Book Review: Noah’s Ark and the Lost World -- By: Ron Zuck
Book Review: Noah’s Ark and the Lost World
Author: John Morris, Ph.D.
Reviewed by Ron Zuck
After decades of evolutionary thought influencing our culture, many people today believe the Bible to be merely a collection of myths and legends. The book of Genesis is considered the least historical; the early chapters are usually referred to as myth. Young and old alike are constantly bombarded with hostile anti-Biblical viewpoints weakening one’s commitment to the Christian faith.
Dr. John D. Morris’ book, Noah’s Ark and the Lost World, is not only an excellent study of the early chapters of Genesis but is written for young minds. Often our training of children has been superficial, teaching only a surface knowledge of these chapters. This is where Morris makes a difference.
Beginning with creation, he relates how Adam’s disobedience eventually caused God to destroy the world He created. He includes the plan of salvation giving the reason for Christ’s coming and crucifixion. The blend of historical fact and God’s purposes is unique.
The book consists of five chapters: The Lost World; The Ark and the Flood; The Ark and the Mountain; Adventure on Ararat; and Will God Send Another Flood?
“The Ark and the Flood” is divided into two parts. Included are details about the construction of the Ark and how life was lived in it. From observations of animal behavior, Morris answers the question how Noah could tend all the animals, how all the animals could fit on the Ark, and how the animals got along with each other. The second part considers conditions outside the Ark. All over the earth layers of rock created by water action are found. Morris attributes this condition to the waters of the Deluge. Also considered are six areas of the world where ancient traditions contain a flood story: Babylon, Greece, India, North and South America, and the South Pacific Islands.
“The Ark and the Mountain” gives the reasons for the author’s search for the Ark on Mt. Ararat. Apart from historical data, modern people have reported seeing the Ark, some as recently as 1974. For years, data has been collected from independent eye-witness reports and, when compared, describe similar features as to the shape and in situ circumstances.
“Adventure on Ararat” is a composite of the author’s many trips to the mountain. His firsthand experience with lightning while climbing serves as a springboard for his personal testimony of faith in Christ.
The book is filled with good color photos and illustrations which aid in understanding the text. Inside the back cover is a history of the flood year.
We agree with Col. Jim Irwin, who writes in the forew...
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