Thursday, April 26, 2012

Awesome Science - Explore Yellowstone with Noah Justice (DVD)

This is the second DVD in the "Awesome Science" series and it is just as wonderful as the first.  The Awesome Science DVDs are a family production beginning with Noah (your guide) and his father (whose video talents have been displayed on National Geographic, ESPN, and the Outdoor Channel).  This homeschooling family has brought a much-needed Creation-based science series into our living room.

Whether your children are in Christian school, homeschooled, or in a public school, this is one of those resources you don't want to pass by.  Give your children (yourself!) the knowledge you need to defend your faith and the Biblical account of Creation.  Learn how and why features in Yellowstone didn't take tens of thousands of years of erosion to be created.

It's important to understand the significance of why your faith cannot be based on millions of years.  Death couldn't have existed before sin, but that is what evolution teaches.  Immerse yourself and your family in the Bible and Creation-based science resources and you will treasure that what God says is the absolute truth.  This is a wonderfully put together family-friendly video that you will be watching again and again.

There is a third Awesome Science DVD currently available as well - Explore Meteor Crater and Petrified Forest with Noah Justice.  It's on our to-buy list and we are all looking forward to future videos!

Awesome Science - Exploring the Grand Canyon with Noah Justice (DVD)

While our great adventure will be driving to Alaska in about 7 weeks, we've been loving learning more about the Grand Canyon from a Biblical Creation perspective. 

Noah Justice is the 14-year-old host who takes you on an hour long tour of the Grand Canyon.  Visually stunning footage, smooth editing, top quality videography, and solid evidence go hand in hand with this DVD.

Our children thoroughly enjoyed this production and it is always thrilling to hear the facts they regurgitate even weeks later.  If there is one thing we're always on the lookout for, it's books, videos, and other resources that give us solid scientific evidence that shows that the Biblical record of creation can be trusted as true and completely accurate.

It's a misconception that evolution-based scientists and creation-based scientists hold different evidence to "prove" their point.  Everyone has the same evidence; it just depends which sunglasses you are wearing.  If you are interpreting your evidence based on a preconceived notion that the earth is millions of years old, you ignore what that evidence would mean if the world is not that old.  As a creation scientist, you look at the same evidences and show how the Biblical account of Creation and the flood would account for the current state of the earth. 

Wonderful DVD for all ages!  I'm sure we'll be watching it at least a few times on our long trek northward.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Book Review: Then Sings My Soul Book 3 ~ Robert J. Morgan

I have often wondered where to find a book that tells the story behind the cherished songs we know so well.  From time to time, I've heard tidbits of stories about Franny Crosby, Horatio Spafford, and other well known hymn writers.  When asked to review Then Sings My Soul (Book 3), I jumped at the opportunity.

Robert Morgan has done a wonderful job of compiling the history, stories of, and reasons for continuing with hymns in modern worship.  While I was only seeking a book of "stories", this offers much more.

Prior to reading this book, I had never really thought about the age of some of the songs we sing.  The first part of this book discusses hymnody in context of Biblical, Ancient, Medieval, German, English, and Gospel/Contemporary Praise music.  It's quite the interesting and informative read.

Most of the history surrounding each hymn is brief (a page long), detailing the song's authorship, area/time written in, and circumstances surrounding said author's life.  Each hymn is included (with sheet music).  As an added touch, the book itself is constructed so as to resemble old hymnal pages; very nostalgic.

I look forward to reading Books 1 and 2.