Author David McQueen, who taught and worked with the USGS, brings us this thorough and beautiful text full of lots of charts and large full-color photographs. Although an 8-chapter text book, it's also a wonderful resource for mineral and Bible history study. Additional resources include photo mineral identification guide; biblical references for minerals and metals; a color-coded Periodic Table; and Subject and Bible Passage Indexes.
If you think it's hard to find high-quality science resources that are Christian-friendly, you should check out this beautiful series from Master Books. Each hardcover book covers a different topic from a Christian perspective, and contains 80 glossy pages full of full-color photos, diagrams, and drawings. Books are divided into topical chapters, which present the information in a readable, interesting way and contain plenty of interesting "asides", and visuals to break up the text. Each title also includes a pull-out poster, glossary, index and downloadable study guide. With the addition of the Teacher Guides from Master Books, these can also be extended into curriculum texts (see descriptions of Teacher Guides for more details).
Items in this section tend to be instructional frameworks, or unit studies with a "core" teaching resource supplemented with additional text and/or activity resources.