One of the biggest blessings of blogging the past few years is that I have gotten to meet some other amazing bloggers. One in particular has blessed me more times than I can count and I have been looking for a way to return a fraction of it:-)
When I realized that Dawnita from Prairie Dust Trail had a book on the market, I asked her if I could review it! Luckily she said yes, and now I have gotten a whole new perspective on the stars and the Bible with her book: Star Chronicles – A Bible Based Study Of The Stars.
From The Book
Dawnita starts the book with Psalm 8, leaving us in awe of such an amazing creation and giving credit to the Creator for inspiring her book.
She goes on the clarify that this book is not about horrorscopes (pun intended) or astrology, but is focused on why God gave us the stars – for learning, for study, for prophecy.
The book then goes into the 12 constellations usually referred to by astrology, and brings them into context Biblically.
When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained; What is man, that thou art mindful of him?
Here is an excerpt from the section on Taurus, which I choose, since I spent a little too much of my life trying to identify with being a “Taurus.”
“Aldebaran is the brightest star in Taurus. You can find it by following the stars of Orion. The name Aldebaran means “the follower”, and it looks like it is following the “seven sisters.” In astronomy, the Pleiades, or Seven Sisters, is one of the nearest star clusters obvious to the naked eye. They are mentioned in the Bible three times: “Who maketh Arcturus, Orion and Pleiades, and the chambers of the south.” –Job 9:9 “Canst thou bind the sweet influences of Pleiades, or loose the bands of Orion?” –Job 38:31 “Seek Him that maketh the seven stars and Orion, and turneth the shadow of death into the morning, and maketh the day dark with night, who calleth for the waters of the sea and poureth them out upon the face of the earth: The Lord is His name.” –Amos 5:8”
A lot of time and research went into her book and she does give credit to those who went before her to understand God’s use and purpose for the stars. She gives an intensive reference section.
You can purchase the book on Amazon today. (affiliate link)