I was the only Christian in my family. Everyone else were evolutionists. I challenged my dad to read The Genesis Flood by Morris and Whitcomb. He told me it wouldn’t make any difference, but boy did it ever. Before he got half way through it, he was reading it to the whole family. That book was responsible for saving my dad, mom and two older brothers. Next to my Bible, that is the most important book in my life.
My two cents
Of course the Bible has primacy, but I think it’s great when Bible-based publications can lead to conversion and salvation in that manner. I wouldn’t have expected a book like The Genesis Flood to lead unbelievers to Christ, but I’m glad that it did. I really like the idea of a family being together and the father reading out aloud religious books like that to the whole family. I’d take that over a family watching evening TV any day.
It would be interesting to know if all of the family members converted at the same moment, or if some converted after a certain chapter in the book. It would be good to document that and compare it against other possibly converted families to see at what point they had converted.
I heard there was a sequel to The Genesis Flood, which I’ll have to check out some time. I also heard that Andrew Snelling has written an updated/expanded equivalent of his own, entitled Earth’s Catastrophic Past.
Johnstone, S. cited in Anon. (2012). Dr John Whitcomb: 88 Years and Going Strong for Jesus. Available: http://creationrevolution.com/2012/06/dr-john-whitcomb-88-years-and-going-strong-for-jesus/. Last accessed 14th Aug 2013.