Wednesday, February 6, 2013

"Exploring the Evidence for Creation" by Dr. Henry Morris III

ISBN: 978-0-7369-4721-3
$13.99 - Paperback
About the book:  In response to the growing number of Christians who attempt to wed evolutionary theories with the biblical account of creation, Morris ably demonstrates the two worldviews are entirely incompatible. In this survey of the evidence for creation he answers these crucial questions:
  •     What does the natural world teach us about creation?
  •     Can we observe evolution happening today?
  •     Can we believe in a Creator and still be true to science?
Morris lays out evidence that is rational, scientific, and biblical. Readers will marvel as they discover the many ways that scientific research points, with stunning clarity, to a Creator and Designer whose glory is very much on display in the cosmos.
Review:  Although the book, Exploring the Evidence for Creation by Henry Morris III, can get tedious due to the
technical nature of the subjects covered, it contains excellent information on the creation-evolution
debate from a variety of sources. Dr. Morris compiles evidence gleaned from nearly four decades of
research by staff members of the Institute for Creation Research in the disciplines of Physical, Earth and Life Science. He begins the journey of Exploring the Evidence for Creation by offering evidences for God and evidence for absolute truth as the necessary foundation for science. Dr. Morris then highlights the complexities and dependencies of life on earth, and makes a reasoned argument that the unique location and suitability of our planet to sustain life could not possibly be a matter of chance happening. Like a trial lawyer, he presents a sound case for design by God and gives the reader ample resources to come to the conclusion that evolution could not have brought about life as we know it. He concludes the first part of the book by citing evidence for creation from the Scriptures themselves, highlighting the reliability and the historical and scientific accuracy of the Bible, and how the principles of God’s Word impact the wide-ranching functions of stewardship through God’s dominion mandate given to mankind.

The second half of the book focuses upon the critical nature of embracing recent creation as opposed to “old earth” theories that attempt to wed creation and evolution. Morris addresses suggested
alternatives to a six-day creation such as Theistic Evolution, Progressive Creation, The Day-Age Theory and The Gap Theory, and tells why Christians must take a stand on a literal interpretation of the inspired account of creation recorded in the book of Genesis. He then makes the case that science has not observed evolution of one kind into another kind in the past, nor does it observe this in the present even with the intervention of intentional, intelligent human manipulation. The concluding chapters of his book emphasize God’s character and purpose for all things and the critical nature of a biblical view of origin as it impacts all other Bible doctrine.

This book could serve as an excellent resource for students doing research on the hotly debated topic of creation/intelligent design/evolution. It gives a logical, objective defense of creation from a clearly
biblical worldview. (rev. B.La Tour)

About the author: Dr. Henry Morris III holds a DMin degree from Luther Rice Seminary and an MBA from Pepperdine University. A former college professor, business executive, and senior pastor, he is the author of seven books and a popular speaker. He serves as chief executive officer of the Institute for Creation Research in Dallas, Texas.

DISCLOSURE:  A complimentary review copy of Exploring the Evidence for Creation was provided to us by Harvest House Publishers for the purpose of our honest review. Opinions expressed are solely those of the reviewer.

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