Doug Ell’s book “Counting To God” is refreshing.  It tells of a world of infinite beauty and complexity that points to its creator-a rediscovery of the role of Natural Law.  His scientific evidence for faith undermines the moral relativism of our age, where all norms arise from our desires.  In his last chapter, Connecting The Dots, Doug calls for tolerance among the Abrahamic Faiths,  and a united stand against the religion of Scientism.  Great book.

-Bishop Edward L. Salmon, Jr.,  Dean of Nashotah House Theological Seminary
Former Bishop of the Diocese of South Carolina


I highly recommend this thoughtful exploration of the relation between science and spirituality, two seemingly opposed descriptions of our world. Posed as a personal journey, Doug asks “How can we relate the descriptions of the spiritual and physical worlds?”  Doug takes on the biggest questions of our time: cosmology, the origin of the universe and the biochemistry of genetics in a relevant and accessible way.  Whether you agree with him or not, you will enjoy and learn from this book.

-Professor Peter Fisher, Head of the Department of Physics, MIT


Counting to God tells the compelling story of a young scholar’s loss of faith, and how the arguments for intelligent design helped him regain that faith. In the process, Doug Ell provides a highly accessible introduction to the evidence for design from physics, cosmology, biology, and other scientific fields.

-Dr. Stephen Meyer, Philosopher of Science and author of the New York Times best seller Darwin’s Doubt The Explosive Origin of Animal Life and the Case for Intelligent Design


Douglas Ell has written a well-informed, heart-felt exposition of the evidence for design in the universe. Having made the journey from skepticism to belief himself, he eloquently lays out his case in a manner that readers will find engaging, persuasive, and accessible. I recommend this book to anyone willing to listen to reason, no matter what their background.

-Dr. Ann Gauger, co-author of “Science and Human Origins


Doug Ell’s telling of his personal journey from nonbelief to theism by following the evidence of science is a welcome antidote to the steady stream of distorted science from Richard Dawkins and the other ‘New Atheists’.

-Dr. Guillermo Gonzalez, co-author of “The Privileged Planet: How Our Place in the Cosmos Is Designed for Discovery”