As you probably know by now, the universal flood is also defended and critiqued(though the global flood seems to be presented as the more biblical view). I don't get the local flood view…wouldn't Noah and the animals just move to an area that wasn't going to be flooded instead of building an ark? They'd have plenty of time to do that…120 years! Or maybe a year doesn't mean a year…maybe it means an hour(I'm being sarcastic here)?
Overall, despite the authors being anti-Darwinian, and pro God created out of nothing, the book is just too inconclusive in dealing with the specifics presented in the Bible about the Creation. It just doesn't strike me as being a very edifying book for Christians.
Many thanks to Kregel Academic for sending me a free copy of this book to review!