Friday, August 17, 2012

D is for Dinosaur by Ken and Mally Ham


Well, now my son & I have the honor of reviewing 
which is also 
by Ken and Mally Ham.

what did we think of it?!

Well, if you go back to my review of A is for Adam, I can tell you that the layout and design of D is for Dinosaur is the same. By that, I mean that it is in the style of a tent and is intended to be read by the parent or adult from one side while the child reads aloud and studies the picture from the other side.

Well, here, let me just show you what I mean. 
As a matter of fact, here is where my son's part of the review comes into play. I will demonstrate with the pages that he said were his favorite. See if you can tell why.
In case you can't tell, he loves this one because the dinosaur is bumping his head on the top of the ark.

Each parent / adult page is structured with sections including one called Let's Read where you can see what your child is reading without having to look at his side. 

Other sections include a brief summary of the main point of that page / picture, some Bible Bits that are tidbits the child can repeat after you, some other points they are told to Always Remember, and a couple of other sections including a Quick Review.

So, with all of those similarities to A is for Adam
what makes D is for Dinosaur unique and beneficial 
to have in addition to A is for Adam?

D is for Dinosaur reiterates the important facts of the Biblical creation account 
(as does A is for Adam), however it additionally teaches from the Bible how dinosaurs fit into the six days of creation and beyond. I honestly learned quite a bit myself from it.
Not only does it go along well with A is for Adam, but it is also a perfect accompaniment to Dragons: Legends and Lore of Dinosaurs
Both do an excellent job of breaking down the truth about dinosaurs and even dragons into a format that explains their real, literal 
existence to both children and adults.
My little man with his D is for Dinosaur book (and his always present "hand puppet friend")
So, when I asked my son what he liked best about the book, 
he said, "I likeded everything!" (No, that is not a typo..."likeded" is his cute, common form of "-ed" words right will pass, so I enjoy it for now.)

He also specified that he loved the picture of the dinosaur hitting his head on the top of the door of the ark (as you saw above).

When I asked what he did not like about the book, he said, "I likeded it all! Even when they tricked us on the D is for Dinosaur page!" 
(You'll see what he means when you get the book if you so chose.)

Now that you have read my son's opinions as well as my synopsis, I will say that I definitely recommend D is for Dinosaur as an excellent resource to help you #TeachtheTruth to children.

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Disclaimer: I received this book for free from New Leaf Publishing Group. No other compensation was received. The fact that I received a complimentary product does not guarantee a favorable review.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Evolution Impossible by Dr. John F. Ashton

Could it be?

Could someone an actual scientist and adjunct professor of biomedical sciences and applied sciences actually be claiming in a book that evolution is impossible?!

Yes, it could be and actually is the case.

Though I have done a fair amount of study on this subject myself (some of which is mentioned in former review posts like Secrets of the Sixth Edition and The Case of the Missing Mountain), I have nowhere near as thoroughly and scientifically studied it as Dr. John F. Ashton as well as many other scientists he references.

Could widely accepted evolution truly be an 
impossible explanation for the origin of life on Earth? 

How so, if science has supposedly proven it? 

The truth is that many unproven pieces of the evolution theory cause it to easily be discounted if one has an open mind enough to at least consider the scientific proof against the theory of evolution. Many prominent scientists of our day and days past have uncovered and spoken of this same truth. Dr. John F. Ashton is just one of many, but has taken the time and effort to put his and others' research and conclusions into this book called Evolution Impossible: 12 Reasons Why Evolution Cannot Explain the Origin of Life on Earth.

In the foreward to this book, Emeritus Professor Warren Grubb, PhD (of the School of Biomedical Sciences of Curtin University in Perth, Western Austrailia), makes a statement that I highly agree with though I hope even my skeptical readers will prove this wrong. He says:
If one accepts that there are difficulties with the evolutionary process then one must look at other interpretations, and Dr. Ashton has proposed alternative interpretations of the evidence. Unfortunately, many people will look at the title of this book and dismiss the book without even opening it. This book is not for those who have already made up their minds but for those who have an open mind and are willing to look at alternative interpretations in their quest for truth. It is to these people that I recommend Dr. Ashton's book.
I will not try to quote from the book in order to convince you of the need to reconsider this widely and often blindly accepted theory of evolution. If I start quoting from the book, I could go on all day. Evolution Impossible is FULL of scientific proof and disproof regarding creation by an Intelligent Designer versus evolution with no said Designer involved.

In Evolution Impossible, Dr. Ashton has done an impeccable job of bringing to light many of the accepted "proofs" of evolution and showing how they are actually not proven as they have been presented and accepted to be. As a matter of fact, he has given such thorough scientific explanations of his own and of other scientists in this book that some of the reading is---well---very scientific. I, for one, did quite well in Chemistries and Biologies as well as my other sciences in high school and college, so I was able to follow the majority of it fairly easily. However, if one does not have as heavy of a science background as I do, then some of the reading may be a little difficult. Don't let that shy you away, though.

Go for it! 

Take the challenge! 

Ignore the part of you that wants to say, "Yeah, yeah...whatever! Those idiots don't know what they're talking about."

Be open-minded. Read this book.

Then, if you wish, please come back here and tell me what you thought of way or another.

Disclaimer: I received this book for free from New Leaf Publishing Group. No other compensation was received. The fact that I received a complimentary product does not guarantee a favorable review.