It's my pleasure to introduce you to one of the newer books published by Master Books, a division of New Leaf Publishing Group and written by Ray Comfort and Jeffrey Seto. Made in Heaven is a book that is small but definitely filled with a lot of information in it's 64 pages that makes it appear larger than it is. A lot of this has been items that we've covered in our study of flying creatures this year in our science lessons and there are plants and other animals that we will learn about and we use God's design in them for our daily lives. One of the exciting things that I found in this book was to complement our studies of butterflies and the iridescence that some contain and what we have Ã¢â¬Ëstolen' from the butterflies design will surprise you.
Bugs, fish, humans, and plants have something that we currently use in our lives to make them easier or to improve them - what about Velcro? air conditioning? healing power of our bodies? This and more is covered in this fascinating book that will have the reader looking at God's Creation in ways that we never considered all backed up with science and research - so it's not just a Bible thing. This book will be coming along side our studies in conjunction with our current science curricula because it will give us a little more in depth information, especially helpful for myself and my older children. This is a fantastic book that will be instrumental in viewing God's Creation in ways never thought of before.
**Disclaimer: I was provided a copy of this book from Master Books in exchange for my honest opinion, no other compensation was given.
Though I did not know of Jeffrey Seto, an aerospace engineer, before reading Made In Heaven, I am very familiar with Ray Comfort and his evangelical productions. This book is another great addition to his endeavors as Jeffrey Seto makes a big impact as well. How amazing to have a book that teaches students of all ages. After reading wonderfully, God inspired content that enlightens thoughts the way this book has for my students and me, the things around you will never be seen in the same way again.
Along with 32 revelations on how man was inspired by God's designs, Made in Heaven is full of vocabulary that offers many opportunities to teach and learn. There is even a list in the back of the book of new sciences and their definitions. This book can have an incredible impact on students by taking them up Blooms Taxonomy to the critical thinking stages and into their own world of discovery. I see so many lessons coming out of this book.
Teaching aside, this incredible book is also very enjoyable and will fascinate young and old alike. From how the Eiffel Tower was inspired by broken bones to how the mosquito stimulated studies for painless needles, you will find one new advance after another. Hidden in this book are opportunity, inspiration and awe in God's amazing design for each little inventor, scientist, and entrepreneur at heart.
This book is published by Master Books, a division of New Leaf Publishing Group. Master Books provided this book free for review. I was not required to give a positive review- only an honest review.
Innovations in many fields come not from man's imagination but by copying designs found in God's creation. That is the premise behind Made in Heaven by Ray Comfort and Jeffrey Seto and published by Master Books a division of New Leaf Publishing.
The writers have chosen 32 examples of intricate designs in nature and shown examples of how scientists have copied or are trying to copy them to make advances in medicine, energy, robotics, and even clothing. Some of the examples are fairly obvious like cat's eyes to make better road reflectors or have been used in other creation books like copying termite mounds to design more efficient air conditioning systems. Some of them like copying lotus leaves to make things more water repellent or copying moths eyes to make better solar cells were new to me. I found the idea of copying a mosquito's bite to try a make painless shots particularly interesting, partly because we tend to think of mosquitoes as worse than useless and partly because I know people who take daily insulin shots.
This book has beautiful pictures and easy to understand diagrams. The combination of a Apologist and an Aerospace Engineer as writers makes the book easy to understand, relevant for defending creation, scientifically accurate, and up to date. This book encourages you notice the amazing world around you and "look beyond the painting and see the Painter."
Even if it looks like one it is not just a children's book. The science is presented in an easy to understand way that doesn't make you feel like you're being talked down to. I found it as interesting and educational as my 16 year old son and my 9 year old nephew. It would make an excellent present for anyone interested in science, or any one you want to encourage to pay attention to God's design.
Master Books provided this book free for review. I was not required to give a positive review- only an honest review.
Hardback, 64 pages. Published by Master Books, a division of New Leaf Publishing Group
''Worthy are you, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they existed and were created.'' -Revelation 4:11
(quoted on pg. 4 of this book)
How often we close our eyes to the wonders around us. Everything, from the tiniest ant to the breath-taking expanse of sky above us, the world loudly proclaims a Creator! For centuries, man kind has been copying God's brilliant creation in order to create things for themselves to use. But does mankind give the true Creator the glory? Man is so proud; he would prefer to credit himself...but it is time to turn back to the real Designer and Creator: God!
''Those who look at the unspeakably wonderful design of nature and don't see the hand of the Designer are truly sense-less. They're not using their God-given senses of sight, sound, touch, taste, smell. Nature screams of God, and for some reason, they turn a deaf ear, a blind eye, and a closed mouth.'' (page 5, introduction)
In Made In Heaven, you will discover what humans have gained from studying fish, spiders, squids, the human eye, the human immune system, mosquitoes, gecko feet, leaves, and even sunflowers and pine cones, not to mention the many more topics covered in this great book!
Sometimes difficult to understand because of the mathematical explanations, I would recommend this book for ages 12 and up.
I think it would especially be grand for fathers and sons to read together! The thirty-two chapters could be spaced out over a period of weeks.
I am sure my father, who is a mechanical engineer, will be interested in looking through the fascinating chapter, along with my 12-year old brother who loves studying nature! In fact, I plan on giving it to the latter on his birthday.
Buy this book!
After reading Made In Heaven, you will feel even more awe for our Creator!
I was pleased to receive this book free through New Leaf Publishers Book Reviewing Program, to read and review.
Made in Heaven- written by evangelist and author of many excellent books about witnessing, using the law to spread the gospel, and Creation Science Ray Comfort. This book is co-authored by aerospace engineer Jeffrey Seto, and published by Master Books, a dision of New Leaf Publishing, and offered free for an honest review.
This book is fascinating. Solid science that challenges the mind with out being too technical but lets you know that Christian Scientists like Mr. Seto, an aerospace engineer, never sacrifice scientific accuracy, or reason for Faith- there is no need at all to make that sacrifice! Faith is Reasonable! In this book, written by a Scientist and an Evangelist you have a perfect pair. A study of God's Creation in a way that always points back to the Creator. As Mr. Comfort says, looking at a painting points you to the Painter!!!
The book begins with Mr. Seto writing "Engineering is a complex and dynamic field that drives our modern culture with technological advances. They make our lives better, according to Merriam Webster, 'through the application of science and mathematics by which the properties of matter and the sources of energy in nature are made useful to people.' In short: engineers discover better, faster, and more innovative new products that improve our lives.
Engineering is imagination-and design- driven. Nowhere is this more evident than the study of the natural world applied to the science of engineering. Engineers have long examined God's Creation to understand and mimic complex and proven mechanics of design. They have plumbed the depths of the natural world, encompassing insects to plants to man in search of wisdom and insight."
I love a science book that shows science as the Christian's domain, not the stronghold of evolutionary beliefs! I love a science book that begins with this verse from Revelation "Worthy are You, or Lord and our God to receive Glory and Honor and Power, for You Created all things, and by Your will they existed and were Created." Revelation 4 verse 11.
Science must be recovered as subduing the earth and having Dominion over it. Mr. Seto continues, "The simplicity yet intricacy of how God's designs work and how He manufactures complexity in nature astounds and inspires engineers in hypotheses and designs that could not be formed otherwise. We can only marvel, admire, and maybe copy some examples our Creator has left for us to discover."
When we brought our laptop computer home last year, everyone was so excited.It was a marvel of engineering. Our computer could save years of files. Our computer found things easily. Our computer could recall all of our history. I thought to myself- All these people have a computer in their head that remembers years and years ago, is very fast, and they take it for granted! This book reminds us that as marvelous as the human engineering is- we are surrounded by engineering beyond our wildest dreams!
And that is what we do as we read this book. We marvel -at the fish scales that we are copying to make body armor, at the human eye, at lily leaves that clean themselves.
We learn that a blue butterfly is only blue because its wings are designed to let the light show us only blue. And at the heart of this book is the Gospel, the desire to let the Created world in all its richness and glory point to the Creator. The Painting points to the Painter. As the Westminster Confession confirms, Q. 2. How doth it appear that there is a God?
A. The very light of nature in man, and the works of God, declare plainly that there is a God; but His word and Spirit only do sufficiently and effectually reveal Him unto men for their salvation.
The works of God tell us He is. But only the Spirit and His Word do reveal our Salvation. As Ray Comfort says, "When skeptics ask for a 'sign' that 'proves' the existence of our Creator, the sign to look for is the sign of nature's design. When Sir Isaac Newton said that atheism was 'senseless', he chose his words carefully. Those who look at the unspeakably wonderful design of nature and don't see the hand of the Designer truly are sense-less. They're not using their God given sensess of sight, sound, touch, taste, and smell. Nature screams of God and for some reason they turn a deaf ear, a blind eye, and a closed mouth."
As Christians we should be the most zealous for Science, the most ardent learners, and the most passionate students of " trees, bees, and even knees- with their remarkable ball and socket joints." Books from New Leaf Publishing Group and Master Books equip us to be students and learners. I feel that this book would be a favorite of boys especially. It is full of drawings of eyes, and brains, and other science things. The only thing I would not have enjoyed as a little girl was the dissected cats retina. Give this book to your budding Creation scientists!