The 5 Best Age of the Earth Books to Add to Your Reading List


Lord’s Library editors assembled this list of the best books on the age of the Earth to add to your reading list.

Many people often debate the true age of the earth according to the Bible. Two camps exist on this issue within the Christian community: Young Earth creationists (YEC) who believe that Earth is 6,000 – 10,000 years old and Old Earth creationists (OEC) who believe Earth is millions or even billions of years old.

The age of the earth is mainly an inter-Christian debate, although the topic often incidentally arises in apologetics discussions between Christians and atheists. The debate arose with the nineteenth-century publication of Charles Darwin’s Origin of the Species, which called into question the Biblical account of creation, including the age of the Earth.

Our salvation doesn’t depend on being right about the Earth’s age, but contemplating the topic may help us appreciate, even more, the miracle of creation.

In this way, our editors assembled this list of the best age of the Earth books to consider reading. Perhaps you want to enhance your Bible study on the topic or you want to share some literature with someone close to you who might benefit. In either case, the titles below represent the most popular available for purchase on the web.

Note: We only included the best age of the Earth books with a 4-star or better ranking and a minimum of 100 reviews.

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The Best Books on the Age of the Earth

In Six Days

Author/Publisher: John Ashton

From the publisher: “Science can neither prove nor disprove evolution any more than it can creation. Certainly there are no human eyewitness accounts of either. However, certain factors are present today which are capable of swaying one’s beliefs one way or the other. In this book are the testimonies of fifty men and women holding doctorates in a wide range of scientific fields who have been convicted by the evidence to believe in a literal six-day creation.”

Four Views on Creation, Evolution, and Intelligent Design

Author/Publisher: Zondervan, various contributors

From the publisher: Evolution–or the broader topic of origins–has enormous relevance to how we understand the Christian faith and how we interpret Scripture. Four Views on Creation, Evolution, and Intelligent Design presents the current “state of the conversation” about origins among evangelicals representing four key positions: Young Earth Creationism, Old Earth (Progressive) Creationism, Evolutionary Creation, and Intelligent Design.”

The Young Earth: The Real History of the Earth – Past, Present, and Future

Author/Publisher: John Morris

From the publisher: The Young Earth scientifically examines the evidence to see what the earth actually reveals about itself. This classic and definitive work, newly revised and expanded, demonstrates that the Bible can be trusted in questions of science and history. It also includes a downloadable PowerPoint presentation that illustrate such key concepts as salt levels in the oceans, the age of the atmosphere, the accumulation of ocean sediments, and much more.”

Thousands…Not Billions

Author/Publisher: Donald DeYoung

From the publisher: The age of the earth is one of the most divisive topics today, much debated by scholars and laypersons alike. What one believes about the age of the earth goes a long way in determining world views. The Bible is explicit that the earth is young, but many people feel that science has proved our planet is more than four billion year old. Thousands…Not Billions provides a compelling challenge to Darwinian evolution.”

Coming to Grips with Genesis

Author/Publisher: Terry Mortenson and Thane H. Ury

From the publisher: This fresh defense of the literal history of Genesis 1-11 nicely complements other studies which focus more on the scientific evidence of young-earth creationism. As such, this book can serve as a versatile supplement to other works, but is also designed to be used as a standalone text for seminary and Bible college professors and students, pastors, missionaries, and others who want in-depth apologetic resources.”

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