Ross (astronomy, Univ. of Toronto) provides a blueprint for those within the community of faith to understand how "the Bible anticipates scientific discovery." This book follows previous writings (Beyond the Cosmos, LJ 8/96) to demonstrate that "a literal reading of the Genesis Creation chapter integrates perfectly with the established scientific record." Ross reads the Creation account in the light of its purpose and the original Hebrew. For example, the Hebrew in the genealogies indicates ancestry, not necessarily a physical father and son, and cannot be used to compile chronologies. While Ross accepts Adam and Eve as individuals, he dates them to the time when religious relics or altars appeared, around 24,000 years ago. He insists that all tool-using, relatively large-brained hominids were preadamic and did not give rise to Adam. This book will not please those who reject divine intervention, but those looking for a way to reconcile the contradictions of science and the Bible should find an intriguing alternative to "creation science."