Brian McLaren discovers that the details of the Bible’s creation narrative contrast sharply to the other creation myths of cultures surrounding the Israelites. He proposes that the Jewish community, which was in dialogue with foreigners, took these stories and transformed them with the true revelation of God’s character.

Billy Graham, author and evangelist

The Bible is not a book of science. The Bible is a book of Redemption, and of course I accept the Creation story. I believe that God did create the universe. I believe that God created man, and whether it came by an evolutionary process and at a certain point He took this person or being and made him a living soul or not, does not change the fact that God did create man. ... whichever way God did it makes no difference as to what man is and man's relationship to God.

- Billy Graham, author and evangelist
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