I Believe in a Six Day Creation (+ Giveaway)

*GIVEAWAY CLOSED* The winners are…

http://www.littlellamas.com/

http://www.ramblingsofamommy-sahm.blogspot.com/

http://www.lindaslunacy.blogspot.com/

http://everypreciousjoy.blogspot.com/

http://permissiontoperuse.com/


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.

For extra entires, you may tweet about this giveaway, Facebook it, post about it, and/or email it to friends.  Please leave a seperate comment for each thing you do.

Giveaway is open until tomorrow (Thursday) at 11:59pmEST.

Good “luck!”  :)

*Billions of Dead Nautiloids in the Grand Canyon

Related Resources:

Geologic Evidences for the Genesis Flood

228 Coffee Talks on “I Believe in a Six Day Creation (+ Giveaway)”

  1. Obadiah says:

    Thank you for the opportunity.

  2. Julie M. says:

    Would LOVE to win this book for my little guys! Thanks for the opportunity!! God Bless.

  3. Suzanne says:

    I'd love this for my kiddos! We are going to the Grand Canyon next year and this would add so much to the experience!

  4. Brianne C. says:

    I would love to have this book for my son. He is six and has lots of questions right. I know this book could help answer some things not only for him but for me as well. :)

  5. Teish says:

    I went to a Creation Symposium when I was in high school and had the chance to hear Ken Ham speak. It was a wonderful experience that I'll never forget! The new book looks great!

  6. Anna says:

    We're planning on taking a trip to the Grand Canyon this fall and it would be wonderful to have this book to read with our children as a preview. Thank you for offering this giveaway!

  7. Anna says:

    Just posted the giveaway on FB!

  8. Anna says:

    Just added the giveaway to Google Reader.

  9. Becky D says:

    We would LOVE this Thank you so much!

  10. amber says:

    the book sounds so cool!!! i'd love to read it and then pass it along to some kiddos i know :-)

  11. Rena Hendrix says:

    I would love to have this book when my grandkids come to visit!

  12. Mary Pouch says:

    This would be a great book for our family! We have three girls and would love to read to them about God's amazing creation. I am sure we would learn right along with them reading it.

  13. Gina says:

    I'm reading a creation book to my children right now! I'd love to add this one to our library!

    Gina

  14. Amy says:

    Looks like this would b a great book to have in my house! This would be great for my daughter and son! It would also be awesome to share with the kids' friends when they spend the night at the house as a bedtime story…. Our daycare might even need to know about this book!:)

  15. Jennifer says:

    Thanks for the reminder of these books.

  16. Laurel says:

    I would love to win this book for my boys!

  17. Answers in Genesis is great, but wait until you check out the Jonathon Park adventure cd's through Vision Forum. They are the best at fortifying the truth of creation and the falsehood of macro evolution. So entertaining that my kids (12 & 14) have been riveted since they were little. Enjoy!
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    • Sarah Mae says:

      Susan, we have one of them and we really like them! I can't wait to get more!

  18. Jean says:

    Ken Ham is da bomb. They all are. I'm supposed to go to bed early every night but I just can't seem to do it when Answers Creation Hour is on and several more. And the next day, I am kaput. But I learn so much, I'm a notetaker, have to be or I won't remember a thing. I would love to read this book to my little ones.

  19. Theresa says:

    Wow, This book looks perfect! I have 5 kids thus far that would really enjoy it!

  20. This would be awesome to add to our homeschool science library!

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  21. Claudia says:

    How much do I love Answers in Genesis! Yes, please!

  22. Orange says:

    Um… so which Creation account do you believe in? The account in Genesis 1? Or the account in Genesis 2? Because they are different. The storyline is different. The information presented is different. The details are different. And even the writing styles are different…

    Just curious which 6-Day Creation you believe in…

    • Sarah Mae says:

      Orange,

      Really? Is that all you've got? Amateur. ;)

  23. Kim Luttrell says:

    I am not sure how old you boys are but mine (and my girls) love listening to "Jonathan Park". They are great adventures about a family that goes around and proves creation. I love listening to them too. They also come with a study guide that is great for home schooling.

  24. Keri says:

    I love this opportunity! Thank you!!

  25. Keri says:

    I posted on my facebook wall too :D thank you!!

  26. Nick says:

    Dear Sarah,

    As someone who has a degree in geology and who believes in both God and Evolution, I am truly sorry for you. People like yourself are dumbing down our children and teaching them to disregard factual evidence. The Earth formed 13.7 billion years ago and the first life originated 3.7 billion years ago. Nautiloids originated approximately 495 million years ago during the late Cambrian Period. I would happily provide factual evidence and explain how scientists know this but I know that you will disregard it. If you opened your eyes you would see that the Bible and science do not have to contradict each other if you take them for what they are…. The Bible is a guide to living a moral life….not a book to literally explain our physical universe…..Science is a tool that people use to explain the physical universe but is not meant to answer questions of morality.

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