About the Author
Dr. John Blanchard is an internationally-known Christian author, teacher and conference speaker. He received an award for his best-selling book Does God Believe in Atheists? as the best UK Christian Book for 2001. He is also the author of Evolution: Fact or Fiction?, Has Science Got Rid of God?, How to Enjoy your Bible, Is God Past his Sell-by Date?, Meet the Real Jesus, Read Mark Learn, Truth for Life, Ultimate Questions, Whatever Happened to Hell?, Where is God when things go wrong?, Where was God on September 11? and Why Believe the Bible?
Ever since humankind has lived on earth we have been teased or tormented by questions that seem programmed into our humanity. The most important go far beyond those that focus on the kind of issues millions face every day — marriage problems, financial worries, failing health, pain, loneliness, insecurity and depression. They ask such things as ‘Why am I here?’; ‘Would it matter if I had never been born?’; ‘Does life need to have any meaning?’; ‘How can I get real satisfaction?’; ‘Why should I believe anything?’; and ‘What happens to me when I die?’ Yet these questions eventually funnel into others that are even deeper: ‘Is there anything beyond “one” universe?’; ‘Are we biological accidents living for a blink of time in a vast and vacant cosmos?’; ‘Is there other (and greater) intelligence elsewhere?’; ‘Is there a theory of everything, or one reality that governs all the others?’ Then comes the ultimate question: 'Is anybody out there?' This booklet explores the issues — and points to the answers.