About the Author: Jesse C. Jones retired from his position as Manager of the NASA White Sands Test Facility in December 1981, after spending 29 years as an Aerospace Engineer. After retirement He accepted a position as Instructor in the Mechanical Engineering Department, Texas Tech University (TTU), Lubbock, Texas, where he taught senior mechanical design courses and performed research. While at TTU Mr. Jones co-authored two textbooks, one of which was widely used as a senior mechanical design course textbook. Since his retirement from TTU Mr. Jones spends his time teaching Bible classes and studying and writing articles and books on biblical subjects.
[Note: This document is being uploaded for Jesse C. Jones upon his request. It is being made available here with his permission. It is uploaded and shared with love and respect for a dear personal friend and a fellow laborer in the vineyard./sc]
Collection of all chapters with summaries available on Scribd (link above) — read, download and share:
After the “Big Bang” by Jesse C. Jones – Cover Art and Credits (3 pages)
After the “Big Bang” by Jesse C. Jones — Preface (4 pages)
After the “Big Bang” by Jesse C. Jones — Table of Contents (2 pages)
After the “Big Bang” by Jesse C. Jones — Chapter 1 The Creation Story (32 pages)
After the “Big Bang” by Jesse C. Jones — Chapter 2 Created in God’s Image (16 pages)
After the “Big Bang” by Jesse C. Jones — Chapter 3 The Fall (17 pages)
After the “Big Bang” by Jesse C. Jones — Chapter 4 Spirit, Soul and Body (37 pages)
After the “Big Bang” by Jesse C. Jones — Chapter 5 Life is in the Blood (22 paages)
After the “Big Bang” by Jesse C. Jones — Chapter 6 Hope & Miraculous Three-Pound Computer (13 pages)
After the “Big Bang” by Jesse C. Jones — Chapter 7 The Trials of Job (14 pages)
After the “Big Bang” by Jesse C. Jones — Chapter 8 God’s Gift of Faith (18 pages)
After the “Big Bang” by Jesse C. Jones — Chapter 9 Evil – Good or Bad? (26 pages)
After the “Big Bang” by Jesse C. Jones — Addendum with What to do if you have Questions, List of Figures, and Permission to Reprint (2 pages)
A personal note from Jesse and the graphic now included with the book (reprinted with permisson):
After considerable research I have finally obtained permission to use Figure 1, pg. 24, which depicts the South American butterfly, Morpho rhetenor, (“In the beginning was information” and Scientific American, Vol. 245, Nov. 1981). Sandra Crosnoe has suggested that I may be seeing the significance of this photo through engineer’s eyes, and I must confess there may be some truth in that observation. However, from the time I first saw this unbelievable microstructure I was struck by the fact that no objective observer should fail to recognize that someone beyond the realm of man and nature created this wonderful masterpiece. I hope readers of this writing will see what I saw.
Jesse asks those that read this book forward any questions and/or comments to him via email: jessecjones [@] sbcglobal [dot] net
He will be glad to respond personally to those with questions that state they have made a contribution to the
South Plains Food Bank (SPFB), 4612 Locust Ave., Lubbock, Texas 79404, Phone No. 806-763-3003.
After the Big Bang’s Cover Art was a very special gift from Rex & Carleen Morache
Special thanks to Hanunyah Fish for use of the butterfly photo. Hanunyah was 13 years old when this photo was taken (in 2012). She believes it to be a Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly. You may be interested to know that her name means ‘the Lord is Gracious’. She and her family live near Peggs, Oklahoma on Liberty Ranch.
[Personal note: It has been such an honor to be a part of this project to make Jesse’s work available on Scribd for all to read and share and enjoy. I know that his work will bless you and hopefully guide many to our Lord and into eternity. It will give you both biblical truth and a scientific perspective. Please drop him a note and a testimony and in respect for his time if you have questions for him make a donation to the food bank as he has asked. I love the fact that the other book he has written also helps the food bank in his local community. He is a role model to all. Thanks for taking time to love and mentor me through the years. You are a blessing indeed!]
Most of the time I share things I find from others here but occasionally, I have something that I feel the need to share that I hope is timely for all. This message is actually a continuation of some things that I have been working on articulating that are a product of a lifetime of grassroots activism. Some of you are new to political activism this cycle and for you I hope that I can short circuit the learning curve. Some of you are partners with me in the venture we set forth on together many years ago in Texas and is ongoing now as we have connected with our counterparts around the country over the years. If you are grassroots doing things just because you care and we are not connected – please get in touch with me and share what you are doing and how we can best stay in touch and connected!
The background articles leading up to this one are:
Today’s message is simple and practical and should be common sense! But I find that sometimes we get lost in the vision and forget the basics so I want to make sure to stress that to my friends who are in this journey with me. When you have doubts and concerns about a matter, go straight to the person/persons in question and ask questions.
Share Answers and Information
Matters of public record should be matters of openness and transparency; but first attempt to resolve the matter privately. You will be amazed how effective this process is and how many potential problems and wildfires can be cut off at the inception if followed! Biblically this guideline is found in Matthew 18.
Say Thank You!
Don’t forget to say thank you often along the way. And give credit where credit is due. Rarely if ever are we able to do things or accomplish great things all by ourselves. In fact truth be known never. I thank my God daily for the opportunity to participate in His creation as one of His. I serve Him and am grateful for the graciousness which He extends to me and oft challenged to be sure and do that for others.
So the real crux is how far we go in extending graciousness and exposing wickedness? I think the answer lies in when the wickedness is harming others; then it must be exposed. The challenge is to do so in such a way that always leaves the door open for the evil-doer to repent and turn to the Lord and turn from the wicked ways and toward righteousness.
Thank you all for helping me along the way. I appreciate all the encouragement and correction and faithfulness of my friends and co-laborers in the efforts to restore the republic and share the gospel.