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One Human Family
 

One Human Family

The Bible, Science, Race and Culture

Whether it’s language, genes, the effect of various religions on culture and economics–even such ‘hot potatoes’ as slavery, affirmative action, IQ/race and indigenous problems–this deeply informative work is unlike any creation book you have ever read. Both forthright yet sensitive, One Human Family sidesteps political correctness to paint a truly fascinating ‘big picture’, while highlighting the real–world trustworthiness of the Bible. With amazingly apt anecdotes and analogies from a wealth of research and life experience, Carl Wieland’s fascinating and immensely readable exploration of our diverse global humanity goes way beyond the normal ‘all one race’ conclusion.



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Samples

Sample sections total >65 pages, some 16% of this full–color book’s 378 in all.

Table of Contents and Introduction

Racism and evolution before Darwin ff. (pp. 39-55)

Following the money ff. (pp. 103-108)

Chapter 5: Modern Evolutionists contra Racism (pp. 123-133)

Chapter 10: Hi-Tech vs Low-Tech Humans (pp. 213-229)

 

About the Author

Carl Wieland is currently the Managing Director of Creation Ministries International in Brisbane, Australia. Dr. Wieland has been involved in creation ministry since 1974, and in 1978 commenced Creation magazine, which now has subscribers in over 110 countries.

He has written extensively for CMI’s website creation.com, as well as for Creation magazine and occasionally also for its peer-reviewed companion, CMI’s Journal of Creation. He has authored or coauthored several layman’s creation books, including contributing to one of the most popular creation resources of all time, The Creation Answers Book.

 

Prepublication comments and reviews

Pastor Joe Boot

Carl Wieland’s new work, One Human Family is an excellent and wide–ranging contribution not just to the science and scripture debate but to critical socio–cultural questions of our time that naturally arise from it. His incisive analysis combined with thorough research makes him a welcome voice of clarity amidst a culture of ambiguity and confusion. He successfully combines lucid arguments with readable brevity without overlooking scholarly details. He unapologetically tackles controversial subjects head–on without being dismissive and is careful to defend his views with solid logic–his chapter on slavery and white guilt being an excellent example. These factors make Carl’s book a persuasive and informative read.

In a separate email to the author, Pastor Boot wrote:

Sorry [my review] took a while … . My problem was in finding undivided time to relish every chapter of your book. You have explained and articulated the application of Genesis truth so excellently. Christians, preachers and teachers can easily draw from your work to support belief and explain why things are the way they are in the world today. This is one publication to look forward to.

Joe Boot is an apologist, educator, author and senior pastor of Westminster Chapel in Toronto. He is also founder and President, Ezra Institute for Contemporary Christianity, and the former Executive Director of Ravi Zacharias International Ministries (RZIM) Canada.

Dr Felix Konotey–Ahulu

… the best in–depth account of racism I have ever read. The book has information that will surprise, if not amaze, most readers.

Felix Konotey–Ahulu, M.B., B.S., M.D., F.R.C.P. (London), Hon. D.Sc. (UCC), F.R.C.P. (Glasgow), F.G.A., F.G.C.P., F.W.A.C.P., F.A.A.S., F.T.W.A.S., D.T.M.H. (Liverpool), is Kwegyir Aggrey Distinguished Professor of Human Genetics, University of Cape Coast, Ghana and a London consultant physician who is a world authority on sickle cell anemia.

(To see Dr Konotey–Ahulu’s enthusiastic and Gospel–promoting 6–page review of One Human Family in the secular magazine The New African [2 Mb pdf], click here.)

Bessie Lee

Great reading, with lots of research … simply explained, yet very substantial. The sheer breadth and number of issues covered … many of the topics would pique the curiosity of even today’s ‘sound–byte’ youth… . I relished every chapter.

Bessie Lee is a deaconess in Singapore at St Andrew’s Cathedral (Anglican).

Dr John Hartnett

Excellent … well written … weaves together the big picture that is often hidden by the politically correct establishment today.

John Hartnett, Ph.D., is a Research Professor (physics), University of Western Australia.

Pastor Bruce Clacher

[In an email responding to the chapter titled ‘Apartheid: color and conundrum’]

Thank you so much … . You have taught me so much about my own country and I am deeply thankful for the lesson.

Bruce Clacher once served in the South African Police Force. He now pastors a Church of the Nazarene in Queensland, Australia.

Dr Jerry Bergman

Dr. Wieland has clearly done his homework; although I have spent almost three decades researching the subject of racism and evolution, he has managed to come up with much new material. No advocate of the single causation theory, Dr. Wieland covers the many social and economic factors that influence racism in his well–reasoned and balanced approach. He also covers the science of genetics in such a way that a layperson can follow, yet informs and adds insight to keep a professional interested in his writing.

In short, it is superb!!

Jerry Bergman, Ph.D., is a biologist, social scientist and US college professor who holds 9 degrees (7 of them graduate degrees).

Kym Holwerda

Awesome book… fascinating and deeply informative read … it’s seriously good! … I’ve been around creation ministry a long time and I thought I’d heard all of the arguments… . I was wrong… given that race and its various implications for society is such a hot–potato issue that shows no sign of abating, this must be one of the best evangelistic tools you’re likely to come across.

Kym Holwerda is a freelance proofreader from Brisbane, Australia who has worked on many creation apologetic materials.

Dr. David Christie

This is one of the most interesting, insightful and well–written books I have read in a very long time. … forthrightly tells it how it is but with sensitivity and understanding. … For many it will make the lights go on.

Dr. David Christie, Ph.D., is a retired management consultant and former Papua New Guinea patrol officer.

Mrs Louise Bevin, USA, December 2013

Dear CMI:
Carl Wieland’s book is a gem. It is so comprehensive in that he presents basic ideas and then develops them, revealing clearly how an underlying false premise (i.e. evolution) spreads like a virus to a culture that can end up infecting even the ‘church’!

A book like Dr Wieland’s would have been a wonderful gift to me at age 18, a serious kind of person—who then, in addition to the biology major, got involved in civil rights. Maybe “political change” would be the answer I thought. Well, no….. The Lord is the answer, His WORD a precious gift.

 

Post publication comments and reviews

All comments are in date order. The first four are the spontaneous reactions of some CMI staff globally. After that, unsolicited reader comments.

Calvin Smith, Canada, October 2011

Great piece of work Carl… I really liked the style in which you wrote, modern and elegant at the same time.

Lita Cosner, USA, November 2011

I just wanted to congratulate you … on One Human Family…. There’s not many books I think are important enough to get copies for friends, family, etc, but I’ve bought 2 copies so far with plans to purchase more for Christmas gifts…. It has a ‘transparency’ and a frankness about it, but with sensitivity--your writing style really lends itself to the subject matter…. I could go on, but I think you get the idea: ‘two enthusiastic thumbs up!’

Dr Jonathan Sarfati, USA, November 2011

As the last overall reviewer … I can confirm the book is a masterpiece; a great advance on previous works on races, by including vital topics like slavery; apartheid; and race relations in [the USA] …; cultural history; economic history and how the most productive economies have a Christian underpinning. It avoids the twin problems of non-judgmentalism (too many Christians haven’t read John 7:24) about past evils, and political correctness that blames the west for everything.

Philip Bell, UK, November 2011

Here’s what I wrote in a public comment—and as you know, I’m not given to exaggeration:
“Over the years, in order to stay up-to-date with my own public talks and lectures on the subject, I have read numerous books and articles on racial prejudice, human evolution and biblical anthropology—but ‘One Human Family’ has to be the best all-round treatment of the subject I’ve encountered for twenty years—fascinating and compelling.”

Mrs Louise Bevin, USA, December 2013

Dear CMI:
Carl Wieland’s book is a gem. It is so comprehensive in that he presents basic ideas and then develops them, revealing clearly how an underlying false premise (i.e. evolution) spreads like a virus to a culture that can end up infecting even the ‘church’!
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A book like Dr Wieland’s would have been a wonderful gift to me at age 18, a serious kind of person—who then, in addition to the biology major, got involved in civil rights. Maybe “political change” would be the answer I thought. Well, no….. The Lord is the answer, His WORD a precious gift.

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