After I finished reading The Secrets of Ancient Man, I had to read The Genius of Ancient Man.
I found this book equally compelling.
Like his other book, it was easy-to-understand and beautifully illustrated book with charts and graphs to make things clear for me as a reader.
I was blessed to learn more about the Bible, ancient history texts, and archaeology.
These books led me to other resources and further study. In preparing to teach a homeschool co-op class on Ancient Times, I found The Genius of Ancient Man and The Secret of Ancient Man to be invaluable resources in class prep.
Let me share a little bit from the book to whet your appetite.
God has always existed. He created Adam and Eve. His creation rebelled and consequences followed (death, aging, sin nature, heartache). God finally judged mankind by sending a worldwide flood, but saved Noah and his family.
Within a short time, rebellion reared its head again in the Plain of Shinar at the Tower of Babel. God judged their rebellion by confusing their language and scattering them to the ends of the earth. At the end of time, there will be a worldwide government that will arise, rebellious to God.
Intelligent from the Beginning
Man was created intelligently in God’s image. He did not evolve. Men and women were capable of acquiring vast amounts of knowledge and technological skill. There are things that ancient men build in ways mysterious to us today and seem impossible to recreate. Ancient men had vast knowledge of astronomy and architecture, combining the two to create structures with a purpose. Inventions, sanitation, irrigation, mining, and world travel were enjoyed by ancient civilizations.
Ancient cultures built monuments, mounds, and pyramids around the world that are remarkably similar and reveal extraordinary intelligence. According to legends from various parts of the world, men were able to kill dinosaurs (dragons). Archaeological finds continue to confirm advanced cultures from the very beginning.
Real and Counterfeit
The real kingdom, God’s Kingdom, and the counterfeit kingdom belonging to satan. God uses mountains in his Kingdom and satan counterfeits it with pyramids, ziggurats, and mounds.
Stars were given as signs and for season, but the darkness leads men into astrology and horoscopes.
Human sacrifice is required for sin. The soul that sins must die. But our perfect Saviour Jesus gave the perfect and only necessary human sacrifice for all time. Many idol/gods around the world (Moloch, Hawaiian deities, Aztec deities) required human sacrifice.
Just as Jesus is the True Light, satan appears as an angel of light, deceiving and entrapping entire cultures.
Oh, dear there is so much more I want to tell you. You will just have to read the book yourself. You will love it!
The Genius of Ancient Man: Evolution’s Nightmare by Don Landis is published by Master Books and available from Great Christian Books. Written for adults who want to learn more about the Bible and ancient history, it is also suitable for high school and advaMannced middle school students.
If you enjoy learning about ancient civilizations, you will enjoy my Ancient History Cookbook, available at Amazon.com. The E-book is available at PayHip. Packed with recipes, information, and resource lists, it will be a hit with the whole family. In our house, we believe that history should be fun!
Another resource we have available is Let's Have Our Own Archaeological Dig, Let's Have Our Own Ancient Greek Olympic Games, and Ancient History Timeline.
What fun to study Ancient Times!
Be blessed...every day...in every way!
Merey (Meredith Ludwig Curtis)