Book Review: The Heavens Proclaim His Glory

September 8, 2010 at 10:56 pm Leave a comment

Lisa Stilwell has created and compiled a neat collection of NASA’s Hubble® Telescope photographs, Scripture, and quotes for Thomas Nelson Publishers in The Heavens Proclaim His Glory. As an artist I am visually oriented, so I was drawn to this book. The vivid pictures of galaxies, stars, auroras, nebulas, astroids are truly awe inspiring.

As I examined the photographs of the heavens I was drawn to worship the creator God, and was reminded of Psalm 19:1. Along with the beautiful pictures she has worked in relevant Scripture passages and quotes from a wide range of people such as Francis Chan, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, R.C Sproul, John MacArthur, Abraham Lincoln, C.S. Lewis, Thomas Watson, and many others.

Now, as a designer I must admit that The Heavens Proclaim His Glory is not as aesthetically pleasing as the pictures it contains. By its design alone, the book seems to land somewhere between elementary school text book and coffee table book. In other words, this is one of those books that you pick up and it’s purpose will not be completely obvious. If you are interested in quality pictures of outer space, if you want an interesting book to place on a coffee or waiting room table, or if want to teach your children to appreciate the majesty of God’s creation this book will do the job. – But that’s about it.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze.com book review bloggers program. 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.”

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