Wonders of Creation: Design in a Fallen World is a fascinating, beautifully illustrated book. It gives a descriptive tour through a wide variety of God’s created wonders, plus features of our world that came about after Man’s fall into sin. There are real treats here as all sorts of creatures are showcased: various land mammals, sea creatures, birds and insects. There are wide-ranging discussions of flight, stars and planets, mathematics and beauty, created materials, mankind, rocks and fossils. Scripture’s teaching about six day Creation and the Fall are clearly explained.
If the universe came into existence ‘by chance’, it did so against immeasurable odds. And if every living thing evolved step by step over millions of years into the intricate, complex and kaleidoscopic beauty, order and design that we see around us, this also was against these incalculable odds. We may go further and claim that the vital interrelationship of the universe also evolved against the same unimaginable odds. Interrelationships like the precise movements of the planets, the regular seasons of the year, the reliance of all living things upon each other.
We must conclude either that everything – each individual detail – in the known universe, and especially planet earth, evolved against a series of unimaginable, unbelievable and infinitesimal odds. Or we should look for an alternative and more reasonable explanation. That more reasonable explanation is presented in this book. However, the beauty and order, the incredible harmony and diversity, is too often shattered by violence and pain, disorder and death. Before our journey in this book concludes, we will face the questions posed by theologians, scientists and philosophers for millennia: ‘What went wrong and what is the purpose of it all?’
But first, enjoy the panorama of a creation so beautifully detailed, ordered and complex that it would be unbelievable if it was not there in front of us.
Coffee Table Book
- 216 pages