Dutch Christian Johan Huibers is the real Evan Almighty.
In 1992, he had a dream that Holland was flooded and soon after found a book on Noah's Ark, and since then had the dream to build a replica of Noah's Ark. He began construction in 2005.
A contractor by trade, Huibers built the ark out of cedar and pine, and at the length of two thirds of a football field and three stories high, it is still five times smaller than the dimensions of the ark in the Bible.
The Ark is docked in Schagen, Netherlands and is filled with life-sized models of giraffes, elephants, lions, zebras, and so forth.
Huibers hopes this ark he has built will rekindle an interest in Christianity in the Netherlands.
A favorite quote from the Christian Broadcasting Network's story is:
"One American visitor said the ark had a great relevance today with all the controversy surrounding global warming."
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