Monday, July 18, 2011

It Couldn't Just Happen - a book review

Our kids are currently enrolled in public school and while we feel really good about this decision and the school, there are certain aspects that nag at us. Science curriculum that promotes the theory of evolution is one of those nags. That said, I am always on the look out for resources that present the truth about evolution and where we come from. After reading It Couldn't Just Happen-Knowing the Truth about God's Awesome Creation by Lawrence O. Richards, I think I might have struck gold!

While the book was a little more text-booky than I was expecting, I found that once I started reading I couldn't put it down. While it might be a little too in depth for my kids right now (my oldest is currently 8 years old), in a year it will be required reading (I believe the book targets kids ages 9 and up). I've even wondered about reading it out loud together next summer, or having my daughter read it and then discuss the questions at the end of each chapter together to digest and dissect what she read.

The book contains five parts. Part one discusses the universe and its origins, part two delves into how life began, part three goes into the wonders of plants and animals throughout creation, part four discusses humanity and part five shares why we can trust the Bible. Mr. Richards did a great job of presenting what evolutionist believe and why their theories don't hold up as well as presenting the intricacies with which God created our world. Psalm 19:1 kept running through my head while I was reading it, "The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands."

We live in an amazing world that leaves no doubt of who created it. This book is a faith strengthener that adults and children alike will benefit from reading.

***DISCLOSURE NOTICE: A free copy of this book was supplied to me for the purpose of review by Thomas Nelson Publishing. No monetary exchange was given. All comments and wording in this review are purely my own.

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