Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Review: The Heavens Proclaim His Glory

When I saw the cover of this book, I really, really wanted it. But once it arrived, I was amazed to find it is so much more than I ever even imagined.

The Heavens Proclaim His Glory: A Spectacular View of Creation Through the Lens of the Hubble Telescope does just what its title claims, providing the reader with glossy, full-color pages of photo after magnificent photo from the Hubble Telescope.

From the photos of infant stars or a planetary nebula to photos of colliding galaxies and a supernova--each is spectacularly rich in vibrant, crisp color.

While the photos are fabulous, what truly makes this book worth perusing is the presentation of material. Intermixed with the artfully-presented photos are Bible verses and quotations from authors such as Anne Graham Lotz, John MacArthur, and Max Lucado.

One such quotation by author Francis Chan pretty much sums up what I thought after viewing its pages: "Why would God create more than 350,000,000,000 galaxies (and this is a conservative estimate) that generations of people never saw or even knew existed? Do you think maybe it was to make us say, 'Wow, God is unfathomably big'? Or perhaps God wanted us to see these pictures so that our response would be, 'Who do I think I am?'"

This book is a coffee-table book, a book one could be proud to give as gift to both young and old. beauty. But more than that, this book is art. And it beautifully points to a Creator, the greatest artist of all.

(For this review, I receive nothing except a free copy of the book from Thomas Nelson.)

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