The Storied Night

A Review of The Story of the Cosmos, How the Heavens Declare the Glory of God, Paul M. Gould & Daniel Ray, general editors (Harvest House Publishers, 2019)

The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. —Psalm 19:1

The night sky is the last great frontier. From a dark, country site, away from the lights of towns and cities, the full grandeur of the starry heaven can be enjoyed. It melts even the hardest heart, and fills us with awe as we contemplate its vast size, its teeming multitude of effulgent hosts, and its great, preternatural beauty. But for the biblical King David, the night sky also presented powerful evidence that a Creator had fashioned it all. As an avid stargazer from my youth and a committed Christian, I have always regarded the majesty of the night sky as a grand expression of...

 

holds a Ph.D in biochemistry and a BSc in physics & astronomy. His latest book, Chronicling the Golden Age of Astronomy (Springer, 2018), explores four centuries of visual astronomy.

This article originally appeared in Salvo, Issue #52, Spring 2020 Copyright © 2020 Salvo | www.salvomag.com https://salvomag.com/article/salvo52/the-storied-night

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