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Overview Explore a few of the things that makes our bodies so amazing!
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Studio: Standard Publishing Inc.
Weight: 0.1 lbs.
Release Date Jan 24, 2005
Publisher STANDARD PUBLISHING #153
Edition Saddle Stitched
Series Happy Day
ISBN 078471701X ISBN13 9780784717011
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More About Happy Day
Heno Head, Jr. teaches science at Monett High School in Monett, Missouri. He combines his love for God with his knowledge of science to reach the hearts of kids.
Reviews - What do customers think about God Made Our Bodies (Happy Day Books) (OP)?
Excellent rebuttal to biased "comparative anatomy" textbooks Sep 21, 2009
With such amazing insights based on the latest research: "For example, he knew our bodies would need strength, so he gave us bones."
This is brilliant. You see, we have bones because if we didn't we'd basically be a big disgusting blob. Now don't tell that to mollusks or the 98% of other species that don't have bones or they'll feel they got short-changed in the cosmic lottery.
This insight brings up new interesting hypotheses. Since we're made in God's image, and God gave us bones to be strong. That must mean by extension that whoever created God wanted God to be strong and gave him bones as well.
As we can see, this approach to science brings us to new and interesting hypotheses as science advances.
My only criticism is that this text is somewhat incomplete. (which is to be expected considering it's a first edition) There aren't any references to the structures such as Wisdom teeth, the arrector pili that give us goosebumps, or the coccyx. These structures seem to stand in the face of the author's thesis that humans were created in current form. There are also other questions that remain unanswered and leave the reader rather unsatisfied.
Some of these are "why is there the transverse colon"? Why do the cranial nerves run where they do?(the book itself barely mentions neurobiology which is one of the more interesting and as of yet not well understood systems)
Why does the spermatochord run through the abdominal wall leaving us men at risk for hernias?
Excellent Sep 21, 2009
In God Made Our Bodies, Heno Head, Jr. offers another terrific beginning science book, suitable as a read-to-me or early independent reader book.
In this book, "Dr. Heno" introduces us to the basics of how our bodies work. The book begins by explaining that Psalm 139:14 says God made our bodies in an amazing and wonderful way. For example, he knew our bodies would need strength, so he gave us bones.
"When Noah made the ark, he first built a frame to give the ark shape. Our bodes are the frame for our bodies. They give us shape!"
The accompanying illustration by Rusty Fletcher shows a skeleton-like Noah building the ark's frame. Our bones come in many shapes and sizes, we also learn, and the place where our bones come together are called joints.
God also gave us many parts to help us digest food, which ends up in our cells. Cells, we learn, are so small we can't even see them. We also learn a bit about nerve cells in the brain, the five senses, muscles, blood, lungs, and several other body parts. The author acknowledges that
"Some people may have parts that work a little differently from other people. Maybe their eyes don't see. Or their legs don't move...But God loves them just the same. He made them in a special way...God loves us so much that he gave each person a different, special body, so no one is quite like anyone else in the world. Psalm 139:14 is right. We are wonderfully made. We are made by a wonderful God!"
What I Like: I love that God is not an afterthought in this book. While reading this slim volume, we easily gasp not only how wonderfully made our bodies are, but also who, exactly, made them so wonderfully. The illustrations by Rusty Fletcher are also colorful, fun, and useful in helping us to understand the science. This is an excellent introduction to the body.
What I Dislike: One page says nerves "are like telephone wires that let the brain talk to all the other parts of the body." As more and more families ditch land lines and use cell phones, some kids may not understand this analogy.
Overall Rating: Excellent.
Kristina Seleshanko, Managing Editor Christian Children's Book Review
LOVE THIS BOOK! Oct 7, 2008
Our family loves these 'Simple Science' books by Heno Head, Jr.! The bright illustrations capture the attention of the little ones, and the information is great even up to 3rd grade!! My 4 year old enjoys them now, and my 9 & 11 year olds love to read them to him! Hats off to Heno Head and Rusty Fletcher! Great source for teaching science from a Godly perspective. Look forward to more!