*GIVEAWAY CLOSED* The winners are…
I took an evolution class in college and loved it.
Mind you, I was the only one in the class that did not believe in macroevolution (species evolving into other species). I did not grow up being taught to believe one way or the other, but I couldn’t believe that my God, in whose image I was created, started me out as goo…or some form of ape. Plus, it seems pretty clear in the creation account how we were created.
“So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.” Genesis 1:27
I remember one guy from my class would walk home with me, frustrated as could be, trying to convince me that the evolution from common decent was “true” and “proven” and blah blah blah. He made me laugh, he was so persistent. He couldn’t understand how, 1.), even if he was right, I didn’t really care because I believed in God either way, and 2.) I didn’t believe it. Ahhh…I digress…
Where was I…
Oh yes, a literal six day creation. And nautiloids (marine mollusks).
Nautiloids fascinate me. There are billions of nautiloid fossils found in the Grand Canyon (supposedly formed over millions of years), in the layer within the Redwall Limestone. The nautiloids were trapped in a layer that is from seven to forty or fifty feet thick and at least 180 miles long*. Do you know what that means? It means there had to have been a mass kill…a very rapid sedimentary flow that caught these creatures and fossilized them immediately (large flood ringing any bells? Noah…ark…ding ding!).
So why am I bringing this up?
Because I really really really like the work that the Creation Museum (which I’ve been to twice and highly recommend) and Answers in Genesis is doing to bring light to the “other side” of the evolutionary debate. I think it’s important and reasonable and worthwhile to discuss these issues in light of who we are and how we came to be. One of the ways I’m trying to teach my children about God and His stunning creation is by reading to them books that encourage them to go against the grain of culture…to be willing to question “the way it is.”
Recently, my friend Jennifer (you should visit her blog – she’s wonderful!) from New Leaf Press sent me a copy of a new book for children by Ken Ham (Answers in Genesis) about a journey through the Grand Canyon…and a journey through faith. It is a great book that will help me introduce them to a tiny piece of that evolutionary debate. That book is Charlie and Trike in the Grand Canyon Adventure.
The minute it arrived in my home, my boy grabbed it, sat down, and proceded to show me all the cool pictures, including a dinosaur and a snake! (Yea!).
Here’s what I like about the book:
- It starts conversations about creation
- It includes facts, apart from the story, that parents can read ahead of time so we can teach our children about the Grand Canyon in more depth (these facts are set aside in little flaps). Older readers can just read the facts for themselves.
- It ties in a parable about how we can trust God and the bible
What your babes will like about the book:
- It’s simple and fun
- It has flaps to open and papers to pull out…
- It’s a really cute story with characters that your children will enjoy getting to know (especially the skeptical monkey!)
My encouragement for parents with this book is to read it and familiarize yourself with it first because of its layout and flaps. Get to know it yourself so that when you explore the Grand Canyon through this book with your babes so you can really make the most out of the questions and conversation that will take place while reading it (and they will take place!).
Today, I’m giving FOUR of these books away…for free…to you.
If you would like the opportunity to win a copy of Charlie and Trike in the Grand Canyon Adventure, leave a comment. There will be four winners. I am also giving away one copy of the DVD The History and Impact of The Genesis Flood.
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Giveaway is open until tomorrow (Thursday) at 11:59pmEST.
Good “luck!” :)