The Case for a Creator for Kids, Updated and Expanded

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You meet skeptics every day. They ask questions like:
Are your science teachers wrong?
Did God create the universe?
Is the Big Bang theory true?

Here’s a book written in kid-friendly language that gives you all the answers.

Packed full of well-researched, reliable, and eye-opening investigations of some of ...

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Overview

You meet skeptics every day. They ask questions like:
Are your science teachers wrong?
Did God create the universe?
Is the Big Bang theory true?

Here’s a book written in kid-friendly language that gives you all the answers.

Packed full of well-researched, reliable, and eye-opening investigations of some of the biggest questions, Case for a Creator for Kids uses up-to-date scientific research to strengthen your faith in God’s creation.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780310719922
  • Publisher: Zonderkidz
  • Publication date: 5/25/2010
  • Series: Case for... Series for Kids Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 319,901
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Lee Strobel was the award-winning legal editor of The Chicago Tribune and is the best-selling author of The Case for Faith, The Case for Christ, and The Case for a Creator, all of which have been made into documentaries by Lionsgate. With a journalism degree from the University of Missouri and a Master of Studies in Law degree from Yale, Lee wrote 3 Gold Medallion winners and the 2005 Book of the Year with Gary Poole. He and his wife live in Colorado. Visit Lee's website at: 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.

Robert Elmer lives in the Seattle area with his wife and their little white dog, Farragut, who is named for the famous admiral. He is the author of over fifty books, most of them for younger readers (but some for grown-ups, as well). He enjoys sailing in the San Juan Islands, exploring the Pacific Northwest with his wife, and spending time with their three kids – along with a growing number of little grandkids.

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Who Can You Believe? 7

Part 1 Case for a Creator

1 Piecing Together the Puzzle 15

2 A Big Bang Beginning 25

3 Putting Kalam to the Test 35

4 Hitting the Cosmic Lottery 47

5 Mousetraps and Assembly Instructions 65

6 Is this your Final Answer? 77

Part 2 Off my Case

7 Happy Fourthday to you 93

8 Take me out to the Derby 101

9 Double-Spaced 109

10 My Favorite Maestro 119

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First Chapter

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®. NIrV®. Copyright © 1995, 1996, 1998 by International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan. All rights reserved.
Scripture quotations marked NIV are from the Holy Bible, New International Version
®. NIV®. Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984 by International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan. All rights reserved.
All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means — electronic, mechanical,
photocopy, recording, or any other — except for brief quotations in printed reviews, without the prior permission of the publisher.
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 thanhaving 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!
Q4U:
What do you like or dislike about science? What kinds of science subjects have you enjoyed studying most?

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