Book Review: ICR Guide To Dinosaurs
Guide To Dinosaurs, By Brian Thomas, MS;Tim Clarey, PhD; Susan Wilson, and 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.
Taking an initial cursory glance at the ICR book, it includes a biologist and a geologist in it's list of contributors (to be compared with the paleontologist consultant of it's DK counterpart), and the book's layout is well designed (having larger text blocks than it's DK counterpart, which I appreciated as it is thus easier to systematically read). Initial topics covered include defining dinosaurs, and where dinosaurs fit into the Bible. Alternatively, initial topics covered in the DK book include a treatise on the age of dinosaurs ("millions of years" is/are mentioned around the seventh word) and a section titled hilariously enough (coming from a secular Dinosaur book) "different designs." Overall, the ICR book is a visually stunning and reader-friendly volume, with quality easily comparable to that of the DK book.
This volume is a very detailed (maybe even comprehensive) look at young-earth creationist thought pertaining to dinosaurs presented in a way that is understandable and appealing to all ages. Topics discussed include dinosaurs in the ice age, dating methods, and bringing a creationist worldview to the museum to name just a few. The book also contains numerous information pages about specific dinosaurs (I mean, what dinosaur book is complete without that?)
Finally, the book ends with sharing the good news of Christ's sacrificial death for us, and for our salvation. "For I delivered to you first of all that which I also received: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the scriptures."
(1 Corinthians 15: 3-4)
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 give this volume an enthusiastic 5 stars.
Jonathan Schulz, 2018
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