Thursday, November 8, 2012

Book Review: The True Account of Adam & Eve

This week, we've been reading The True Account of Adam & Eve by Ken Ham of Answers in Genesis.  This hardcover book is published by Master Books, a division of New Leaf Publishing Group.

From the publisher:
Where mankind’s history began impacts how our future will end!
  • The biblical answer to the question: Were Adam and Eve real people or just generic references for all of mankind?
  • Explains the connection between original sin and the gospel
  • Emphasizes the importance of Adam and Eve as literal history to young and old alike
When you unlock the door to biblical compromise, the door gets pushed open wider with each generation. The Church is now debating the validity of Genesis as actual history, the reality of hell itself, and even if Adam was a real person. Trying to change the biblical time-line to fit with the secular concepts of millions of years has led many in Christian academia to reject the literal interpretation of the Bible itself. Perfect for children, the book helps them discover the truth about the first man and woman, and how their disobedience led to the need for Jesus Christ.
We received this book last week, and started reading it on Monday. 

As you can see in the two pictures below, there is a fair amount of text, along with gorgeous illustrations.  For my younger two (ages 6 and 8), the 64 pages are a bit too much to read in a single sitting.  But they do keep grabbing the book and examining the pictures -- both the parts we've already read, and the portions still to come.
My big boys joined in to listen to me read this aloud.  One thing Connor (15) pointed out right away was that he really appreciated that the Garden of Eden illustrations (and others too) depicted a wide variety of animals.  Some creation resources seem to show only dinosaurs, and non-creation-based ones show none.  This has a nice mix, including illustrations with animals but absolutely no dinosaurs.  He said he felt this was far more realistic.  With many Creation materials, he just feels like he is "being pounded over the head with the whole dinosaur thing."

Thomas (11.  For a few more hours anyway.) loves the illustrations too.  He liked how Adam and Eve seemed so natural, and appreciated that they weren't always hiding in bushes.  The illustrations are tasteful, without feeling quite so staged.

This is a book we will read again and again.

There will be a chance for you to win a copy of the book and discuss it at the Master Books' a Book and a Bite Facebook Party on Thursday, November 15, 2012, from 7:00 to 8:00 pm MST. The party happens on the Master Books Facebook page, but that first link will keep you up-to-date until then.

You can watch the book trailer:

Disclaimer:   I received this book for free from New Leaf Publishing Group as part of the Moms of Master Books program.  No other compensation was received.  The fact that I received a complimentary product does not guarantee a favorable review.   

1 comment:

Michele said...

Looks like a great book...we will have to get it! Love everything out out by AIG! The book on Noah's Ark is excellent as well.