*I did not get paid to write this and the opinions are all mine and my kids.
I first learned about Jonathan Park through some other homeschool moms a few years ago. I bought the first series to try it out, just in case we didn’t like it. Because we had been taking a once a week 2 hour round- trip drive for music lessons, we had been dabbling in some of the audio books from the library and the kids had finally learned that they did not need to look at a moving screen to enjoy a story.
From the very first story- we were hooked. I was not sure what I expected, but the quality of voiceovers and the background music completely surpassed our expectations!
The audio series started like one of those intense books that draws you right in and you don’t want the car ride to stop before you find out what happens next.
From the beginning, we are introduced to the main characters and their families, each has a distinct personality that really carries through into your imagination and you really enjoy following along with them, as if they were a new found best friend.
But the best part is not the amazing quality that we experienced, but the amazing amount of creation knowledge my family is getting.
I have always believed and known that God was responsible for the entirety of the world. I never believed in molecules to man evolution or that we have come from apes. My best friend once asked the biology teacher “If we all evolved from apes, then why are there still apes?” That is pretty logical, even for a high schooler.
I was however, unsure about the age of the earth. I mean, from kindergarten, well meaning teachers have always mentioned millions of years here and there, and after twelve years of being told over and over 100 million years, it just sticks in your mind.
I thought that maybe the earth was that old and that God just created for awhile because he was here forever and then when he created the garden, time started there.
And I am not the only Christian that has struggled with balancing science and the bible. But what I have learned is that the bible is in complete agreement with true science.
I realize that the information that I had been getting (In high school, I was taught that Lucy was the missing link, even though that had been proven false nearly a decade before) it was hard to see the truth behind the lies. After school, I watched a few documentaries on isotopes and the age of the earth and became convinced our earth is much younger than evolutionists claim.
As a homeschooler, knew I wanted to teach my kids the creation account that the Bible says is true, but I was not sure how to back it up with science, even though I knew that there had to be scientific evidence for the Creator and creation.
And then my kids and I met the Park and Brennan families.
We have learned about places we can go visit that show evidence for the world wide flood. We learned that there have been dinosaur bones found with blood tissue still soft inside and that jellyfish have been found fossilized, which is impossible over millions and millions of years.
We learned that there are no transitional fossils anywhere and anything that shows it is really just an artists rendering of what evolutionists think they would have looked like because they are still waiting for their theories to show up with some evidence.
Every fossil found is from a fully formed animal variety, not a transition between animals.
There has been so much information we learned about the languages and locations and discovered so many places here in America that we would love to visit and see for ourselves.
When we got to the end of our Volume 1 adventures, I tried finding the rest of the CDs online with no luck. I was hoping that JP was not going to become unavailable like so many other Christian resources do.
A few months ago, I looked once more for the audios and found out that you now can stream it !!! Hooray!
The adventures just keep getting better and better (What happened to Mr. Morgan?!) and I am happy that they offer the ability to download 3 stories at a time so I can listen off data while in the car when we are grocery shopping or traveling to visit family.
We have not used the study guides yet but you can download them from the website and learn with the story. I think we will try the zoo download before we head to the Houston Zoo this spring.
This is what my kids have to say about JP as we call him.
“It is awesome and intense.
I like how in everything they always talk about God, no matter what happens and he is a friend even to his enemies.” -Lily 10
“My favorite part is that there are crazy parts.” –
“My favorite is that Kendall Park was an archeologist and they searched for hidden artifacts and they search as a family. I like that Kendall and Angelia are scuba divers. -Chloe 7