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New Leaf Publishing: Six Days by Ken Ham #grow4christ

on January 24, 2014

About the Book:

Today, most Bible colleges, seminaries, K-12 Christian schools, and now even parts of the homeschool movement do not accept the first eleven chapters of Genesis as literal history. They try to fit the supposed billions of years into Genesis, and some teach evolution as fact. Our churches are largely following suit.

Ken Ham, international speaker and author on biblical authority, examines how compromise starting in Genesis, particularly in regard to the six days of creation and the earth’s age, have filtered down from the Bible colleges and seminaries to pastors—and finally to parents and their children.

You may purchase your copy at Master Books, a division of New Leaf Publishing Group, for $13.99.

Find out more about Ken Ham by visiting Master Books – you can also find his website, Answers in Genesis.

My Opinion:

Once again Ken Ham has taken the scientific and church world by storm in his new book Six Days which details why the church is declining because of the absence of it’s belief in Genesis 1 through 11 being a literal, historical science text.  I’ve read other books like The Lie, which was a bit more technical than this one and I appreciated the lay man’s approach in this book because sometimes as a busy mom I need something simple and straight forward.  While at first I was worried I may be reading some of the same material given in the other books I was pleasantly surprised that there was new information and also the same information given in a way that this book could also be read by a 13 year old and understand it.

As a Christian sometimes it’s hard to know how to answers some of the questions that come from those who don’t believe in a young earth, or that Genesis is a literal historical text or even that God exists – to them saying “the Bible says so” doesn’t work as a valid argument.  If you believe, as I do that Jesus came to earth, born of a virgin, died on a cross and rose again then one must have a foundation for that belief and even if Christ, Himself pointed back to Creation as outlined in Genesis shouldn’t we also look to Genesis in it’s literal sense to understand how the world was formed without the use of evolution or a big bang?  Ken Ham does an excellent job in explaining each of the theories that are becoming popular in the church today such as the day age theory, gap theory as well as how this break down of compromise is slowly killing the church.

If you’re not sure how to answers questions from skeptics or how to refute a fellow Christian’s belief in an old earth or that God used evolution to create the world then this book is for you.  If you’re a Christian (Ken Ham reitereates that he is not saying this is a salvation issue, which so often is said of him) and believe in an old earth or that God somehow used evolution (keep in mind that means sin and death were in the world BEFORE Adam and Eve) to create the world this book may just have you re-thinking what you believe about Creation.  This book is also for those skeptics who may no longer believe or never have believed in the Lord and it may just point you back to His Light and His Salvation and of course there will be those who use this book to make all Creationist into some kind of kooks, but that’s okay because the Truth can’t be destroyed.

You can read what others have to say by visiting the Link Up on the NLPG Blog.

(c) 2014, Sarah Bailey/Growing for Christ, All Rights Reserved, Unauthorized Duplication is a Violation of Applicable Laws

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