Book Commentary: Why The Universe Is The Way It Is by Hugh Ross

By Jason Scott Montoya

Several months back, I was given a copy of Why The Universe Is The Way It Is (Affiliate Link)by Hugh Ross from his organization Reasons To Believe. I recruited a friend to join me on my journey of reading it, and as I progressed through the book, I shared my commentary for each chapter on Facebook. Here is a summary of the book.

Increasingly astronomers recognize that if the cosmos had not unfolded exactly as it did, humanity would not, could not, exist. Yet these researchers–along with countless ordinary folks–resist belief in the biblical Creator. Why? They say a loving God would have made a better home for us, one without trouble and tragedy. In Why the Universe Is the Way It Is, Hugh Ross draws from his depth of study in both science and Scripture to explain how the universe’s design fulfills several distinct purposes. He also reveals God’s surpassing love and ultimate purposes for each individual.

Why the Universe Is the Way It Is will interest anyone who wonders where and how the universe came to be, what or who is responsible for it, why we are here, or how and when the universe ends. Far from leaving the reader at this philosophical jumping-off point, Ross builds toward answering the big question of human destiny and the specific question of each reader’s personal destiny.

Now, I’ve concluded the book and have embedded all the posts I made here on one blog page for easy reading and sharing. Feel free to jump in and comment on any of the sections below, which are ordered by chapter…

Book Commentary: Why The Universe Is The Way It Is by Hugh Ross