For some, holidays are no more than days off for relaxing on the lake. For others, though, they are days to remember: signposts through the year reminding us of the Creator.
In this remarkable devotional, Henry Morris gives rich insight into those special days of the year. As a nation founded on Judeo-Christian principles, even our holidays bear echoes from the Bible. In this spiritually uplifting book, you'll learn the true value of holidays like:
- Christmas - learn about Old Testament prophecies concerning the Coming Savior.
- The Fourth of July - learn about the first mention of "liberty" in the Bible, and how verses such as Leviticus 25:10 were hallmarks for the founding fathers.
- Easter - read about the roots of the Passover Lamb, Jesus Christ, in Exodus 12:14, and marvel at the fulfillment of this ancient prophecy.
- Thanksgiving - For the pilgrims coming to America in the 17th century, there was a direct spiritual link to the patriarchal pilgrims of Scripture. Discover why they felt kinship with the fathers of the faith found in Hebrews 11.
About the Author
Morris was born in Dallas in 1918 and grew up in Texas in the 1920s and 1930s. He graduated from Rice University with a bachelor's degree in civil engineering in 1939. He married Mary Louise on January 24, 1940, and they later had five children. After his graduation in 1939, and through 1942, he was a hydraulic engineer working with the International Boundary and Water Commission. He returned to Rice, teaching civil engineering from 1942 until 1946. In 1946 he wrote a short book entitled That You Might Believe, in which he made an effort to attack evolution. From 1946 through 1951, he worked at the University of Minnesota, where he was awarded a master's degree in hydraulics (1948) and a Ph.D. in hydraulic engineering (1950).
In 1951 he became a professor and chair of civil engineering at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. He then served as a professor of applied science at Southern Illinois University, 1956—1957, and subsequently as professor of hydraulic engineering and in civil engineering at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Virginia Tech, again serving as the department chair.
In 1961, Morris and John C. Whitcomb wrote The Genesis Flood, which advocated creationism and flood geology. In it he cited an influence by George McCready Price, a Seventh-day Adventist schoolteacher and defender of creationism in the early 20th century. In 1963 Morris and nine others founded the Creation Research Society. Morris resigned from his position at Virginia Tech in 1969. In 1970, he founded the Institute for Creation Research in Santee, California and his son, John D. Morris, took over the presidency of ICR when he retired.
While the greater bulk of his published writings address creation science and evolution themes, he also wrote Many Infallible Proofs, and The Bible Has The Answer, which are both works of general Christian apologetics.
On February 1, 2006, Morris suffered a minor stroke and was hospitalized. Morris was moved from the hospital to a rehabilitation facility near his son's home in Santee, California where he died just a few weeks later.