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A Matter of Days


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Creation—it’s all in six days’ work. But did the creation days of Genesis last hours or epochs?

The length of time represented by the word day sparks a storm of controversy. Lightning strikes and thunder roars with questions at the core of this debate:

  • Does belief in an old earth equate to belief in evolution?
  • Was there any kind of death before the Fall?
  • Does the Bible speak of a “big bang”?
  • Is God’s plan a restored paradise or a whole new creation?

In A Matter of Days, respected author and astronomer Hugh Ross, Ph.D., addresses these questions and explores how the creation-day controversy developed. History, theology, science, and Scripture reveal creation’s big picture.

Save more when you purchase this volume as part of the Hugh Ross / Reasons To Believe Collection (9 Vols.)!

Praise for the Print Edition

Hugh Ross’s spiritual depth and brilliance of mind is the rarest of blends. He addresses the topic of Creation, opening many thoughtful minds and hearts to the message of salvation, providing them new reasons to believe.

—Dr. Jack W. Hayford, founder and chancellor of The King’s College and Seminary

Three decades ago, when I was still an atheist, a work like this one could have satisfied my own objections to Genesis. This book should help many Christians to stop fighting about how God created and get back to our business of proclaiming that he did it.

—Craig S. Keener, Th.D., visiting professor of Bible, Eastern Seminary, and author of the IVP Bible Background Commentary and the volume on Matthew in the IVP New Testament Commentary Series

Hugh masterfully explains how it is entirely plausible that a day on earth might be one thing, a solar day another, and a day in the universe another entity altogether. I congratulate Hugh on his work. A Matter of Days deserves a careful reading.

—Pat Robertson, chairman and CEO of The Christian Broadcasting Network, Inc., and host of The 700 Club

Product Details

  • Title: A Matter of Days
  • Author: Hugh Ross
  • Publisher: Reasons to Believe
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Pages: 300

About Hugh Ross

Hugh Ross earned a B.Sc. in physics from the University of British Columbia and an M.Sc. and Ph.D. in astronomy from the University of Toronto. For several years he continued his research on quasars and galaxies as a post-doctoral fellow at the California Institute of Technology. For eleven years he served as minister of evangelism at Sierra Madre Congregational Church.

Today he directs the efforts of Reasons to Believe, an institute founded to research and proclaim the factual basis for faith in God and his Word, the Bible. He also hosts a weekly television program called “Reasons to Believe” on the Trinity Broadcasting Network and a weekly live call-in radio program on several stations throughout the United States. Over the years, Dr. Ross has given hundreds of lectures, seminars, and courses, both in the United States and abroad, on Christian apologetics.

He lives in southern California with his wife, Kathy, and sons, Joel and David.

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