I wanted to read John Lennox's book after I heard him interviewed on the radio. The Bible is very difficult to understand in Genesis and Revelation because those two books touch eternity. We are so tied to time and gravity that we have problems relating to eternity and God's power. Our view of reality is so limited. God is not a trickster. We are here because God created us and the world around us. It is a trick of satan to argue about factors of time that is not part of God's ultimate reality. Lennox expresses his ideas clearly and without being dogmatic he makes it obvious what it is most important to focus on.
I had been looking for a book that wasn't afraid to address the tough questions that people seem to think divide science and creation, and this one did it thoroughly, eloquently, and convincingly. I would recommend it for all readers...those on both sides of the issue.
Though Lennox's central premise that holds the Genesis 'Days of Creation' to be twenty-four-hour days separated by great gaps in time is kind of 'fringe,' and his dismissal of the "aion" concept without comment is disappointing, nevertheless, in his earlier chapters, particularly, he provides useful reasoning against the literalistic, doctriaire approach to the Genesis Account generally held to by "young earth" enthusiasts.
I would, however, not recommend this book except for someone well versed in the biblical perspective on the creation controversy.
John Lennox has three strengths that are evident in this book. He knows science, he understands Biblical interpretation, and he communicates clearly and concisely. This makes him an absolutely top notch Christian apologist and makes this book worth reading. So much is written on this topic that is strictly dogmatic and uninformed that this book is truly welcome. The parallel drawn in the book between the current debate relative to the age of the earth and the debate over the center of the solar system in Galileo's time is right on.