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Thursday, June 20, 2013

How Do We Know God is Really There?- Book Review

How Do We Know God is Really There? is a delightful new book written by Melissa Cain Travis and published by Apologia that uses solid astronomical discoveries to provide evidence of a Creator in a way kids can understand.  Here's the official "blurb" from the Apologia website that probably does a much better job of describing it than I just did.

Thomas and his father escape to their backyard tree house most evenings to watch the night sky through a telescope. Thomas is dazzled by what he sees of God’s creation, but he has questions. “Dad, how do we know God is out there?” he asks one night. “I know the Bible says He’s there. But how do we really know that’s true?” Together, Thomas and his father begin to examine the cosmological evidence for God’s existence. This is the first in an exciting new series of picture books designed to introduce kids to important questions of the Christian faith in terms even pre-readers can understand. Read this aloud with your family, and you’ll come away knowing that “the heavens declare the glory of God and the skies proclaim the work of his hands.” (Psalm 19:1).

What we thought:  To say that my daughter asked me to read this book the minute it arrived at our house is no exaggeration.  We loved the illustrations, and the sweet ritual the boy and his dad share at the end of their day.  But even more than that, we really liked the way this book explains the existence of God based on scientific fact discovered by Edwin Hubble.  I'd share more, but that would be a spoiler ;-).  Suffice it to say, it's a great way to use science to explain to your kids that God really does exist.

You can purchase How Do We Know God is Really There? for $16 at Apologia's website.  To see what other members of Mosaic Reviews had to say, visit the Mosaic Reviews blog.

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