The Case for a Creator for Kids

The Case for a Creator for Kids

by Lee Strobel
     
 

You meet skeptics every day. They ask questions like:
Are your science teachers wrong? Is the Big Bang theory true? Or did God create the universe? Here's a book written in kid-friendly language to give you the answers.  See more details below

Overview

You meet skeptics every day. They ask questions like:
Are your science teachers wrong? Is the Big Bang theory true? Or did God create the universe? Here's a book written in kid-friendly language to give you the answers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780310711483
Publisher:
Zondervan
Publication date:
04/28/2006
Series:
Case for... Series for Kids Series
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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The Case for a Creator for Kids Copyright 2006 by Lee Strobel Illustrations copyright 2006 by The Zondervan Corporation Requests for information should be addressed to:
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49530
Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Applied for All Scripture quotations, unless otherwise noted, are taken from the Holy Bible: New International Reader's Version. NIr V. Copyright 1995, 1996, 1998 by International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan. All rights reserved.
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Editor: Kristen Tuinstra Cover Design: Sarah Jongsma and Holli Leegwater Interior Art Direction: Sarah Jongsma and Kristen Tuinstra Interior design: Sarah Jongsma Composition: Ruth Bandstra Illustrations: Dan Brawner Photography: Synergy Photographic Printed in the United States of America
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Introduction Who Ya Gonna Believe?
There you are sitting in science class at school. You're thinking. . .
Say, what are you thinking? What are your feelings about science in general? Not as cool as a sciencefiction movie? More fun than having a cavity drilled?
Your true answer is in there somewhere.
Either way, it's science class. And it's an interesting one today, because Mr. Axiom, the science teacher, is starting a new unit on how the world began. You hear something about a Big Bang, and how all the stuff that made up the entire universe was gummed up into one puny little wad before it blew up. And how that stuff is still exploding outward, as it has since the beginning.
The story line could use a few aliens and starships, but all in all, it's really pretty cool. The Big Bang doesn't sound too scientific, but again — pretty cool!
Science: what's observed in the way things happen.
Fast-forward a couple of days. Now you're in Sunday school. Mrs. Homily, the teacher, is starting a new unit on the first book of the Bible, called Genesis. She starts with the very first words of Genesis, 'In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.'
The kids are kind of nodding along, but you have a big question about all this. Why aren't Mrs. Homily and Mr. Axiom on the same page? They seem to have two completely different stories for the same subject.
Mr. Axiom says the universe came from a big explosion;
Mrs. Homily claims it came from God. Who's right and who's wrong?
What really bothers you the most is that Mr. Axiom,
the science guy, seems to make the best case for his claims. A humongous, long-ago explosion is a pretty wild story, to be honest, but he makes it believable. He gives numbers and details, and tells why the scientists came up with their ideas.
Evidence (EV-eh-dents): proof that something happened.
You've always liked Mrs. Homily. What's weird is that she's only telling you what your parents might have told you all your life: God made everything.
You've always liked church and gone along with the program. But you're not a little kid anymore. You're going to be a teenager soon. You're beginning to think things through for yourself. And you're noticing that neither Mrs. Homily nor anyone at church is too concerned about . . . well, the reasons and the evidence for what they're teaching you. Not as much as in science class.
For example, you see a baseball lying in a pile of broken glass next to a window. That's your evidence that the baseball broke the window. Better hope that baseball isn't yours!
Q4 U:
What do you like or dislike about science? What kinds of science subjects have you enjoyed studying most?

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Meet the Author

Lee Strobel tiene una licenciatura en periodismo de la Universidad de Missouri y una maestria en estudio de leyes de la Universidad Yale. Fue el galardonado editor legal del periodico Chicago Tribune y esceptico espiritual hasta el ano 1981. Es autor de exitos de ventas del New York Times de casi veinte libros y ha sido entrevistado por numerosos programas nacionales de television, incluyendo 20/20 de la cadena ABC, Fox News y CNN. Cuatro de sus libros han ganado el premio Medalla de oro y uno de ellos fue el ganador del premio Libro cristiano del ano 2005 (el cual escribio junto a Garry Poole). Lee sirvio como pastor de ensenanza en las Iglesias Willow Creek y Saddleback. Ademas, contribuye como editor y columnista de la revista 'Outreach'. el y su esposa, Leslie, residen en Colorado. Para mas informacion, visite: www.leestrobel.com

Rob Suggs has been involved in three successful children's Bibles as writer, illustrator, or both. He and his wife, Gayle, have two children and live in Atlanta, Georgia.

Rob Suggs participo en tres exitosas Biblias para ninos en calidad de escritor, ilustrador o ambas cosas. el y su esposa, Gayle, tienen dos hijos y residen en Atlanta, Georgia.

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