Friday, November 12, 2010

If Animals Could Talk Book Review

If Animals Could Talk - Creation Science
If Animals Could Talk - Creation Science

This has been a busy month for Creation Science for this blogger.  So far, we've journeyed through a selection for my toddler, one for my elementary aged kids and now one for my middle schooler (though all ages can benefit from the information in this book).

If Animals Could Talk is a collection of members from the animal kingdom that showcases their unique design by their Creator.  It is not a dry list of facts, but written from the animal's point of view in a humorous conversational tone which invites the reader to think about questions posed and ponder their answers.

You'll learn more about the Field Sparrow, Whales, Platypus, Swallow, Glowworm (also called Lightning Bug), Dragonfly, Human Eye, Earthworm, E. Coli and Golden Plover.  You'll also learn what makes them so unique and  how God created them perfectly for their purpose and ultimately speak praise for their Creator.

Did you know:

****that certain whales have tongues so heavy that they weigh as much as two fully grown horses?

****that during the glow worms' (lightning bug) production of bioluminescence, no heat is generated at all!

****that an earthworm can produce more than 220 pounds of humus in a 24-hour period.

****that an e coli bacterium has 6 rotating electric motors and produces a voltage of 0.2 V

In showing how creation points to an Intelligent Creator and ultimately how this affects us individually, authors Gitt and Vanheiden write:

"We would like to take this opportunity to add a few comments to our book.  We, an information scientist and a physics graduate both believe in the living God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.  We want to show, with the aid of these stories, that it's neither boring nor antiquated to believe in God; nor is it necessary to give up your intellect or inquisitiveness.  On the contrary, many things become clearer and more sensible when viewed from the Bible's perspective.  It can even help to bring about positive results in scientific works.

My sons aged 9 and 12 enjoyed reading this book together.  Plenty of  'oh's' and 'ah's' coming from their room while they read.  Many times they brought the book to me at the discovery of something they felt was truly unique.  Though not an animal enthusiast, my 7th grader did enjoy learning fascinating facts.  It helped him to better understand Intelligent Design.  I know we all learned quite a bit from this book!

I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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