All I could say when I opened this book is WOW, Really? This book is amazing.
First off I had to beg my oldest son in order to even look at it. He is 9 years old and thought that it is a cool book. He keeps opening up to look at it again. My 5 year old likes to sit with his brother to look at the pictures which he finds pretty neat.
I love the cover of this book, it is eye catching and helps reel you in to look at it. I love how they tie in God's creation to man made objects and how the idea for them came about.
I have two favorites in the whole book. Even though I don't like spiders, I found #3 Stronger than Kevlar - Spider- Web Strong the neatest connection. My other favorite is #8 Butterflies prevent counterfeit currency. The beauty of a butterfly can help protect us from counterfeiters.
I can't wait to see a second book come out.
*Disclaimer: I was given this book by Master Books a division of New Leaf Publishing Group for my honest review. I was not compensated in any other way.
I love when books prompt a fresh perspective in my life. Made in Heaven by Ray Comfort & Jeffrey Seto has certainly done so. I think as we bumble through life we miss out on so many miracles and amazing ideals. These gentleman have taken time to stop, study the world around them, and gain a powerful truth. Humans are constantly copying God's design! I'm not super scientifically minded so many small things escape but but this book brought so many things to my attention that I had never known! I'm excited to incorporate this text into our school time so that my children have this wonderful knowledge from an early age.
The tunnel systems were designed based on worms. Worms! God made those worms. The lens of a camera is constantly being improved to be more like a human eye. Eye! God designed those eyes. Fans were based on fins! Fins! That God created! What an awesome insight into the world of science. That many "technological" advances were based on things we already knew. Of course the greatest efficiency possible came from God's original, amazing plan.
One of the joys of homeschooling comes from teaching my children from the Biblical perspective. Giving them insight into the Bible and our history in ways I never knew as a child. My children learn about evolution as an alternative belief but they are so excited when we can read books like this that show up the world as God intends for us to see it. Just amazing.
I received a copy of this book for free from Master Books for the purpose of this review. All opinions are my own.
Authors Ray Comfort and Jeffrey Seto does a wonderful job in their book, "Made in HEAVEN" of helping the reader better understand God's amazing design and how man is trying to use those designs to make a better world. This book gives examples of how researches and inventors have used God's natural creation to make something man-made to better the planet. For example, the strength of a spider's web is 253,816 PSI which is almost 100,000 times stronger than stainless steel. By trying to duplicate the structure of the spider's web, researchers are looking to create stronger products for man.
This would be a great school textbook. I found it very educational, insightful and meaningful. I really liked the detailed information provided, not only in text but charts, examples and pictures. The pictures included are very colorful, clear and eye catching which helps the reader to visually see what the text is saying. I would recommend this book for a classroom and definitely every school library. I feel this gives the reader a good view of creation by placing God as the creator rather than just some form of existence.
While this could be viewed as a scientific book, I really enjoyed how the authors ended the book with a reflection upon how a person can come to know the creator of the universe. This gives the reader the opportunity to allow God entrance into their heart and making this journey real and life changing. There is also the opportunity to download a free book of Ray Comfort's book, "The Defender's Guide For Life's Toughest Question" on how to have answers when faced with an atheist. This is a very nice gift offered the reader.
When is the last time you went shopping for clothes and pine cones came to mind? Pine cone technology is currently being analyzed and you may soon see the results of that in some of the clothing you wear. What about your money? I would be willing to bet that butterflies are not the first thing you think about when you pull that crisp $20 bill out of your wallet. Or what about the possibility of a self-healing building? A building that will fix itself upon suffering some kind of damage. This all sounds crazy, doesn't it; but these are just a few of the things scientists are currently working on by incorporating God's created things into the items we see and use on a daily basis.
Ray Comfort and Jeffrey Seto have come together to compile Made In Heaven; a book that compiles over 30 different creatures and plants we find in nature, and examines how each of these things have caught the attention of scientists all over the world as they look for ways to incorporate the various functionalities into our everyday lives.
Who would have thought that shark scale technology would ever be used in swimsuits to help a person swim faster, or the geometric spiral pattern of a sunflower was the source of pattern for solar powered plants around the world.
These and many more, are described in Made In Heaven, a great resource for students and teachers alike.
What a joy to be able to read this book to our son and then be reminded of God's creation as we see different technologies at work in the world around us. This book serves as a good reminder that even the things we see in the world around us today; we may very well be using tomorrow. So the next time you see that leaf fall from a tree or the way that bug clings to the side of the house; you never know, that same technology could be in the next airplane you fly in or the next television you buy for your home.
Made in Heaven by Ray Comfort and Jeffrey Seto is published by Master Books, a division of New Leaf Publishing Group. In this book you will learn about how technology is looking to God's creations to help them solve design problems which will help make our lives better. There are 32 examples listed in the book covering everything from the human eye to sunflowers. You will learn how science has studied fish scales to improve body armor, cat eyes inspire better reflective devices, moth eyes help with the design of solar cells and many more interesting breakthroughs inspired by nature.
Made in Heaven will be interesting to those who enjoy science and God's creation. I enjoyed learning about where some of our inventions have come from and how nature is inspiring new technology and improvements in things we already use. I hadn't thought about how some of the things we use every day could already be found in nature such as velcro, counterfeit proof currency and jet propulsion.
This would make a wonderful gift for the Middle to High school student who want to learn about the technical applications of God's creation. You could also use it to supplement science in High school. I found it interesting to read as an adult who like to learn more about the wonders of God's creation. It will make you have more awe for the amazing thought and design behind out world.
Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book from Master Books in order to write this review and have shared my honest opinion.