Comprehensive reference book for "young earth" or "Biblical" geologists and others
January 5, 2015
Oklahoma City, OK
Andrew Snelling's goal appeared to write about nearly all aspects related to geologic events and the Bible during creation week, Noah's flood, and the post flood ice age using his decades of study. This resulted in a quite wordy book but it contains fantastic information. Section 1 examines the Bible record, section 2 and 3 deal with non-geological arguments used to discount the Flood, section 4 lays out the framework for Biblical Geology and section 5 reviews secular geology. Sections 6 to 10 continues with the Biblical framework of earth history (geology). Most Christian "young earth" or "Biblical" creation scientists would agree with the large majority of what he writes, so this book would make a good reference for an old earth creationist or evolutionist to understand this position. One could hope an old earth creationist would read parts like section 10: "Problems For Biblical Geology Solved - Formations Implying Slow Deposition". After reading his chapters on coal, you will never believe that coal formed in swamps over millions of years like you've heard since grade school. His writings on creation week geologic activities are less sure than flood and post flood, but this is to be expected. Few would read though the whole book, but a 5 page index can be used to look up a particular topic. Some pages would be somewhat hard to understand for one not familiar with geology.
I applaud Andrew Snelling for his fantastic Research and Writing ability in the science of Geology and Genesis. He has wrapped a wealth of knowledge, of both, into a plausible and accurate journal that every present day uniformitarian should read and weigh the accuracy of the Biblical record verses the misguided scientific community of today. This comes from a 1960's taught, Atheistic/ Agnostic, Geologist/Geophysicist, that spent 30 years in the Oil and Gas Exploration Business. I thank him for his achievement and internal fortitude to undertake a difficult task of running against the conventional, uniformitarian Evolutionary nonsense, to produce the 2 Volumes of beautifully FULL-OF-FACTS and sound disagreements with the run-of-the-mill, present day Geological Rhetorical thinking. KUDOS to Andrew Snelling!!!!