Book Review: 44 Animals of the Bible

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Written By Nancy Pelander Johnson

Illustrated by Lloyd R. Hight

Nancy Pelander Johnson did a wonderful job in including the animals she did in 44 Animals of the Bible. From common to uniquely named creatures, the animals she included were all illustrated beautifully by Lloyd R. Hight and interesting to my children. The biblical references were also a wonderful addition as the King James Version (KJV) is always a great starting point in comparing scriptures as differing versions change vocabulary a bit. We like the KJV but always compare other versions in order for the children to understand and compare in terms that are more modern.

Each animal description received full-page descriptions with details for each animal highlighted as well as the scripture reference for the child to read or turn to on their own. Together, a parent and child can take the animal explanations to another level by integrating current information on each animal and creating science and social studies lessons from each. Researching the globe to find the existing locations of our animals was a highlight of our looking through the pages and researching where they are currently found. This book has many issues to be discussed and investigated in reference to animals and their bible correlations and will not be a disappointment to a children’s book lover.

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Curriculum Review: The New Astronomy Book

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“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth” Genesis 1:1. The New Astronomy Book By Danny R Faulkner starts off right! With such controversy between creationist and evolution, the battle just doesn’t seem to end; therefore students need to be knowledgeable of both points of view.  The author divided this book into three colors and coded into levels of text and lessons and can be used for younger readers to upper level understanding. The pronounced characteristic is your child can expand and grow with the topic at hand without changing their text-book. Through open-ended questions and critical thinking “Wonder Why?” sections,  a child can investigate astronomy in a mature way. The colors in this book are vibrant and the illustrations are worth taking a long looks at them. There are 15 chapters along with an introduction to astronomy section and a conclusion and glossary to support the child’s studies. With plenty of food for thought and a pull out poster in the back this astronomy book is a great addition to your study library.

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Book Review: Galápagos Islands

By Dr. Purdom

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A book for all ages, I found this book to be very pleasing. All the pages were thoroughly yet succinctly written by many special contributors. Great names like John C. Whitmore, Todd Charles Wood, Nathaniel Jeanson and many more used profound expertise to share their information in a way that readers may admire God’s creation. The inclusion of material in this text which these biochemists, ecologists, and geologists present brings scriptures to life. This, along with in-depth information about Darwin’s discoveries and how they compare and relate to God’s word are captivating to say the least. The vibrant pictures of wild life in their natural habitats captured the attention of my second grader while the text just added to the amazing pictures for my teens. Another wonderful thing I like about this type of non-fiction book is the wealth of information located in the back of the book. The ability to learn about and be introduced to like-minded individuals, as these scientist and authors, is priceless for anyone who is seeking out more resources in learning about science and God’s creation. The ending includes references, articles, DVDs and websites used within the writings which students can use for more research. You will also find a very inviting presentation encouraging you to look up the book Grand Canyon by Master Books, which seems just as appealing as Galápagos Islands. Definitely a must have for your library.

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Book Review: Indoctrination: Public Schools and the Decline of Christianity

By Colin Gunn and Joaquin Fernandez

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Including contributors like R.C. Sproul Jr, and Ken Ham was no mistake! This book will make a huge impact on you asking, “As Christians, We must ask ourselves this: What is our standard for determining how to train our children? “The content is heart breaking, frustrating, yet, inspiring and helpful. I have been in the public and private sectors of education as well as teaching in all grade levels before going into administration and currently owning my education center and this book expresses my very frustrations with our system and why I chose to break away. There is not a lack of resources to tap into with this book in your hand. We don’t want cookie-cutter kids that think life is all about faithless knowledge and average futures! Tap into Indoctrination to understand why homeschooling nurtures the mind, body, and soul more than any classroom ever will. You will also be encouraged to do something about education as Chuck LaVerdiere prompts you to challenge what you read and verify the sources. If you are ready to put your big boy pants on, this book will open your eyes to what’s really going on in our education system. It may just change your life!

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Book Review: Children’s ATLAS of God’s World

by Craig Froman

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BIG                BEAUTIFUL                 COLORFUL                  ORGANIZED                       INFORMATIONAL…

These are all words that describe this amazing text.

Just opening Children’s ATLAS of God’s World, I was already enthralled with the Introduction and Table of Contents! How many times can you say you have stopped to REALLY read the introduction? You will with this one! Vivid pictures unfolding the country’s culture, natural habitats, architecture, and more fill each page. I did think that some of the pins that locate historical landmarks may have been placed in the general area for some of the maps, possibly a little off, on only one or two points compared to more detailed maps, but the content on the pins and the information expressed were on target and beautifully illustrated in photographs and drawings.  On the corner of each page there is an entire globe with highlighted land area demonstrating where each country is located.  In another area of these pages are the “World Heritage Sites” listing important and interesting places to seek out on the map. I have always enjoyed the meaning of the flags as well and had fun discussing these with my students.  Overall, I have to say that the vast array of integrated subjects included in this book make it a wonderful resource for a parent or teacher.  I read about religion, culture, geography, literature, authors, sports, food, music and more. I enjoyed this book very much!

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Book Review: Tower of Babel

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The Tower of Babel: The Cultural History of Our Ancestors is “chock-full” of information. What a resource! I have always been intrigued by the coming of nationalities, customs, and languages. The basis for language differentiation is so wonderfully explained by Hodge that to use this book in any linguistics class is a must. Not just that but as a home school supporter, moms should use this book when explaining biblical history as well. Historically and biblically founded it is a complete resource for the student, historian, and curious alike.  The text is full of much more than the history of language alone. Hodge also inserts maps with descriptions among the material. It taps into contrasting evolutionary theory basing language on “proto-language” based on grunts and other basic animal sounds and clearly warns that Christians should be careful of humanistic ideas such as these. To be concise, the other two types of language categories discussed are constructed language and language isolates.  Aside from her research on languages work and maps she also includes tables that organize the lineage of many prominent biblical figures and the linguistic connections. Whether you usually enjoy this type of historical and biblical reading or not, you will not be disappointed as you read through all the research Bodie Hodge concisely put together.


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Book Review: Made in Heaven

 

Made In Heaven by Ray Comfort and Jeffrey Seto

Though I did not know of Jeffrey Seto, an aerospace engineer, before reading Made In Heaven, I am very familiar with Ray Comfort and his evangelical productions. This book is another great addition to his endeavors as Jeffrey Seto makes a big impact as well.  How amazing to have a book that teaches students of all ages. After reading wonderfully, God inspired content that enlightens thoughts the way this book has for my students and me, the things around you will never be seen in the same way again.

Along with 32 revelations on how man was inspired by God’s designs, Made in Heaven is full of vocabulary that offers many opportunities to teach and learn. There is even a list in the back of the book of new sciences and their definitions.  This book can have an incredible impact on students by taking them up Blooms Taxonomy to the critical thinking stages and into their own world of discovery.  I see so many lessons coming out of this book.

Teaching aside, this incredible book is also very enjoyable and will fascinate young and old alike. From how the Eiffel Tower was inspired by broken bones to how the mosquito stimulated studies for painless needles, you will find one new advance after another. Hidden in this book are opportunity, inspiration and awe in God’s amazing design for each little inventor, scientist, and entrepreneur at heart.

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