Creation – Genesis – Cosmology Book Recommendations

The three best books that I have ever read on the truth of Creation versus Evolution.  Highly recommended by me.

Science of Today and the Problems of Genesis

“Science of Today and the Problems of Genesis”
A Study of the “Six Days” of Creation, The Origin of Man and The Deluge and Antiquity of Man Based on Science and Sacred Scripture
By Fr. Patrick O’Connell, B.D.
Tan Books and Publishers, Inc.
Rockford, Illinois, U.S.A.
(Reprints, 1993, 2009)

ISBN-13: 978-0895554383
ISBN-10: 0895554380

Review from publisher: As a missionary in China for 50 years, including during Teilhard de Chardin’s “Peking Man” fraud, Fr. O’Connell got in on the ground floor of research into questions regarding man’s origins. He read all the relevant literature in English, French, Italian, Spanish and German. Here he brings forth the archaeological, paleontogical and astronomical evidence which confirms the traditional Catholic teaching that the human race did not evolve from lower animals – and that it began with a single man and woman. Though he wrote in 1959, the research findings he reports are still almost unknown today and the crisis of faith caused by unfounded scientific hypotheses has worked havoc in the Church and undermined the faith of most Catholic intellectuals and of many “ordinary” Catholics. Fr. O’Connell gives the scientific evidence why the Church was right about Adam and Eve and the Great Flood. This book is a major contribution and is destined to have a tremendous impact on rebuilding the faith of Catholics! 439 pages. PB. Imprimatur.

Rare Earth

“Rare Earth: Why Complex Life is Uncommon in the Universe”
By Peter D. Ward and Donald Brownlee
Copernius Publishers
(Printed 2003)

ISBN-13: 978-0387952895
ISBN-10: 0387952896

Book Summary: What determines whether complex life will arise on a planet, or even any life at all? Questions such as these are investigated in this groundbreaking book. In doing so, the authors (two agnostic scientists) synthesize information from astronomy, biology, and paleontology, and apply it to what we know about the rise of life on Earth and to what could possibly happen elsewhere in the universe. Everyone who has been thrilled by the recent discoveries of extrasolar planets and the indications of life on Mars and the Jovian moon Europa will be fascinated by Rare Earth, and its implications for those who look to the heavens for companionship. 338 pages.

Book Cover - Christianity and Extraterrestrials - A Catholic Perspective

“Christianity and Extraterrestrials? A Catholic Perspective”
By Marie I. George, Ph.D.
iUniverse, Inc.
(Printed June 22, 2005)

ISBN-10: 0595358276
ISBN-13: 978-0595358274

Book Summary: Does ETI existence spell the death of Christianity? The increasingly popular answer is “yes”. Marie George argues, to the contrary, that Christian belief is compatible with ETI existence, by examining Roman Catholic teaching and Scripture. She then makes a case that while Christian belief does not exclude ETI existence, it does render it improbable. George goes on to expose the faulty reasoning behind the common opinion that science indicates that the universe surely contains other intelligent life forms. She closes with speculations on what the Catholic Church might eventually say about ETIs. Central to her analysis is the cosmic role of Christ. 302 pages.