Case for a Creator for Kids [NOOK Book]

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Answers questions about creation that even adults struggle to answer. You meet skeptics every day. They ask questions like: Are your science teachers wrong? Is the Big Bang theory true? Did God create the universe? 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, The Case for the Creator for Kids uses up-to-date scientific research to ...
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Case for a Creator for Kids

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Overview

Answers questions about creation that even adults struggle to answer. You meet skeptics every day. They ask questions like: Are your science teachers wrong? Is the Big Bang theory true? Did God create the universe? 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, The Case for the 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: 9780310586906
  • Publisher: Zonderkidz
  • Publication date: 5/25/2010
  • Series: Case for... Series for Kids
  • Sold by: Zondervan Publishing
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 266,185
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • File size: 3 MB

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.

 

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Table of Contents

Introduction:
Who Ya Gonna Believe? 6
Chapter 1:
How Do You Fit the Pieces Together? 12
Chapter 2:
Did It All Start With a Big Bang? 22
Chapter 3:
Can You Put Kalam to the Test? 30
Chapter 4:
Did You Hit the Cosmic Lottery? 42
Chapter 5:
Could God Be the Intelligent Designer? 58
Chapter 6:
Is This Your Final Answer? 72

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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. NIr V. 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 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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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 9, 2014

    Excellent!

    This is a great book for kids to read and learn about the truth about the God Who created our earth! It is on a kids level and challenges them to answer questions and discover the answer for themselves.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 29, 2012

    A Great Tool for All Levels

    This book did wonders. I used it as a tool for helping my athiest friend see the light. She has niw been a Christian for over a year now and I believe this book served as a major help - all while cementing my faith as well. If the number of pages seem intimidating, try the dvd.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2011

    Fallacious arguments

    He claims to argue from an atheist point of view however when he discusses the matter at hand with the expert he does not make much of a challenge to the discussion. Such as discussions on evolution, they come to conclude that life could not have become as is without a creator. Ignoring that is not the realm of evolution at all. When they talk about 'complex' life they do not see any way they could have come about via natural selection. They do not bring up the dna evidence for the relationships of species.

    This is a man who is writing for people who believe or want to believe.

    1 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 12, 2011

    Junk

    Lee makes no new arguements for the case for god. Same old lame arguments.

    1 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 1, 2014

    Whether monotheistic or atheistic, you must read this book

    I went from a die hard atheist to a practicing non-denominatinonal christian with this book, it shothat science actually points TOWARDS a God! But also lets you make your own disicion,you will lov it, I promise!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 20, 2012

    Great Book

    I'm 14 and although I think that it is great that he wrote a student version this one is in no way too hard for anyone to understand... it is a great mix of writing styles and facts that is interesting and factually sound!

    I wasso excited to get and read this book!!!!!

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  • Posted January 27, 2012

    Highly recommended!

    While I have always been a believer, this book seals my belief in a Creator and the fact that 'accident' holds no water and that random evolution can no longer be assumed. The science is a little heavy for us 'non-science' types, but it is necessary to approach the topic that way. The book will be a confirmation for believers and a new light for non-believers. Well worth it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 25, 2012

    Great book!

    Love Lee Strobel. This book does not disappoint. Lots of information and resources . I liked it alot!

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  • Posted January 30, 2011

    Excellent reading

    This book explains the term "The TRUTH is out there" in a way that can not be wished away or ignored as fantacy. Evolutionists may want to avoid this book, your believs may be severly shaken.

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