T is for T.Rex: Some of God’s Most Amazing Creatures from A to Z is a beautifully illustrated children’s book designed to help kids learn about dinosaurs in a fresh, fun and informative way. While they study the alphabet, T is for T.Rex endeavors to expose young minds to these “terrible lizards” and other fantastic animals from the fossil record from a biblical point of view.
Author Terry P. Beh is a Christian writer and editor, who has participated in numerous creation science dinosaur digs, serving as a dig supervisor on many of them. Terry’s “hands-on” experience excavating dinosaur bones has only confirmed his faith in God as the Creator of all things and in the biblical record of creation. In order to give parents an alternative to evolutionary explanations of these things, with T is for T.Rex he partnered with illustrator Dan Sorensen to tell “the other side of the story” in a captivating and compelling way.
While evolutionary science typically claims that dinosaurs went extinct 65 million years ago, T is for T.Rex presents them as being created by God just a few thousand years ago during Creation Week. And, contrary to the large doses of speculation, imagination and artistic license evolutionists commonly use to describe how these creatures lived, this book cites the Bible as the most faithful reference for what we can know about their behavior. Written from a young-earth creationist perspective, T is for T.Rex stresses the importance of God’s Word in interpreting the fossil evidence for these amazing creatures and points to Noah’s Flood as the key to understanding Earth’s geology and the fossils it contains.
Containing funny rhymes, humorous illustrations and factual information, T is for T.Rex is generally aimed at children between the ages of 5 and 12. However, adults will also enjoy reading this book—and are likely to learn some new facts about many of the most popular and not-so-popular “megafauna” (giant animals) from Earth’s history themselves. In a very real sense, T is for T.Rex could be called a children’s book for adults!
Through its creative combination of humor and facts, parents can build their child’s faith and have fun learning together as they read T is for T.Rex to their kids!
|Publisher:||Clouds of Light Publications|
|Product dimensions:||8.60(w) x 11.10(h) x 0.40(d)|
About the Author
Terry P. Beh is a professional writer/editor, who has worked primarily for Christian organizations for nearly 25 years. With a B.A. in English Literature and an M.A. in Professional Writing, his writing career began at Focus on the Family in 1988, where he became a Master Writer for ministry president James Dobson. In 1995 he joined the staff of Promise Keepers, where he worked in its Publications Dept. and then as Executive Writer for Bill McCartney. Since 2000 Terry has operated his own freelance writing business and currently operates Clouds of Light Publications, a book publishing company.
An avid outdoorsman and creationist, Terry’s particular area of interest in the natural world is paleontology (dinosaurs and fossils). Since 1999 he has participated in numerous creationist dinosaur digs and has served as a dig supervisor on many of them. In recent years he helped excavate two dinosaur skeletons in conjunction with the FACT creation ministry in Montana: a Thescelosaurus nearly 70% complete, and 50%-60% of a very large member of the ceratopsian family, which may be a new species. A number of his articles on dinosaurs and fossils have appeared in the Creation Research Society’s newsletter, Creation Matters.
With a life-long love of dinosaurs, which started when he was six or seven years old, Terry understands the fascination these creatures have for children and wants to use his God-given writing skills to turn kids away from evolution and toward our awesome Creator, Jesus Christ. Terry lives in Castle Rock, Colorado, with his wife Anne and children Christian and Amanda. He enjoys camping, hiking, rockhounding, fishing, outdoor photography and, of course, fossils.
What People are Saying About This
Every child wants another book about dinosaurs and other “giants,” but Terry Beh’s book has a lot to offer parents, too. Besides the animal descriptions set to rhyme, Terry provides further detail—and creation science commentary—for parents, making his book a great opportunity for building both faith and family.—Dr. Gary Parker, director of the Creation Adventures Museum and lecturer for Answers in Genesis
Children will be delighted with the fun story-rhymes in T is for T.rex. Boys and girls will also enjoy the colorful pictures that accompany the stories. Adults will be able to gain more knowledge of these incredible creatures with the informative text that follows each rhyme. I believe you will enjoy this book.—Buddy Davis, popular creationist artist, singer and speaker with Answers in Genesis.
Not just for kids, this alphabet book—with marvelous illustrations— couples catchy rhymes with solid, God-honoring details about dinosaurs and other extinct creatures. From the animal's design to its geographic location to the reason for its extinction, T is for T.rex has it all—a great resource for the biblical creation community.—Otis E. Kline, president of the Foundation Advancing Creation Truth (FACT) and curator of the Glendive Dinosaur & Fossil Museum, Glendive, Montana
This delightful and entertaining book by Terry Beh and Daniel Sorenson will not only capture the heart of the young dinosaur enthusiast, but also has the ability to perk the attention of the adult reader. Filled with many fascinating facts, you can’t help it but walk away from it without learning about these “amazing creatures” from a biblical perspective.—Tom DeRosa, executive director of the Creation Studies Institute
Terry Beh's book, T is For T.rex, is unique. It is fun, but intellectual. The writing is fresh and different, and it doesn’t insult a child's intellect. As a graphic designer myself, I can say that the artwork is just excellent. However, the real beauty of this book is that it will encourage children to linger on its pages and fully absorb the message of God's creation. It’s a terrific work.—Joe Taylor, paleontologist, artist and founder of the Mt. Blanco Fossil Museum