Thursday, November 13, 2014

Purposeful Design Review

Purposeful Design Review

Vendor: Purposeful Design

Product: Purposeful Design: Understanding the Creation

Price: $18.95

Age: All Ages

Purposeful Design Review

About: Purposeful Design: Understanding the Creation is a very vibrantly illustrated book written by Jay Schabacker. The book is seven chapters long, each taking you through all the days of creation.  It also takes the principals of science that also help make our world work.  Things such as the moon and earth's rotations, human cell, and instincts of birds. They also offer a free curriculum that can be used with the book at Young Explorer’s Club. This comes with a student and teacher bool.  Each chapter has information to work on a well as a completion certificate for each chapter.  Those chapters included are:

Chapter 1 – The First Day: Creation of the Heavens and the Earth, the Foundation of it All
Chapter 2 – The Second Day: Creation of the Atmosphere and Water
Chapter 3 – The Third Day: Creation of the Dry Land and Vegetation
Chapter 4 – The Fourth Day: Creation of the Sun, Moon, and Stars
Chapter 5 - The Fifth Day: Creation of the Birds and Fish
Chapter 6 - Creation Day Six: Creation of Land Creatures and Humans
Chapter 7 – The Seventh Day

How we used: I read this book to my children,  I was interested in reading as well and that way I could help my younger children understand the book as well. We started reading one chapter a day.  This way we could read the chapter and talk about it to make sure everyone understood.  I also used the curriculum with my 9 year old.  The book was very interesting even to my younger kids.  The pictures are so vivid and wonderful that they were curious to look and learn what each thing was and to continue on so they could see the rest. These pictures always went along with the topic on the page.  There was also Bible versus throughout the book that helped explain things as well as the science behind other things.  Even having so much detail the book was written in very easy terms to understand for all ages that would be reading the book. The book gave a whole new way of teaching Genesis.  There are always children books that talk about the 7 days of creation but none are so interesting.  Having been written by a scientist helps even more justify why we whole heart believe in God creating our world.  Just because God created the world doesn't mean that science isn't present like many people think.  I think this book mashes the two together in the way it was intended to be.

This book is great for an at home study or even using in Sunday School.  I think homeschoolers or not everyone would enjoy this version of teaching the days of creation to their kids.  The free curriculum makes it that much better. The pages help go over what is read and dive further into the understanding and retaining of the information.

Be sure to check  Jay Schabacker out on Social Media and also check out what my other crew members thought of the book. You won't be disappointed. 

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