Viewing entries posted in May 2012

The Rocks Don't Lie: Starred PW review

May 30, 2012

A starred review in Publishers Weekly for The Rocks Don't Lie by David Montgomery (Norton, August 2012):

Many theologians and scientists within the Christian tradition have long interpreted the biblical story of Noah’s flood as a worldwide event and a foundation for determining the geological age of the earth. In this rich, animated narrative, geologist Montgomery points out that theologians have often bent an amazing array of geological evidence to support a literal interpretation of Noah’s flood. But what does the Earth itself tell us? Using the evidence he finds in the various strata of rocks in a roadbed in Kentucky, Montgomery contends that the “440 million-year-old, trilobite-bearing limestone” is clearly not a chaotic, mixed-up product of an earth-churning flood. The rocks formed when an ancient “proto-Atlantic Ocean” led to the formation of a thick pile of sediment that gradually accumulated layer by later—stretching from Newfoundland to Alabama. Moreover, plate tectonics shatters the myth of a global flood by explaining the sequences, ages, and assemblages of rocks we find throughout the world, as well as the global distribution of topography. Brilliant and provocative, Montgomery’s exploration of scientific and theological understandings of Noah’s flood vibrantly opens our eyes to the marvels of ancient rocks that are far grander than ourselves.

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The Lost Bank: A Book Trailer

May 2, 2012

Kirsten Grind talks about her debut book, The Lost Bank (Simon and Schuster, June 2012) in this video clip on "The Failure of Washington Mutual."

Posted by Waleslit on May 2, 2012  |  Permalink

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