Mary Mae and the Gospel Truth

I just heard about Sandry Dutton’s book Mary Mae and the Gospel Truth. I haven’t read it yet, but it looks like an interesting and insightful book for those wanting to help their children integrate faith and evolutionary science together.

“Sandra Dutton demonstrates here that the quest to integrate faith with the fossil record can be a most enriching experience, and that it is never too early to allow our children to experience the joy of integrating their religious beliefs with a solid science education. This is a delightful — but also serious — work. It will appeal to parents, pastors and educators. We need more works like this.”
          -John F. Haught, Georgetown University

2 thoughts on “Mary Mae and the Gospel Truth”

  1. Sounds like a book I’ll definitely have to pick up!

    There’s another book that I read a couple years ago that is a good one for parents and how to relate with and talk with their children about origins. It’s called Who Made the Moon by Sigmund Brouwer.

  2. I read this book with my 10 year old daughter, and she really seemed to enjoy it. I loved her unexpected comments, for example, in response to an evangelism tactic: “Mom, do they really think a sticker is going to save someone’s soul?” She also had some great questions as well, which led to some great discussions. This book did not provide easy answers to matters of science and faith (thank goodness!), but it did bring up some excellent questions and enforced the point that questioning and critical thinking are good things.

    If I had any gripe about this book, it was that the characters were often portrayed more like bad stereotypes rather than dynamic flesh-and-blood humans with both good and bad qualities. Overall, though, we really liked this book and the conversations it sparked.

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