Book Review: Conversations with Opa

Albert, a thoughtful, well educated eighty-year-old grandfather shares his considerable insightful knowledge with Quintana, his inquisitive granddaughter. These constructed conversations plumb the width of humanity’s knowledge from the Big Bang to evolution, creationism to the necessity of birth control and so much more. Kansil explores the fundamental differences between science and religion in a safe, approachable context, allowing readers to examine two approaches to life’s most pressing questions. For parents looking for a way to encourage their children to consider the world around them and open meaningful dialog, this is an excellent place to start. For those well on the road of life’s travels, this provides plenty to ponder as the author contemplates such questions as “Why are we here?” and “What happens when we die?” Note the date on this article may be incorrect due to importing it from our old system.