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Seeing God through the Eyes of an Astronomer

24 Sep

star-struckBook Review: Star Struck: Seeing the Creator in the Wonders of our Cosmos, by Dr. David Bradstreet and Steve Rabey

Dr. David Bradstreet is thoroughly convinced that God wrote two books—Scripture and creation. He wants people to

take a minute or two out of your multi-tasked life every once in a while, take a deep breath, look up at the heaves above, and take in God’s handiwork.

For the longest time, God has broadcast his power and glory through his Creation, but often we fail to tune in. The heavens are an ever-changing image of his omniscience, omnipresence, and omnipotence. Who wouldn’t want to look, to watch, and to wonder?

As he explains, Dr. Bradstreet is a “theistic creationist,” an astronomer who sees the work of a divine Creator when he studies the heavens. His book, Star Struck: Seeing the Creator in the Wonders of our Cosmos, serves as an introduction to science and faith. He gives an overview of early studies of astrology and astronomy, and takes the reader on a guided tour of stars, asteroids, galaxies, nebula, black holes, and other facets of the universe. He also introduces various Christian astronomers such as Kepler, Galileo, and Big Bang theorist Georges Lemaitre, as well as men and women who study newborn stars and the complexity of the cosmos.

The strength of the book is in laying the groundwork for understanding and appreciating the fact that science and faith need not oppose one another. You gain a better appreciation for the majesty and mystery of the God who created the cosmos out of nothing and who still sustains it today through complex processes we are just beginning to wrap our minds around.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookLook Bloggers <http://booklookbloggers.com> book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

 
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Posted by on September 24, 2016 in Books, Theology

 

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