This is the way the book is described on amazon:
In this astute mix of cultural critique and biblical studies, John H. Walton presents and defends twenty propositions supporting a literary and theological understanding of Genesis 1 within the context of the ancient Near Eastern world and unpacks its implications for our modern scientific understanding of origins. Ideal for students, professors, pastors and lay readers with an interest in the intelligent design controversy and creation-evolution debates, Walton’s thoughtful analysis unpacks seldom appreciated aspects of the biblical text and sets Bible-believing scientists free to investigate the question of origins.
This is my review:
I got five copies of this book for a book study that never materailzed. I read it and wanted to share it with others because it was so good. Each chapter is a new proposition. It is a fascinating look at the first chapter of Genesis from the viewpoint of who it was writen for and the understanding of the people it was writen for at the time it was writen. It is revelent for us today of course, but easier to understand if we are aware of the way the ancients understood cosmology. There is a question and answer section at the back and a chapter for summary and conclusions. Although the writer recommends this book for students or people who are interested in science, I recommend it to everyone who loves the god of the Bible and needs a better understanding of his Word – that would be you I think. Anyone interested in getting a copy of this book by paying the postage may contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org