I bought this for Homeschool Science for my 5th and 7th graders. I have not used it yet, but after looking it through upon delivery I am super excited and the kids are too. I am really happy to find programs that keep God the center of learning.
Let me begin by saying I have loved all the Apologia Science books we've used, from elementary through high school. We're not planning to stop using the curriculum, but this text has made me very reluctant to purchase anything newly published. I am told Apologia experience some shifts in leadership just before this book was published, and that seems to be reflected in this book. But mostly, my disappointment lies in how "Creation Science" was supposedly supported by their use of anatomy. I have a background in theology and to use germ theory as a reason why God excluded certain food from the Hebrews' diet is both poorly reasoned and backward. It leads students to believe that we can throw out God's words in this day of modern technology (refrigeration) without truly examining the theological reasons behind the dietary restrictions (separation of Israel as a people, a witness) or why Jesus declared all foods clean (there certainly were no new advances in food preservation in the first century that would lead to such a declaration, but there were some serious shifts in theological understanding). To hinge arguments on bad theology is begging for students who neither understand science nor explore theology. Major thumbs down. However, like all the other Apologia books, this one is a delight to the eyes... great photographs.