It Couldn't Just Happen by Lawrence O. Richards
Did the Earth begin with a "Big Bang" cosmic explosion?
Does science contradict the Bible?
What happened to the dinosaurs?
Did we evolve from apes?
These are just a few of the questions that are explored in It Couldn't Just Happen: Knowing the Truth about God's Awesome Creation. The book is touted as a children's book but is incredibly interesting for adults. Richards looks at Earth as a planet in our universe, then goes on to talk about how life began, evidence we can find from living things, humans in God's image and, lastly, how we got the Bible. He gives convincing scientific evidence to make the reader question what you learned in school. On the flip side, the book does not preach Creation to you. It presents facts and scientific discoveries from both sides of the argument and lets the reader decide for him or herself what to believe.
Each chapter also ends with discussion questions and ideas for further research.
There are also wonderful color pictures all throughout the book.
This book would be an excellent home addition to any school curriculum - home school, private or public school. I will say that this book is a little advanced for my children. It will hold Julie's attention (age 8) but she still can't understand all the things in it. It really doesn't hold David's attention (age 6) at all. I really enjoyed reading it and found it very interesting. However, if you are buying it for your children, I would wait until they are closer to 10 to get it.
I give the book 5 out of 5 stars.