Sunday, October 23, 2016

Star Struck by Dr. David Bradstreet and Steve Rabey

Scripture tells us that the heavens declare the glory of God. We Christians can have a better sense of the greatness of God, Bradstreet says, if we know more about the universe we live in. He has written this book to help Christians understand what science has to say about how the universe began and what is happening in it now.

This is an introductory book on cosmology and astronomy. It is written for the science novice and is very easy to understand. I read a few science magazines regularly and found that I was familiar with almost everything covered in the book.

Readers are taken through the history of science discovery as it relates to astronomy. Other topics covered include the “just right” condition of the earth, the planets of the solar system, studying the Bible and science, balancing science and faith, the age of the earth, and the quest for extraterrestrial life.

Bradstreet is a theistic creationist and believes the “God hypothesis” remains the best explanation for the existence of all that is. He believes God daily sustains the cosmos through natural processes.

This book would be a good introduction for those who have never studied astronomy. Christians should not be afraid of science nor hesitant to study it, Bradstreet says. This book might help readers develop a passion for science as well as have a greater understanding of the greatness of God.

My rating: 4/5 stars.

Davis Bradstreet is an award-sinning professor, author and astronomer. He has been teaching at Eastern University since 1976. He serves as professor and chair of the Astronomy and Physics Department, and as director of the David H. Bradstreet Observatory and Julia Fowler Planetarium.
Steve Rabey is the award-winning aruthor of more than forty books. He has taught at Denver and Fuller Seminaries and the U.S. Air Force Academy. He lives in Colorado.

Zondervan, 320 pages.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher. My comments are an independent and honest review.

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