Thursday, January 6, 2011

The Heavens Proclaim His Glory

Compiled by Lisa Stilwell
Published by Thomas Nelson

The Heavens Proclaim His Glory is the best coffee table book in my collection. I gladly add this gift book to my library.

Stilwell has combined photos taken by the Hubble telescope with scripture, quotes and image descriptions. The photos leave the reader awestruck and deeply humbled. I have never read a book that leaves me feeling little, insignificant and incredibly loved all at the same time. Selections from the Bible and various quotes help the reader grasp the awesomeness of creation and the Creator. The image descriptions explain what the reader is viewing and also help the reader understand the majesty of creation. Contributors include: Max Lucado, John MacArthur, Anne Graham Lotz, Frank Peretti and Stormie Omartian, among others.

Two aspects of this book make it great: the blend of science and God and minimal science lingo. Matching Bible passages with photos that depict the verse make for a powerful reading experience. These images taken by Hubble bring scripture to life. The scientific descriptions of the photos do not detract from, but rather, enhance their splendor. The reader does not need to be an astronomer to decipher the language used to explain what the picture is.

I thoroughly enjoyed each page of The Heavens Proclaim His Glory. Reading and viewing the contents of this book will be a spiritual experience everytime. Well done.

I received a complimentary copy of The Heavens Proclaim His Glory from Thomas Nelson Publishers as a participant in their book review blogger program.

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