Sunday, October 17, 2010

Taking Back Astronomy

Taking Back Astronomy: The Heavens Declare Creation and Science Confirms It, Jason Lisle, New Leaf Press, Religion & Science, 2006; 2009, 128 pages.

Here is the synopsis from Master Books:

One of the major stumbling blocks to the presentation of the Gospel in our culture today involves astronomy. For decades, public school students (and even seminary students!) have been taught that the world is far older than the Bible chronology suggests, even billions of years older. This naturally causes a disconnect for people, who assume that modern "science" is unbiased and correct. The author debunks the most accepted teachings about evolution, giving tremendous answers for those struggling to reconcile the Bible and science. Readers are given solid answers to questions about the speed of light, geology, and the big bang.

My thoughts: This was an incredible book! When it first said it would be merely an introduction, I got the idea that it would be mostly pictures with a few captions explaining them. It was exactly the opposite! There were SO MANY facts in there, refuting evolutionary and naturalist arguments in many areas of astronomy. Big bang, millions of years, Oort Cloud, baryon number, you name it! It gives all of this from a Christian standpoint, and shows how the Bible confirms this science, and how this science confirms the Bible. All the pictures of galaxies, planets, and nebulae were astounding! Then, to top it off, he gives the Bible’s good news itself into the last chapter! I was very pleased!

*I received a free copy of this book from the New Leaf Press. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions expressed are my own.*

My rating: 5 stars

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