This book fills a critical need for sound science about dinosaurs from a biblical viewpoint, focusing on the five major dinosaur groups. Dinosaurs are in the news every day, as well as viewed in museums and on science channels. Unfortunately, these portrayals always push an evolutionary agenda. This book counters those arguments with solid, accurate, and biblically-based science:
Explains the latest findings in dinosaur biology, behavior, extinction, and more
Covers the complete spectrum of dinosaur-related topics, from the earliest dinosaur discoveries to debate over why they went extinct
Provides a visually stunning, dynamic exploration into the history of dinosaurs through the most current discoveries few have seen before!
Because of secular books and television shows, many Christians have struggled to explain how dinosaurs fit in the biblical timeline. The word “dinosaur” is not found in the Bible, which has caused some well-meaning Christians to turn to secular science for explanations, including more speculation than actual fact. Unfortunately, this misdirection has caused many people to lose faith in the Bible, especially the young generation. This book will restore faith in the Word of God as it connects the Bible with science. Read and discover how dinosaurs are part of God’s creative glory!
This is a beautiful book, filled with gorgeous pictures, illustrations, and diagrams, all devoted to filling the need for a scientific study on dinosaurs from a biblical viewpoint. Dr. Clarey provides sound guidance as he examines popular theories related to dinosaurs, stating in the preface that "all theories and hypotheses, no matter how popular, should be questioned, keeping in mind that popularity doesn't make it true." Although he is preaching to the choir with me as a reader, he reinforces the fact that one does not need to find a compromise between the Bible and actual science (that which is observable, testable, repeatable), but that anything related to history, evolution, and origins cannot be observed; we can make interpretations of the evidence, but without witnessing dinosaur nesting habits, for example, we cannot be dogmatic about what actually happened.
There is a high degree of emphasis on the biblical record throughout, not that I would expect anything less from a member of the ICR staff. The information is correlated well with the subjects addressed and provides an excellent framework for the Christian wanting to study dinosaurs without having to discount the typical evolutionary mindset that accompanies the topic.
While I greatly appreciated the content of this book, the price tag for the print version is high enough that I would have been hard-pressed to purchase it for myself. Maybe that is partly because I still remember being able to pick up decent-sized paperback novels for about $5 new. This book is printed in full-color with glossy pages, which adds a lot to the look and feel of the book. All that being said, is the book worth adding to your shelf? Certainly! But some families may find looking for a sale or bundle price would make the purchase more palatable to the pocketbook.
All in all, I would give this book a 5/5 rating.
Note: I received a free copy of this book through Cross Focused Reviews in exchange for my fair and honest appraisal. I was not obligated to provide a favorable review. (Posted on 3/26/2016)