by Larry Stone
I was excited to have the
opportunity to review this book. It had been a while since I had looked at anything on Noah and the ark, and I was generally interested in seeing a perspective and current thoughts.
Regardless of beliefs about the fact or fiction of Noah, I was disappointed in the book. It raised
questions, which it never answered. It appeared as a series of notes on the topic that needed checking for validity and editing.
The points it raises in the book are valid, and some of the questions that go unanswered have been satisfactory explained in the past. Larry Stone, the author, may have made better use of his time with further research particularly in scholarly texts and rewriting in layman’s terms, thus providing some answers with a basis of
Many would claim that the book was hurried put together and published in time for the Russel Crowe movie “Noah”.
The book attempts to answer questions like how Noah build the boat, how he feed the animals, whether all the animals of just representatives of species were included, and how Noah dealt
with tonnes of animal waste daily.
Then there is the chapters on various Noah related theme parks around the world and the sell job of convincing the reader to visit one. Finally the book discusses the next world disaster and how mankind, as well as animals and plants will survive it.
Having read material better researched and written in the past, I tend to believe the literal story of Noah and the Ark. Larry Stone’s book Noah: The Real Story, would not have convinced me, and would have left me with more questions than answers.
I would have enjoyed the book a lot more if it had answered questions, and been better edited.