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 an image processor and data analyst in astronomy at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center. She also works as an adjunct faculty at Montgomery College where she teaches Introductory Astronomy. 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 senior scientist at the Planetary Science Institute and an instructor with Freedom Project Education (an online classical Christian home school). She studies small bodies in our Solar System and is a Co-I on NASA’s New Horizons Mission. 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 retired professor of science & science education at Cairn University. She is an educator with 38 years of teaching experience in middle school through graduate school, and is a former high school and college administrator. She was raised in a Christian home and attended a Lutheran elementary school and a 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-Vanderley (Collaborator)
Bevin Ashley Zauderer-Vanderley is a staff member at the National Science Foundation (NSF) primarily supporting radio astronomy efforts. 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 did postdoc work at Harvard specializing in radio observations probing the conditions and underlying physics of the early Universe. She helped start this project, but stepped down from the editorial staff due to other commitments. She remains a collaborator.