Thursday, June 20, 2013

Book Review–How Do We Know God is Really There?

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How Do We Know God Is Really There?
Anyway, I received this book a few weeks ago, and was excited to read it to the kids. Here’s the description from the publisher, Apologia:
Thomas and his father escape to their backyard tree house most evenings to watch the night sky through a telescope. Thomas is dazzled by what he sees of God’s creation, but he has questions. “Dad, how do we know God is out there?” he asks one night. “I know the Bible says He’s there. But how do we really know that’s true?” Together, Thomas and his father begin to examine the cosmological evidence for God’s existence. This is the first in an exciting new series of picture books designed to introduce kids to important questions of the Christian faith in terms even pre-readers can understand. Read this aloud with your family, and you’ll come away knowing that “the heavens declare the glory of God and the skies proclaim the work of his hands.” (Psalm 19:1).
The first thing to note about this book is that it is very long for a picture book. This was fine for my 6 year old, but my almost-4-year-old was not a fan.
 
I liked the accuracy of it, both biblically and astronomically. I thought that the story was well done and it provided a good answer to the questions raised about creation of the universe by an intelligent designer versus the big bang theory or other related theories. I think my kids are a bit young for the spiritual content, but they enjoyed the story anyway. We will be starting Astronomy in the fall so this was a good introduction to some of the things that I hope we will be covering.
 
So, while my kids didn’t love it, yet, I think they will grow into it, and I look forward to having a good resource to answer their questions on this topic.
 
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You can purchase the book here for $16.00 (ISBN 978-1-935495-96-3)

~S

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