Sunday, January 16, 2011

Book Review: The Heavens Proclaim His Glory (A Spectacular View of Creation through the Lens of the Hubble Telescope

The Heavens Proclaim His Glory (A Spectacular View of Creation through the Lens of the Hubble Telescope)  created and compliled by Lisa Stilwell
ISBN: 9781404189584
Format: Hardcover
Page Count: 176

Book Description:
I can see how it might be possible for a man to look down upon the earth and be an atheist, but I cannot conceive how he could look up into the heavens and say there is no God.” Abraham Lincoln

Our world displays the handiwork of God all around us—in the land and sea, the animals and the plants. But in respect to the sky, the heavens, the universe…there’s a realm of beauty and creation man has not been able to witness, until now. The Heavens Proclaim His Glory is a compilation of stunning photography taken by NASA’s Hubble® Telescope capturing striking images of stars, galaxies, cosmic events, planets, and more. Vivid up-close photographs are paired with a Psalm or quote, as well as a short description of the image. The Heavens will open up a whole new world of worship and praise for our God.

Contributors include: Ken Ham, Francis Chan, Mike Huckabee, John MacArthur, Hank Hanegraaff, Anne Graham Lotz, Max Lucado, Henry & Richard Blackaby, Kirk Cameron,  and more.

My Thoughts and Review:
The Heavens Proclaim His Glory is a beautiful gift book that will leave readers with more astounding awe for the wonders of God's creation and for the power of God, the Creator. Every page wowed me. Thanks to the Hubble Space Telescope and all the people behind its operation, the images of stars, nebulas, planets, galaxies, and more are available for us to view and enjoy. The beauty, complexity, and magnitude of the heavens are definitely mind-boggling. I enjoyed pondering the Bible verses and insightful words from many well-respected Christians, while admiring all the incredibly breathtaking photographs and learning about the facts. I praise God for His love, grace, mercy, and creativity...for allowing us to be included in His creation and to enjoy His handiwork. God has truly blessed us with wonders beyond words and delight beyond description. I cannot imagine how anyone could possibly read this book and still not believe in God. Creation loudly, clearly, inevitably, undeniably testifies to the existence of the Creator/the Master Designer. I love this book and highly recommend it. In my opinion, it is one of the loveliest gift books/coffee table books I've ever seen :). Great gift for any astronomy lovers by the way!

~ I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze.com book review bloggers program, in exchange for my honest review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Proclaiming the Work of His Hands

I love watching sunsets. I thank God for their beauty. May we ourselves, His best creation, never stop declaring the glory of God and proclaiming the work of His hands!