Are you seeking resources that incorporate both the Bible and science? Well, I have some suggestions that may interest you.
Through the years, we have discovered treasured resources to supplement our homeschool classes. I’d like to recommend Answers in Genesis for homeschoolers and for anyone wishing to incorporate these books, movies, and magazines into their devotion or reading times with their children or grandchildren. You may also want to consider a field trip or vacation to their museums in Kentucky. Whether you homeschool and want educational materials supporting your faith or you are a person seeking answers to questions you have, I think you will find these of value.
We’re currently reading the New Answers books from Answers in Genesis, published by Master Books. There are four in this series that discuss science and the Bible. Each chapter answers a question about creation and evolution. The answers are clear and thorough using scientific research and claims and comparing them to what the Scriptures say.
Among the other books we have used are the following:
The What We Believe Series: Who Is God? And Can I Really Know Him?; Who Am I? And What Am I Doing Here?; Who Is My Neighbor? And Why Does He Need Me?; and What On Earth Can I Do?, all by John Hay and David Webb. These are good for devotions and for digging deeper in understanding what you believe and why according to worldview.
The Young Explorers Series are great. We have completed Exploring Creation with Human Anatomy and Physiology and Exploring Creation with Zoology 3: Land Animals of the Sixth Day, both by Jeannie Fulbright. The anatomy book was also authored by Brooke Ryan, M.D. We also have the high school biology book, Exploring Creation with Biology by Jay L. Wile and Marilyn F. Durnell. A friend was using that book for a popular lab she offered. She actually offered other labs, but this is the Answers in Genesis textbook I purchased for a specific lab. Parents have asked me where they can find Creation-centered science books. Many other homeschool publishers also offer fine textbooks, some of which I have used. I’m just super excited about this publisher because a wide range of ages can benefit from a single resource, and one doesn’t have to be a homeschool family to use the products. I know one family whose children go to public school but wanted to use the books for home faith based education/family devotion time.
For history, we enjoyed using Ancient Civilizations & the Bible by Diana Waring. We learned so much using this book, all so very interesting and thought provoking. We supplemented it with books from the library. It is an excellent tool and resource.
Activity books and notebooking journals are included for these as well. I wish I had discovered these books earlier. While they are wonderful because they make learning fun, the best part is that they incorporate the Bible into the lessons, tying the subjects with our faith, showing our children how the Bible is relevant and historically and scientifically accurate.
You can learn more about Answers in Genesis by visiting their website: www.AnswersinGenesis.org. AnswersMagazine.com also has more about the bimonthly magazine. At AnswersBibleCurriculum.com, you can learn about Sunday school curriculum. They also have VBS programs. CreationMuseum.org and ArkEncounter.com provide information about the museums.
I hope these resources will help deepen your faith and clear up any questions that may be lurking in your mind about how faith and science and history are compatible.
Do you have a resource to recommend?