Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Chronicles of Dinosauria by Dave Woetzel
Do you ever wonder about the Bible and dinosaurs? Does it talk about dinosaurs? Where did the fossils come from? This book, Chronicles of Dinosauria by Dave Woetzel gives answers and evidences for these and many related questions. He has traveled all over the world to many different places and learned many legends/stories and seen many artifacts which he uses as proofs to strengthen the Biblical account of the world. The flood, dinosaurs living as contemporaries to humans, even the persistance of dinosaurs/dragons in some form up to near history.
Different chapter titles relate the subject matter covered: The Creation and the Dinosaurs; The Flood and the Dinosaurs; Fossil Evidence of Dinosaurs and Man; Historical Evidence of Dinosaurs and Man; Artistic Evidence of Dinosaurs and Man; Cryptozoology Evidence of Dinosaurs and Man; Biblical Evidence of Dinosaurs and Man; Apologetics and Conclusion.
Each chapter is pretty short, the pages set up like a scrapbook of sorts. Text and photos as well as eye-catching illustrations by Richard Dobbs. As I read it (understand that I already hold the view that the Bible is Truth from God) it made great sense to me and was a nice full picture of a Biblical view of dinosaurs. I really appreciated all the different aspects of societies that he included as relating to these creatures.
The book was very interesting to me. This year as I homeschooled my kids, one of the books we read together was Dinosaurs of Eden by Ken Ham. This book reminded me of that one, but in a much expanded way. I plan to use this book in our homeschool as well.
Here's a short video about the book:
I did enjoy this book. It's very nicely illustrated and written. I enjoyed the content and the proofs from around the world. Some of the information I was familiar with, some I was not. I was/am a little skeptical about the cryptozoology section, especially since I live where one of those legendary creatures which was highlighted in the book is thought to dwell; we usually laugh it off as an impossibility, though the author of this book seems to think it could possibly exist :) Nevertheless, I find it a valuable book, whether for use in homeschooling or other family/personal reading. I'd recommend it.
I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review. I was not required to write a positive review.
Posted by Sheila at 7:46 PM