Writing a book is indeed a huge and trying undertaking. Reviewing a book is, by comparison, far easier and is rather painless. So, I will begin my review of A Matter of Days by Dr. Hugh Ross by recognizing the tremendous effort and time that he and his staff put into publishing a high quality book.
For those interested in the topic of biblical creation, theology, origins, science, and biblical interpretation, you will probably appreciate the book. It is 389 pages long including the appendices, notes, index, and biography. It contains 23 chapters.
The overall theme of the book is Dr. Ross building a case for old earthism in contrast to young earth creationism (henceforth to be referred to as biblical creation).
My plan for this review is to take each chapter as a separate blog post and keep track of the entire review in a “table of contents” format for easy navigating. I have purposefully not read any other reviews of this book, so that the contents of this review are entirely of my own reasoning. However, I will link to many outside sources to validate points and allow readers to further investigate points throughout the review. The exception to “other reviews” is part of the analysis of chapter 17. The reason for this is that I am not a practicing professional astrophysicist, and most of that chapter deals with astrophysics. Many of the points Dr. Ross makes in this chapter will need outside resources for proper reviewing.
My hope is that this review drives Christians back to God’s Word to study and grow…so that the believer knows God better and can thus worship Him in spirit and in truth with a fuller understanding of His greatness!
The Creedal Climate
Toward Better Interpretations
Anchored in Scripture
Guided By Theology
Good God, Cruel World
Peace Through Paradise
Faith, Morality, and Long Creation Days
Big Bang: The Bible Said It First
Scientific Signs of Old Age
Challenges to an Old Cosmos
The Reliability of Radiometric Dating
The Scientific Case for a Young Cosmos
Physical Reality Breaks Through the Fog
Narrow Time Windows
The Significance of Man
A Clear “Day” Interpretation
Councils Attempt to Bring Calm
Tranquility through Testing