Most helpful positive review
45 of 45 people found the following review helpful
Concise, current, and effective
on January 20, 2008
This is a substantial update and revision of Ross's earlier work. In 30 pages, the book gives a concise explanation of a scientific perspective on the six creation days. One of its novelties is its description and justification of the point of view that the reader should take when interpreting the first chapter of Genesis. This point of view derives from a scientific method that Ross shows to be also a Biblical method of interpretation that is widely used by scholars but not widely known as a method common also to science.
The scientific statements in the booklet are based on findings commonly known and accepted among the scientific community. Unlike some creationists, Hugh Ross holds that the undisputed factual claims of the peer-reviewed scientific journals are reasonably reliable, and that Biblical texts properly interpreted will correspond to true scientific findings: The Creator doesn't lie to us in the Biblical text or in the obvious facts of the created universe.
If you're looking for a concise, easy-to-read explanation of why and how the book of Genesis corresponds well to the most current scientific findings in cosmology and the life sciences, "Genesis One: A Scientific Perspective" is an excellent tool.
The booklet is also ideal for small-group studies and for individuals who don't have time for long scientific treatises but who still want a rigorous modern scientific view on the Genesis account. It's also an excellent resource for journalists or others who want to see a creation science perspective that's refreshingly different from (and superior to) what is typically portrayed in the media.