Ken Ham’s book The Lie: Evolution/Millions of Years, in itself is no lie at all. Now for those who would enjoy a good battle in arguing points about evolution vs. creation, this is not the review for you. I am a firm believer in the divine Word of God because of personal experiences that cannot be refuted by anyone; therefore, if the Word of God says it I believe it because it has been proven true over and over again in my life. That being said, Ken Ham’s scriptural backing along with his historical research has made this book a strong resource for me and surely others wanting to dive into the divine truth about our world and educate themselves. With an amazing history behind him (which is run through at the end of this 25th anniversary edition book) and what seems an amazing progressive future ahead Ken and Answers in Genesis, his ministry, is opening the eyes of many creationists and evolutionists alike.
I liked this book for more reasons than one. It is an interesting and simple read making it easy for students to begin investigating the topic, in-depth, as early as junior high school. It also has many other resources in its bibliography to expand the study to include the perspectives of other authors, historians, and others writing on the other topics included such as abortion, biblical authority, and religion. As an educator, I teach the importance of coming to a conclusion of your own and investigating on your own, instead of blindly believing what you hear. This book allows you to do so as it presents all sides of the argument, making them plain to see and provides enough for you to think things through yourself. I have no doubt that if you are seeking a book discussing evolution vs. creation you will not be disappointed.
Made In Heaven by Ray Comfort and Jeffrey Seto
Though I did not know of Jeffrey Seto, an aerospace engineer, before reading Made In Heaven, I am very familiar with Ray Comfort and his evangelical productions. This book is another great addition to his endeavors as Jeffrey Seto makes a big impact as well. How amazing to have a book that teaches students of all ages. After reading wonderfully, God inspired content that enlightens thoughts the way this book has for my students and me, the things around you will never be seen in the same way again.
Along with 32 revelations on how man was inspired by God’s designs, Made in Heaven is full of vocabulary that offers many opportunities to teach and learn. There is even a list in the back of the book of new sciences and their definitions. This book can have an incredible impact on students by taking them up Blooms Taxonomy to the critical thinking stages and into their own world of discovery. I see so many lessons coming out of this book.
Teaching aside, this incredible book is also very enjoyable and will fascinate young and old alike. From how the Eiffel Tower was inspired by broken bones to how the mosquito stimulated studies for painless needles, you will find one new advance after another. Hidden in this book are opportunity, inspiration and awe in God’s amazing design for each little inventor, scientist, and entrepreneur at heart.
This book is published by Master Books, a division of New Leaf Publishing Group. Master Books provided this book free for review. I was not required to give a positive review- only an honest review.