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Our Created Moon: Earths fascinating neighbor Hardcover – March 15, 2010
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Dr. Don DeYoung is on the math/science faculty of Grace College, Winona Lake, IN. His writing goal is to popularize and clarify science topics including connections with the Creation worldview. Don enjoys backpacking, running, speaking on the Bible and science, and traveling with his wife, Sally. Don's website is DiscoveryofDesign.com.
Dr 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 grandchildren. 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.
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Revised and updated, Our Created Moon is written in question and answer format with interesting facts and engaging pictures and some hand-on moon activities as well.
At the beginning of each chapter, learning objectives and words to recognize are clearly written out.
Included in the book: Moon phases, solar system facts, NASA missions, origin theories, purposes of the Moon (helped me to finally understand why Easter changes dates each year), the Moon in scripture, scriptural helps in upholding Creationism, specific features to observe in your own 'Moon watch', and the possibility of Moon colonization.
My kids enjoyed this informative, easy to grasp, well written guide to the Moon. In addition, they had fun calculating their weight on other planets and doing the flip pages where you can watch the phases of the moon at the bottom of the pages.
There were five chapters. The information was covered in a question-answer format. The full-color illustrations, diagrams, and pictures were lovely and easy-to-understand. There was also moon trivia throughout the book. Each chapter included suggestions for moon-related activities that the reader can do. There was also a glossary in the back of the book.
Chapter One had 16 questions covering basic information, including what is a moon, how far away is the moon, what keeps the moon in the sky, how large is the moon, why do we see only one side of the moon, what caused the lunar craters, and what are moon rocks like.
Chapter Two had 14 questions referring to the history of the moon, including what lunar origin theory dominates today, what is the Roche limit, what is the creation view of the moon, why was the moon created on the forth day, how old is the moon, and what is lunar regression.
Chapter Three had 11 questions about the purpose of the moon, including is the moon a useful night light, what is the lunar calendar, does the moon affect our seasons and weather, and what natural resources are on the moon.
Chapter Four had 10 questions about the moon in Scripture, including what does the moon symbolize biblically, what is the 'language of appearance' in Scripture, what does the Old Testament say about moon worship, and how prevalent was moon worship in the Ancient Near East.
Chapter Five had 11 questions on answering the critics, including does the scientific method rule out any appeal to the supernatural, is the creation view opposed to science research and inquiry, do great distances in space require a vast time scale, and if the moon is young, why does it look old.
Overall, I found the book well-written, clear, and very interesting. I'd highly recommend it to those fascinated by our moon or space.
I received this book as a review copy from the publisher.
Reviewed by Debbie from ChristFocus Book Club