The Mineral Book Review
The Mineral Book from the Wonders of Creation series was created “with an enhanced educational format and integrated with a unique color-coded, multi-skill level design to allow ease of teaching the content to three distinct levels.” Ideal for advanced upper Elementary students on up to adult.
Written with a biblical worldview and geared for homeschool, classroom or as reference The Mineral Book encompasses the basics of what is a mineral, how to identify a mineral, where they are found, uses for minerals for good or for evil, plus minerals in the Bible.
I knew this book was quality when author David McQueen made the distinction that minerals are NOT rocks, but MAKE UP rocks. This may seem irrelevant to some, but, as a student of Geology myself, I see so many books at this level lumping the two together thinking it would only confuse children. I believe children are more than capable of understanding this difference too!
With relevant content, a variety of vocabulary, and awesome eye-catching photography, this book is a huge wealth of information guaranteed to grow with your child!
“Minerals continue to fascinate me. They have such beauty, such elegance – particularly when viewed through a microscope or in their crystal phases. And they also contain a historical message, especially when considered from a biblical creation perspective. They tell us much about the world’s origin and the timing of events mentioned in Scripture. From minerals we can learn about creation itself, the great Flood of Noah’s day, and even details pertaining to the history of Israel.” -John Morris, President of the Institute for Creation Research.
I too share these feelings!
Before I ever had a personal relationship with Jesus, the Lord revealed to me His hand of Creation during a college Mineralogy class. All minerals belong to one of six mineral systems. These systems clearly demonstrate an intricate and orderly design that could only have come from an intelligent creator.