by Jerry Bergman
144 pages / 2020
Have you ever wondered what’s going to be on the bookshelves come the New Earth and Heavens? Will anything endure the refining fire? I’m not trying to say Dr. Bergman’s book is perfect, but I rather suspect this will still be on a shelf somewhere. Why? Because, in spending a chapter each on 23 of God’s amazing creatures, it digs deep into the wonder of what God has done. Thus this book does what Man himself was created to do: it sings the Creator’s praises.
So what are some of the creatures Dr. Bergman showcases?
- Archer Fish – with a blast of water, they can shoot a bug right off its perch
- Geckos – can walk on ceilings upside down
- Giraffes – necks so long, and hearts so strong
- Woodpeckers – can slam into a tree with concussive force and not get a concussion
- Penguins – awkwardly cute on land, but the most graceful of athletes in the water
- Kiwi – lays an egg almost as big as they are
Others include armadillos, camels, earthworms, elephants, pandas, seahorses, and even the trilobite.
Each chapter highlights the featured creature’s most unusual abilities and also digs into how evolution can’t begin to explain how such a creature could come to be. While this is a book my own pre-teen kids have paged through – the pictures caught their attention – this is probably best suited to a teen or adult audience. Dr. Bergman is a scientist writing, not for other scientists, but not for children either: he is trusting his audience to have taken at least a little science back in their school days.
To get a taste of what the book is like, follow the link here to read a chapter-long excerpt on Giraffes. And if you like what you read, you can order the book at Create.ab.ca.