101 Questions and Answers about Weather and the Bible

101 Questions and Answers about Weather and the Bible

by Donald B. DeYoung

NOOK Book(eBook)

$10.99 $12.99 Save 15% Current price is $10.99, Original price is $12.99. You Save 15%.
View All Available Formats & Editions

Available on Compatible NOOK Devices and the free NOOK Apps.
WANT A NOOK?  Explore Now

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781441246271
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/12/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 176
File size: 6 MB

About the Author

Donald B. DeYoung is a scientist, author, and chairman of the science and mathematics department at Grace College in Winona Lake, Indiana. He is the author of several books on science and the Bible, including 77 Fairly Safe Science Activities for Illustrating Bible Lessons. Don has been president of the Creation Research Society, a worldwide group of scientists who promote biblical creation, for ten years.

Table of Contents

Figures and Tables 13

Foreword 15

Introduction 17

Part 1 Weather Basics

1 Should a Christian become a meteorologist? 21

2 Is there a creationist view of the weather? 22

3 How do weather and climate differ? 24

4 Why are weather predictions uncertain? 25

5 Are traditional weather sayings accurate? 26

6 Do moon phases control our weather? 28

7 What is the atmosphere? 30

8 What is the composition of the air? 32

9 Does the air have weight? 33

10 How much sunlight reaches the earth? 35

11 What is temperature? 36

12 What is a temperature inversion? 38

13 What are some weather extremes on Earth? 39

14 What causes dew and frost? 40

15 Does springtime drive the frost deeper? 41

16 How is the first day of spring determined? 42

17 Is the earth closest to the sun during summer? 44

18 How is the weather different below the equator? 46

19 What is seasonal affective disorder? 46

20 What are the wind chill factor and comfort index? 47

21 What is frostbite? 49

22 Does cold weather give people colds? 50

23 Why is the sky blue, sunsets red, and clouds white? 51

24 What is the ozone layer? 52

25 How does the air handle pollution? 53

26 What makes a desert? 54

27 How has the space program impacted our weather? 55

28 How do weather satellites work? 56

29 What is weather like on other planets? 57

30 What is solar wind? 58

31 What is evaporation? 59

Part 2 Water, Wind, and Clouds

32 What is the water cycle? 63

33 Why do lakes freeze from the surface downward? 65

34 How docs water moderate our weather? 66

35 What causes the wind? 68

36 What makes the sound of wind? 69

37 How does wind picture the Holy Spirit? 70

38 Why do weather systems have circular motion? 71

39 What is the jet stream? 72

40 What is a wind farm? 73

41 What causes clouds? 74

42 How are clouds named? 75

43 What causes fog? 76

44 Why do jet aircraft sometimes leave contrails?

45 What are noctilucent clouds? 77

Part 3 Stormy Weather

46 Is there a full before a storm? 81

47 Does Psalm 29 describe a storm? 82

48 What causes rain and snow? 82

49 What are biblical reasons for rain? 83

50 Has it ever rained frogs or fish? 84

51 What is acid rain? 85

52 How does cloud seeding work? 86

53 What gives a snowflake its shape? 87

54 Is every snowflake different? 89

55 What are some useful properties of snow? 90

56 What causes lightning and thunder? 91

57 Does lightning have a purpose? 93

58 Can lightning strike the same place twice? 94

59 Do certain trees tend to attract lightning? 95

60 What is ball lightning? 96

61 What is Saint Elmo's fire? 97

62 What happens to thunder? 98

63 How do lightning rods work? 99

64 What causes a rainbow? 100

65 What makes a squall line? 102

66 What causes Chinook and Santa Ana winds? 102

67 Why does the Sea of Galilee have sudden storms? 103

68 Are there storehouses for hail? 104

69 Why is a downburst dangerous to aircraft? 105

70 What causes tornadoes and hurricanes? 106

71 What are El Nino and La Nina events? 108

72 Does God send severe storms? 109

73 Is it acceptable to pray for rain? 110

Part 4 Past Weather

74 What was the preflood climate? 115

75 What is the vapor canopy theory? 116

76 Did it rain before the great flood? 118

77 Where did the Genesis floodwaters come from? 119

78 What was weather like during the flood? 119

79 What happened to the floodwaters? 120

80 What are the catastrophic plate tectonic and hydroplate theories? 122

81 Was there an ice age? 123

82 What froze the woolly mammoths? 124

83 Did a climate change end the dinosaur era? 126

84 What is the Cretaceous-Tertiary extinction? 127

85 Was Greenland once green? 128

86 What was the New Testament climate? 129

87 Has God controlled history with weather? 130

88 What was the Little Ice Age? 131

89 What caused the Dust Bowl of the 1930s? 132

90 Has the sun's heat changed in the past? 133

91 Has our atmosphere evolved over time? 134

Part 5 Future Weather

92 Is the climate changing? 139

93 What are some results of a warmer or cooler earth? 140

94 What is the greenhouse effect? 143

95 How do rainforests impact the weather? 144

96 Should Christians be concerned with the environment? 145

97 How does feedback control the weather? 147

98 What is the future weather on an evolutionary time scale? 149

99 Do current weather changes predict the end of the world? 150

100 What weather events are predicted for the end times? 152

101 What will be the weather in the distant future? 156

Glossary 159

Scripture Index 165

Subject Index 167

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews