The Adam Quest
Eleven Scientists Who Held on to a Strong Faith While Wrestling with the Mystery of Human Origins
By Tim Stafford
This book is definitely a conversation starter! Tim Stafford profiles eleven scientists who are Christians and involved in creation-evolution discussions. They come from polar points of view on the age of the earth and whether God used evolutionary means to create it.
Although the battle between faith and science is not a new one and not one that is likely to be settled through interviews and discussions, I did find the book interesting to read. The interviewed scientists represent young earth creationists, intelligent design proponents, and theistic evolutionists. No surprise they don’t agree on how science relates to faith, but all of them believe in the God of the Bible. That is where the agreement seems to end.
While this book doesn’t claim to provide the answers to the creation evolution debate it does give readers a base knowledge into the different perspectives. I found that although I didn’t agree with everything presented, I did gain insight to how others looked at this issue.
Publishers Book Description:
Science and faith should be allies, not opponents, in the search for truth.
But when it comes to understanding the very beginnings of life, it is no easy task to reconcile the history taught in the Bible with the discoveries of the scientific community.
Author Tim Stafford watched the tension between the beliefs of Darwin and the teaching of Genesis shake the faith of his family, ruin friendships, and leave Christians in the field of science feeling as though the doors of the church were closed to their profession.
He believes this civil war can stop. The scientific record and the truth of the Bible aren’t mutually exclusive. The Adam Quest offers a compelling new look at the beginnings of life as Stafford puts questions of dinosaurs, genealogy, and the age of the earth to eleven world-class scientists.
A sweeping book—touching everything from advances in genetics to a particle physicist striving to become Anglican priest—Stafford uses the stories and journeys of these remarkable men and women to provide a new diversity of answers. Scientific progress is carefully detailed, while the struggle toward truth and toward God is humanized.
A deeply informative look at Christians working in science, this book is for both believers and those who harbor doubts—an intersection of faith and science, and a safe place for questions. Whether you believe in a young earth, intelligent design, evolutionary creationism, or something else, The Adam Quest offers a chance to strengthen your faith, deepen your knowledge, and bring science back into the church.
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