Glimpse of His Splendor Publishing is a self-publishing company founded in 2015 by professional astronomers and educators with the goal of making good resources on science and faith available for Christian homeschool families and Christian schools. Although there are excellent books that examine topics relevant to science and the Christian faith, much of this information is not easily digested by students in high school or college who may be struggling with their faith or asking hard questions. Our aim was to make this information accessible to them in way they could easily assimilate, equipping them to face the secular world with confidence, and engaging in fruitful dialogue with unbelievers. The faith of young Christians will be encouraged by introducing them to top level scientists with strong Christian faith. These role models testify with their lives and careers that one can excel as a scientist and also be a follower of Christ.
Two resources are currently available from Glimpse of His Splendor Publishing:
The Crossroads of Science and Faith: Astronomy Through a Christian Worldview – A high school astronomy textbook that includes apologetics.
These resources were a team effort. There is no first, second or third author since the textbook is not about us. It is our gift to the God that we love and worship who is worthy of our very best and our all. To God be the glory.
Gladys Kober is a Data Analyst in Astronomy at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center. She has worked as an adjunct faculty at Towson University and currently works at Montgomery College. She was raised in a Christian home in Brazil and has a M.S. in Astrophysics from Brazil. She worked for two years in Rio’s planetarium.
Susan Benecchi is a Research Scientist at the Planetary Science Institute and an instructor with Freedom Project Education (a classical Christian home school program). She studies small bodies in our Solar System. She was raised in a Christian home and attended public schools. She received her Ph.D. in Planetary Astronomy from MIT/EAPS.
Paula Gossard is a former professor of Natural Sciences and Science Education at Cairn University. She was raised in Christian home and a Lutheran school through 8th grade followed by four years in public high school. She holds a B.A. in Chemistry and a B.S. in Oceanography from Humboldt State University, an M. Ed from George Mason University, and a Ph.D. in Science Education from The University of Southern Mississippi. She currently teaches online high school science courses for Veritas Scholars Academy.
Ashley Zauderer (Collaborator)
Ashley Zauderer is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Harvard CFA. She was raised in a Christian home and experienced a combination of home school, Christian school and public school. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Maryland and has taught astronomy labs at the university level. She helped start this project, however, due to other time commitments stepped down from the editorial staff. She remains a collaborator.