As a new homeschooling mama, one question that nagged at me was how I was going to be able to teach science. Even to a preschooler. Since we use a literature-based curriculum, we get to read about science topics and then explore further when (not if) my spirited girl asks follow-up questions. It’s my favorite part of our homeschooling day.
So when Pastor Louie Giglio’s new book Indescribable: 100 Devotions about God & Science came across my path, I jumped at the opportunity to review it. Although I was given a copy in exchange for a review, I can assure you that all opinions are my own and I only recommend books that I love. I mean, who has time to read bad books when there are so many good ones out there?
we are Significantly Insignificant
Inspired by Christ Tomlin’s Indescribable and Louie Giglio’s sermon of the same name, this devotional is mostly inspired by our God, who is indescribable!
You’ll love the message in its entirety but if you only have a few minutes, check out just through minute three.
In Pastor Louie’s message, he discusses the vastness of the Milky Way and just how large the universe is. But his devotion is not meant to make us feel insignificant.
After all, God has a specific purpose for you. You are not just a number. You are His beloved. He specifically had you in mind. He knit you in your mother’s womb (Psalm 139:13). You are wonderfully made (Psalm 139:14). The very hairs on your head are numbered (Matthew 10:30) and even at the end, He will wipe every tear (Revelation 21:4).
You are wonderfully made, Mama, and so are your kiddos. Knitting, counting hairs, and wiping tears all require undivided attention and incredible closeness.
And God is close to you. Our problem sometimes is trying to teach our littles this as well.
Then, along came Louie Giglio’s new book, Indescribable: 100 Devotions about God & Science.
So What Makes it Indescribable?
What I love about Pastor Louie’s new book is how it introduces different aspects of science to little ones and integrates these facts with scripture. Nicola Anderson’s illustrations are colorful and vibrant. Her cover art alone encapsulates the purpose of the book so well.
With illustrations of the “highest of heights to the depths of the sea,” this devotion isn’t just for kids.
From space to Earth to animals to people, the book brings so many new and interesting things into your special devotional time.
Each devotion my Sweet Firefly and I have done so far has led us on virtual adventures. We have learned about the mantis shrimp, corpse flower (yes, that’s a thing), and sloths.
She is just learning about the vast universe she is a small part of while also learning about the closeness of the God who created her.
I’ve learned so many interesting facts already and each devotion has a “Be Amazed” section that is truly fascinating.
Did you know that in one part of the world they use whistles instead of words to communicate? Amazing! And you can create your own magnet with items you probably have in your kitchen!
What I love about this book
From the beginning, you will be drawn in when you see Nicola Anderson’s cover art. My Sweet Firefly squealed with excitement and practically ripped the book out of my hands when I first took the book out of the shipping box.
She promptly sat down on the stairs and began thumbing through the pages.
It would be easy to just have Nicola Anderson’s beautiful illustrations in a children’s devotion but they didn’t. The brilliant photography, especially of animals, will capture your attention. You and your little ones will definitely giggle over the photograph of the giraffe.
The “Be Amazed” sections will prompt virtual adventures. Gotta love the Internet!
And it will hold the attention of even younger children.
The one thing I wish it had is an index. While the Introduction lists the corresponding pages to each of the categories (earth, space, animals, and people), it would be easier to incorporate into our learning if we knew what each devotion focuses on specifically. It’s not enough to deter us from enjoying it every day though. My Sweet Firefly just jumps into my lap and then we set out on our adventures!
Whether you are a homeschooling mama or just one who wants to spend time exploring our indescribable God and the universe He created, this book is a must read!
You can take a peek inside at Amazon along with the first three devotions!
What are your first impressions?