One of our teens eats up Ken Ham's Answers Books as if it were candy, though the nature of the information is more like stick-to-your-ribs fare, a rich and varied feast of Creation-based articles from a number of authors. Just as in the New Answers Book 2 before it (please see related review), the authors answer questions (38 in this volume) related to the Creation/Evolution debate, from a Biblical standpoint.
We recognized some of the authors' names, such as Dr. David Menton -- we've watched his marvelous DVD presentations on the eye and ear, flight, and human reproduction. Bodie Hodge, Dr. Georgia Purdom, and Dr. Jason Lisle are also authors whose works we've enjoyed, not to mention Ken Ham, both general editor and a contributor to this volume.
Mr. Ham kicks off the book with an introductory chapter that discusses the changing tactics of secularists aiming to discredit creation science and creationists' work. The chapters that follow deal with a diversity of topics, including questions that arise from reading the Bible (Where was the Garden of Eden located? What did Noah's Ark look like? How could fish survive the Genesis Flood? Did the continents split apart in the days of Peleg? Unicorns in the Bible? Doesn't the Bible support slavery? and more), analysis of scientific evidence (for example, do Fossils Show Signs of Rapid Burial? When and how did the Grand Canyon form? Does Astronomy confirm a young universe?), and modern social issues (Should Christians be pushing to have Creation taught in government schools? Abortion: Is it really a matter of life and death? What about cloning and stem cells? Is man the cause of global warming? ...just to name a few).
Though professionals write the articles, the language is accessible to laypeople, with an easy to read format. Terms are defined in context, black and white illustrations punctuate the text and add clarity, and footnotes are included. If you are coming to this book with some knowledge of creation science, or if you are coming with an open mind, you'll find a lot of good food for thought and discussion between the covers of this book.
The concluding chapter includes perhaps the most important question of all: How can someone start a new life in Christ?
Brief biographies of the contributors are included, as well as an index of topics for convenient reference.
Virginia Jones Virginia Jones hails from a small town in the Midwest, where "Nothing ever happens, thankfully!" Her family's interests include horseback riding, cross-country skiing, swimming, and, when they can manage to sit still, reading.