Book Review: ICR Guide To Creation
ICR Guide To Creation Contributors: Henry Morris III, D. Min.; John Morris, PhD; James Johnson, J.D, ThD; Jason Lisle, PhD; Nathanial Jeason, PhD; Randy Guliuzza, P.E, M.D; Jeffrey Tomkins, PhD; Leo Herbert III, PhD; Frank Sherwin, M.A; Brian Thomas, M.S; Susan Windsor, Jayme Durant
This book is part of a series being released from the Institute for Creation Research in response (or as an alternative) to DK's evolution-based "Eyewitness" books.
The book starts out with the question: "Why study creation?" As it says: "knowing where we came from is extremely important. If mankind is just the end result of mindless natural processes...then our lives mean nothing and everything we do is ultimately pointless. But if God made mankind in His own image to serve a purpose, then each of our lives is packed with meaning." Then, it lays down the ground rules for studying history, saying that the most reliable way to learn about the past is through the account of an eyewitness. Since the Bible is the eyewitness testimony of God Himself, it must be reliable indeed.
This volume is a detailed look at many aspects of young-earth creationist thought presented in a way that is understandable and appealing to all ages. After laying the groundwork (explaining the Biblical framework of creationists etc.) the book goes on to cover the following and more (insert deep breath here): the flood, the fossil record, plate tectonics, the ice age, dating methods, the big bang, distant starlight, dinosaurs, evolution, and what makes humans unique and special.
ICR's Guide To Creation contrasts sharply with the DK "Eyewitness" book about Evolution (there is some irony there, as no one has ever been an eyewitness of macro-evolution, although the DK book tries by giving examples of micro-evolution). The DK book also presents the Miller-Urey experiment as proof that life spontaneously generated (this claim is debunked in the ICR book, and it is not hard to see that evidence for a naturalistic origin of life is lacking). The ICR book ends with explaining how humans are unique and special in God's creation, totally different from the DK book, the implications of which are that humans are simply another animal (an evolved ape). Both books encourage environmental conservation, but (interestingly) for different reasons.
Considering the excellence of the book's formatting and design, its interesting and well organized content, and it's appeal to people of all ages, I would rate this volume at 5 stars.
Jonathan Schulz, 2018
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