Some Christians dismiss all of mainstream science as a diabolical conspiracy, and some mainstream scientists dismiss the Bible as a collection of outdated stories and superstitions left over from a more primitive age. There is, however, a third group that, in spite of the challenges, finds it more satisfying to live in that tension-filled zone between the timeless truths of the Bible and the constantly-shifting landscape of scientific discovery and has the audacity to believe they can find God in both. The book of Genesis is particularly (perhaps uniquely) challenging to those who live in this zone because of the subjects it covers and the way it covers them. Petroleum engineers and geologists encounter fossil fuels every day, and astronomers see images from the distant past every time they look into their telescopes. Christians who work in scientific fields, however, often find little understanding from friends whose views on science and scientists are more often shaped by creationist speakers than by working professionals. In Genesis and the Thoughtful Christian, author Tim Wise invites readers on a trip through time, an exploration of the complex issues scientists and Bible scholars face as they navigate through the often marvelous, sometimes troubling, and always fascinating worlds of faith and scientific discovery.