Friday, May 13, 2011

Building Blocks of Life Science, by Gary Parker

This book is geared toward ninth graders with a foundation of Creationism vs. Evolution.  The science in this book glorifies God rather than manmade ideas that are more comfortable for some to live with.   The theories of evolution are challenged in this book in a way that students can easily comprehend and understand.
I was very excited to receive, “Building Blocks for Life Science, From Genes and Genesis to Science and Scripture,” by Gary Parker a former evolutionist!  Even though this book was written for ninth graders, my 4th and 5th graders understood this just fine.  I loved how not only God is glorified with the Creation Science, but kids are allowed to see things from an evolutionists point of view as they need to be able to logically converse with people from all walks of life…not just those from their own background.
One of the greatest gifts we can give our children is the Creation model of Science.  This model teaches that we are not accidents of primordial slime, but rather every person is creatively created with purpose, a mission and a unique plan by a loving Creator.  That is something worth living for!  Our lives are far more exciting that many people I know who believe that they are an accident.
Without giving too much away, my favorite chapter deals with the myth of racism.  There is no scientific foundation for racism.  From the Bible…we all came from Noah and there is only one race, “The Human Race!”   Of course it delves into the science of skin and skin color and combats the idea of racism from the scientific viewpoint as well.  I was so excited to have this to teach my children good principles early on…not only due to our beliefs but to cement those beliefs in ways that even the professionals can understand.
I highly encourage you to consider this book as part of your children’s education.  Homeschoolers will benefit from this, but this would also be a great summer program for parents and grandparents to use with children of the government school system. 
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the New Leaf book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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