These books are recommended as excellent resources to learn more about the role of mystery, awe and wonder in faith and in science.
Yaconelli, Michael. Dangerous Wonder. (1998) Navpress, Colorado Springs. A marvelous book, filled with insights into wonder and faith. I highly recommend it!
Brown, William. Sacred Sense, (2015) Wm. B. Eerdmans, Grand Rapids. Great insights on wonder, and wonderful Bible studies.
Buechner, Frederick. The Longing for Home. (1996) Harper, San Francisco. “The Great Dance” in this book is a powerful look at the mystery of joy revealed in creation.
Eiseley, Loren . The Unexpected Universe. (1969) Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, San Diego. All of Eiseley’s books are a delight, but this one includes his masterpiece, “The Star Thrower.”
Heschel, Abraham Joshua. God in Search of Man. (1955) Farrar, Straus and Giroux, New York
—The Sabbath. (1951) Farrar, Straus and Giroux, New York.
—I Asked for Wonder (1988) Crossroad, New York. Heschel writes with remarkable insight and passion about the dimension of awe and wonder. His books are the best resource I have found for exploring and understanding awe.
Kushner, Lawrence. Eyes Remade for Wonder. (1998) Jewish Lights, Woodstock, Vermont. Kushner offers some wonderful stories of awe.
Reagan, Michael, Ed., The Hand of God, (1999) Andrews McMeel, Kansas City. This book is a delight, filled with beautiful astronomical photos and great quotes.
—Inside the Mind of God, (2002) Templeton Foundation Press, Philadelphia. This book is a similar to The Hand of God, but features incredible pictures of the microscopic world.
—Reflections on the Nature of God, (2002) Templeton Foundation Press. More wonderful quotes and pictures.
Carson, Rachel. The Sense of Wonder (1998) Harper Collins, New York. Sharing wonder with children – but really for everyone.
Lamott, Anne. Help, Thanks, Wow (2012) Riverhead Books, New York. The three essential prayers. Wonderful, lively, down to earth, but be aware her language can be quite coarse,
Gleiser, Marcelo. The Island of Knowledge. (2014) Basic Books, New York. A wonderful look at contemporary science and the limits of science by the winner of the 2019 Tenpleton Prize.
There are many excellent books available that deal with the general area of faith and science. The author I like best is John Polkinghorne, a physicist and Anglican priest. He has more than a dozen books out now. I especially recommend Science and Creation, and Science and Providence.