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Indescribable: Encountering the Glory of God in the Beauty of the Universe by Louie Giglio
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Do we know what it means that the heavens declare the glory of God (Psalm 19:1)? If we know anything, we only know a very small part of it. It is good for us to search the heavens and see and hear God’s glory displayed there. This book is full of pictures of wonders in the universe that quiet us to behold them. A lot of effort is spent in trying to give scale and perspective to a few wonders beyond us that are ultimately indescribable.
Redman and Giglio are guides for us in this book. This is not their story. It is the story of our great Creator and they stay out of the way for the most part so we can see what they are pointing to and talking about. They do a good job describing the indescribable and making far-away things accessible to us. The book could benefit from a little theological editing but I wouldn’t want that to keep anyone away from what is so good about it.
Ultimately, this book will help to expand your view and vision of God. I often found myself wondering with David why in light of the glory of the heavens God would be mindful of man (Psalm 8). If we struggle to comprehend and explain the things God has made, how much more beyond us is God Himself? Yet, He condescended to take up human flesh, work out a righteousness for us in the flesh, and offer Himself as a blood sacrifice to atone for our sins. That wonder is made greater by beholding the heavens. I highly recommend this book for your reading and considering.