Chris Talbot, Minister of Students at Unity Free Will Baptist Church

"Too often we take for granted our views concerning the universe, life, species, and even ourselves. For those who want to wrestle with the intricacies of evolution and the different viewpoints held there, I would recommend this book."


Talbot, writing on Helwys, a blog of the Free Will Baptists, also states:

Gerald Rau is taking on a near-impossible task—to addresses all the models of origin from an impartial view. Whether you're a naturalistic evolutionist or a young-earth creationist (or somewhere in between), you can attest to the high amount of propaganda that is promoted on both sides of the fence. One of the strengths of Rau's book is that it gives a "helicopter" view of this debate, allowing the reader to weigh the arguments from a mostly objective viewpoint.

Another weakness is this: While Rau gives some attention to the theological implications of these models, his treatment is insufficient. To be candid, I read this book from a committed young-earth creationist perspective. And while the scientific implications are certainly important, Rau doesn't deal with the monumental theological problems with which evolutionists have to deal—at least not as extensively as is necessary.

Comment: As with other critiques, I have to agree. I did not address the theological issues sufficiently. To do so would have required doubling the length of the book, and delving into an area that is not my strength. I will leave that for others.

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