The Book of Beginnings: Creation and the Promise of Redemption
Ben Clausen and Gerald Wheeler. 2006. Review and Herald Publishing Association. ISBN-13: 9780828019859
From the back cover:
“Genesis... the story of beginnings... sets the stage for everything we know about God, the natural universe, humanity, and good and evil. It lays the foundation for all the questions asked by philosophy about knowledge, meaning, free will, the soul, ethics, happiness, and success. It forms the basis for all biblical teachings. A scientist and a scholar team up to look at the scientific and theological issues addressed in the book of Genesis.
Genesis had meaning for the ancient Hebrew culture, as well as significance for today's modern scientific mind-set. Genesis is a story about everything and everyone. It is the starting point for science, history, theology, philosophy, and every aspect of human life.
The Lord begins the first 11 chapters by creating. The rest of the book He spends redeeming.
A scientist and a scholar team up to look at the scientific and theological issues addressed in the book of Genesis. Ben Clausen, the scientist, emphasizes the scientific implications of Genesis 1-11, often described as the primeval history. Gerald Wheeler, the Bible scholar, explores the rest of the book, which may be described as ancestral history of God's people, and provides additional theological perspectives for Genesis 1-11."