The Rocks Don’t Lie: Starred Library Journal Review

June 20, 2012

The Rocks Don't Lie by David Montgomery (Norton, August 2012) earned a starred review from Library Journal:

 ...Montgomery (geomorphology, Univ. of Washington; Dirt: The Erosion of Civilizations) offers a thorough critique of creationist worldviews (including Noah’s flood) while treating his opponents with respect, reflecting on both ancient and modern debates and demonstrating that Christians have been arguing among themselves about these subjects for millennia. He admits that geologists have often stifled dissent and stubbornly rejected the idea that massive floods could have ever occurred, discounting such ideas as myths though there have, in fact, been many throughout human history. These catastrophic events likely inspired the famous stories of floods found around the globe, Montgomery concedes. VERDICT The combination of historical study and humility on behalf of geology makes for an extremely persuasive work. Highly recommended.

—John M. Kistler, Washington, PA

Full review on the Library Journal website.


Posted by Waleslit on June 20, 2012

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