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Do you know that I just love book! Especially books that are related to the Bible; stories that help us to see the value, truth and power that is within the Word of God. With kids ranging in age from 6 to 15, it can be a challenge to find stories we can all enjoy. Pursued to Eternity by John Riley is one of those books; about 150 pages, this is a wonderful way to engage our kids and help them to see that God wants relationship with every one of us!
Pursued to Eternity tells the tale of a six-month adventure, two brothers, Dr. Alan Bridges, a younger atheist, and Connor Bridges, biology teacher and older brother also a Christian. This story travels from ancient times to present day exploring dinosaur hunting, an Egyptian diary written in Moses time, and an oil field in Kenya. Through of this we explore the origins of man and the eternal.
Recommended for middle and high schoolers, yet every one of us can find something that will test and increase our faith. For our younger readers they can begin to see what it means to defend our faith, all ages can explore and begin to develop their own answer, when asked, for the hope that they have. throughout the pages of this small book, we are shown how our Creator desires for every one of us to learn of Him and love Him with all of our heart and mind and soul and strength.
It’s such a delight to find a fictional story that uses bible evidence as its core foundation. These kinds of books not only take us on adventures to places and times that keep us engaged and wanting more but they do so with a solid message that touches our lives and changes how we think about the world.
Pursued to Eternity chronicles the six-month odyssey of two brothers, Dr. Alan Bridges, the younger atheist brother, and Connor Bridges, a biology teacher and older Christian brother. The story takes us on an adventure that spans ancient times to the present as it explores dinosaur hunting, an Egyptian diary written during the time of Moses, and an oil field in Kenya all while exploring man’s origins all the way to his eternal future.
John Riley has also designed a course at SchoolhouseTeachers.com, Apologetics: Creative vs. Evolution, a 14-week, video-based course recommended for grades 7 to 12. This is a great addition to this book, the course further shows evidence for Creation and encourages our students to examine the evidence and know for themselves. We are very slowly working through this (there are worksheets to print for each lesson) and as I go through this with my boys, I am excited to learn so much alongside them!
My younger son loves timelines and maps. He is very detail oriented and likes to see things, in order, everything in it’s place. He always appreciates materials that are well organized. As we delved into the first chapter, my son was so glad to see how it was organized in timeline format. Each paragraph covered a period of time starting at about 5 BC and going all the way through to 2020 and Beyond. Each timeframe, has a short and simple summary of that time along with scripture. So much scripture!
This is definitely not your ordinary book; the storytelling within this pages makes you want more and more. Every page has facts, and scriptures shared, complimenting the portion of the story being told. I myself love all the historical and scientific details that are included – the word dinosaur was first used in 1841 by Sir Richard Owen- the complicated design of the human heart. Every page, in my opinion, only helps to confirm the existence of a Creator.
As you read you gain a clearer understanding in regards to the systematic development and propagation of things like: racism, violence, war, abortion, atheism. If you are curious, study out Haldane’s dilemma.
I have to say, I was impressed, my boys were impressed, with how full of excitement and revelation, this small book really was! So many lessons within; every one of them tugging at your heart. moments you hear Him call to you to seek His face, feel after Him.
Every page reminds us that when we “draw near to God, He will also draw near to us.” His love for us is everlasting and His desire is that ALL be saved. But we cannot ignore His commands given within the pages of the Bible – Every word calls us to us to choose obedience, to choose the blessings.
Whose report will you believe? Test all things so that you will know and believe, the report of the Lord for He is good and His love and mercy endures!
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