University
This wonderfully written account is that of a man pursuing the journey of life in a quest to find ultimate meaning in the universe. It was exceptionally difficult to put down—I raced through it in one sitting. Weaving apologetics skillfully into a life story filled with ice hockey, college studies, marriage, and beginning to raise a family, Murtagh knows how to punch the right buttons … There is something here for everyone, and I recommend it highly.
– Gary R. Habermas, distinguished research professor and chair Department of Philosophy and Theology, Liberty University
I love this book and the intellectual honesty and humility of the author … The caution and finesse with which the author stayed within the limits of science and logic was impressive … Andrew is a storyteller par excellence, and when he weaves these stories with science using his keen intellect as an engineer, it becomes a must-read.
– Steve A. Johnson, professor of psychology and theology Columbia International University
If you’re on the hunt for answers to life’s biggest questions, then Murtagh is your guy. Andrew takes complex questions and serves up creative digestible answers. This book is story filled, content rich, and could change your life forever.
– Bobby Conway, One Minute Apologist and lead pastor Life Fellowship Church, Huntersville, NC
Murtagh’s book is a nice mix of apologetic data and warm story-telling. This is a good book for someone wanting to brush up on theological argument without losing the soul of the story of Christ.
– John Wilkinson, author of No Argument For God
In a society where we’re conditioned to believe that the intelligent operate by reason and the simple-minded by faith, Andrew Murtagh has done an excellent job debunking this fallacy.
– Joe Mathews, author of The Meaning of Life Project