Books may have a slightly dented corner.
One Big Family tells the true story of our human origins and the very first family-Adam and Eve. In the process it will help unwind many of the things that children hear and see via evolutionary stories on TV or even through their education. It’s fun and beautifully illustrated and tackles such issues as:
Where Did We All Come From?
Why Do People Look Different From One Another?
Where Did Different Languages And People Groups Come From?
How Sin Distorts God’s Creation
How God acted upon sin
How God redeemed His human family
By correctly understanding our past, we can have a correct view of the present world. People did not evolve from ape-like creatures millions of years ago.
The Bible’s true account of history, that all people everywhere are closely related, and are made in the image of their Creator is one of the most heartwarming and affirming messages than any person can hear.
“The sooner that young children start to grasp the reality, and the positive social power, of the Bible’s big picture of history, the better. One Big Family, with its eye-catching, fun illustrations and child friendly text, utilizes the extensive experience of Gary and Frances Bates in bringing the ‘big picture’ of Genesis creation to all ages, especially where it concerns our one human family.” – Dr. Carl Weiland
This book is very insulting to white people. It states that we are all brown but some have lost pigmentation over time…that blue eyes are not really blue but just brown eyes that have lost pigmentation. I’m all about treating everyone equally, but don’t put down one group of people down in order to elevate another.
Kally Horn –
This book is not saying that any group of people are better. The point is that genetically, blue eyes are due to a mutation which reduces the amount of melanin produced in the eye tissue. It is not about evolving one way or another. This is a trait that has been passed down, and in some locations can be traced back to specific individuals introducing this variation to the gene pool. This is science, not racism. The material is presented well, in a way all ages will appreciate.