Cheri Fields is a creation super fan, kids' writer, and homeschooler. She started Creation Science 4 Kids.com in 2012 because she wanted to tell kids, "Isn't God amazing?!!!" when writing about science. Her background in a medical family gives her a strong vocabulary and familiarity with scientific writings, while teaching kids to read gives her an awareness of the words kids are familiar with.
Besides uncovering fascinating topics from the world around us herself, Cheri takes great joy in introducing others to the awesome creationist people, books, and resources she finds.
She is a writer for the Creation Today Show, a board member of Creation Summit, has been interviewed on the Scripture on Creation radio show, and has been published on Creation Ministries International's website. Besides her website, you can also find her on iTunes with her podcast the Creation Science 4 Kids Show: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/c...
When Cheri isn't staring at her computer surviving a Michigan storm, she's dragging her seven kids out for a nature walk, or discussing the Bible with her minister husband.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
Well, the Bible is hardly in the same category as other books, because you can't just curl up and get lost in it without having to stop constantly to talk to God about what he's saying and how it affects you. So, I won't list it in my top favorites... I've been a Narnia fan since I was a girl, The Horse and His Boy is my favorite: the settings, Shasta, Arvis, and the horses are good friends, and a journey makes an ideal story. I wore out my Alan Lee illustrated edition of The Lord of The Rings and had to get a paperback to take around with me. Maybe someday I'll get a book binder to repair the cover of my big hardback because I'm keeping those pictures! I like Pride and Prejudice a lot, but often start with Darcy's letter as the first part with Elizabeth's messed up family is so uncomfortable. Beauty, and The Blue Sword by Robin McKinley are old favorites of mine. I especially liked how Harry was taller than most men, it helped me settle into my new, extra-large size body as a teenager! I just passed on my John White books to my own kids. The Tower of Geburrah is great, as is the Iron Sceptre, but The Sword Bearer was always my favorite. Not so fond of the later ones he did, though.
What do you read for pleasure?
Not much. I read Percy Jackson on maternity leave at my daughter's insistence. I recently reread Harry Potter when I had a bad cold, but more often I'm reading to my kids. We use Sonlight because of the amazing literature. Plus, for fun I just finished reading them The Wind in the Willows and am introducing my younger boys to The Princess and the Goblin by George MacDonald; if you can find the Children's Illustrated edition from the early '80s, the pictures are amazing!
In just a few minutes you can discover the foundations of origins science many people trust. Ever wonder why museums, books, and TV are so sure about evolution and millions of years? Want to know what Jesus thinks about this idea? This short introduction to Young Earth Creation for kids will give you the basics, from Genesis to radiometric dating, the Ice Age to natural selection.
God's Wonders, The Monarch
on July 15, 2015
Sweet! The illustrations of the monarch in all its stages are superb (The one of a boy's face less so. People are the hardest to draw!), and the text is simple and quick enough to read with a squirmy little one.
I liked the extra facts at the end, although, having raised a couple Monarchs, it doesn't take "about 2 weeks" ala Eric Carl, it's 10 days.
Definitely worth the download.
God's Wonders,The Robin
on July 15, 2015
Lovely! Robins are fascinating and this little book gives little ones a glimpse not only of their nest but even inside the egg as the baby bird grows.
Simple poetry makes the first part easy for reading to young children and the second half has lots of info for budding naturalists.