The Amazing Story of Creation from Science and the Bible
|Author||Duane T. Gish|
|Illustrator||Earl & Bonnie Snellenberger|
|Subject||Science and the Bible|
|Publisher||Institute for Creation Research|
The Amazing Story of Creation from Science and the Bible by Duane T. Gish. El Cajon, CA : Institute for Creation Research, c1990. 112 p. : ill., photos ; 29 cm. Includes glossary and index.
This book is dedicated to my three wonderful grandsons, Alex and Ben Slaughter, and Carson Gish.
About the Author
Dr. Duane Gish is a man who, in addition to his accomplishments as a speaker and writer, is known by many as the foremost creationist debater in the world today. He has logged literally hundreds of thousands of miles in order to bring the truth of creation to adults and children alike.
Dr. Gish's travels have taken him to virtually every state in the continental U.S. and into 25 foreign countries, including the Soviet Union.
His book, Dinosaurs: Those Terrible Lizards, was published when there was very little creationist literature available for children. Evolution: The Challenge of the Fossil Record is the book God has used in the lives of many to lay aside, once and for all, the fallacious ape-man theory.
Dr. Gish received his Ph.D. in biochemistry in 1953 from the University of California, Berkeley. He has held key positions at Berkeley, Cornell University Medical College, and The Upjohn Company, where he collaborated with former Nobel Prize winners in various projects. His interest in the creation/evolution issue grew until, in 1971, he left The Upjohn Company to join the faculty at the newly established (1970) Christian Heritage College and its research division. In 1972, the latter changed its name to the Institute for Creation Research, and Dr. Gish has served as Associate Director and Vice President since that time.
Dr. Gish is listed in AMERICAN MEN OF SCIENCE and WHO'S WHO IN THE WEST. He is a member of the American Chemical Society, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and is a Fellow of the American Institute of Chemists.
"Remember now thy Creator in the days of thy youth." This wise advice was given long ago by King Solomon, of whom it was said that "all the earth sought to Solomon, to hear his wisdom, which God had put in his heart" (I Kings 10:24). Even more significant is the fact that God included it in the Bible (Ecclesiastes 12:1), so that it actually is a command of God.
If possible, it is more important today than even in Solomon's time for young people to learn about their Creator while they are still young. Most of our public schools, as well as most media today, promote the idea that all things have happened by a slow, chance process of evolution.
But this is not true at all. God specially created the world and all the different kinds of plants and animals. Most importantly of all, He created the first man and woman (Adam and Eve) directly, not by a long process of evolution from an ape-like ancestor, but simply by His own power. He has even created an eternal &oul for each one of us, because He loves us and has a special purpose for each of us in this world.
This truth of special creation is plainly taught in God's Word, the Bible. It is also clearly taught in the creation itself, and in all the scientific facts which have been discovered about the creation by scientists. The author of this book, Dr. Duane Gish, is himself a renowned scientist who has been studying these evidences for many years, and has spoken to many audiences about them—not only to young people, but to large groups of scientists and other adults as well. Now he wants to share some of his lecture materials with young people everywhere through this fascinating, beautifully illustrated book.
Dr. Gish is not only a distinguished scientist, but also a gracious Christian gentleman. He loves children and young people and earnestly wants to help them come to know and follow their Creator and Savior. The talented artists who have prepared many beautiful illustrations for the book, Earl and Bonnie Snellenberger, have the same desire. So do all of us here at the Institute for Creation Research and at Master Books.
The Amazing Story of Creation not only explains many of the wonderful evidences for creation, but also encourages our hearts and minds to worship our Creator and believe His Word. Then—some day, when He comes again—we can all join in the heavenly song: "Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honor and power: For Thou hast created all things, and for Thy pleasure they are and were created" (Revelation 4:11).
Henry M. Morris
San Diego, California
In six days, God created the world and all therein! He has woven into His creation undeniable evidence that He alone is the author and sustainer of life. From dinosaurs to DNA, the story of creation is truly AMAZING! The evidence of creation presented here is entertaining, educational and easy to understand. At times, it presents a humorous look at the predicament in which evolution finds itself trying to explain that which only God can do.
Table of Contents
- Chapter 1. Who Made the Stars?
- Chapter 2. The Creation of the Earth
- Chapter 3. Plants and Flowers, and Many Other Beautiful Things
- Chapter 4. Life in the Sea--the Creation of Fishes, Whales, and Many Other Things
- Chapter 5. Animals for the Land and the Air
- Chapter 6. What About Dinosaurs--Those Terrible Lizards?
- Chapter 7. Did We Come From Adam or the Apes?
- Chapter 8. Testimonies to God's Marvelous Creation
- Illustration Credits