For a geneticist as renowned as Francis Collins to write a book as accessible to the non-scientist as this one is a great achievement in itself. But the particular advantage of this book over many others of the genre, is the seriousness with with it treats the biblical considerations and concerns of Christians who are keen to understand the scientific explanations of life - but not at the cost of compromising their faith. This is particularly delicate in the US, where young-earth, old-earth, and other types of creationists still vie with evolution (both theistic and atheistic) in an ongoing battle for cultural dominance. In the UK, the battle is mainly over, but the casualties are the many who have lost their faith or turned their back on science because of a perception of irreconcilability. This book, in a respectful, careful, yet lucid way, works over well-worn ground with fresh insights, and gives evidence and hope that the Bible and science can (and perhaps must) be reconciled after all. It is often a matter of interpretation - both biblically and scientifically - rather than core content, that lies at the root of much disagreement. Giberson and Collins understand and elucidate this brilliantly.