The Evolution of Adam: What the Bible Does and Dosen’t Say About Human Origins

Peter Enns, “The Evolution of Adam: What the Bible Does and Dosen’t Say About Human Origins,” Brazos Press, paper (2012). List: $17.99 Amazon: $11.99. Pete Enns has been at the fore of the recent Evangelical discussion of Genesis. Following the lines of his earlier “Inspiration and Incarnation,” he seeks to help American Evangelicals who “feel that a synthesis between a biblically conversant Christian faith and evolution is a pressing concern.” He argues that our view of Adam needs to be “adjusted in the light of the (1) scientific evidence supporting evolution and (2) literary evidence from the world of . . . → Read More: The Evolution of Adam: What the Bible Does and Dosen’t Say About Human Origins

Origins: Christian Perspectives on Creation, Evolution, and Intelligent Design

Deborah B Haarsma and Loren Haarsma, “Origins, Christian Perspectives on Creation, Evolution, and Intelligent Design,” Faith Alive, Revised Second Edition (2011) Paperback List $14.99

When it comes to the history of the universe, many believe that science and faith are mutually exclusive. But in this revised version of Origins, physics professors Loren and Deborah Haarsma explore what God’s Word and God’s world teach us about creation, evolution, and intelligent design.

Clearly explaining the science, the authors focus on areas where Christians agree. They also present the strengths and weaknesses of areas where Christians differ.

Origins helps you develop a deeper understanding of the origins of the . . . → Read More: Origins: Christian Perspectives on Creation, Evolution, and Intelligent Design

Real Scientists, Real Faith: 17 Leading Scientists Reveal the Harmony Between Their Science and Their Faith

R. J. Berry,  Real Scientists, Real Faith: 17 Leading Scientists Reveal the Harmony between their Science and their Faith,” Monarch Books (2009) Paper, (List: $14.99, ASA Store $12.00.)
“The point of the author of each of the 17 tightly-packed autobiographies (about 15 pages each) in this book is first of all a simple and explicit declaration that in his or her life there is no clash whatever between the author’s religious faith (Christianity, in every case here) and career in science (high-level research and professorships, in medicine, genetics, psychiatry, environmental studies, geology, nanotechnology, biochemistry, … . . . → Read More: Real Scientists, Real Faith: 17 Leading Scientists Reveal the Harmony Between Their Science and Their Faith

When Faith & Science Collide

G. R. Davidson , When Faith and Science Collide: A Biblical Approach to Evaluating Evolution, Creationism, Intelligent Design, and the Age of the Earth, (2009) Malius Press, 292 pp. (Paperback) (Amazon: $12.50)  “Dr. Davidson’s book “When Faith & Science Collide” is a refreshing addition to the spectrum of work that has been recently published on the subject Science and Creation. Davidson has focused his book on a Christian audience caught up in the warfare dichotomy stemming primarily from the interpretation of Genesis 1-11. The issues encompass the history, science and concordism of scripture written about God’s act of creation . . . → Read More: When Faith & Science Collide

Genesis 1-4: A Linguistic, Literary, And Theological Commentary

John C. Collins, Genesis 1-4: A Linguistic, Literary,  And Theological Commentary 318 pp., ISBN: 0875526195, 2006, P & R Publishing, Paperback, (List $17.99, CBD $ 14.99).

“I was privileged to read this book in manuscript form. In this commentary, Collins follows up on his intriguing insights developed briefly in his previous book, Science and Faith: Friends of Foes? For anyone searching for a thoughtful, informed, orthodox, and persuasive explanation of the first four chapters of the Bible, this book is simply the best there is.” –Jay . . . → Read More: Genesis 1-4: A Linguistic, Literary, And Theological Commentary

When Science and Christianity Meet

David Lindberg and Ronald Numbers, editors When Science and Christianity Meet. 368 pages., 2008,  Paper, University of Chicago Press. (List: $20.00, Amazon: $18.00) PSCF Review

“…The eleven authors have worked under strong editorial hands resulting in accounts that fit together ‘even reveal a pattern’ in address[ing] the varied relationships between two powerful cultural traditions attempting, sometimes, to occupy the same intellectual and social ground (pp. 4-5)… bring perspective to more recent concerns over the place of God in nature including the efforts of partisans of ID to rewrite the ground rules of . . . → Read More: When Science and Christianity Meet

GALILEO GOES TO JAIL AND OTHER MYTHS ABOUT SCIENCE AND RELIGION

Ronald L. Numbers, Ed. GALILEO GOES TO JAIL AND OTHER MYTHS ABOUT SCIENCE AND RELIGION, Harvard University Press, 2009. xi + 302 pages, including notes and index. Hardcover;  (List: $27.95.  )

The  Myths: 1. That the Rise of Christianity Was Responsible for the Demise of Ancient Science   2. That the Medieval Christian Church Suppressed the Growth of Science  3. That Medieval Christians Taught That the Earth Was Flat  4. That Medieval Islamic Culture Was Inhospitable to Science 5. That the Medieval Church Prohibited Human Dissection 6. That the Copernican System Demoted . . . → Read More: GALILEO GOES TO JAIL AND OTHER MYTHS ABOUT SCIENCE AND RELIGION

Perspectives on an Evolving Creation

Keith Miller ed., Perspectives on an Evolving Creation 528 pages, ISBN: 0802805124, 2003, Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing,Paperback (List: $36.00, CBD: $27.99)

“Here is a book that I would call ‘state of the art’ in this controversy.”–Terry Morrison (former director of Faculty Ministry for InterVarsity Christian Fellowship).” (full-length review)

“An ambitious book with an impressive list of able contributors, Perspectives on an Evolving Creation should be read by everyone interested in the . . . → Read More: Perspectives on an Evolving Creation

Fossils and Faith: Finding Our Way Through the Creation Controversy

Thea Nyhoff , Fossils and Faith: Finding Our Way Through the Creation  Controversy (4 lessons) 2005. CRC Press, Leader’s Guide, 67 pages.  Paper.($15.45); student newspaper for each session ($ 4.95).  Useful for high school students grades 11 and 12 or young adults/adults in either a day school or church school setting “If you have a child whoís obsessed with velociraptos and pterodactyls, one fine day he or she will ask you, ìWhy doesnít the Bible say anything about God making dinosaurs? You’ll blink a few times, then use the parental stall sentence: ìNow thatís a really . . . → Read More: Fossils and Faith: Finding Our Way Through the Creation Controversy

Beyond the Firmament

Gordon J. Glover, Beyond the Firmament: Understanding Science and the Theology of Creation Paperback, 228 pages. ISBN-10: 0978718615, 2007, Watertree Press. (BCC: $16.00, Amazon $14.40)

“There are loads of books on all sides of the Bible/science controversy, but I can say without
exaggeration that Beyond the Firmament ought to be at the top of the required reading list. It
is down to earth and easy to grasp, giving a good summary of the scientific evidences for the
antiquity of the universe and biological evolution, and why Christians ought to care about these things, while maintaining a faith-affirming interpretation of the Bible. Whether you agreeor disagree . . . → Read More: Beyond the Firmament