Friday, December 9, 2011
God's Astronomical Grace: A Review of Indescribable by Louie Giglio & Matt Redman
We are incredibly small and insignificant. The universe is more massive than any of us can fully comprehend, and the earth we live on in is a very small speck in the midst of it. The Bible tells us that God created the universe and that the heavens "sing" of his glory. If we stop and look, one question should quickly come to mind, "How could we possibly think this universe is about us?"
In INDESCRIBABLE, speaker and pastor Louie Giglio and worship leader Matt Redman take us on a breathtaking exploration of space to help us grasp and consider the power and size of the God who created our vast universe. Using some remarkable findings in astronomy, as well as awe-inspiring photos of the universe's most astounding wonders and the words of Scripture, Giglio and Redman point to the God of the universe who, despite our smallness and seeming insignificance, took on flesh to be near us and lavish us with his "astronomical grace."
Reading this book and viewing the photographs should cause anyone to feel small and in awe of such a massive God. Giglio and Redman do a great job of communicating on a subject they're both clearly passionate about. The pictures are incredible, though I wish they were color photographs. There is a version of the book in color though.
Not everyone is interested in astronomy, so I can't say that just anyone would love this book, but it's certainly a great conversation starter and a way to point to God's incredible love for us.
I received this book for free for review from David C. Cook