Hi everyone, I’ve enjoyed the podcast for a long time, but I just joined the forum because I’d like help picking the best resources. I’m a high school science teacher as well as a Christian. My Sunday School is going to do a full study of the Old Testament starting in January. I’d like to better understand how to read the book of Genesis in a way that fits with what we know about the history of Earth and the evolution of species, and I am looking for books that can help me with this.
I have seen plenty of scientific evidence for evolution, so I don’t need a book to help me accept that. What I would like are books that can explain how to interpret Genesis in a way that fits with the modern understanding of evolution, without having to treat Genesis as a made-up story. I know that BioLogos lists 35 books under the topic of Evolutionary Creation, but I’d like to know which are the best 4 or 5 for me to start with. I’ve heard recommendations for John Walton and Dennis Venema, but I’m definitely willing to read whatever other books have helped all of you.