Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Book Review: "In The Beginning: A Simple Scientific Exploration of Creation" by Patricia White

The book I am reviewing today is an important children’s book on relating the creation story in Genesis to geological science. In the past there have been controversies between how to understand the  the Bible in the light of scientific research; but these issues are neatly solved in one little book.

The book is titled In The Beginning: A Simple Scientific Exploration of Creation, by Patricia White and illustrated by Cari Jones.

 Patricia begins with a quick look at 1 Peter 3:8 “…that with God one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years is as one day”, and deduces that the “six days” of creation neatly fit the 6 eons/eras of the geological time frame of the earth’s existence.

At just 31 pages, and with great color illustration, this is a fun and informative story that can teach how God created the world in 6 eras/eons (rather than literal days) with no contradiction between the book of Nature and the Bible.

This book can help both children and adults see that there doesn’t have to be a conflict between the Bible and science.

 In the Beginning can be found here on Amazon. 

Patricia White,  In the Beginning: A Simple Scientific Exploration of Creation (2015, Louisville CO, Hill-Park Publishing) Illustrations by Cari Jones

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