It doesn’t matter where we go, the theory of evolution seems inescapable – especially when you’re talking about dinosaurs.
The museum, picture books, school, movies, cartoons, and even Pinterest worksheets – all tell our kids that the world was created by accident, it’s billions of years old, and they are descendants of animals. But I want my kids to take joy in the truth – that a loving God created them and all the animals not so very long ago for a unique and special purpose.
So, if you’re finding yourself in the same boat – constantly having to filter “authoritative” voices in your children’s lives – then take heart, Mom! After doing some digging, I’ve found some evolution-free resources on dinosaurs.
You’re gonna love these for a lot of reasons!
Publisher’s Description: “Peek inside a dinosaur egg, discover what dinosaurs really ate, and learn how dinosaur tracks are made – all in this awesomely-illustrated book! Dinosaurs for Kids shares the unique world of dinosaurs and their true history like never before as you …Within these pages kids will uncover the facts about dinosaur history from the Creation to recent discoveries. Let Ken Ham take you on a journey through time to explore these awesome wonders of God’s design. From where dinosaurs lived to what scientists assume they know about these great creatures, dinosaurs have never been this exciting, revealing, and simply amazing!”
Why I love this book: It’s so cool! The graphics are amazing. Plus, the information presented by the author is both factual and interesting – all shared from a biblical point of view. My four-year-old’s loved it.
Publisher’s Description: “Every legend is said to include some grain of truth, and for years co-author Dave Woetzel has sought to separate fact from fiction as he explores mysteries related to dinosaurs, mankind’s history, and the biblical time-line. Teaming with artist and designer Richard Dobbs, the two have created a visual archive of expeditions and intriguing clues to explore, all of which highlight the connection to the authority and reliability of Scripture.”
Why I love this book: In his intro, author Dave Woetzel says one of his goals is to “reclaim the terrible lizards to the glory of or incredible Creator.” To achieve this, Woetzel has gathered biblical, historical, artistic, fossil and cryptozoological evidence that the dinosaurs and man co-existed. So, even though Chronicles of Dinosauria is full of facts and research, it reads like a hands-on field global expedition. Plus, the author doesn’t shy away from talking about the Loch Ness monster, dragons, and many more subjects to which curious little minds are often drawn.
Note to moms: This book is better suited for older children (6+). My four-year-old’s loved looking at the pictures but didn’t sit still for all the information. But it’s a great tool to add to your library! I bought the hard-copy, but there is also an interactive e-book version for the ipad. You can find out more about the author at www.genesispark.com
Publisher’s description: “Explore the links between dragon myths and the reality of dinosaurs through vivid illustrations, interactive pages, and fascinating insights! Re-visit history as you trace the tracks of these creatures throughout cultures in Asia, the Americas, Europe, and more, learning the facts, and revealing the fallacies of dragons. Whether battling saints or terrorizing medieval castles, these creatures provide a fascinating link to man’s earliest history, as well as a shadowy mystery now found only in the pages of ancient texts.”
What I love about this book: The book is crazy cool and very interactive. Each page has folded flaps and pop-outs that invite little hands to open and explore. I love how Dragons: Legends & Lore of Dinosaurs unifies historical and contemporary research findings on dragons and gives biblical explanations for similarities that occur between cultures. Also cool is the author’s insightful addition of different biblical commentary on these magnificent beasts! Kids get to hear what people like John Calvin thought about dragons!
Bodie Hodge and Laura Welch are also two of the authors behind the Big Book of History (which is also on my Amazon wish list!)
What resources written from a biblical worldview do you enjoy with your kids? Share your ideas in the comments!
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