My Creation Bible
This is a wonderful book for toddlers and young children. So thankful for the ministry Ken Ham serves with. This book is based on the truth of Gods Word. We each have a choice whether to believe the Bible as absolute authority and truth or not. We don't however have the choice to change it or take some of it as true and leave other parts that we don't like out.
This book is a great way to teach children from a very young age to believe in Gods truth from His Word. It is child friendly and well done! Just bought this recently for our Sunday school children for Christmas gifts.
December 7, 2011
Introduce Creation to Toddlers and Preschoolers!
"Children need to know that the history in the Bible is real and explains today's world. Fossils, death, moral issues, and even the question of different people groups are all answered in the Bible - and it is this vital biblical foundation that children need as they grow up in a world increasingly hostile to God's truth." - Ken Ham
My Creation Bible is another wonderful creation resource from Ken Ham. This time, it's for the youngest creationists...toddlers and preschoolers.
This sweet book is written in factual, clever rhyme and beautifully illustrated. It contains the account of the Creation week until the Tower of Babel - PLUS God's plan of redemption. Salvation through Jesus Christ.
My 1 year old enjoyed looking at the pages and loved the accompanying music cd with the text of the book sung by Buddy Davis. I loved the truth contained within it's VERY sturdy and strong pages which will hold up long after cuddle time is over!
November 10, 2010
My Creation Bible, by Ken Ham includes fascinating illustrations, lots of truth from GodÃ¢ÂÂs Word, and a few rhymes that were really a stretch.
I like it, but I feel like this book is misnamed. It isnÃ¢ÂÂt really a bible, as it goes from creation to Noah to the tower of Babel and then skips to Jesus rising from the grave. (Oh yeah, and there is one picture of the nativity scene right after Adam and Eve sin that I feel would be confusing to children. The point is to say that because of the sin they committed, we now needed a Savior and Jesus was born to fulfill that purpose. I get that, but skipping right back to Noah working on the ark on the next page is a bit confusing since Jesus didnÃ¢ÂÂt actually arrive in human form for several thousand years!) So, though the stories in it are true, I donÃ¢ÂÂt feel that itÃ¢ÂÂs complete enough to truly be considered a bible.
The book covers the topics of the order of creation, the Garden of Eden and sin, dinosaurs, Noah and the flood (and subsequent fossil creation), the Tower of Babel and people groups, and Jesus being the door to heaven. In typical New Leaf fashion, there are lots of dinosaurs scattered throughout the book, which I mostly liked. Most bibles/childrenÃ¢ÂÂs story books act like they never existed, but Ken Ham has them boarding the ark with the rest of GodÃ¢ÂÂs creation, which is much more likely what happened.
I hated that it seemed a little subpar in terms of being professionally published. I feel like this happens fairly often in Christian publishing and itÃ¢ÂÂs a shame. The entire book rhymes and some of them were pretty hokey. Also, it felt like they were desperate to put as many dinosaurs as possible in the book just to prove a point and it just ended up being distracting.
The final test: My 20-month old LOVES it. She is constantly asking for, Ã¢ÂÂBye-Bul?? BIIIIBLE?Ã¢ÂÂ , wants to see the Ã¢ÂÂWay-uhlÃ¢ÂÂ (one picture on one page and we must always find it!), and loves carrying it around with its little handle (a nice touch). IÃ¢ÂÂm all for getting this little girl to love the bible (well, at least a few of itÃ¢ÂÂs stories) at a young age, so of course I always oblige. I hope this book will mean even more to her as she grows up and can understand the stories in it more fully.
October 27, 2010
I received this book as a gift for my one-year-old daughter. It has beautifully illustrated pages and she has really enjoyed flipping through them. We had not gotten to actually read the book until tonight, however, since she just wanted to look at pictures. The book is written in rhyme, and we were really enjoying the flow of the poetry until we got to the part that says, "A man and a woman, that's what marriage should be." We are fully supportive of marriage between people who love one another in my house, so I found this to be offensive. I would not have been upset by that, though, had this book been written for older children. I do understand that many Christians believe that the Bible is against gay marriage, and I would have overlooked that and had a conversation with my daughter about acceptance, HAD SHE BEEN OLDER. However, this book is a board book which are intended for very young children, and whether you are for or against gay marriage, that is not an appropriate conversation to have with a toddler. Christians also believe that it is wrong to murder one another but that wasn't anywhere in this book, nor was there any other mention of the Ten Commandments. How does an author bring up marriage rights in a book meant to emulate the Bible, but then just skip over the cornerstone of the faith entirely? I found this to be so unsettling and offensive that this book is going directly into the trash.
September 9, 2010