Choose You This Day: Why It Matters What You Believe About Creation

Leonard R. Brand and Richard M. Davidson. 2013. Pacific Press. ISBN-13: 978-0816344345

This small book provides a concise but insightful summary of the main issues encountered in trying to interface scientific data from the study of the natural world with biblical information about origins. Written in layman terms (but with suggestions for further readings), it is built around the life-long approach of Dr. Brand of espousing a creationist worldview while engaging in scientific research. The book supports a literal understanding of creation week (with some exegetical considerations compiled by Dr. Davidson), challenging approaches guided by theistic evolution or naturalism. However, it also openly recognizes areas of unresolved tension (e.g., long ages in geology) and provides a conceptual method for dealing with conflict between biblical and scientific data.