Exploring the World of Astronomy {Book Review}

Arrow-HeaderThis month I had the privilege of reviewing Exploring the World of Astronomy for the Moms of Master Books Team!!


This 170+ page book is amazing!!

With 13 chapters including

  • Exploring the Moon
  • Mars
  • Terrestrial Planets
  • Jupiter Saturn
  • Jovian Planets
  • and the list goes on!!

My son who is only eight is absolutely in love with everything  astronomy! He has been very interested in the planets and stars and since a very young age! Although this book is more for middle school and high school age it worked perfectly well for us!

At the end of each chapter there is a questions or reading comprehension page with anywhere from 10 to 12 questions and explore more category that gives all kinds of fun to little extra questions. We like to call the challenge questions. (The back of the book has the answer key)photo 4

Throughout each chapter there is a cute little “explore”clipboard picture! Each chapter is also chock-full of pictures! Now, I’ve heard a few people mention that they did not like how this book only contains black-and-white photos but honestly it didn’t bother us one little bit. If we want to see some of the pictures of the galaxies that surround us or the planets in color will just search them on the Internet. I think that this book is amazing black-and-white pictures and all!

One of our favorite chapters is the chapter on Saturn. This chapter talks about ‘why did Galileo think Saturn have handles’ ‘what it is a shepherd satellite’ ‘do only planets have atmospheres’ plus so much more! There are some really fun of close pictures of Titan which is one of Saturn’s moons and my son is all about the planet that have multiple moons! So this was a big hit!!

photo 3-1I know that I mentioned in my eight-year-old son is very interested in astronomy and stars but he gets it from me starting a very young age I became very interested in the stars and constellations and my mom gave me an antique book that showed all of the early 1900s constellations that have been documented, because of this star is chapter is absolutely fascinating to me! In the chart stars chapter you learn about the French astronomer Pierre Janssen and English astronomer Joseph Lockyer! In this chapter we also learned about all kinds of different telescope including the 26 inch linens from the Naval observatory! There’s a picture in a pretty fantastic seeing how giant this telescope is!

photoChapter 13 is the starlight ignite this chapter is full of constellations…it’s really cool! There is even an entire northern hemisphere and southern hemisphere breakdown of all the constellation the north polar constellations the south polar constellations the northern hemisphere autumn the northern hemisphere winter in northern hemisphere spring in the northern hemisphere summer so we are able to look at this and see where each constellation is going to be during the season…it’s really awesome! I think that if my son and I were to pay our absolute favorite chapter it would be this chapter it’s just really a lot of fun.

After chapter 13 there are ‘explore more’ pages and it has each chapter broken down and

how to explore more of what you learned from each chapter after that there is the whole book review!

Needless to say we are pretty impressed with this book and I think they it would be awesome for every homeschool families library and of those who don’t homeschool as well!

photo 5We are looking forward to adding to our library the rest out of the books in this series…

  • The world of Biology
  • The world of Physics
  • The world of Chemistry
  • The world around you
  • The world of Mathematics
  • Planet Earth
  • The history of Medicine


I am Ruth: A Story of Loss, Love, & Legacy {Book Review}


When I heard The Mom’s of Master Books would be getting “I am Ruth” this month I was so excited! Ruth is one of my all time favorite books. At 12 my girls discipleship studied the book of Ruth for the winter and spring.  Shortly before we started Ruth my best friend was killed because of this I was able to identify when Ruth and Naomi faced life after loss.  I was REALLY able to identify with the rediscovering of their faith. IMG_0983 I had to learn to trust God just like Ruth. In the years since then there has been all kinds of pain and heartache in my life, but Ruth is always there giving me encouragement to go on because God has a plan. The road getting there is sometime extremely painful but God is always faithful to provide for his sons and daughters.

807ae10c873e15ab649c2423a39f0277I am Ruth the story Loss, Love and Redemption. This is a wonderfully beautiful book that you will want to read over and over again. The author Brenda Duff shares the book of Ruth in it entirety though out I am Ruth. She tells the story of Ruth through stunning photos photographed by Kenneth Berg. The photo are absolutely amazing and truly take you back in time to follow Ruth’s amazing journey.

We see in the book of Ruth God’s plan for us rolled out. Ruth married Boaz, and they had Obed who grew up and had Jesse who grew up and had David… WOW! It’s absolutely amazing to see God mighty hand in this book!

Get ready to take a journey through time with this  96 page, hardback, with beautiful full color book without leaving your living room! I love that Kenneth Berg’s stunning photos were actually taken in Israel, near the location where Ruth’s life took place. It makes is come to life!

Here are a few of my favorite pages out of I am Ruth:


Such a beautiful and touching verse



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More about the I am Ruth:

Let the scriptural account, the breathtaking photos, and the deeper insights help you look afresh at this enduring true story of love from tragic loss.

  • View the vivid, full-color images from within Israel and near the historic locale of Ruth’s life.
  • Survey the social and cultural details that come alive to enhance your understanding of this profound story of loss, faith, loyalty, and love.
  • Better understand the important biblical and genealogical connections.

One of the most beloved and enduring accounts of the Bible, Ruth’s story is one of tragedy. Here is the true account of a young widow who chooses to leave the land of her birth for the unknown lands of her mother-in-law, Naomi, who is returning home bitter and angry at God for the loss of her husband and two sons.

More than just a simple love story, I Am Ruth is about courageously facing life after loss, rediscovering faith, and fearlessly placing yourself and your future in God’s loving hands. This text brings to light the full humanity found in the biblical account, and makes it personal for every reader who has suffered in life’s shadows longing to see God’s plan.

Disclaimer:   I received this books for free from New Leaf Publishing Group Moms of Master Books division.  I received a complimentary copy in return for an honest review.