Guide to Creation is a family resource available from the Institute for Creation Research, a Christian organization dedicated to uplifting the truth and authenticity of God’s Word through creation-science research. As a part of this mission, they offer tons of great books, DVDs, magazines, and other materials for anyone to read and watch. I received this book in return for a review, and am delighted to share my thoughts with you.
I could tell at first glance that this book was a quality product. The cover is a sturdy hardcover and the pages are thick, crisp, and bright. The graphics are stunning and will have your eyes darting from image to image, enjoying the display of landscapes, animals, galaxies, charts, graphs, and historical references.
Before actually digging into the content, I was immediately reminded of a DK style science book but was much more excited to dive into this one, knowing it would be loaded with creation-based details and scientific facts. I wasn’t disappointed. As with other ICR materials, this publication’s content is dense and informative. At 111 pages, it’s by no means a super lengthy book. However, a reader can easily spend a good deal of time reading through each section and soaking in all the content, captions, and vibrant images.
Guide to Creation is a great resource for families. The reading level is best suited for adults or older students, yet younger children will certainly enjoy looking at all the pictures and asking questions about what they see (mine did!). I think this book would be a wonderful resource for any homeschooling family, or any family with school-aged children. It’s a fantastic “go-to” book for any creation-related questions, such as topics concerning dinosaurs, the universe, time, evolution, the world before the flood, carbon dating, DNA, cells, rock formations, and much more.
Speaking of topics, Guide to Creation is divided into six main sections: an introduction, the earth sciences, physical sciences, life sciences, myths and fallacies, and foundation to creation. Multiple topics are included within each section, making this book very thorough.
As a creation-based resource, much of the information is presented in a way that upholds the authenticity of God’s word. Scriptural references are used often, as well as theological concepts, to explain specific information. For example, the pages that highlight dinosaurs and the Bible share many references from the book of Job.
Once again, I was impressed by the quality, wealth of information, and Bible-focus that Guide to Creation shares, just like other IRC materials do. I was very grateful to receive this resource and am confident that it’s pages will be poured through countless times as my children grow and learn. I also appreciate having something like this on hand in order to appease my own curiosity or uncertainties.
I highly recommend this book. If you’ve ever paged through a DK book, excited and enticed by the captivating images but then let down by the overwhelming evolution-based paragraphs, Guide to Creation will be a treat. It’s a great combo: a visual feast paired with scientific fact and based completely in God’s Word.
I thought it was pretty awesome.
If you’d like to purchase your own copy of Guide to Creation, or would like to learn more about the Institute for Creation Research, what they do, and what they offer, visit their website at icr.org.