The Cell’s Design: How Chemistry Reveals the Creator’s Artistry

Baker, 2008
ISBN: 9780801068270


The scientific evidence of design just got stronger. Armed with cutting-edge techniques, today’s biochemists have uncovered startling molecular features inside the cell that can compel only one reasonable conclusion—a supernatural agent must be responsible for life.

Destined to be a landmark apologetic work, The Cell’s Design explores the scientific and theological impact of these discoveries. Instead of focusing on the inability of natural processes to generate life’s chemical systems (as nearly all apologetics works do), Fazale Rana makes a positive case for life’s supernatural origin by highlighting the many biochemical features that reflect the Creator’s signature.

This breakthrough book extends the case for design beyond irreducible complexity. These never-before-discussed evidences will evoke awe and amazement at God’s creative majesty in the remarkable elegance of the cell’s chemistry.

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Key Features

  • Discusses the complex “design” of cells and what a true phenomenon it is
  • Provides an intellectual and scientific discussion about the origins of humanity
  • Builds a strong cumulative case for design over naturalism


  • Masterpiece or Forgery?
  • Mapping the Territory
  • The Bare Essentials
  • Such a Clean Machine
  • Which Came First?
  • Inordinate Attention to Detail
  • The Proper Arrangement of Elements
  • The Artist’s Handwriting
  • Cellular Symbolism
  • Total Quality
  • A Style All His Own
  • An Elaborate Mosaic
  • Coloring outside the Lines
  • The Masterpiece Authenticated

Praise for the Print Edition

In Darwin’s day, a living cell was thought to be quite simply—for all practical purposes—little more than a microscopic blob of gelatin. Rana lays out what contemporary science has learned about the cell’s design, and he poignantly and provocatively shows that it is the handiwork of not only an Intelligent Designer but specifically the God revealed in Scripture.

—Hank Hanegraaff, president, Christian Research Institute

Fazale Rana’s welcome sequel to Origins of Life makes a significant contribution to the growing scientific literature pointing to intelligent design.

Kenneth Boa, president, Reflections Ministries

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About Fazale Rana

Fazale Rana is vice president of research and apologetics at Reasons To Believe. He is the author, with Hugh Ross, of Origins of Life and Who Was Adam?


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