The Grand Canyon, Monument to an Ancient Earth
by Carol Hill, Gregg Davidson, Tim Helble, and Wayne Ranney, editors
The Grand Canyon is a window into Earth’s history! What do the rocks reveal? Do they reveal a recent “creation week” and the Genesis flood? Or do they reveal the complex and orderly record of an ancient creation? The Grand Canyon: Monument to an Ancient Earth invites Christians, and the curious, to examine the magnificent Grand Canyon to understand how it testifies to an old earth. With stunning full-color photographs, the authors describe and interpret rocks and fossils in the canyon from the river to the rim, contrasting flood geology with modern geology to answer questions such as:
- Can Noah’s flood explain the Grand Canyon?
- Why are there no dinosaur, bird, or mammal fossils in the canyon’s layers?
- How do we know that radiometric dating methods are reliable?
- How can we tell what happened in the unobserved past?
- How long did it take to carve out the canyon?
- Is Young Earth Creationism really biblical?
The Grand Canyon … is terrific. It is a comprehensive primer on geology as we know and practice it… Everyone on Earth should be aware of what this book contains as a science text, as well as a rationale for employing scientific methods to a basic understanding of anything natural.
The authors carefully, professionally, and convincingly show that flood geology is simply not science. They pose the question, ‘Does it really matter?’, and end with what we unquestionably should all agree with, ‘Truth always matters’.
The authors, most of whom are Christians, have systematically contrasted the claims of so-called ‘flood geologists’ with the actual details of Grand Canyon geology. In doing so, they have utterly demolished the flood hypothesis with an avalanche of geologic evidence sufficient to fill a canyon.
The Grand Canyon, Monument to an Ancient Earth allows this marvelous landform to tell its own story, walking the reader through an illustrated guide to the geologic trail exposed in the canyon walls. A must read for anyone interested in the direct testimony of Creation itself on the history of our world.
Can Bible-believing Christians also believe that the earth is billions of years old and that the Grand Canyon could not have been formed by Noah’s Flood?… On page after page, professional geologists explain that “flood geology”… fails to explain massive amounts of evidence in the Grand Canyon itself.
The various authors of this book have done us all a tremendous service in their patient and clear exposition of geological thinking about the Grand Canyon (a magnificent place in its own right!)… These are God’s processes after all! I urge everyone to read this, believer or not – you will enjoy it.
Here is a resource that not only demonstrates the superiority of an ancient-earth interpretation of the Grand Canyon but also testifies of God’s grandeur and providence. This is a necessary textbook for any class on Creation.
I find this work by well-qualified, faith-filled scientists convincing – a book desperately needed in a day when critics consider the Scriptures and science to be in serious conflict and various well-meaning Christians fail to fully account for the available geological evidence.
The Grand Canyon … is terrific. It is a comprehensive primer on geology as we know and practice it… Everyone on Earth should be aware of what this book contains as a science text, as well as a rationale for employing scientific methods to a basic understanding of anything natural.View all endorsements
John Warme, Professor Emeritus, Colorado School of Mines