The Prism and the Rainbow

by Joel W. Martin
Baltimore (MD): The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2010. 170 pages.

Apparently taking students in high school or college as his primary audience, Martin is concerned to argue that there is no incompatibility in acceptance of evolution and belief in God. Reviewer Matt Young appreciates the defense of science, although he finds the discussion of science and faith inconsistent and the discussion of “theory” slightly muddled. Martin’s description of evolution scants the evidence for evolution; his description of “intelligent design” conflates it with old-earth creationism, but clearly explains that there is no evidence for “intelligent design”. Martin concludes with chapters on religion, the Bible, and what Christians ought to believe about evolution.