I periodically give an honest review of a book in exchange for a copy of the book. I must say, I was excited when I received the notification that the next book up for review was “Don’t Miss the Boat: Facts to Keep Your Faith Afloat” by Paul Taylor, published by Master Books, a division of New Leaf Publishing Group. Almost anything Master Books publishes interests me as their books are usually full of fascinating facts and evidence.
“Don’t Miss the Boat” proved to be a unique book. Broken up into four different section, the book presents various angles on the global flood. The first section is exposition with very little science. It explores the scripture and highlights typology found therein. For instance the salvation provided by the ark is a type of the salvation provided by Jesus. Taylor is careful to emphasize that types are based on real accounts, not allegory.
The next section covers history. It talks about the ancient world and ancient civilizations. Taylor sheds light on the reasons our society stopped believing in the global flood, and how the modern creationist movement was born.
The third section was my favorite: science. What most impressed me is the great amount of respect Taylor shows to evolutionary scientists. He goes out of his way to assure the reader that acceptance of the Modern Theory of Evolution does not mean a scientist is unintelligent, and we should not be quick to ridicule them. Their methods often are correct, they are simply based upon presuppositions that cannot be proven. Taylor identifies those presuppositions and contrasts them to the presuppositions made by creation scientists. He then sets to rest some common misunderstandings about radiometric dating and the geologic column.
The final section is a compilation of fictional monologues intended to draw the reader into the life of pre-flood persons. I wasn’t a big fan of the monologues. They began rather abruptly and I felt I would probably have connected with the characters faster from a third person or omniscient point of view, but I appreciate what Taylor was trying to accomplish.
Overall, it was a pretty cool book. I would recommend it to those who have given their life to Jesus and accepted the true account of the Bible, it will build your faith and enlighten your mind.
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