In Who Was Adam? A Creation Model Approach to the Origin of Man Dr. Fazale Rana, biochemist, and Dr. Hugh Ross, astronomer, of Reasons to Believe, take a novel look at the origins of man. Their approach takes the Bible's account of human origins seriously and sets out to test it against the available data in the disciplines of geography, anthropology, genetics, paleontology, biology, and other various disciplines being used in this area of inquiry today. Using a day/age creation model, explained in other publications of Reasons to Believe, they posit that miraculous creation of humans most adequately explains the origins of man.
With exhaustive explanations, a formidable bibliography, and the tools of a good teacher (diagrams, tables, and good explanations of complicated terms) the good doctors systematically set the scientific data, and other interpretations of the data, besides the biblical account. For those of you who do not believe the Bible, you'll find that Drs. Rana and Ross are not science bashing theologians/pastors. They are scientists interested in the scientific method. They acknowledge their bias as Christians, but unlike many of us, these men came to this search for truth in origins as non-Christians and were persuaded by the evidence that the Bible paints a testable model for finding human origins. With charity and good faith they confront alternative points of view rather than lambast those who disagree with them as evil or stupid. Even if you are not persuaded you will at least see why they think miraculous creation is plausible in light of other alternatives.
For many young earth creationists, you might need further information before reading this book. Try A Biblical Case for an Old Earth to explain the day/age creation model that Drs. Rana and Ross follow in this book. Dr. Ross has written a book on this subject but I have not read it yet. Either way, this is well worth the time and effort.