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Guest Post by Andy Naselli

“The God Who Made Everything,” chapter 1 in the below book, addresses Genesis 1-2.

D. A. Carson, The God Who Is There: Finding Your Place in God's Story: Leader's Guide (Grand Rapids: Baker, 2010).

Here are Carson’s “Suggestions for Further Reading”:

  1. Moreland, J. P., and John Mark Reynolds, eds. Three Views on Creation and Evolution. Counterpoints. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1999.
  2. Behe, Michael J. Darwin's Black Box: The Biochemical Challenge to Evolution. 2nd ed. New York: Free Press, 2006.
  3. Behe, Michael J. The Edge of Evolution: The Search for the Limits of Darwinism. New York: Free Press, 2007.
  4. Denton, Michael. Nature's Destiny: How the Laws of Biology Reveal Purpose in the Universe. New York: Free Press, 1998.
  5. Dembski, William A. The Design Inference: Eliminating Chance Through Small Probabilities. Cambridge Studies in Probability, Induction and Decision Theory. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1998.
  6. Barr, Stephen M. Modern Physics and Ancient Faith. Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press, 2003.
  7. Woodward, Thomas. Doubts about Darwin: A History of Intelligent Design. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2003.
  8. Schönborn, Christoph Cardinal. Chance or Purpose? Creation, Evolution, and a Rational Faith. Edited by Hubert Philip Weber. Translated by Henry Taylor. San Francisco: Ignatius, 2007.
  9. Pennock, Robert T., ed. Intelligent Design Creationism and Its Critics: Philosophical, Theological, and Scientific Perspectives. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2001.
  10. Lennox, John C. God's Undertaker: Has Science Buried God? 2nd ed. Oxford: Lion, 2009.
  11. Strobel, Lee. The Case for a Creator: A Journalist Investigates Scientific Evidence That Points Toward God. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2004.
  12. Birkett, Kirsten. The Essence of Darwinism. Modern Beliefs Series. Kingsford: Matthias Media, 2001.
  13. Birkett, Kirsten. I Believe in Nature: An Exploration of Naturalism and the Biblical Worldview. Edited by D. A. Carson. Christ on Campus Initiative. Deerfield, IL: Carl F. H. Henry Center for Theological Understanding, 2008.
  14. Futato, Mark D. Creation: A Witness to the Wonder of God. Phillipsburg, NJ: Presbyterian & Reformed, 2000.


  1. All the posts in series: Introduction | Chapters 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10-14
  2. Audio and video for Don Carson’s “The God Who Is There” Series
  3. A 10-minute preview of the talk that corresponds to the above chapter:

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Andy Naselli (PhD in Theology, Bob Jones University; PhD in New Testament exegesis and theology, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) is assistant professor of New Testament and biblical theology at Bethlehem College and Seminary, research manager for D. A. Carson, and administrator of Themelios. His family belongs to Bethlehem Baptist Church. You can follow him on Twitter.