I don't particularly care to read evolution/creation literature especially from non-Catholics as there are things that they either don't put in the way or put in the way that don't make sense to me. It's a non-starter really. Mostly because I get lost after a few big words. It's like no one writes things for people to actually understand, what am I Shakespeare? All I see is copy and pasting of distinctive phrases to argue if God could have done something without putting his Hands behind every effect or not. I don't know.
This is what I know:
1) God created the universe.
2) God supernaturally infused soul to matter in humans.
That is all I really know, and that is all I really care to know at this point in time. I spend enough energy figuring on how to get food into poor people's mouths without having to fuss over how things went down.
If God created the universe by letting the nine choirs of Angels sing it into existence or smashed membranes together, or painted it, or whatever. Doesn't affect that Jesus died for me and he told me to be baptized and repent and to go with Him. So, I am already baptized, now I repent and go be with Him.
If it makes you happy, I can take Augustine's beliefs (even if he held them briefly or only in degree) that of a 1) flat earth, 2) no antipodes, and 3) young earth creation (possibly the world was created all at once).
So, beat that mister-I-follow-Augustine.
NB: You know how people read self-help books before bed, my self-help books are:
City of God
On the Profit of Believing
On the Morals of the Catholic Church
Concerning the Nature of Good, Against the Manichaeans
On Man's Perfection in Righteousness
On Marriage and Concupiscence
On Grace and Free Will
On Rebuke and Grace
The Predestination of the Saints/Gift of Perseverance
Right now I am re-re-reading Confessions. Should be an interesting (who am I kidding, it is one of my favorites! I make sure it is always in briefcase.), the other ones are most certainly appealing for before bed self-help books.
I do recommend them.