I remember standing in complete awe the first time I visited the
Grand Canyon. I couldn't help but wonder how this breathtaking
site formed. I have never agreed with standard geological interpretations
involving millions of years, and I assumed it must have had something
to do with the Great Flood. In Mission Imperative's new DVD, The
Grand Canyon: The Puzzle on the Plateau, fresh ideas and
cutting-edge material are revealed to explain what really happened.
Would you believe that the Grand Canyon was carved rapidly rather
than over a long period of time? It all started with a dam breach
and then a runaway cataclysm! Join host Mike Snavely, Mission Imperative's
president, as he uncovers the research of Dr. Walter Brown, president
of the Center of Scientific Creation, and explains the events that
led to the formation of not only the Grand Canyon but other amazing
geological features as well. Some of these other features include
Monument Valley, the Petrified Forest, Canyonlands, and Arches.
In this 53-minute DVD, Mike Snavely will cover three main topics:
- What is the Canyon?
- How did it form?
- When did it happen?
You and your family will learn about The Great Denudation, what
the area may have looked like before it became known as the Grand
Canyon, and the three main viewpoints of how the canyon formed--the
standard geological interpretation, the popular Christian view,
and finally the post-flood catastrophe explanation. Snavely discusses
the problems associated with the first two views and then explains
why the post-flood catastrophe is the best possible explanation
for how the canyon and surrounding sites formed. Here, Snavely
presents the five stages of the formation of the Grand Canyon:
- The Great Flood
- Mountain formation
- Formation of plateaus
- Growing lakes
- Catastrophic lake breaches
Please note that this post-flood view does line up with Scripture.
However, Snavely describes in great detail how the Grand Canyon
may have taken several hundred years to form instead of directly
resulting from receding floodwaters alone.
In conclusion, the host reviews the steps of formation and talks
about creation as described in Genesis. I agree with Mike Snavely
that even a cursed earth reveals spellbinding beauty and awesome
splendor! Also included on this DVD are a 5-minute slideshow of
the beautiful Grand Canyon and a 30-minute documentary detailing
Snavely's 300-mile river rafting adventure on the Colorado River
through the entire Grand Canyon.
I found this DVD to be very interesting and informative. The information,
though heavy, was presented very well and in an orderly, easy-to-understand
format. I think junior high students and up will benefit the most
from it. My third grader was able to appreciate the spectacular
views and some of the information, but most of it was a little
over his head at this point.
For an introductory price of $18.00, The Grand Canyon: Puzzle
on the Plateau DVD would make a great addition to your
homeschool library. It would be the perfect supplement for students
studying the Great Flood, geology, topography, or even geography.
It would be great, too, for anyone who wants to know more about
the mysteries surrounding the formation of one of the most visited
sites in the world.