More than Bananas

More than Bananas

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It's the biggest mystery.

If the Universe were a funfair -- galaxies whirling like fairground rides, streams of gas and dust strewn across the sky like bunting, people wandering through it eating hot-dogs -- where did it come from?

Who put it there?

Science does a wonderful job explaining part of the story. It just can't do the beginning, or the end, or the meaning.
It can't tell us why there is something, rather than nothing at all.

And it can't tell us how the fruit-eating primates turned into people who hum music, write novels, invent day-time TV and ponder the Nature of Being.

For that, we need something more than bananas.

Glenn Myers has degrees in physics and theology, and has been a full-time journalist and writer nearly all his life. For most of that time he has aspired to write stuff that is funny, quirky, redemptive, original and entertaining.

This book came out of near-death experiences. Glenn's heart stopped in 2011 and had to be restarted. Then he spent most of May 2013 in a medically-induced coma, unlikely ever to recover from serious lung damage, hallucinating wildly (and often quite entertainingly). It took some weeks to wake up and recover a steady grip on what currently passes for reality. He wrote More than Bananas in the months that followed, while learning to breathe, chew, swallow and walk again.

He made a full recovery. Brought up in West Yorkshire, Glenn has lived in Los Angeles, Singapore, London and Cote d'Ivoire, but has settled with his wife in Cambridge, UK. They have two grown-up children. Unlike everyone else in his family, neither of his degrees are from Cambridge University. He and his wife are members of their local Anglican church. He particularly enjoys curries, cafes and his hammock, though not all at the same time.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 110 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 5mm | 117g
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • ARC ed.
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0956501052
  • 9780956501059
  • 2,484,906

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Your book is wonderful! I do hope that it is very widely read. Prof. Sir Colin Humphreys CBE FRS, Cambridge University 'More than Bananas' is a wonderful book: intelligent, reasonable and realistic. It gives a clear presentation of how the Christian faith is a perfectly rational approach to the world, in accord with science, and offers an excellent antidote to those who feel that faith and science are mutually exclusive. At the same time it is deeply personal, warm and funny. I recommend it highly. Dr David Bowler, Physicist, University College London Quite splendid, one of the best Christian books I have read since C S Lewis ... It is one of the very best pieces of contemporary apologetics I have ever read: clear, flowing prose, complex ideas simply expressed. In my judgement entirely acceptable and orthodox theology. Hooray! David Satchel This was very interesting to me as I am not a follower of any orthodox religion. I love the witticism that Glenn applies throughout this book and his, sometimes, irreverent outlook on Christianity and how it can be applied by anyone who wants to find themselves through Christianity and Jesus. It contains some powerful messages for anyone looking to find how to go about gaining this without being a dry and boring lump of text that tries to shovel religious dogma into the reader. Patricia Walker, Goodreads A wonderful and accessible apologetic for the Christian faith with its touches of science and philosophy, insuppressible yet unobtrusive humour, powerful down to earth illustrations, and real life soul defining personal experiences. Jono Chamberlain
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