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Seven Glorious Days

3.68 of 5 stars 3.68  ·  rating details  ·  22 ratings  ·  9 reviews
Paperback, 190 pages
Published 2012 by Paraclete Press
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Robert D. Cornwall
Karl Giberson is a gift to the church, for he is able to bring together science and theology in a way that is understandable and celebratory. In this book, he uses the seven days of creation as a foundation for sharing the process of creation, in sync with current scientific understandings. We begin on the first day with the "Big Bang" and end on the seventh with an exposition on love as the crowning statement of creation. Giberson is fully committed to an evolutionary explanation of reality, bu ...more
James
InSeven Glorious Days: A Scientist Retells the Genesis Creation Story, author Karl W. Giberson re-presents the Genesis 1 narrative in light of the best scientific explanations of our origins. Thus the seven days are re-written to explore elements of creation through the lens of contemporary cosmogony, astronomy, quantum physics and biology. Giberson teaches Science and Religion at Stonehill College in Easton, Massachusetts, a fellow of the American Scientific Affiliation (ASA), a regular contrib ...more
Julie Davis
The watery planet that would bear the label "Earth" some five billion years later was nothing short of a creative miracle. The ten billion years that it took the universe to produce a habitable planet is about the shortest possible time for that gargantuan task. Skeptics who say humans must be irrelevant because they did not exist for most of the history of the universe don't know what they are talking about. It takes a few billion years to make the first stars and about five billion years for a
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Jonathan
I was kind of disappointed by this book. My expectations were higher (or perhaps just different).

The part of the book that really is good is the focus on the natural realm, on the amazing wonders of the part of creation we can experience with our senses and/or discover via mathematics. Really cool! And it makes one want to jump up and say, "Amen!" It is true! And it is beautiful! And it is good!

"I AM"

But Giberson is a scientist, trained in the method, raised in the jello of secular teaching, cur
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Mark
The purpose of this book is to show that evolutionary processes can be one way of explaining the account of creation found in Genesis 1. Given the scientific data available today, the author's perspective is that theistic evolution is the strongest explanation for the universe and life as we currently understand them.

This book requires that readers set aside any sort of fundamentalist and historical reading of the Genesis account. It must be seen as an origin story that was an attempt by the ea
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Judy
Thought-provoking and accessible, Giberson's retelling of the Genesis creation story is based on sound science. I basically agreed with his premise. However, his Christian witness was weak. I kept wanting it to be better because it could have been. He co-wrote Francis Collins "Language of God" which is a much better book. I still recommend it, especially to those who have difficultly seeing God's creation according to an 21st Century world view. If we could put literalism aside and still be awes ...more
Matthew
Science overview for layman. It covers everything from astrophysics to evolution.

The author re-imagines the seven day of creation from the book of genesis and gives it a modern scientific twist.

Even though this book is for scientific layman it still has a lot of great stuff in it. I really enjoyed his day 6 chapter which dealt with humans. Science of brain development was fascinating!

This was a fun read. It's a great book to give to people who have troubles understanding that faith and scienc
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Frits Haverkamp
If you are passionate about God's Creation and Love modern science then this will be an enjoyable read. Giberson creatively expounds on the Genesis Creation account using the best of modern physical science. I loved his rewrite of Creation. Poetic, modern and ancient all at the same time. Full of Good Spirit. Giberson's review of each day through the lens of modern science is very approachable by us non genius science lovers. I highly recommend this book.
Travis
Great! A scientist's popular-level look at how science has illuminated God's creative processes.
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