P D Hemsley
Phil Hemsley is a graduate of the University of Cambridge, and a Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers in the UK. He holds a senior technical role in a multinational company in the power industry, has presented papers at international conferences and holds many patents. He has lived on both sides of the faith fence. He is married, with two daughters.
Phil has an inquiring mind and is never happy to accept explanations without understanding why. He has spent many hours investigating how God, science and personal experience might fit together. His latest book “The Big Picture” brings much of this thinking together.
Phil also puts his beliefs into practice. He was co-founder of the Casa Reom Trust, visiting and raising funds for street children in Mozambique. He has assisted in chapel services in his local prison, and he has worked part time for the Christian charity CVM. More recently Phil typically spends two evenings a week jointly leading a youth group, and is a director of the Greater Things (Rugby) charity. He is a regular blogger, and broadcasts ‘Reflections’ on local radio.
The Big Picture
Religion and Science. Body, mind, soul
This book allows the reader to consider the big questions of life without feeling blugeoned to adopt the author's opinion. It explains basics of science, philosophy and religion in a straightforward manner, and includes topics as diverse as quantum physics, cellular biology, evolution, consciousness, free will, and how to engineer a Boeing 747.
This book explores whether we can trust what has been recorded in the gospel accounts, and whether the findings of science and a reasoned understanding of the Bible are consistent or contradictory.
The author of The Big Picture recognises that there are intelligent atheists and intelligent believers; the reader is therefore treated with respect.
“Hemsley’s writing is fascinating.” Ryder Miller – Portland Book Review – USA http://bit.ly/1eZB97C
“The Big Picture is a significant achievement. It discusses a broad sweep of ideas and is well researched.” Eric Hatfield (Sydney, Australia) http://bit.ly/MXO6Vv
“An apologetic tour-de-force” Rev. P Soundy (Curate – UK) http://amzn.to/194vuH8
“An intelligent, inquisitive, scientific mind asking itself how the world hangs together” Rev. Peter den Haan PhD (Software Engineer – UK) http://bit.ly/1bsOXmp
“I received many answers to questions I’ve pondered over the years” Phil Hamman (Author Sioux City – USA) http://bit.ly/18xspoU
“I found it is a rare book to read!” S Yoon PhD (Research Engineer – Munich, Germany)
Religion and Science
This short but very readable book tackles many of the popular myths about Christianity and shows why it really is Good News to choose to follow Christ. The book shows how true Christianity is freedom. It is not about being bound by a set of rules and regulations. It is not about going to church on Sunday. It is not a question of following any religious rituals, or doing more good deeds than bad deeds, or behaving perfectly. It is about accepting ourselves for who we are, accepting God's unconditional love, and working with Him to become who we are meant to be. Christianity is a faith based on evidence, is not in conflict with scientific discoveries. A Christian need never stop thinking, and questioning. If Christianity is true then questioning will help understand more, and if it's not true then it is surely better to find out. However, the sceptic is invited to investigate with an open mind. Enjoy!