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Monday, August 30, 2010

Proclaim His Glory: Book Review

Title: The Heavens Proclaim His Glory

My friends, I can honestly say that this is the first book that I am reviewing that I was actually aching to tell y'all about.  I got this copy in my mailbox just today and here I sit, just hours later...hoping to be able to put into words what I thought when I turned, page by page, thru this title.

I could tell you that the pictures of God's creation in space are breath-taking...because they are.  Blackholes...doomed stars... nebulas...hydrogen clouds  As one who used to think that I would be an astronomer (until I found out that math is necessary to be a scientist...imagine my horror), I find myself just sitting and staring at the raw beauty of blackened skies highlighted by gas, light and sheer genius.

I could focus on the words of scripture that are scattered among the photos...or the words of well-known authors like Max Lucado or Anne Graham Lotz.  I could tell you about how I think they fit each and every photo they are placed against as if God Himself painted them into His starry canvas...because they are amazing paintings woven by each and every word.  "Your mercy is great above the heavens, and Your truth reaches the clouds." Ps 108:4

I could focus on this book itself...but that wouldn't do it justice as I can tell with all my heart and mind that the soul purpose of this book is to reflect the glory of the One who cannot be contained within mere pages...who cannot be explained by simple words.  Rather this book serves to reflect His glory...as simply stated by Anne Graham Lotz:
 "In a fresh, astounding way, this book has caused my head to bow, my knees to bend, my will to yield, my hands to serve, my mind to worship, and my heart to fall in love over again with the One whose glory is revealed in the heavens!"

If you are looking for a great way to incorporate amazing photos with God's glorious written word that works to inspire your heart...this is the book for you.

Cover Information:
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 romantic 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.

I review for BookSneeze

**Thomas Nelson provided me this book for review purposes & is allowing me to keep this title once finished. I get no other compensation...other than the chance to fill my heart and soul with an excellent read. :) **

Looking up as always...


alicia said...

This looks like an awe-inspiring book! Thanks for the review.

Diane said...

I had thought about this one. It sounds great! :O)


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Jennifer said...

Ha! I just posted my review of the same book and then went to see what you were doing. We were both impressed by this book--isn't it just fabulous! How great is our God!

Toyin O. said...

Will have to check out the book!


Deidra said...

It sounds beautiful!


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