Monday, June 27, 2016

Secrets of Ancient Man {a Master Books review}

If you've read my blog over the last couple of years, it is no secret that we really, truly love the gorgeous books put out by Master Books.

Some we love far more than others.  Secrets of Ancient Man definitely falls into that 'more' category.  Even though I no longer have children who tell me that they want to be archaeologists when they grow up, this is an area that fascinates us all.

This book is a stunning hardcover with lots of great information, much like The Genius of Ancient Man, which we also loved.

From the publisher:
  • More details about the most advanced ancient technology we've ever seen, including Roman nanotechnology
  • Identify the counterfeit religion of Babel mirrored in every pagan religion through time
  • Why the Tower of Babel incident was about a rebellion that has continued throughout history into the present day!
Knowledge. Wisdom. Understanding. Mankind yearns for these. We find ourselves enthralled with secrets, mysteries, and riddles. Man is seduced by the unknown and enticed by the offer of revelation. Perhaps this is why we pursue science so passionately and we seek desperately to unearth the remnants of our ancestors. We have this innate impression that there is something we don’t know, something important that we must discover.
The Ancient Man research team of Jackson Hole Bible College has been hard at work over the past two years since publishing their first book, The Genius of Ancient Man. Dedicated to bringing you more of the fascinating details, commentary, and the Bible affirming truths you loved about ancient man, the team now invites you to think critically about both history and the forces at work in our world today.
I cannot say enough great things about this book.  We've been sitting down -- and by "we" I am referring to my non-adult children, who are 10, 12, 15 and 17 -- and reading a chapter most weeks.  We pass the book around to get a good look at the photos (which are beautiful, or have I mentioned that?) and then we discuss the concepts being presented. 

This trailer video of The Genius of Ancient Man does a great job of hinting at some of what to expect in this book:

I'm not sure my 10-year-old would enjoy this book on her own, but doing it alongside her big brothers most certainly works well.  She is easily able to be an active participant in our conversations.

Personally, I really loved the section on the Tower of Babel.  I've read a lot of material on this time, and wasn't really looking forward to covering it again, but Landis and his team do a great job of putting this in terms I really hadn't heard.

Disclaimer:   I received this book for free from Master Books.  No other compensation was received.  The fact that I received complimentary products does not guarantee a favorable review.


Emma said...

I believe this is one of the ones I just ordered from Master Books. Looking forward to reading it!

BARBIE said...

We are looking forward to using Masterbooks for Science in the Fall. We've never used them before. This book looks great!