DIVINE ELEMENTS by Mark Phillips is Available Now
Mark Phillips, IVP author of "Truth Seeker: A New Journey to God" and "Secrets and Lies: My Journey to Enlightenment," presents an easy-to-understand text for chemistry students and an easy-to use system for instructors teaching chemistry alongside the Word of God in "Divine Elements: A God-centered Introduction to Chemistry" (published by CrossBooks). Both student and teacher editions are available.
"Every secondary student needs chemistry," states Phillips. "Every chemistry student needs a good understandable text, and every Christian chemistry student needs such a text from a Christian perspective, integrating chemical concepts with biblical theology. And every teacher can use a simple start-up and plug-in system."
Intended for homeschoolers, Christian schools, classical preparatory academies, and first-year college chemistry, "Divine Elements" introduces readers to fundamental chemistry topics from a Christian perspective. Phillips includes sections on the roles of protons, neutrons and electrons; basics of the periodic table; chemical bonds; stoichiometry; gas laws and how to understand and balance chemical equations. Even if it's not used as the primary textbook, "Divine Elements" still provides a terrific and inexpensive supplement to existing chemistry textbooks and courses, as well as a week-by-week guide to the instructor for teaching chemistry.
Phillips hopes to instill in his readers a love for chemistry and awe for how God built the universe from the subatomic particle to the billions of galaxies. He says, "They will see how God's character and attributes are reflected in the fundamental nature of the universe through this study of chemistry."