Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Building Blocks in Life Science Book Review

Building Blocks in Life Science
Building Blocks in Life Science
Building Blocks in Life Science is a dynamic educational resource that teaches high school level Life Science from a Biblical perspective. 

"Introduction to the Creation Foundation Series:  War of the Worldviews.

This Creation Foundation Series gives young people ANSWERS -- answers from science and answers from Scripture -- ANSWERS that show how SCIENCE and the BIBLE fit together to give answers we all need for all of life!

According to the evolutionist's worldview, each life form, including each human life, is the result of time, chance and millions of years of struggle and death -- what Darwin called the "war of nature".  It must be depressing for students to hear over and over again that they are just products of time and chance caught up in a grim and ceaseless "struggle for survival" that ends for them (and the whole universe!) only when death finally wins.

The bible has a much happier ending:  life wins, new life in Christ!  According to the biblical creationist's worldview, God created living things with plan and purpose, all working together in harmony.  "Darwin's war" is real enough today, but it brought struggle, death, disease, decline, and disaster (Noah's Flood) into the world only after man's sin and selfishness ruined God's perfect creation.  Christ's sacrificial love conquered sin and death, and His return brings new life -- rich, abundant, and eternal.

When young people know what they believe and WHY THEY BELIEVE IT, they can stand firm on their own faith, even defend it to scoffers, and encourage all with reasons for hope in Christ and new life in Him (1 Peter 3:15)."
Teachers and students will find clear biological answers proving science and Scripture fit together to honor the Creator. This dynamic educational resource helps young people not only learn science from a biblical perspective, but also helps them know how to defend their faith in the process.
The three units and nineteen chapters:
  • Covers in-depth topics such as genes and Genesis, the roll of natural selection, embryonic development, as well as DNA and the magnificent origins of life
  • Powerfully refutes the evolutionary worldview that life simply evolved by chance over millions of years--Provides exceptional insights and clarity to patterns of order in living things, including the promise of healing and new birth in Christ
  • Offers a fill-in-the-blank or short answer study page at the end of each chapter so students may test their comprehension (Building Inspection Sections)
  • Helps students know how to defend their faith scientifically
Author Gary Parker is a former evolutionist. He has an Ed.D in biology, and has lectured widely for both the Institute for Creation Research and Answers in Genesis. Currently, Gary continues to lecture, conduct science labs, and field trips for young people.

I'll humble myself and admit that upon picking up this book and looking through it I know I was in over my head!  This is an in depth, challenging read covering such topics as:  blood types, genetic drift, macro/micro evolution, mutations, and chemical evolution with excellent illustrations and scripture throughout.

I love how Parker takes the very "meat" of biology and evolutionary thinking and blasts the light of the Word of God upon it.  This is a fantastic tool to help cement origins of life from a biblical stand by backing up real examples with scripture for any high school student/adult or as a witnessing tool for those unsaved masterminds in your life. 

Though lacking in experiments, this book would also be useful read alongside other high school science curriculum especially those from a secular standpoint.

I received this item free of charge in exchange for an honest review.

1 comment:

  1. Sounds good! I am constantly amazed in Missionettes how little the girls (7th/8th graders) know about origins -- either creation OR evolution. They have been taught very little of either. They don't even know there is a battle going on!