I'm actually a pastor. They don't make much sense in some areas but in other areas especially considering the "without form and void" reference it's pretty accurate. Those hebrews words translated "form and void" in Gen verse 2 can mean in essence devastated and ruined. The same terminology is used in Jeremiah 4:23 to describe a devastated earth.
So yeah, I think the bible is describing some type of cataclysms in Genesis 1:1... even if not necessarily a crustal displacement... and then how God brings it back for a "recreation" as well.
Anymore I think it is a great historical record in a metaphorical way. I stopped taking it verbatim many many years ago. But I think it has some very important records of places and events that were natural but attributed differently. :)