Last June we attended the Christian Home Educators Fellowship (CHEF)- Missouri Conference and had the privilege of hearing Ken Ham (founder of the Creation Museum) speak. Since the conference I have read several of his books (Already Gone- a must read for every Christian parent) and we are even using some of the Answers in Genesis curriculum. There has been a lot of discussion in our home about evolution and so we decided that we should have a talk with our 6 year old son.
I sat down with him one evening and gave him a simple explanation about evolution. When I finished talking I looked at him and could see the wheels were turning in his mind. I started to panic as he slowly processed the information I had presented. My heart started pounding and I started to question how I explained evolution. Did I explain it correctly? Was it too detailed? Not detailed enough? Did I just turn my son into an atheist evolutionist? After about 30 seconds that seemed like an eternity, Connor looked at me and said "Mommy, I am really sorry to use this word but that is just dumb. Monkeys can't turn into people."
After breathing a deep parental sigh of relief we then looked at the book of Genesis and discussed what the Bible says about creation.
Sharing the word of God with my son, Connor, is definitely one of the
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
Genesis 1:1 (NKJV)
Here are some of the books we have purchased from Answers in Genesis**:
Already Gone by Ken Ham
Dinosaurs for Kids by Ken Ham
Answers Book for Kids Set Volumes 1-4 by Ken Ham with Cindy Malot
Next year we will be using the Answers in Genesis Science Curriculum. This website provides great resources for families with children in public school as well.
**These are not affiliate links. I do not receive any compensation for posting the links nor have I been asked to post these links. I believe that Answers in Genesis provides Bible based books and resources and I want to share these resources.