I’ve posted my list before. The three best recent books are
Perspectives on an Evolving Creation (2003) edited by Keith Miller, essays by evangelical Christians
Coming to Peace with Science: Bridging the Worlds Between Faith and Biology (2004) by Darrel Falk, biologist at a Nazarene college
And the debate book Darwinism Defeated? (1999) by Denis Lamoureux and Phillip Johnson (dealing mainly with intelligent design vs. theistic evolution or “evolutionary creation”, with essays from “both sides”)
All still published, and available online or your local bookstore. Many of the authors in these books were at one time young-earthers, or sympathetic with that position. These books contain plenty of scientific evidence (geology, biology, paleontology, astronomy, etc) and deal with many of the theological objections (Adam/Eve, original sin, death before sin, etc). I would recommend Kenneth Miller’s Finding Darwin’s God as well, but his book is mainly straight science, there is very little theology in the book, except one chapter answering folks like atheist Richard Dawkins. Still a very good book.
If you want to buy only ONE book, buy the Keith Miller book of essays. Wonderful and lots of material in there. If you aren’t convinced evolution is true after that book, nothing will convince you.
Another one I hope to find is Darwin’s Forgotten Defenders by Livingstone which I see referred to often. If you noticed, these are all books BY evangelical Protestants FOR evangelicals / fundamentalists. Its my understanding this has never been a Catholic (or Orthodox) issue. The only reason Catholics would be “young earthers” today is from the influence of these young-earth evangelicals / fundamentalists (from the SdA Macready Price, to Henry Morris, to Duane Gish forward), not because the Church has ever endorsed young-earthism (since the 20th century at least).
If you want a young-earth Catholic book, try the Gerard Keane book Creation Rediscovered, I don’t have it yet, but I’m sure from what I seen from Kolbe Center it is filled with all kinds of scientific errors, even if his Catholic theology may be OK. My goal is to be honest with both science and theology, not ignore or distort one or the other.
Of course don’t forget Cardinal Ratzinger’s (Benedict XVI) own commentary on Genesis 1-3, excerpts here