Thursday, September 9, 2010
Book Review: The Heavens Proclaim His Glory
I have a daughter who is fascinated by astronomy and I figured she would love to spend time looking through Lisa Stilwell's The Heavens Proclaim His Glory. The book is a compilation of images of the heavens as viewed through the lens of the Hubble Telescope. My assumptions were correct and my nearly nine year old daughter loved paging through this lovely book and pondering all of it's beautiful and awe-inspiring images. When looking though this book her primary focus has been to learn about the many images contained in it's pages. The book has certainly been a hit with her.
This book is a mix of astronomy and faith. I liked how the book was set up. It has a nice relaxed feel to it. There are gorgeous full color photos that are accompanied with the scientific description of the image and either a scripture reference or inspiring quote that nicely complemented the photo.
I suppose this book falls into the category of coffee table book. The beautiful images and the inspiration to be found in them and the text that accompanies them are sure to spark many conversations. It's the type of book that you could open to any random page and find something to inspire. The dedication page in this book makes it suitable for gift giving.
I was provided with a complimentary copy of this book as part of the Book Sneeze blogger review program in exchange for my honest review.