At the end of last week, I saw the first copies of two of our Answers Book for Kids series that is being published by creation publisher Master Books. AiG staff member Cindy Malott and I spent many hours working on these two publications (the next two are still being worked on).
Our New Answers Books 1 and 2 for teens and adults have been so popular (Answers Book 1 being the biggest-selling and most-read creation apologetics book in the world) that our publisher came up with the idea for an Answers Book series for kids. It was a fun project to work on—and after seeing the first two books, I believe they will fly off the shelves! They were a real hit at the Christian booksellers convention in the USA recently, and as a result, the kids Answers books will appear in Christian bookstores in a number of countries around the world.
The AiG online bookstore states this about these two brand new books:
Kids are never short of questions—and now there are answers to some of their most difficult ones regarding the Bible and faith! The story of Creation and the Garden of Eden are familiar ones. But they also present a wonderful opportunity to share important biblical truths with eagerly questioning minds through answers that even the youngest believer can understand.
In Volume 1—22 questions on Creation and the Fall—children will get answers to:
- How did God create everything from nothing?
- Why was the first person that God created a boy?
- Why did God have Adam name the animals?
- The serpent talked to Eve, so why can’t snakes talk today?
In Volume 2—22 questions on Dinosaurs and the Flood of Noah:
Dinosaurs are fascinating creatures that kids simply adore, and even the youngest believer can recite the biblical account of Noah and his Ark. Now discover how to answer some of kids’ most interesting questions about dinosaurs and Noah’s Ark like:
- How did all the dinosaurs fit on the Ark?
- How did Noah keep the animals on the Ark from eating each other and his family?
- Where did all the water go after the Flood?
- Why aren’t there fossils of humans from Noah’s Flood?
Answers are important. If children aren’t given answers to their questions about the Bible and the history it reveals, they cannot defend their faith against a fallen world. The Answers Book for Kids series is a unique collection from Ken Ham (with Cindy Malott) and the creative team at Answers in Genesis that meets this need.
The first stock of the Answers Book for Kids arrive in the AiG warehouse today (Monday, July 27)! You can order these from the AiG online store or U.S. residents can call our customer service department at 1-800-778-3390.
ANOTHER SET OF “BLACK” AND “WHITE” TWINS
On July 17, an interesting news item reported on another set of “black” and “white” twins. I put “black” and “white” in quotes, because people are all basically the same color—just varying amounts of the color (the main pigment being melanin). One news item reported: “Twins with different skin colors—one black and the other white—have been born in Berlin, Germany.”
You can read the entire article at: Two in a Million: Twins Born—One Black, One White.
If you want to understand how such a thing could occur and be explained if we are all descendants of Adam and Eve, then I encourage you to purchase a copy of Darwin’s Plantation, authored by African American pastor and Bible college president, Dr. Charles Ware, and myself. This book was only released last year and is already into its second printing. You can obtain this book from AiG’s online bookstore.
TEACHER USING AiG MATERIAL
We receive many email testimonies at AiG each week—here is a recent one that excites me because one teacher will, over many years, influence the lives of many many children:
I will be teaching 6th–12th grade Science at a Christian school this 2008–2009 school year. I have spent the whole summer studying Creation and Evolution so I’ll be prepared to teach this year. I visited the Creation Museum July 2008. It was fascinating! I bought over $200.00 in material for this coming school year and signed up for APO 111 [AiG’s online creation apologetics course]. I am excited about what God is doing! I am tired of Christians being intimidated by the secular school system. I went to the public school system from kindergarten through graduation. I was constantly bombarded with evolution and the age of the earth and universe being millions of years old. Many ideas that I was taught from Darwin I thought was the dumbest thing I ever heard. I looked at all of creation and saw a magnificent Creator who surpassed any artist ever born.
FROM CAMEROON, AFRICA
A couple of weeks ago, a pastor from Cameroon (in Africa) visited AiG/the Creation Museum. I had a couple of photographs taken with Pastor Olinga but had to wait to get the correct information about him before I could post this on my blog. The American pastor who hosted this pastor wrote to me:
Recently our international conference (Conservative Grace Brethren Churches, International) met in Fort Mitchell and while there, we took a tour of the Creation Museum. One word sums it up for me: Spectacular! Thanks for an amazing job of communicating the early age of the earth and the Genesis record! God bless you.
While at the museum Pastor Raymond Olinga (an African paraplegic—with no use of his legs) and I met [Ken]. Pastor Raymond is the senior pastor of the Keyon Grace Brethren Church in Oku, Cameroon, Africa. He is also the director of our practorium (seminary-level training in a local church setting) ministries in Cameroon. Pastor Raymond graduated from the Cameroon Biblical Seminary in Mfomakap, Cameroon with a ThM. He speaks English and French fluently; French and Bulou are his native languages. He has been translating Dr. Whitcomb’s seminary courses into French for a number of years. He has nine years’ pastoral experience and has been teaching seminary level for eight years. He is a remarkable man and is invaluable to our work in the Cameroon and the rest of Africa.
I have included two photographs taken of Pastor Olinga and his wife with me.
ANSWERS MAGAZINE AND NEW ANSWERS BOOKS A REAL HIT!
I arrived back Sunday afternoon from the Colorado conference I spoke at on Saturday. It was exciting to see so many of the 1500 or so attendees obtain subscriptions to Answers magazine and also purchase a lot of resources—the New Answers Books 1 and 2 being a real hit! Answers magazine and Answers Books 1 and 2 continue to maintain their place in AiG’s top 15 sellers. We are finding more people than ever are eager to subscribe to Answers—so make sure you do. You can subscribe through AiG’s website. You can also obtain these resources by calling AiG’s customer service department at 1-800-778-3390.
Thanks for stopping by and thanks for praying,