Thursday, October 06, 2016
Star Struck: Seeing the Creator In the Wonders of Our Cosmos, a review
Star Struck is written by Dr. David Bradstreet, an award-winning professor and astronomer, and award-winning writer Steve Rabey. First of all, these men can write. It is not easy to take scientific knowledge and make it so readable and enjoyable that it reads much like the latest mystery novel.
Dr. Bradstreet's story of knowing he wanted to be an astronomer from the age of eight would inspire any young person wanting to be a scientist but it would be most desirable for a young Christian to read. The author explains the need for Christians to go into the sciences and the history of the church advising them against it.
The book is so much more than the story of Dr. Bradstreet becoming an astronomer. That is only the beginning. It includes the history of astronomy, a little about all the planets (Mars gets an entire chapter), the story of the space race and where that stands today, and much about the solar system and what we know about the universe.
All from the viewpoint of men who believe in a Creator.
I would say this book is obviously a great choice for teenagers interested in science, astronomy in particular but all fields of science. However, it is an outstanding books for parents, grandparents, and every other adult. I am a literary person surrounded by scientists and engineers but I thoroughly loved this book.
Star Struck was provided by the publisher for the sake of review but the opinions are my own.
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