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Review: The Swiss Family Robinson by Johann David Wyss

There are few books as suited to finding homeschool rabbit trails as The Swiss Family Robinson by Johann David Wyss. I’m sure you know the story: A family with four boys was shipwrecked on a deserted tropical island. Because they had been planning to set up a colony, the ship was full of useful supplies, […]

Review: The First Fossil Hunters by Adrienne Mayor

Every once in a while I encounter a book that opens up a whole new world.  The First Fossil Hunters:  Paleontology in Greek and Roman Times by Adrienne Mayor is one of these.  As someone interested in the history of science, I know that ancient Greek philosphers had noticed fossilized seashells on the mountains and […]

Review: God in the Lab by Ruth Bancewicz

Is science compatible with religion?  Most of the major scientists of the past would say it is, and Ruth Bancewicz agrees.  In her book God in the Lab: How Science Enhances Faith she explores the question of what modern science means for Christians and how Christianity affects day to day scientific work.  Her conclusion, that […]

Review: The Great Carp Escape by Maddock and Ouano

Although I rarely review children’s picture books anymore, The Great Carp Escape by Maddock and Ouano is worth an exception. Beth and her little brother Paul lived on a large lake and spent their summers on the beach, but they avoided the swampy, muddy area near the weeping willow.  Once they had found a dead […]

Review: Busting Myths by Sarfati and Bates

Nowadays one regularly comes across the true statement, “Science is compatible with religion.”  Unfortunately it is often followed by the myth, “No reputable scientist believes in a literal six-day creation.” Busting Myths by Sarfati and Bates aims to refute this idea by presenting interviews with Ph.D. holders in various fields of science.  This book highlights […]

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