Answers in Genesis has always focused on offering high-quality resources to equip the church. We have hundreds of such resources that you will find helpful—but I do have some favorites. I’ve compiled a list of my (and my wife, Mally’s) top 10 (plus a few) favorite resources available in our bookstore, along with a little insight as to why they are our favorites.
Here they are, in no particular order:
Ark Encounter Cribbage Game
My favorite game is cribbage. I wanted a deluxe-edition board, so I actually commissioned the AiG design team to build a cribbage board with an Ark Encounter theme. I couldn’t have been more pleased with the results. This is a beautifully designed all-wood four-track board that swivels to allow storage of included cards (our own Ark edition cards) and 40 pegs underneath (that way you won’t end up with missing pieces and cards).
Ark Edition Playing Cards
These beautiful Ark Edition Playing Cards feature Noah and his family. While I like to use these cards when playing cribbage, I especially love their design. And if you don’t play cribbage, you can always use these cards for other games, such as go fish, hearts, euchre, or crazy eights.
Ken & Mally’s Family Cookbook
This unique cookbook is filled with recipes to make our favorite foods from Australia. I’m a bit biased about this cookbook because these are all recipes our family used in Australia. And these are some of my favorite foods, so there’s no doubt these are the best recipes in the world! As a family, we love the opportunity to share some of our favorite foods with you. And just wait until you make and try Mally’s raspberry trifle: your taste buds will thank you!
The Lie: Evolution/Millions of Years
This is the book that started it all in 1987 (35 years ago!). The message of The Lie is the message of AiG and why we even exist! It is the message God has laid on our hearts to bring before the church! It is a vital message for our time. This version of the book was updated in 2012 (hard to believe that even the update was 10 years ago), and the message is just as relevant now as it was back in 1987. Mally had some thoughts to share on The Lie:
For me, the book The Lie (which has been updated over the years) is my favorite resource because it was the first book my husband wrote that deals with what we call “The Relevance of Creation” message that is and always has been the main message of the ministry. This book was written in 1986 and published in 1987, and its message is timeless because God’s Word doesn’t change, and the message of Genesis 1–11 as the foundation for all doctrine will never change.
D is for Dinosaur
D is for Dinosauris the biblical A to Z book your child will be drawn to again and again. Written by Mally and me, it was our first children’s book. Starting with the creation of the universe, it then covers the creation of the dinosaurs, the fall, the flood, and the surviving dinosaurs on Noah’s ark, explaining how dinosaurs didn’t live millions of years ago and of course offering the good news of the gospel! It’s an evangelistic rhyme book for young kids that teaches God’s Word and apologetics.
A is For Adam
Co-written with Mally, A is for Adamteaches the Bible chronologically to help young children learn the timeline of history, beginning with creation and ending with the new heavens and new earth. The A-Z rhymes with full-color illustrations make this book fun to read and present a clear gospel message. Many children have testified to trusting Christ for salvation after going through this book.
The New Answers Book 1
Sometimes it’s hard to pick a favorite, and that is the case here. I love all of our New Answers Books, but the first one got it started and covers some of the (still) most-asked questions we receive as a ministry (like “Cain’s Wife—Who Was She?” and “Are There Really Different Races?”). This book, with many talented authors in diverse fields, answers questions about everything from theology to astronomy and tackles issues like catastrophic plate tectonics during the flood, the ice age, and archeology supporting Scripture. This is a must-have book on your Christian apologetics bookshelf!
Creation to Babel
This unique devotional commentary answers so many of the questions I’ve been asked over 40 years of ministry. It’s a great way for families to study God’s Word, find answers to objections to the truth of God’s Word as they arise, see Jesus and the gospel in Genesis, and reflect on the character of God together. Trust me, you’ve never read a Genesis commentary like this before! Although it’s a verse by verse commentary, it is easy to read for the whole family. And remember, Genesis 1–11 is the foundation for the rest of the Bible, for all doctrine, and for our Christian worldview.
Buddy Davis: Creation Musical Adventures
Now it’s no big secret that I’ve been a big fan of Buddy’s music over the years. I don’t know how many times I’ve found myself humming one of the tunes on these CDs (or MP3 download). Some of the themes have even appeared in my presentations (like “Billions of dead things” and “It’s designed to do”). God’s Word can be trusted, and the gospel message is the best news anyone can hear and believe. That is the emphasis of Buddy’s toe-tapping and soul-stirring music.
Ark Giraffe Plush Family Pack
George, Gloria, Gracie, and Junior are the Ark Encounter’s fun-loving giraffe mascots, and I know you’ll love having them in your home too! Rather than mocking Scripture like the skeptics do when they have giraffes poking their heads out of the roof of fairy-tale arks, our giraffes are amazed at the immense size of the ark, and they love to visit the Ark Encounter. These giraffes don’t stick their necks out for fairy tales, but they do stand tall on Scripture!
One Race, One Blood
Coauthored with my friend Dr. Charles Ware, this book looks at the origin of people groups (there is only one race), the genetics of skin color, and biblical truths on “interracial” marriage. This fascinating book explores racism and its roots to find the true solution in the Bible—one that resolves this issue in the hearts of mankind. This is a powerful and eye-opening book that I feel is needed even more today with all the “racial” unrest we are seeing in society.
Death, Suffering, and Playing God
Well I began this list with a cribbage board, and I think it fitting that I should end this list with a DVD (or video download) from my late friend and cribbage opponent Dr. Tommy Mitchell. Tommy visited Southern Mississippi in 2005, shortly after Hurricane Katrina hit the area, causing many deaths, massive destruction, and forced relocation of much of the areas’ residents (and you can watch that video online here). This was Tommy’s first AiG “event,” and with his genuine kindness and empathetic nature, he became the go-to guy to lecture on “Why does God allow death and suffering”? Then in 2012, Tommy released a DVD that features two lectures on death/suffering and sanctity of life, suicide, and euthanasia. These are hard topics, but Tommy handled each subject sensitively and gracefully, responding with the truth of Scripture and the power of the gospel of Jesus Christ. This is part of Tommy’s legacy at the AiG ministry.
So there you have it, some of my and Mally’s favorite resources. And some of these items are on sale now in our online store. Be sure to check them out! Visit AnswersBookstore.com.
Thanks for stopping by and thanks for praying,
This item was written with the assistance of AiG’s research team.