Atheists and skeptics like to call themselves freethinkers. They take the posture that they've been set free from the bonds of religious mythologies by their discovery of scientific, materialist and humanistic truth. These skeptics strut about as if they've taken the high ground in the realm of truth. Sadly, more and more professed Christians are all too quickly capitulating to these materialistic skeptics especially in regard to Darwinian Evolution when in reality, Christians have and always will have the truth cornered in regard to human origin.
If Christians would actually take the time to read what dissenting scientists are saying regarding the scientific indefensibility of Darwinian Evolution then they'd be well equipped with real scientific reasons and evidence for being skeptical of evolutionary theory and firm believers in the Biblical account of the universe's creation and our own special creation in the image of God.
With just a little bit effort, education and discernment you too will quickly come to realize that Darwinian Evolution is not science but is instead a house of cards and that there are no reasons whatsoever for Christians to give even an inch of ground scientifically or theologically to Darwin. Truth be told, once you understand the just how flimsy the case for Darwinian Evolution is, then you'll realize that it is Christians, not materialistic atheists who are the real free thinkers.
With that in mind, I've compiled a summer reading list that will open your eyes and equip you stand against Darwinian evolution as you proclaim the Christian Gospel.
1. The Case for a Creator: A Journalist Investigates Scientific Evidence That Points Toward God by Lee Strobel.
This book is a great primer. It will introduce you to the leading dissenting scientists and their scientific reasons for defecting from Darwinian Evolution.
2. Darwin's Dilemma: The Mystery of the Cambrian Fossil Record
This is a DVD not a book and it is fantastic and devastating to Darwinian evolutionary theory.
3. The Deniable Darwin and Other Essays by David Berlinski Ph.D.
David Berlinski, a senior fellow at Discovery Institute, writes about three profound mysteries: the existence of the human mind, the existence and diversity of living creatures, and the existence of matter.
4. Signature in the Cell: DNA and the Evidence for Intelligent Design by Stephen C. Meyer
In Signature in the Cell, Stephen Meyer has written the first comprehensive DNA-based argument for intelligent design. As he tells the story of successive attempts to unravel a mystery that Charles Darwin did not address—how did life begin?—Meyer develops the case for this often-misunderstood theory using the same scientific method that Darwin himself pioneered. Offering a fresh perspective on one of the enduring mysteries of modern biology, Meyer convincingly reveals that the argument for intelligent design is not based on ignorance or "giving up on science," but instead on compelling, and mounting, scientific evidence.
There is just enough time left in the summer for you to read these fantastic books. If you'd like the names of other books to read on this subject, visit the Contra Evolution section of the PCR website.