Dr. David Bradstreet wants to know how many Christians actually see astronomy as a way to study God’s creation. As a Christian astronomer, he studies the stars in awe of God’s work. In Star Struck, he and writer Steve Rabey take us on a tour of our galaxy, and beyond, showing us that science and faith are not at war with each other, but that the study of our universe is a way to praise God for his creation.
Essentially, Star Struck is like Astronomy 101, with a hint of theology and church history as it relates to scientific discovery. I was a little disappointed, as I thought there would be more on the faith side, but it really focuses more on astronomy and science.
I’ve been intrigued with astronomy since I was a child, and I feel quite small when I look up at clear night sky and consider the ever-expanding size of the universe. That, ultimately, is where Dr. Bradstreet wants us to be.
This book awakened my love of astronomy. The Notes and Sources section at the end comes with several “recommended resources” that I hope to read.
I doubt this book would change the minds of any anti-science Christians, but if you are Christian, and are just the slightest bit intrigued by the mysteries of our universe, I would recommend Star Struck.
1) Is it understandable = 5
2) Presentation of Information = 5
3) Quality of Writing = 5
4) Overall Enjoyability = 5
Average score of 5 out of 5
I received a complimentary copy of this book from BookLook in return for an honest review.