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Christian Author Louise Barrett Derr’s Book Brings Readers to Appreciate the Science Behind God’s Creation

The North Carolina-based author’s Bible activity book makes a great resource for teaching science in a Biblical context.

Waxhaw, North Carolina , USA – WEBWIRE

The Bible activity book invites students to discover science in the Bible and appreciate God’s creation through science.

Is it possible to teach science from a faith perspective? Can a student appreciate faith and science at the same time? Retired teacher Louise Barrett Derr would answer “yes”.
Derr expounds her answer by publishing a Bible activity book titled “Experiencing Bible Science: A Lab Book for the Young at Heart” (WestBow Press, 2011). The book is aimed at students “young at heart” of any age, as the author puts it, and its purpose is to help them discover science in the Scriptures.
The first in the “Experiencing Bible Science” series, the book is divided into four sections: “Earth”, “Sky”, “Water”, and “Other Activities”, which contains additional projects that can be adapted to help students know more about the science found in the Scriptures. The activities mostly follow the inquiry approach style and through them, the author encourages students to reflect on the wonders of creation as they reveal God’s glory.
To relate the world of the Bible to the natural world, students undertake activities that mirror conventional science activities at school but with an emphasis on the Scriptures. Students obtain the items they need to perform a particular science activity, follow the procedures, record their findings and observations, link their results to their hypothesis, and wrap up their conclusion.
Students are encouraged to wear an old white shirt for a lad coat. “This stimulates them to realize they are having experiences related to science,” said the author in the book’s introduction for parents and teachers.
“Experiencing Bible Science” empowers children to live by their faith and perform science with integrity. The book makes a great resource for use in Christian schools, vacation Bible classes, Bible camps, and homeschooling.
Louise Barrett Derr’s “Experiencing Bible Science: A Lab Book for the Young at Heart” is available at Amazon ( and WestBow Press (
The author’s other books in the series include “Experiencing Bible Science: A Resource for Preschool” and “Experiencing Bible Science: An Activity Book for Children.”
Readers are encouraged to visit the author’s website
Experiencing Bible Science: A Lab Book for the Young at Heart
Written by Louise Barrett Derr
Published by WestBow Press
Published date: January 17, 2011
Paperback price: $31.95
About the Author
Louise Barrett Derr received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in education from UNC-Chapel Hill. For twenty-six years, she taught in North Carolina public schools. Mrs. Derr developed and presented her curricula for science and for gifted children at numerous state and national teacher’s conferences. This motorcyclist, private airplane pilot, and scuba diver enjoys gardening and nature study. She has previously been active in Boy Scouts and the Civil Air Patrol. Traveling in twenty-three countries around the world has given her a desire to see people everywhere and discover the science in the Scriptures. Mrs. Derr became a Christian in 1974 and was discipled in a Bible-centered church. She and her husband, Harry, moved to Waxhaw, North Carolina, in 1999 to volunteer at the JAARS Center, supporting Wycliffe translators. There, she learned the skill of audio recording on computer and is now sharing the vision of vernacular media for oral cultures.

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 A Lab Book
 Young at Heart
 Louise Barrett Derr

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