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Noah Review by Destiny Mawson

Flying Eagle Publications, Editor Dee Farrell
Flying Eagle Publications

On a book covered with denim blue waters, only the one-word title, Noah, displayed in a white font using all capital letters and underlined, appears. While the description on the back of the book may make it sound like historical fiction, Noah, a book by Flying Eagle Publications, is far from it. Consisting of 109 pages and written more like a biography, the book tells the story of Noah and the Flood from the Bible.

There is not a specific author, but a group of editors that contributed to the research and writing of Noah. As the account of Noah is a biblical story, it makes sense there is religious bias. The authors believe in and speak of a young earth with a literal six-day creation, dinosaurs during the time of Noah, the Rapture, and of course, a global flood.

The book begins with a chapter titled, “What Noah Knew.”  This chapter discusses how man could talk and write from the very beginning enabling them to keep records. It also goes over Adam and Eve’s exile from the Garden of Eden and the first murder by their son Cain. They use this to show how Noah would have known about God and that unlike Cain, he chose to follow Him.

From there the book delves into the life of Noah, beginning with the period leading up to the flood. The authors offer some insight into what this pre-flood world would have been like. They then discuss the flood itself, including the different geographical changes that would have occurred. Finally, they cover the post-flood world.

During these chapters, they also discuss different theories, such as evolutionists’ view of the first man, what the earth may have looked like before the flood, and when animals became carnivorous. The first section ends with the Tower of Babel and the scattering of the people to various parts of the earth.

The next section begins by speaking of other stories of a global flood found within diverse cultures worldwide. These cultural stories and the scientific evidence of fossils found, they believe, serve as proof of a global flood.

The next chapter discusses Noah’s children and grandchildren’s efforts to build cities and how and where they may have migrated. The concluding chapter discusses Nimrod in depth and the possibility of a connection to the Epic of Gilgamesh. They show that as empires were built, men began once again to forget God.

The entire book is laden with research the authors compiled that supports their view of a global flood and serves as proof that the story of Noah in the Bible is the truth. While it is not long, it reads like a research paper, and therefore, takes some time to think about and process.

Noah is bothprofessionally researched and written. While there were some differences in doctrine between what is presented by the authors and my own beliefs, I did enjoy the book. The authors presented interesting facts and information and I appreciated their viewpoint even if I did not always agree with the details.

Those whose belief system mirrors the authors will appreciate the depth of research and the detail presented in this time period.

For those whose beliefs differ slightly, there is still value in the research presented and is worth reading.

--Product review by Destiny Mawson, The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine, LLC, May 2019