The five entities join together to create the world in seven days, but God's days are very different from our own. God also uses evolution as a tool for creating the world as He grows everything to be something better than what it was before. In From God to Man, the universe begins with the Big Bang and ends with the evolution of present-day man and woman in the forms of Adam and Eve.
God and his helpers take us through the early and disorderly times of the universe and lead us through the ages from the smallest creatures to live on the earth to the amphibians, insects, reptiles, birds, and mammals. Tommy Rusek's blend of creation and evolution, along with a touch of humor, gives a new perspective to how the universe could have been created.
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Although From God to Man by author Tommy F. Rusek is a book written for children, I believe adults will also enjoy reading it. The author, who takes pleasure in reading about the universe and the interactions of science and religion, effectively demonstrates this throughout the book. Whether one believes in evolution or creation, I believe they will enjoy the conversations between God and his archangels: Michael, Raphael, Gabriel, and Uriel as they create a new universe. Michael protects heaven and all of us from evil, Gabriel is God¿s messenger, Raphael is a healer, and Uriel is a guard. Since the time in the new universe is different from heaven, Uriel has a special watch that will show the passage of time in this soon-to-be new universe.
God tells the archangels that the job of creating this universe will require expert planning. They will need to take their time and use their skills. The author then takes his readers from the first day through the seventh day when God, at last, rests; He looks at the universe and sees that it is good.
The author successfully tells the story in an interesting way; there is serious planning, progression, and humorous comments. Everything moves along quite well from the first day through the fourth; however, the fifth day proves to offer a new challenge. The earth has progressed nicely with animals in the seas and on land, and God seems happy with the new world, now called Earth. God and the archangels leave for a short time to see how the plants and animals do on their own and, upon returning, Uriel¿s watch shows that thirteen billion six hundred and thirty five million years have passed since the creation of the new universe. When God suddenly stops talking and sheds a tear, the archangels are puzzled. What is wrong? God tells them that He knows that something is going to happen¿to change, and it does. He isn¿t referring to the usual progression that has been taking place; instead, God knows that a huge fiery rock or asteroid will crash into the new world. The earth and life will then need to renew itself with this new era bringing forth new animals to live according to His plan.
I don¿t want to go into too much detail regarding each day of creation since I want parents and prospective readers to buy the book, but I can honestly say it is a fascinating read. The book is well-written and enhanced by appropriate illustrations. Young children, teenagers, parents, and grandparents will find it fun to read as well as intriguing. Though it is a ¿what might have been¿ book of fiction, the eyes of readers will be glued to the pages as they watch the Chief Designer and His helpers complete their job. I highly recommend From God to Man; purchase a copy of the book today!