Resources On Origins From A Young Earth Perspective
We believe that the Bible is the inerrant Word of God and that careful study of the Word clearly tells us that the universe is about 6,000 years old. We would like to share some of our favorite resources that teach science from this Biblical perspective.
In Classical Conversations, our children learn definitions of the theory of evolution, uniformitarianism, and natural selection. We don’t shy away from learning these terms, but instead study to see if they line up with God’s Word.
One of the biggest and best resources for this topic is Answers in Genesis and the Creation Museum. For books that they sell, I included a link to their store since it can be cheaper than Amazon (especially if you are buying sets of books). We also included the Amazon link if you prefer to buy from there.
The Theory of Evolution:
Yellow & Pink is a picture book about two wooden dolls laying out in the sun. The dolls talk about how they came to be there. One doll is convinced it is because of a chance happening while the other thinks they were created. It is a very simple story to explain the complex idea of evolution. Honestly, even a child can see how silly the theory of evolution sounds.
It’s Designed to Do What It Does Do is also a picture book. This one points out that animals do what they are designed to do. God created creatures according to their kind, and they reproduce according to their kind. This book drives this point home with cute illustrations and a fun rhyme and rhythm. (If you know the Buddy Davis song by the same title, you can even sing it.) Here’s the book on Amazon if you prefer.
Catastrophism vs. Uniformitarianism:
For these topics, I really like to study Noah’s flood and Mount St. Helens. Here are some resources about both of these.
Awesome Science: Explore Mount St. Helens is a DVD that is part of a great series for kids. It shows how our earth really does support the biblical account. Some of the formations at Mount St. Helens formed in a matter of hours or days when evolutionists would have said they would take millions of years. (There is an entire series of these DVDs are are quite well done if you are interested.) (On Amazon, you can find the DVD here.)
N is for Noah is a spiral picture book about Noah’s flood. The spiral format allows the reader to hold up the picture to a number of children while reading the content on the back of the page at the same time. (I have all three books from this series.) Here’s N is for Noah on Amazon.
Noah’s Ark: Thinking Outside the Box is a book geared for older children and adults. While a beautifully-illustrated book, the text is aimed at older readers with the latest research and information on answers to lots of different questions about the Ark and the Flood. Noah’s Ark: Thinking Outside the Box is also available on Amazon.
Natural Section is not the same thing as the Theory of Evolution in the sense that species lose genetic material in a region (change over time), but the species don’t turn into other species (molecules-to-man evolution).
General Resources for Studying Young Earth/Creation:
Answers magazine is packed with great information and a variety of topics. There is always a kid’s magazine in the center of the regular magazine that our children love (they like the adult magazine too). The next issue is about Mount St. Helens. With this upcoming topic in CC, I’m excited for more reading about that catastrophe. We have been getting this magazine for years and love every issue.
Answers in Genesis’s website has many free videos and articles as well as a number of resources for sale. If you have questions about origins topics, this is a great place to start.
Answers in Genesis’s kids section has a number of great answers for kids as well as activities and videos.
Institute for Creation Research is another great site with its own resources as well. Some of their articles are more technical than AiG’s site.
We shared a number of great resources in this post, but please remember that the greatest resource is the Bible, the only book written by an Author who was there.
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