Thursday, December 19, 2013

Book Review: The New Answers Book 4

Ken Ham, the president and CEO of Answers in Genesis along with 22 other contributing authors have compiled "The New Answers Book 4" the latest installment in the Answers Series.  It contains, in much depth, over 30 questions and answers on creation/evolution and the Bible.

When I first noticed the over 400 page pdf….I felt a bit overwhelmed as I thumbed through the book.  This is by no means an easy read but once I started, I found it completely engaging.  With chapters addressing "What did the reformers believe about the age of the Earth?" (pg. 101) and "What are the tactics of the new Atheists?" it managed to capture my attention and interest.

This book came at just the right time. My husband and I host a weekly Bible study in which there are two extremely inquisitive boys.  They have asked me questions on topics such as the existence of dragons (pg. 27), evolution, etc.  This book served as a great reference to present Biblical answers to their questions.

I commend the authors for maintaining an emphasis on Biblical authority.  Many sources are cited and there are numerous footnotes whereas the reader can conduct further research at their own leisure.

The most enjoyable portion for me was Bodie Hodge's, "Dear Atheists…"  I found it to be direct and to the point addressing the many misconceptions of the atheistic evolutionary views.

On a minor note, there were quite a few charts, graphs and figures that were obviously listed in the book but somehow did not appear on the pdf. I received.  Other than that, I surprisingly enjoyed this book and it will surely serve as a reference in the future.

I received a complimentary copy of the above mentioned book, which was published by Master Books, 
a division of New Leaf Publishing Group, in exchange for my honest and unbiased review.