Publications

 

By James C. Rakestraw, PE, CFM

This heading lists resources briefly; some of the resources will be described in more detail under the heading Reviews as well as in other portions of the website.  Abbreviations used include: Answers in Genesis (AIG), Creation Ministries International (CMI), Creation Research Society (CRS), and Institute for Creation Research (ICR).

Bible, Bible Dictionary, & Reports:

The Defender’s Study Bible:  The Defender’s Study Bible is the KJV.  It contains many creationist study notes and other materials.  There are a number of helpful appendixes. (ICR)

The Genesis Account – A theological, Historical, and Scientific Commentary on Genesis 1-11:  This book is an outstanding on the first 11 chapters of Genesis.   The author, IMG_0082Dr. Johnathan Sarfati, has combined his understanding of theology, history, and science to provide a great resource for the student of creation.  (Creation Book Publishers – 2115)

Peloubet’s Bible Dictionary: This Bible Dictionary features a timeline as an appendix. The chronology is that of Usher with some references to the dates developed by others. (Zondervan 1967)

The Report of the Committee to Study View of Creation:  This report was presented to the 78h General Assembly of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church OPC) in 2004.  In the interest of convenience, it is termed the “OPC Report”.  Various views of creation are accepted in the OPC.  The Report may be downloaded at the OPC website, www.opc.org

The Report of the Committee to Study View of Creation:  This report was presented to the 28th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church of America (PCA) in 2001.  In the interest of convenience, it is termed the “PCA Report”.  The Report may be downloaded at: www.pcahistory.org

Books, Apologetics

Answers Book, The Revised and Expanded:  This book covers the 20 most common questions about creation and evolution.  The Author is Dr. Don Batten.  (Master Books – 1990)

Genesis Flood, The:  This book is considered by many to be the most important Cristian Apologetics book of the 20th Century.  This book is authored by Dr. Henry Morris.  (Presbyterian and Reformed – 1961)

Refuting Compromise…:  This book is an outstanding defense of the Calendar-Day view of creation. Dr. Sarfati is specifically refuting the Day-Age / Big Bang views of Dr. Hugh Ross.  The book goes beyond Ross to take on the Framework view.

Refuting Evolution:  This book is a response to the National Academy of Sciences’ Teaching About Evolution and the Nature of Science guidebook for teaching evaluation in schools.  It is useful since it examines the arguments used by evolutionists and then refutes them.  The author is Dr. Johnathan Sarfati.  (Master Books – 1999)

Refuting Evolution 2:  This book is a response to the Public Broadcasting System (PBS) series titled “Evolution” and the Scientific American magazine’s “15 Answers to Creationist Nonsense”.  It is useful since it examines the arguments used by evolutionists and then refutes them.  The author is Dr. Johnathan Sarfati.  (Master Books – 2002)

The Missoula Flood Controversy: This book chronicles the Missoula Flood Controversy.  The controversy started in the 1920s and was resolved in the 1980’s.  In the end, mainstream geologists were forced to recognize the role of catastrophe in geology.  The author is Michael Oard.  (CRS)