Purposeful Design: Understanding the Creation by Jay Schabacker


Purposeful Design beautifully reveals the principles of science that operate our world. It masterfully explains the elements of designs that make life possible, and compellingly presents evidence that a loving Creator God was purposeful in these designs. The author, Mr. Schabacker, a former aerospace scientist and businessman, seems to know the art of storytelling. The book delights the senses with beautifully depictive pictures, and easy to understand explanations of complex science concepts.

Within the framework of the seven days of creation, Mr. Schabacker, details the earth’s orbit, speed and rotation. He explains the rain cycle, the importance of vegetation, the seasons, the phases of the moon, and the gravitational pull on the ocean tides. He explains celestial navigation and the innate instincts of bird migration patterns. Bible verses are interwoven

Purposeful Design was so purposefully designed that it is appealing to all ages. The illustrations are part of the explanation making the concepts easier to understand. Everyone will learn something from this book. We so often go through life without truly understanding the details of our creation that continuously point us to a purposeful design. Thank you, Mr. Schabacker, for helping to give the next generation a solid foundation. This is perfect “Coffee Table” material because everyone should just stop and ponder.throughout the book reminding us of God’s hand in creation.



My Review

This is the most absolutely lovely book for sharing with your children about Creation.  It is full of so much knowledge and beauty. Each picture is carefully chosen to bring to life creation for your children and for you to share with others.  I went to the website for the book and downloaded the free childrens curriculum to use with my own this year for our homeschooling. There is also a free answer key there to download.  Its a wonderful way to share God’s Creation. You will truly love to have this sitting in your home so that anyone can look at the photos and read about each day of creation and learn from this book.


About The Author


Jay and His wife Nancy.

Jay Schabacker’s varied careers – from aerospace to finance to church ministries and theology have led him to recently research and pen the uplifting book – Purposeful Design. 

Jay Explaining the Seasons

A Cornell University education led to accomplishments on aerospace projects including work on the Apollo Moon Program at NASA’s Houston Manned Space Center. Later, a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from the George Washington University prompted him to research and write investment newsletters and start the firm – Schabacker Investment Management. Jay, with the help of Marjory Ross, authored the investment and personal finance book – Jay Schabacker’s Winning in Mutual Funds, published in 1994 by the American Management Association.

For four decades, Jay has been an enthusiastic benefactor and contributor to numerous Christian organizations and activities. A short list includes: Sunday School Superintendent (Darnestown Presbyterian, Darnestown, MD), Chairman of Board of Trustees (Central Baptist Church, Gaithersburg, MD), Board of Directors (Middle Creek Bible Conference, Gettysburg, PA), Board of Visitors (Southeast Baptist Theological Seminary, Wake Forest, NC), Chairman of the Board (Romanian Christian Enterprises, Washington, DC), and Chairman of the 1992 Back to GenesisWashington, D.C. Seminar sponsored by the Institute for Creation Research.

Now an enthusiastic devotee of Bible studies and things eternal, Jay travels with his wife, Nancy, to contemplate the Pyramids of Egypt and the Great Wall of China – studying the marvels of the world around us. The book, Purposeful Design, about the wonderful world we are honored to live and work in – “the Universe all the way down to the smallest strand of DNA” – is the result of his latest research.

Jay is proud of his four daughters, six grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. He and his wife, Nancy, now enjoy living on the shore of picturesque Lake Murray in Lexington, South Carolina, where he raises orchids. They are members of the Lexington Presbyterian Church (PCA) of Lexington, South Carolina.
Disclosure of Material: I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher through the BookCrash.com book review program, which requires an honest, though not necessarily positive, review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s CFR Title 16, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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