The Lost World of Genesis One: Ancient Cosmology and the Origins DebateJohn H. WaltonIVP Academic / 2009 / Trade Paperback$12.99 Retail:4.5 Stars Out Of 5 22 Reviews
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mark cAge: 55-65Gender: male5 Stars Out Of 5Best Interpretation of Genesis I have ever readAugust 19, 2012mark cAge: 55-65Gender: maleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5As a Christian for almost 40 years, I have long struggled with the Young Earth Creation (YEC) account in Genesis 1. It has been the "trip stone" for me when it comes to believing the inerrancy of the bible. It has never made sense to me that intelligent and educated 21st Century Christians believe that the earth and cosmos is only 6000 years ago (or even 10,000 years old has some YEC's seem to suggest); this despite the mountain of geologic and scientific evidence that supports a finding that the world is at least millions (if not billions) of years old. Why would God create a world with characteristics that look deceptively ancient? I have been reading many books over the past few years to reconcile this without success. Walton's book is the first scholarly analysis of Genesis 1 that makes sense to me.
I don't know why Walton's book has not obtained more publicity in the Christian community. it think it is a must read for all Christians, particularly those who are espousing the YEC view to students or others.
Mary5 Stars Out Of 5February 20, 2012MaryQuality: 5This book is one of those books that rarely comes along. An exegetical masterpiece in Genesis 1 that places us the reader that much closer to the original understanding.
ginnzi54ArizonaAge: Over 65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5God in evolutionJanuary 12, 2012ginnzi54ArizonaAge: Over 65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5An excellent thesis presenting a excellent thought on creation, allowing evolution to be considered as a strong possibility with (of course) God being in control.
Mr CNJAge: 55-65Gender: male5 Stars Out Of 5CompellingOctober 5, 2011Mr CNJAge: 55-65Gender: maleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5We Protestants hold to the historical-grammatical method of interpretation. Walton uses his knowledge of how the ancients looked at the world to uncover the meaning of Genesis 1. Very compelling!
LuLuRaleigh, NCAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5September 23, 2011LuLuRaleigh, NCAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I always have had an emotional turmoil because I want to believe. This helped me very much.