We are witnessing an aggressive attack on the credibility of the Christian faith. Christians are increasingly called to embrace Darwinian evolution—or acknowledge that they are altogether opposed to science.
But for the contributors to this volume, this is a false premise. Committed to the authority of Scripture, the need for careful exegesis, and the importance of rigorous scientific investigation, these thirteen scientists and theologians offer valuable perspectives on a controversial area of debate for concerned Christians who are determined to draw their own conclusions.
“This is a most helpful compilation, which is designed to make one think very seriously about the whole issue of evolution and the Bible. To those who love the Scriptures, and seek to be faithful to them, this will prove enormously helpful.” —Rt. Rev. Wallace Benn
Table of Contents
Preface: A twenty-first-century challenge—Phil Hills
1. Evolution and the Church—Alistair Donald
2. The language of Genesis—Alistair McKitterick
3. Adam and Eve—Michael Reeves
4. The fall and death—Greg Haslam
5. Creation, redemption and eschatology—David Anderson
6. The nature and character of God—Andrew Sibley
7. Faith and creation—R. T. Kendall
8. Towards a science worthy of creatures in imago Dei—Steve Fuller
9. Interpretation of scientific evidence
A. Homology—Norman Nevin
B. The nature of the fossil record—Norman Nevin
C. Chromosomal fusion and common ancestry—Geoff Barnard
D. Information and thermodynamics—Andy McIntosh
10. Does the genome provide evidence for common ancestry?—Geoff Barnard
11. The origin of life: scientists play dice—John Walton
Conclusion: Should Christians embrace evolution?—Phil Hills and Norman Nevin
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In this meaningful, inviting, and encouraging study, Elizabeth Turnage lays out God’s grand story and helps you see where your own story fits. Engaging questions allow you to apply not only the study, but the entire story itself, to your own life. Unique sections help you to engage Scripture and live out the gospel in your own story.
The Bible exhorts us to know and tell our stories and how they fit into God’s grand narrative, for only then will we find meaning. This engaging, welcoming guide is where it all starts.
“Elizabeth draws me to understand God’s story, my story, and Scripture like few others.”
—Shari Thomas, Founding Director, Parakaleo
Elizabeth Reynolds Turnage is the founder of Living Story LLC and Redeemed Hearts Ministry and shares her deep passion for God’s story of grace through conferences, curriculum-writing, and coaching.
Isaiah contains some of the most beautiful poetry in the Bible and is a theological masterpiece, presenting God’s redemptive plan. This study guide gives you both depth and a clear overview, as Kathleen encourages and enables you to read the book with growing understanding and joy.
Isaiah marks the 8th title in the Living Word Bible Study series. Later this year (August), P&R will be publishing the 9th title in the set—Nehemiah.
“Are you tired of fill-in-the-blank Bible studies? Dr. Nielson drives you closer to the heart of God and His Word through her thoughtful studies. If you don’t want to read a lecture in the form of a commentary, but want to relish the sweeping expanse of Scripture within a book through private inquiry, here is your source.” —Diane Poythress
Kathleen Nielson (Ph.D. in Literature, Vanderbilt University) has served as an English Professor, conference speaker and author. She and her husband, Dr. Niel Nielson, President of Covenant College, have three sons.
Hudson Taylor founded the China Inland Mission and was the most influential missionary of the modern missionary movement. This biography chronicles his conversion, mission philosophy, cultural engagement, and five decades of service.
“Vance Christie has written an excellent biography of one of the greatest missionaries of all time. His lively style captures the drama, the danger, and the dedication of this “little” man whose faith in God enabled him to accomplish so much. Readers of all ages will be enthralled by the story of God’s remarkable work in and through Hudson Taylor and the China Inland Mission, which Chinese Christians today gladly acknowledge as essential to the growth of perhaps the largest church on earth.”
—G. Wright Doyle, Director, China Institute and Global China Center
About the Author: Vance Christie has written a number of popular biographies, is the Pastor of Aurora Evangelical Free Church in Aurora, Nebraska, and is a member of the EFCA Ministerial Association.