The Broken Gift Reviewed By David W. Menefee of
David W. Menefee

Reviewer David W. Menefee: David is a Pulitzer nominated American author, ghost writer, screenwriter, book editor, and film historian. David’s career began as a writer and marketing representative for the Dallas Times Herald and the Dallas Morning News. His books have appeared under various imprints and in a variety of categories, such as biography, travel, historical fiction, mysteries, and romance. Two books by David were named among the 2011 Top 10 Silent Film Books of the Year: Wally: The True Wallace Reid Story, and The Rise and Fall of Lou-Tellegen. His most recent releases include Sweet Memories and the 1950s romance trilogy, Can't Help Falling in Love, Come Away to Paradise, and Catch a Falling Star (with co-author Carol Dunitz). David lives in Dallas, Texas, USA.

By David W. Menefee
Published on June 6, 2013

Author: Daniel Friedmann

ISBN-10: 0978457226
ISBN-13: 978-0978457228

Author: Daniel Friedmann

ISBN-10: 0978457226
ISBN-13: 978-0978457228


The polarized conflict between scientific theories of evolution and the Bible and Torah accounts of creation reach a boiling point in The Broken Gift. Hold onto your hats for a roller coaster ride through thousands of years of detailed evidence that attempts to resolve some of life's oldest mysteries. The journey will leave you breathless if not inspired.

For millennium, we have seen through a glass darkly, as murky images of a big bang igniting the universe, stories of Adam and Eve, and hypotheses of apes evolving into humans cascade over our consciousness in a confusing cataract. We sometimes wish the arguments could be finally reconciled.   

Enter Daniel Friedmann, the CEO of a large aerospace corporation. In The Broken Gift, he wades more deeply into the discussion about evolution vs. creation than ever before. Ancient questions that have baffled humanity stew into an intriguingly fragrant broth in his new book. Not to be content with his investigations into these matters in his groundbreaking The Genesis One Code or his published peer-reviewed scientific papers on space industry topics and cosmology, the author attempts to reconcile the Bible and Torah account of creation with scientific observation—a task that may be unparalleled —and he succeeds on a new level that will startle readers who terminate their understanding with the facts of scientific data and amaze those who believe that God designed the cosmos according to His perfect master plan. 

The author explains this separation of concepts: “The division is partly underscored by an inability to reconcile the stories on a common timeline; the scientific account via the fossil record as opposed to the Genesis account. The most controversial element pertains to the nature of humans; special creations versus smart animals. Many have abandoned the early six-epoch view of Genesis (now known as old earth creationism) and moved toward an interpretation of a literal six days (now known as young earth creationism), with humans as very recent divine creations. Scientists, on the other hand, maintain a strict view of evolution as having occurred during the course of billions of years, in particular with humans evolving over millions of years, with no room for God.”

Both cannot be right. Or can they? Will future events prove that this division was completely unnecessary? 

One day, Daniel Friedmann may be renowned as the history detective that succeeded in pulling together centuries of polarity into a unified understanding. His obvious passion for this subject manifests in the details of every page of his 242-page book. The Broken Gift merges information gleaned from manuscripts as old as 800 years and cutting edge scientific data to demonstrate an alignment between the dates of key events pertaining to the development of the universe and the appearance of humans on Earth.

So, how did we get here? 

The author unravels this primordial puzzle in twelve chapters that explore with equal fairness the scientific rationalization and the scriptural explanations. Then, he performs a most intriguing clarification: according to his detailed calculations, the two accounts can be fused. He reveals that their differences may have been mirrors of each other all along.

Readers will be delighted with other aspects of this book in addition to the above mentioned topics. Have you ever wondered just exactly where we are in the Age of Man? Are we near the so-called End Times? Was Eden a myth, another dimension somewhere between corruptibility and incorruptibility, or a real place on the map? Did sin cause mankind’s downfall? Can we comprehend God’s creative process?  

The Broken Gift should win awards for excellence. Readers will discover an absorbing attempt to brush away the sands of time and reveal a new view of eternal truths, such as the need for humanity, facts and fiction surrounding The Flood, Babel, Wave-Partical Duality, and Time. Readers will fairly float through the book with ease, for despite the lofty subject matter, he writes engagingly with excellent grammar, punctuation, sentence structure, and spelling and composes his book in an easy-to-read format that can be absorbed by anyone. Best of all, readers need never wonder how he arrived at any idea. Footnotes abound that document every resource the author used to springboard to his inspirations. Three Annexes, a Glossary, and an Index make return reading a snap, and readers will want to return because the book will be widely discussed.

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