Summary: Dinosaurs and dragons are a part of every cultural history. Did dinosaurs and man co-exist? Are there dinosaurs still alive today? Author Dave Woetzel has traveled around the world to determine which stories are fact and which are fiction. In Chronicles of Dinosauria he shares his experiences and photos with readers and presents a compelling case for the Biblical account of Creation (where dinosaurs lived alongside man).
Review: All I needed to see to know that I wanted to read this book was the cover. It just looks cool. The dinosaurs are amazingly detailed and it looks like a journal cover. It suits the book well! And, the book smells amazing. Admittedly, I stopped to smell the pages every few minutes because the new book smell is just too good to resist! But, on to more important things… The author is well-researched and has first-hand experience which is a plus. I love the pictures included throughout the book that are actually from trips that he’s taken to do his research. And the illustrations are amazing! We have three kids and all three are in love with the dinosaur book, “rawr”. (That was from our youngest who currently loves to pretend she’s a dinosaur.)
The book itself is divided up into eight little chapters: “The Creation and the Dinosaurs”, “The Flood and the Dinosaurs”, “Fossil Evidence of Dinosaurs and Man”, “Historical Evidence of Dinosaurs and Man”, “Artistic Evidence of Dinosaurs and Man”, Cryptozoology Evidence of Dinosaurs and Man”, “Biblical Evidence of Dinosaurs and Man”, and “Apologetics and Conclusion”. We start at the beginning of history and work our way forward as we read through the book. I think my two favorite chapters were the ones about fossil evidence and then artistic evidence. Dave Woetzel presents good evidence for dinosaurs and man having lived at the same time. From footprints that were made during the same time period to paintings and architecture, it really is hard to deny that it’s at least a very real possibility that dinosaurs and man co-existed. And the story he brings from Papua New Guinea… Wow!
I love how at the end, he ties it all in to Salvation and belief in God. I mean really, dinosaurs aren’t the first thing that come to mind when I’m witnessing. But after reading Chronicles of Dinosauria I can totally see how it’s possible to tie them together. As a whole I would highly recommend this book to anyone who has an interest in dinosaurs, Christian or non-Christian. Our kids love it, we love it, and it’s an easy but interesting read.
Disclaimer: I received this book for free from New Leaf Publishing Group in exchange for an honest review. No other compensation was received.