Reviewed By: Janice D. Green
Jay Schabacker has collected and shared a wealth of fascinating facts and beautiful photographs that support the concept of purposeful and intelligent design – which also complement the Genesis account of creation. The material is arranged according to the days of creation.
Purposeful Design would be highly appropriate as a coffee table book. It would be a great discussion starter with friends and neighbors. Although the language might be over the heads of younger children, the pictures will capture their attention and parents who have already read the material can discuss the pictures with their children bringing it down to their level and helping them to see God’s hand at work in the world around them. I could also see this book as a useful supplement to a Sunday school teacher or Bible study leader who is teaching about creation.
What do I like most about this book? The great wealth of information and the beautiful pictures.
What do I like least about this book? There is only one place where I feel the book may depart from the Scriptures. Many Bible scholars insist that it did not rain before the flood of Noah’s time. This author treats the concept of separating the waters as if it were a matter of creating clouds to rain on the earth. I have no hard and fast opinion on this either way, I simply state the way it has been presented in the book. There are so many other wonderful pages that offset this minor issue.
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