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Something There Is
Seeking a Rational Faith for Our Children
David Sayre




Peter E. Randall Publisher
2014 • 224 pp. 6 x 9"
Philosophy - Essays / Religion - Philosophy / Philosophy of Science

$15.00 Paperback, 978-1-931807-82-1
$9.99 Ebook, 978-1-931807-81-4

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In letters to his children from wildly diverse settings—the Pentagon, prisons, cathedrals, reservations— Sayre joins his struggles with other scientists seeking a faith that will last

This autobiographical odyssey seeks in places of great striving a “rational faith”—one true to both our highest religious ideas and our advancing sciences. As founder of both charitable and technical businesses, the author leads us to places of the greatest despair and the greatest power on earth. There we meet amazing examples of good and evil, interwoven with contemporary scientists’ own searches for meaning, explaining faith and love, truth and life, time and order and beauty. The things we hold sacred are real, after all.

For readers unfulfilled by either conventional religions or scientific materialism; parents, teachers, and leaders struggling to reconcile peace with power and beauty with truth.




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“What is the shape of faith today? . . . In one of the more brilliant essays of our time, David Sayre helps us understand what our greatest artists hinted at . . . what our best scientists came to understand . . .” – from “Musings”—Robert Cotner, Editor, The Caxtonian, Vol. XI, No. 3

“The whole book is marvelously written and its structure, in the form of individual letters, makes it highly readable.” —Gwilym Trefor Jones, Professor, School of Education, Bangor Campus, University of Wales



DAVID SAYRE is the father of five children and many business and charitable ventures, an engineer who has led advances in communication and energy technologies for thirty years. He is the author of The Great Improbability, a novel (Peter E. Randall, 2010), and Flatland, an upcoming children’s book illustrated by Rebecca Emberley.

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