100 Devotions About God & Science
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Indescribable: 100 Devotions for Kids About God and Science by Louie Giglio shows kids the awesome creativity of God. In a fun, conversational style, Giglio combines science lessons with life lessons from scripture to illustrate how the world works. As a companion to homeschool science curriculum, Indescribable brings in a creationist element that really brings science lessons to life. The examples in each devotion/lesson are things that kids can relate to and understand.
Each topic is covered within the scope of the Bible. Biblical creation is the core of each science concept, and the author seamlessly incorporates the focus verses with the topics. For example, in “Not Just Another Snowflake in the Crowd,” readers are introduced to the science behind the formation of ice crystals and how unique they are. The biblical lesson that is incorporated centers around the verse from Genesis16:13 that tells us that we are each unique in God’s eyes. Giglio uses the example of fingerprints to further explain this concept to readers.
Relevant Devotions and Science Concepts
This book of kid-friendly devotions includes illustrations and photographs and science lessons that cover topics like:
- Space, Galaxies, Planets, and Stars
- Earth, Geology, Oceans, and Weather
- Animals, including Dinosaurs
- Human Body, Mind, and Imagination
Each chapter is just two pages long, with a focus verse, brief science lesson incorporated with a devotion, a “Be Amazed” section with interesting facts and examples, and a brief prayer:
“Be Amazed: The European shrew is so tiny that a whole litter of babies can fit inside a teaspoon. But these tiny guys really stick together. When they have to move because danger is coming, they travel in a sort of ‘shrew caravan.’ Mom leads the way with the kiddos following behind–each holding the tail of the sibling in front of it between its teeth” (p. 119).
Engaging and fun!
There are photographs and illustrations on every page, colorful insets, and fun and colorful fonts. Everything about this book makes it engaging and interesting. Though geared toward elementary ages, it is also appropriate for early middle school ages as well. It is definitely a must-have homeschool resource for incorporating Bible and science lessons and extending science lessons with another perspective.
The publisher provided a review copy of Indescribable.