Monday, January 20, 2014

Classical Astronomy with Jay Ryan

When we look at the sky, we see part of the miraculous creation of God.  The sun, the moon and the stars are beautiful and mysterious.  Author Jay Ryan has published resources to help Christian homeschoolers understand Astronomy.

 Moonfinder -


This hardcover book is 32 pages long.  It is beautifully illustrated.  The simple paintings inside depict a family at home. These were done by Jay Ryan, who also wrote the story.  The book starts with a verse in the Bible from Psalms. 

The story is about a young boy, David, spending time with his Dad and asking him questions about the moon.   You will also see the Mom and David's siblings.  We see them during the day, at the market, and at the park.  They find the moon way up in the sky during both the day and night.

Through the story, Dad teaches us about the moon.  We learn that it changes in size and in places.  We learn that it is God that gave us the moon to teach us about time.

The book includes a chart and information in the back of the book.  It is called "The Monthly Cycle of the Moon," and is fascinating.

  The pictures and text will make you smile.  It is a lovely storybook for children.   

Jay has also authored a homeschool curriculum, "Signs and Seasons: Understanding the Elements of Classical Astronomy" along with a companion (paperback) workbook, "Field Journal and Test Manual."  This set is very detailed and full of great information.  It will remind you of the Old Farmer's Almanac.  It is fascinating!

The books were published by Fourth Day Press. 

*Disclosure - I received these items for review purposes.*


Unknown said...

This is very cool. Thanks for sharing it. I'll check it out.