Fountains of the Deep

Author: Steven L. Ross


Are you a student who confidently honors the Bible as the literal Word of God, but find yourself aggravated by the claims of many scientists? Are you attracted to Christ, but you have your doubts about the Bible’s Creation Story? You may need an evangelical voice of reason in the middle of the evolution vs. creationism debate.

With its literal approach, Fountains of the Deep translates the Creation Story without sneaky word games and throws out crackpot science.

In thirteen chapters, Steve shows you how the Creation Story reaches far beyond anything you may have imagined.

In the first section, “A Science Teacher’s Commentary on the Creation Story,” Steve points out word by word parallels between the Creation Story and the findings of mainstream modern science. This includes its own suggested translation of the Creation Story along with Hebrew language reference tables that encourage the student to begin their own research.

The second section, “Disputes over the Creation Story,” goes on to briefly outline the history and consequences of the current controversies, concluding with a detailed exposition of the Revelation Days approach to the Creation Story. This section urges evangelicals to take a much more literal approach to the Creation Story, and thereby embrace modern science.

The third section, “The Creation Story Expanded,” ties the Garden and then the Flood stories closely to the Lower and Upper Neolithic Revolution, pointing out some of what paleontology tells us about both. It then ties the Creation Story to the formal structure of the entire Law, Genesis through Joshua, and then to the flow of Western Civilization.

The next section is called, “The Creation Story and the Exodus,” where Steve outlines some current archaeological findings and disputes that bear on the Bible’s Exodus Story and the giving of the Creation Story.

The final chapter, “Blood on the Doorposts,” wraps up the book by examining some theological implications of the Revelation Days approach to the Creation Story that may demand a return to a more traditional reverence of the Almighty God of both the Old and New Testaments. Finally, the book concludes with a historical narrative that places the initiation of the Creation Story and thus the Bible itself in the context of the Tenth Plague.