Friday, April 23, 2010

Our Created Moon - Earth's Fascinating Neighbor

Our Created Moon – Earth’s Fascinating Neighbor

Written by Don DeYoung and John Whitcomb
Published at Master Books

About the book
For eons the moon has intrigued humanity. From its creation through the current issues of space exploration, the moon has been both a light in the night and a protective shield of earth placed perfectly by God, regulating our seasons and keeping our atmosphere purified. Billions of dollars have been spent to reach its surface and discover its secrets; open these pages and discover those secrets for yourself.

Now completely revised and expanded, Our Created Moon is filled with the most current full-color images, facts and figures, and innovative teaching resources:

• Developed as an educational resource for use in classroom study, independent learning, and homeschool settings.
• Filled with clearly-stated objectives built upon basic learning as a foundation for more developed learning skills.
• Loaded with provocative questions about the moon’s history, purpose, record in Scripture, as well as a clear response to critics.
• Discover unique and fascinating facts and insights on the moon found throughout the text.
• Make your own interesting findings and observations from practical, inexpensive activities at the end of each chapter.

Who are Don DeYoung and John Whitcomb?
Don DeYoung is on the math/science faculty of Grace College, Winona Lake, Indiana. His writing goal is to popularize and clarify science topics including connections with the creation worldview. Several of his 16 books feature a Question-Answer approach with concise discussion of popular issues. Don enjoys backpacking, running, speaking on the Bible and science, and travel with his wife, Sally. Don’s website is

John Whitcomb is president of Whitcomb Ministries Inc and founder and professor of Christian Workman Schools of Theology. He and his wife Norma reside in Indianapolis and enjoy spending time with their 6 children and 17 grand-children. Dr. Whitcomb has been a professor of Old Testament and theology for more than 50 years and is widely recognized as a leading Biblical scholar. His life and ministry may be summed up in this quotation: “I want to be in the full-time business of finding out what God says and telling as many people as I can.” John’s website is

My Thoughts
This book is fabulous if you want to learn more about our natural satellite, the moon. You will discover many interesting information on the moon and what effects it has on our planet. This book can be used in a class setting or as independent reading from a student or adult.

Each chapter will highlight the learning objectives and the words to recognize at the beginning. You will learn more about why the ocean tides happen, the various Apollo missions, the temperature ranges on the moon, where the word honeymoon comes from, how our seasons and weather is affected and so much more! Here and there all over the book you will find tidbits of information called Shooting for the Moon. I have found these tidbits quite interesting. You will also have some activities to do alone or with your kids. Finally, each chapter concludes with a word review.

And just for fun, you can discover the phases of the moon as flip pages throughout the book! This is pretty interesting and fun to discover with your kids. And two wonderful appendixes are included where you will get more information about how to observe the moon, living on the moon. Finally, a glossary concludes the book and will give you all the definitions of the words to recognize in the chapters.

The text is a bit heavy at times for young kids but I would think that a grade 5 and up student wouldn’t have any problem discovering the moon. This book can be used in sideline while studying the planets and discovering the night sky with a telescope.

This review was possible because I received a copy of Our Created Moon from Master Books.

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