The Truth About God

Robert Genetski Ph.D. Author Interview

Is There Evidence for God?: An Economist Searches for Answers examines the question, “is there a God?” and provides readers with a researched-based look at the question. Why was this an important book for you to write? 

I always wondered about God. When my ninety-year-old Mom suddenly told me she didn’t think God was real, nor was there anything after death, I had no answers. My belief in God was based entirely on what others had told me. From a logical standpoint, believing in something because others told you it was true, is unacceptable. I felt a need to approach questions about God as I had approached so many difficult research projects. My objective was to seek the truth about God wherever it might lead.

What were some ideas that were important for you to share in this book?

The most important idea is that there is a great deal of evidence for God. The scientific research on life after death, on miracles, and on personal experiences provides a great deal of evidence. More evidence comes from religions of the world and holy books. Evidence since Biblical times strongly points, not only to the existence of God, but to what he is like and what he wants from us.

How much research did you undertake for this book and how much time did it take to put it all together?

I spent over a decade working on this project. After the incident with my mom, it took me a long time to determine how to approach such a unique project, as well as the potential life-changing implications for what I might find. I decided to begin with an examination of atheist beliefs. If their case for not believing in God was strong enough, my project would come to an abrupt end. After reviewing the atheists’ arguments, the magnitude and expanse of the project became apparent. In order to deal with the atheists’ arguments, I would have to study history, philosophy, archeology, science, theology, religions of the world, religious texts and other events in a search for answers.

What do you hope is one thing readers take away from your book?

The main point I hope readers will take away from my book is how there is an overwhelming amount of evidence for God. The more I examined the evidence, the more I sought a closer relationship to God. My great hope is that others will take a journey similar to mine. Search for God. Find Him. Then, experience the incredible love, peace, and serenity only God can provide.

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Sooner or later every thinking person wonders about God. Does God exist, or is he simply a figment of our imagination? If God exists, what is he like? For most of my life, my answers were based on what others had told me. Although I was curious about God and religion, I never took the time and effort necessary to explore such matters.
As an economist who has written five books, I had spent more than half a century researching complex economic issues. I decided it was time to embark on what would become my most ambitious project ever, the search for evidence for God and answers to the big questions in life.
While there are many ways to search for God, my approach had to be different. It would be logical and systematic. I would approach the project as Mr. Spock, the fictional character from Star Trek, who would meticulously examine evidence, weigh the odds, and reach a logical conclusion.
My approach involved examining atheists’ views, looking into evidence for life after death, searching for the evidence surrounding the world’s religions, and exploring post-Biblical evidence for God.
My quest lasted many years. It had all the sensations of an Indiana Jones movie—frightening discoveries, sleepless nights, and fulfilling Ah-ha! moments with background music. There were unpleasant moments when I became terribly discouraged and depressed, times when I wanted to throw in the towel, took time off and even considered quitting. This book takes you through my search for the evidence for God. If you decide to come along, I must warn you—a quest for evidence of God can produce some disturbing discoveries. If you are anything like me, there will be times you will wish you never started, times you question long-held beliefs, times you want to quit, and times you’ll be glad you didn’t.
I invite you to join me on what became the journey of a lifetime, my search for evidence for God.

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