It Couldn’t Just Happen – Knowing The Truth about God’s Awesome Creation is a book by Lawrence O Richards.
This four-color, Gold Medallion Book Award winner is a perfect tool that offers solid, biblical answers to some of the tough questions kids ask about evolution and our world.
“Did Earth begin with a ‘Big Bang’ cosmic explosion?”
“Does science contradict the Bible?”
“What happened to dinosaurs?”
“Is there life on other planets?”
“Did we evolve from apes?”
“What makes my body work on its own?”
Kids are daily exposed to the theory of evolution by the media and public schools. It’s not safe to assume that your kids will reject that theory. It’s up to us as parents and Christian leaders to make sure our children know the truth about the creation of the world. With thousands of evidences to prove He created and sustains the universe, It Couldn’t Just Happen will fascinate kids with fun activities and examples of God’s marvelous works.
This book was interesting to me because having read Inherit The Wind in High School we had a big discussion about how Science and God and the Bible can maybe all be telling the same story when it comes to evolution. I was interested to see what theories this book would put forward to “disprove” science (or maybe further prove)
At the end of each chapter there is a “just for fun” section with some questions and activities for you to further look into what was presented in each chapter. These were all very interesting things, even though the book is geared towards Children I still found myself learning a lot. (And even though I have taken a LOT of science classes and have had an interest in space and the solar system since I was a kid I still found myself learning a lot)
The book also presents a lot of interesting theories that I had never heard before. Some are really out there, some make some sense, but all made me think.
Even though this book is geared ore towards children I think it is a great read for children and adults a like. You don’t need to have kids to enjoy this book and be interested in the information that it presents. And, since it is geared towards children, everything is explained in simple terms – something that often lacks when science gets involved!
To be honest I thought this book was going to leave me rolling my eyes at ridiculous claims that God created everything and there is no science and stuff like that, but I was pleasantly surprised with how much this book was NOT like that and how much I actually enjoyed reading it.
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