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Physicist discusses the novel he wrote to show his own journey of science and faith


Scientists have discovered holes in Earth’s magnetosphere, and an eruption of solar radiation that threatens to destroy civilization as we know it is hurtling toward the planet. The deadly radiation is set to impact Earth at 1 million mph … what do you do?

Dr. Michael Guillen, a theoretical physicist and former ABC News correspondent, shared the inspiration behind his new thriller novel on Friday’s “The Morning Blaze with Doc Thompson.” His goal was get across messages about both science and faith – and why they’re not contradictory.

The author talked about his own faith and how it not only influences his perspective on his own life but also drove storylines in his book. “I can’t take credit for my success because I didn’t do it by myself,” he said of his own accomplishments.

Allie Armendariz, one of the fictional protagonists in Guillen’s “The Null Prophecy,” is a Harvard physicist turned TV reporter, just like Guillen in real life. She’s also a recently converted “baby Christian” for good reason.

“I wanted to see her struggle with her faith,” Guillen explained. “I didn’t want to write a little church lady who had it all together.”

In his own life, Guillen is on a mission to connect science and faith, asserting on his website that “when it comes to arguing for the existence of absolute truth, science and the Bible are not at odds. They are on the very same side.”

To see more from Doc, visit his channel on TheBlaze and listen live to “The Morning Blaze with Doc Thompson” weekdays 6–9 a.m. ET, only on TheBlaze Radio Network.

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