Wednesday, October 24, 2012

The True account of Adam and Eve.


   The True Account of Adam and Eve, written by Mr. Ken Ham and illustrated by Mr. Bill Looney, click on his name to see his lovely art work. The fresh, dewy garden of Eden with bumble bees and chameleons makes you long to be there.
 The True Account of Adam and Eve is  published by Master Books, a division of New Leaf Publishing Group this book is offered free for review and you can sign up for this and other wonderful books right here!!!
 
   What I loved about this book was the firm belief in a literal Genesis and its Scriptural foundation.
The illustrations were beautiful and very realistic, I loved the paintings of Adam and Eve in the garden, with the wooly mammoth! The 38 inch painting of Paradise on one side and a dry, sandy desert crushed by sin as Adam breaks the ground and toils the earth on the other side is impressive also.
The text inside helped explain alot of questions that children have, especially about evolution, one of the pressing and controversial issues in our culture.
    The Gospel message is the central theme in this book as it is in Genesis. As the book noted the very first prophecy about Jesus Christ is Gensis 3:15. It was presented truthfully and in words children could understand but I did see one thing in this book that I feel parents should have a conversation with their children about. This book emphasized humans sin nature and how being sinful would seperate us eternally from God, as a child I thought that God could never send anyone to hell and that a good God wouldn't judge and these former misconceptions are why it concerns me, We do not go to hell just because we have a sin nature, we go to hell because we reach a point when we know that we are sinning and continue sinning and rebelling agaist God, this is what sends us to hell, a life time of rejection and rebellion, not only the fact that we have an inescapable (without God) sin nature , all the followers of God still have a sin nature but what would have condemned them is if they had chosen not to follow God. 
  My fear is that if children misunderstand the reason why people go to hell and think it is simply because of Adam and Eve they will not understand the real human sin in its fullness, and Hell will not make sense.  I think the evil of sin is addressed here by showing the beauty of Eden spoiled, of course as children grow we can begin to give them more examples of human depravity and explain that NO ONE is good at heart- God does not send any "good" people to Hell.
     I believe that they spoke more on sin nature because the book was about Adam and Eve who were responsible for our sin natures.
We must start with Scripture, presented and explained all through a childs life. As Paul said to Timothy- From a Child you have known the Holy Scriptures. This book taught well on sin and salvation, and this book will make a wonderful book for parents and children to read together. As all of Answers in Genesis Books do, of course!!! I would begin reading this book and explaining the colored pictures to children as soon as you start reading to them, so that children will be steeped in the words of this Book and the Bible.
I recieved this book free from New Leaf Publishing Group in requirement for providing an honest impartial review.

  








2 comments:

  1. I too, appreciated the literal teaching of Genesis. It's the only method of Biblical interpretation that makes sense. Great review.

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  2. Thank you. I agree that Genesis must be interpreted literally. That way of interpretation is the only way that makes sense- as my family says- Interpret literally throughout the Scriptures, but not with wooden literalism. Jesus really is the Door to Heaven, but He does not have hinges and a lock!

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