Ham, Ken and Karen Hansel. Charlie and Trike in the Grand Canyon Adventure. Green Forest: Master Books, 2010. 23 pp. $15.99. Purchase at Amazon for $11.51 or less!
We all know of the Grand Canyon. We all are filled with wonder and amazement at its vastness and depth. We all have questions about how it was formed. Was it millions of years as scientists believe or was it due to on cataclysmic even like the Great Flood found in Genesis 6-8? Noted Creation scientist Ken Ham offers an introduction for children to a biblical account of how the Grand Canyon was formed.
Charlie, a curious little monkey who does not understand the Bible and Trike, a biblically wise triceratops visit the Grand Canyon one day. Along their journey on this particular day, the reader will learn that the Bible can be trusted as an authoritative book in all that it says. You will witness rescues, forgiveness, and discovery. You will find fossils as well as scientific explanations about where the Grand Canyon came from that makes sense.
Obviously, there are many who disagree with the Bible’s account of creation, and that is the main reason behind Ken Ham’s ministry. This little adventure book for children introduces a biblical foundation for the child’s mind for not just the formation of the Grand Canyon, but for the creation of life itself.
Speaking as one who used to be a theistic evolutionist (light on the theism), and one who loves geology and the earth sciences still to this day, I found Ham’s explanations to be sound both scientifically and biblically. More importantly, Ken Ham points the reader to Christ throughout this short book.
If you have children, then you will love this book. The little flaps and interactive notes along the way only add to the child’s curiosity of God’s creation. Many parents do not know where to begin in attempting to explain God’s creation from a biblical perspective since most were raised given an evolutionist-bent, scientific explanation. Thankfully, Ken Ham has already done the hard work. All that needs to be done now is to purchase these resources and read them with your children. In many cases, the parents will be learning as much as the children!