A review of award-winning coffee table book that beautifully reveals the principles of science that operate our world. Purposeful Design, Understanding the Creation offers compelling evidence that a loving Creator was purposeful in His design of our world.
The book beautifully reveals the principles of science that operate our world and masterfully explains the elements of design that make life possible. What I truly enjoyed was how the author compellingly presents evidence that a loving Creator God was purposeful in these designs.
Jay Schabacker is very specific that it is just not intelligent design, but purposeful design, that has made life possible on earth. That has made possible our own existence here. And that everything around us, in the Universe, has come together to make life happen. In his opinion, and mine, it would not have been possible, without a purposeful design.
I first read the book by myself and I was compelled on how the author used science together with photography to bring forth the beauty of the Creation. Everything in the book is very accurate, even minuscious but at the same time it is filled with the wonder and admiration for the skill and love that our Purposeful Creator had, both for the world, and for human beings.
The pictures beautifully blend together with the words from Bible and science while the author explains the facts behind the work of God. In my opinion the book is a wonderful thing to have in any home, both to look at and to study.
The second time I read the book together with my ten year old son. We went through the Creation once again. He knows the story and it was very interesting for us both to read the scientific facts of why it was necessary to have the atmosphere, or why it is so important that such a huge part of earth surface is oceans.
The book is a powerful tool to teach children, not just teenagers. My son might not have been able to grasp all the scientific facts but that is why Purposeful Design, Understanding the Creation is so important to have. It gives a family a way to share the story of Genesis from another point of view, with Biblical facts. And it enables the parents to teach how Bible holds itself against, and together, with science. That believing in God and in the Bible, is not against the science, but science, in fact, is also part of the purposeful design.
I recommend the book for all Christian parents wanting to give a biblical and scientific option to their children. But especially to parents who are homeschooling and looking for material to impart their teaching.
The author Jay Schabacker is a former aerospace engineer and businessman. He was an engineer on the Apollo Moon Program and the founder of a financial investment firm. His goal in writing the book was to offer an enduring and positive alternative to the negativity inherent in modern life. He has a two-fold purpose in doing this, for one side to reveal the principles of science that operate our world and for the other side offer compelling evidence that a loving God deliberately created these designs.
Schabacker comments, "I wrote this book because I want everyone to have an immensely positive view of themselves, of this world that we are in, and of others, mostly through understanding our own astounding and loving creation".
He adds, "It concerned me that newspapers continually remind us of the negative. On the contrary, this book is my attempt to impart a healthy belief system and lifestyle to both teens and adults that will better serve them for the rest of their lives".
Purposeful Design - Understanding the Creation was winner of the 2013 Illumination Book Award, Bronze, in the category of Education (Home School, Bible School, etc.).
Purposeful Design - Understanding the Creation in Amazon.
You can also buy the book straight from the author's page.
You can also buy the book straight from the author's page.
Disclosure: I was provided with a e-copy of this book for review purposes. All opinions expressed in this post are my own.
Sounds like a great book, I would buy it for my kids!ReplyDelete
Thank you for the information. Looks like an interesting read.ReplyDelete
I am not usually a fan of science UNLESS it is written with the foundation of God being the creator. I love the Universe, but I love God, who created it, even more! :)ReplyDelete
That looks like a really great read.ReplyDelete
Not many books combine God with science.ReplyDelete
I have a friend that would love this book! I think I may buy it for her birthday next month!ReplyDelete
This is interesting. I will have to look into it farther ty.ReplyDelete
I believe that everything that happens to us is part of a greater plan and we are instrumental in making these happen. Based on what you wrote about the book, I find the subject interesting and I will go to my local bookstore to see if they have this title.ReplyDelete
Love the fact that creation can be supported by scientific facts like many other bible miracles, thanks for the heads up. I'll be looking forward to reading this bookReplyDelete
Very nice post and the book seems to be very interesting. I hope I can find a digital copy of this because for sure I wont find it on local book stores and I will be lucky if i ever find one.ReplyDelete
I am a Christian, however I also am a believer in science. This book sounds very interesting to me and I'm going to pick it up. Thank you for the post.ReplyDelete
100% sure of this books. Seems interesting. I hope to get it within some couple of working days.ReplyDelete
It's nice to see that they are tying up the correlation of science and religion. It's an inspiring book to read.ReplyDelete
This looks like a really interesting read. thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
Wow, I am really intrigued by stuff like this, and I am sure there is a ton of stuff to learn by reading.ReplyDelete
I'm not into reading that much. But the points which you've described sounds li'l inviting. Would love to read it near soon. :)ReplyDelete
It looks like its a very good read looks very inspiring..ReplyDelete
Very interesting. I try to read every so often but this sounds wonderful. Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
Not my usual type of book to read but it does seem interesting. Good to know about the other type of books available.ReplyDelete
Not my usual read, but looks interesting. thanks for sharingReplyDelete
I appreciate the review. The book is not in book stores yet. But you can take a gander at it on my web site www.jayschabacker .com (you can download three chapters, half the book). Give me your email and I'll tell you about my free curriculum that goes along with the book. Jay Schabacker - jayschab@aol .comReplyDelete
Thank you for visiting my blog, Jay. It's really an honor. I hope the book will be a great success, it surely deserves to be!Delete
Also, check out my Facebook page for the latest updates on Purposeful Design: Understanding the Creation!ReplyDelete
Wow now this is something good to read - interesting and educational too.ReplyDelete
this is absolutely a good read.. thanks for the shareReplyDelete