Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Dragons: Legends & Lore of Dinosaurs Book Review





Dragons: Legends and Lore of Dinosaurs
Dragons: Legends and Lore of Dinosaurs 
Dragons: Legends and Lore of Dinosaurs   is an interactive book with multi-page layouts, lift-the-flaps, and informational envelopes that begins with the history of Dragon lore and legends and moves on to the proof of Dragon existence from real-life witness accounts and scriptural references.

Ancient peoples have recorded similar creatures in picture form from ancient artifact art to petroglyphs.

Men from Roman Philosopher and Statesman, Marcus Cicero (45 BC) to a 17th Century Jesuit, Athansius Kircher, have give written accounts of these creatures as well.

Within these pages, you'll discover:

* A first hand account of a flying serpent killed in the Huachuca desert in 1890.

* The discovery of a long muzzled, spiky thorned dinosaur fossil called Dragorex Hogwartsia

* That the original biblical Hebrew text included the word "tannin" (land or seas monsters or serpents);  in Greek, "drakon" was used.

*  Specifically where scripture talks about Dragons

From the book:
"Removing supernatural events and sticking to clearly defined accounts and historical records, there is a logical explanation for the worldwide prevalence of dragon legends.  Like dragons, Noah's flood is supported as a historical event by the many flood legends found in almost every culture in the world"

The late Dr. Henry Morris (Institute for Creation Research) is quoted as saying "All ancient nations regarded dragons as real animals, frequently encountered by humans."

This is a very informative book which breaks down legend and lore as opposed to scientific fact WITH scriptural evidence to back it up.

Though this was an enjoyable and educational read for my children (ages 12,9 and 7)  there were some pictures that had a "Dungeons and Dragons" flavor that they did not like.

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

4 comments:

  1. Hmm this may be a book for our family. My son is all about dinosaurs right now but all of the books we can find on them say dinosaurs live hundreds of millions of years ago. Baloney :)

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  2. Thanks for dropping by! I'm sure your son will enjoy this book!!!!

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  3. Oh Lisa!
    Just popping in again to say thank you so much for your encouraging comment on my blog. I know that children do things at their own pace... I just need to stop comparing mine to others. Hence one of the reasons I am a homeschooler:)

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  4. Thanks for this information. I think we're going to check this out too. We've got a dragon-crazy little guy (thanks to Hiccup the Viking!) and some facts and scripture would make ME feel good as well as meeting their excitement "need". Thanks for the heads up on the pictures too!

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