Review of Tower of Babel: The Cultural History of Our Ancestors by Bodie Hodge- A Wonderful History Resource

We’ve been cycling through the ancients again this year in our history. I love history and am really enjoying our curriculum this year. So far none of my children share my deep love of history, although I think they are beginning to appreciate it more (I hope!). I love, love, love the history resources I’ve found from New Leaf Publishing, so I was super excited to read Tower of Babel since we’ve just been through this period of history this year.

 This book takes a look at the events surrounding the tower of Babel by examining common questions that people ask about the event. As well there is a wonderful examination of the Table of Nations from Genesis 10 and an in depth look at where each people group may have gone after the separating at the tower of Babel. The author is Bodie Hodge and the book is published by Master Books.

There were many things I loved about this book.

1. As always, I love the unapologetic, literal Genesis, strong Christian worldview presented in books from New Leaf Publishing. Bodie Hodge assumes a literal, historically accurate Genesis as he looks at the topic. Whenever any confusion arises about different interpretations or opinions, he constantly directs readers back to the literal interpretation of the Bible as the ultimate truth.

2. The information is deep enough for some educated study but simple enough to be read by a high school student or adult who is not a historian. The writing style was simple enough for me to understand, not so lofty as to be over my head, and detailed enough to teach me many new things as I read.

3. There were charts to help the reader visualize the information. I am very visual, and I love charts and graphs. There were several of these to help summarize the information.

4. Bodie Hodge isn’t afraid to address the tough challenges. The book doesn’t shy away from looking at questions that are hard to explain. Instead he gives reasonable answers, backed by Scripture. If there are several options that could make sense, he’s not afraid to admit that he doesn’t have all of the answers. Constantly he guides readers back to Scripture for the final answers.

I can definitely recommend this one. I read it as an ebook and because of the great charts, I think I’d like to buy it as a print book.

You can read what other reviewers are saying on the review page here.

Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book for review purposes. All opinions expressed are entirely my own.

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