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Grand Canyon: A Different View [Hardcover]

By Tom Vail (Author), Vail Tom (Author) & Tom Vail (Compiled by)
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Looks at the Grand Canyon from a biblical worldview and explains how the splendor and grandeur of the Canyon is a display of God's power of creation.

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Explore the majesty and beauty of one of God's greatest creations Includes 20 Essays from Leading Grand Canyon Authorities: Steve Austin John Baumgardner Ken Cumming Duane Gish Werner Gitt Ken Ham Bill Hoesch Russ Humphreys Alex Lalomov Henry Morris John Morris Gary Parker Andrew Snelling Keith Swenson Larry Vardiman Tas Walker John Whitcom Carl Wieland Kurt Wise

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  • Christian Retailing - 04/21/2003 page 17

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Master Books
Pages   96
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.1" Width: 10.2" Height: 0.6"
Weight:   1.2 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Jun 27, 2003
Publisher   New Leaf Press/Master Books
ISBN  0890513732  
ISBN13  9780890513736  

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More About Tom Vail & Vail Tom

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! After managing a computer center for a Fortune 500 company for 13 years. Tom Vail took a different road in life in 1980 when he began guiding rafting trips through the Grand Canyon. He and his wife, Paula, now operate Canyon Ministries which offers Christ-centered voyages through the canyon.

Tom Vail has published or released items in the following series...
  1. True North

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A Different View  Sep 11, 2007
Although I grew up in Arizona, I was surprised to learn how the Grand Canyon was formed. I always thought that it was carved by the Colorado River, but I was wrong.

According to Tom Vail the Grand Canyon formed when the Giant Mole People who live in the Hollow Earth had a "Julia Child's "Luxurious Cold Meat Loaf" competition using old missile silos for terrines. They carefully packed layers and layers of organic vegetables and delicious meats into the silos to make tasty French dishes. Then their phones rang at exactly the same moment and they all ended up taking to their grandmothers for millions and millions of years and when they finally hung up and went to eat their delicious dinners their creations were already cold and hard. But one *really* hungry Giant Mole Person managed to get a giant spoonful of one dish and that is what we now call the Grand Canyon.

This was surprising to me, but I believe it! Then again I don't really know anything about science and I really do believe anything that agrees with my unquestioned beliefs.
Grand display of God's Beauty  Sep 9, 2007
There's something in this book that everyone can appreciate, whether it's simply the gorgeous pictures, the scientific explanations of the Canyon animals and their habits, or the lovely Scripture featured throughout. Some of the naysayers need to lighten up! It honestly surprises me that so many buck at this book, even a couple of Christians; sure, it offers Creationist theories, but it was written by Christians. Is this surprising?

This book is made of several parts: photographs of the Grand Canyon, essays from scientific Christians who believe the Great Flood caused the Canyon, descriptions of the lives of animals and plants living in the Canyon, Scripture paired with some of the photographs, and even a few essays by Christians explaining their reasons for believing in Creation rather than evolution or the Big Bang Theory.

Some may take issue with this last feature, but again, I'd remind them this book is Christian: why shouldn't its creators explain why they believe what they do? As to the rebuttal of the Big Bang theory, I think John MacArthur explained it best in the excerpt from his excellent sermon, in which he said, "If you don't believe in the Book of Genesis, then you are left with the incredible notion that nobody times nothing equals everything." Granted, I know this alone could never convert a person to a believer just like that, but I think it's an excellent summation of the Big Bang Theory's impracticalities.

Admittedly, a few things in the book are heavy-handed; a hard-core critical thinker would no doubt be thoroughly exasperated by the author's claim that the rock nettle (a sharp flower that grows around the Canyon) is probably a direct result of Eden's curse, or the comparison of raven couples to God's design for husbands and wives (provider and helpmate). However, if you're easily offended by such things, I'd suggest you either simply enjoy the pictures or avoid the book altogether.

If you're a Christian, on the other hand, I recommend this without reservation. There are plenty of things to put awe in your heart, particularly the pictures of the Canyon's wild beauty and the poetic Scripture that pays testimony to God's Hand. This is a beautiful book that is definetly worth considering!
Beautiful book  Jul 17, 2007
After rafting through the Grand Canyon, I have come to appreciate this book all the more. The photography is beautiful and the evidence presented for a catastrophic event is very solid. I'm very glad to see that, even after repeated attempts by uniformitarian thinkers to censor this book, it is being sold in the Grand Canyon's bookstores.
Super book - beautiful photography - leave it on the coffee table to spark conversation!  Jul 15, 2007
We bought this a year or so ago to supplement our science curriculum. Now it has a regular appointment on our coffee table, particularly when we are expecting company.

If you are planning a trip to the Grand Canyon, or just want to reflect on the beauty of God's glorious creation, check it out.

Highly recommended.
Great photos, Religious dogma  Jul 12, 2007
Loved the photos (which were taken by a camera designed by many scientists and inventors). As to the notion that the Canyon conforms to the biblical creation myth, not much scientific evidence to support the belief. There is evidence of flooding within the Canyon after failure of damns formed when volcanic lava created natural blockage in the Colorado and the power of moving water caused these lava damns to later collapse. This is much different than stretching Noah's flood to the Colorado plateau. The Canyon was formed by geological processes over millions of years and not in conformance to religious documents written by King James scholars a few hundred years ago. If you believe the Creationists, you'll love both the text and the photos. If you favor logic and the scientific method, you'll relish the photos.

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