Fountains of the Deep, The Creation Story and Mainstream Science

Fountains of the Deep, The Creation Story and Mainstream Science

by Steven L. Ross

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BN ID: 2940013110687
Publisher: Deep River Books
Publication date: 09/01/2010
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 269
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Steve Ross grew up on a ranch in the foothills of Salinas, California made famous in John Steinbeck’s Red Pony. The combination of ranch work and hay fever contributed to a severe book addiction throughout his childhood, leading him to grow into one of those oddities who scored in the top one percentile on the National Teacher’s Examination.

He met his wife Sheryl while attending Bethany College in the giant redwoods of Scotts Valley California. Eventually they moved to Central Oregon and worked on contract with the Child Services Division running a Shelter/Evaluation Center. Centers such as this took on the initial placement of “neglected or delinquent adolescents” who came into the system as unknown quantities. During a typical eight week stay, the Ross' provided the state with evaluations that helped the them determine the future placement of the teen.

Over a period of four years the Ross' took in over 250 teens, many of whom were part of dramatic events that had made the national news. These experiences provided the grist for a series of true short stories published in the weekly “Live” Christian magazine.

Professional and Educational History:
Graduate of Bethany College, Scotts Valley, CA

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Fountains of the Deep, The Creation Story and Mainstream Science 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
JanSD More than 1 year ago
Science and the Biblical Creation Story conflict, right? That's what many believe, but Steven L. Ross, explains how the findings of mainstream science and archaeology actually parallel the Creation Story. Using scripture from the King James Version of the Bible, Strong's Concordance with Hebrew Lexicon, and the Transliterated Pronounceable Bible, Ross takes us step by step, verse by verse, through the creation story in this fascinating study. Ross proposes that religious tradition and the simplified flannel board Bible stories we heard as children may seem to conflict with science, but a more literal reading of the Bible's Hebrew language is, in fact, in agreement with science. Given the nature of this subject, it's not surprising that Fountains of the Deep is written on an academic level, and is not a book you'll want to read to put you to sleep at night. It requires your focus and dedication... and, believe me, you'll need a highlighter too. Even though Ross has studied and researched this material for forty years, he urges the reader not to consider this the 'end all' to the debate, but rather to use his writing as a springboard for our own research. Whether you agree with Ross' explanations or not, this book is definitely thought-provoking, and worth reading. I'm loaning my copy to a friend, and when it's returned I plan to re-read it. It's the type of book which will prompt new thoughts and questions each time it's read. Disclosure: I received a free copy of this book from Bring It On Communications to help facilitate the writing of a frank and honest review. A positive review was not guaranteed, and no monetary compensation was received. All opinions are my own.
SHandwasher More than 1 year ago
Steven L. Ross skillfully shows how the language of the Biblical Creation Story can be accommodated to the findings of mainstream science about the origins of the universe, solar system, Earth, and life on this planet. There's good information here for someone from just about any perspective.