November Facebook Party – MMB are Playing with the Animals!

 

44 Animals of the Bible Cover 7x7God once told Job that animals are important to Him, and that they are a big part of His creation.

He watches when the doe gives birth to her fawn.
He makes the leopard swift to hunt its prey.
He commands eagles to soar.

God cares for the animals and He wants us to do the same. They represent the beauty and uniqueness of this world He has designed.  From the exotic ibex to the more commonly-known tortoise, these and the other wonderful creatures of this book will delight children and parents as they explore various representations in Scripture!

Each beautifully illustrated page highlights one special animal from the Bible providing detailed information about what it was, how it looked, important cultural information to help you understand it’s importance at that time and so much more! With 44 Animals of the Bible you and your children will have a rare opportunity to make connections between the historic world of the Bible and our world today!

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Living Words in Action

words4As a reader and a book editor, I simply love words – their meanings, how they are said, even their connections to one another. How they change throughout history is also very interesting! It can be fun to trace the history, or etymology, of a word and its usage. Words are “living,” altering over time or cultural references and even with slang usage.

A few years ago we wrapped up a project called the Christian Reading Companion for 50 Classics. One of my favorite features of the book is its focus on vocabulary development. throughout the book, a word will be highlighted in a classical literary excerpt giving you the opportunity to try to determine the possible meaning, and then later find out what it means in context. Continue Reading →

October Facebook Party – MMB Are Playing With BUGS!

OctBlogPostGet ready to talk creepy-crawlies!  For the month of October, the Moms of Master Books are talking about BUGS, the super-cool, information-packed new book by William Zinke.  Discover the hidden beauty and spectacular designs we often overlook in these works of our Creator!

Within these vivid, full-color pages children will discover God’s purpose for creating insects, and the corruption caused by sin. They will also see the world’s largest insects, insects designed with camouflage, the most beautiful insects, the weirdest insects, and more! Continue Reading →

The Next Step of My Journey: Finding Joy at AiG

 

In theU of SC Lancaster logo autumn of 1986, I began teaching astronomy and physics at the University of South Carolina Lancaster. USCL, as we affectionately call it, is one of the smaller campuses in the University of South Carolina system. During my time there, USCL increased in size tremendously, with a more than doubling in enrollment and a doubling in the number of faculty. When I went to Lancaster, I didn’t know how long that I might stay, but I quickly grew to love my colleagues, our students, and the wonderful Lancaster community, so it soon became home. USCL was a good environment for me: I rose to the rank of Full Professor, and in retirement I hold the title of Distinguished Professor Emeritus. It’s probably the first time that my name and the word “distinguished” have been used in the same context.

Faulknerclass1And I was able to pursue my passion about biblical creation while there. For instance, when my first book came out, Universe by Design, John Catalano, the USCL Campus Dean at the time, insisted on doing a book signing on our campus, something that he did for all faculty members who published a book. That evening, I think that he gave me the best introduction that I have ever received. Though not everyone at the University agreed with my belief in creation, they respected my performance in the classroom, my other scholarly work, and my service to the campus and the community. Continue Reading →

Introducing Buddy Davis – Meet the Dino Man Himself!

buddy-davis (1)One of my favorite people in Christian ministry today is Buddy Davis. I first met Buddy and his wife Kay (briefly) when he was speaking in my home state of Michigan in about 2008 or so. He was speaking at a wild game dinner for hunters and outdoorsmen. A lot of the people in attendance were only there to hear stories about hunting big game, and Buddy’s wilderness adventures. But, as he does, Buddy turned the topic to Salvation by faith in Christ alone. It was great to see his boldness and courage in representing Christ, and upholding the authority of Scripture, even to unbelievers.

Our children love his books and his music CDs and DVDs. I highly recommend that you have Buddy in to speak at your church, camp or conference. Also, check out Buddy’s blog and his Facebook page (which is one of my favorite social media pages; there is always something inspiring!). Now you can get to know him better, through this exclusive interview. — Israel Wayne

How did you get involved in Creation ministry?

My Creation ministry came about as a result of sculpturing dinosaurs. When I first started sculpturing I believed in evolution. I was a Christian, but all I ever heard was evolution and I accepted it. Early on, an insurance agent stopped by my sculpturing studio and asked if he could give me some literature on creation from the Institute of Creation Research. I agreed and when I read the material, it was like a drink of water in a desert. I could believe the Bible when it talked about Creation! I didn’t have to believe in evolution. I was so excited and I kept reading and studying. There were many scientists who believed in Creation. My dinosaur models drew youth groups from area churches and when the pastor’s saw I had answers about dinosaurs, they invited me to come and speak to their congregation. That started my journey into the Creation ministry. In 1994, I met Ken Ham who had just started Answers in Genesis ministries in Kentucky. He did a conference in my home town of Mt. Vernon, Ohio. After the conference, I showed him my dinosaur models and played him a song that I had written called, “He Makes Dreams Out of Nothing”. That evening opened up my music ministry as well as getting an opportunity to start my children’s ministry. Continue Reading →