It is amazing.
So, what's a gal to do when all she has is limited knowledge about Orion's belt when she wants to learn more about that fantastic evening skyscape?
She picks up this book.
The Stargazer's Guide to the Night Sky by Dr. Jason Lisle is a 240 paged, beautiful hardcover book that is gold in the hands of an aspiring astronomer.
With gorgeous photography, star charts, and a wealth of information this is a great resource for anyone who wants to learn more about the hows and whys of stargazing. It is broken into twelve chapters, each with a different purpose ranging from a basic introduction to how the stars move to helpful tips about choosing a telescope. You'll learn about the the things that you can see with the naked eye and how to better understand the inner workings of the eye itself.
From sunspots to labeled charts of the constellations positions according to season, you have amazing amounts of information right at the tips of your fingers.
The best part? It's all from a biblical perspective, recognizing from the very first page when they quote Psalm 19:1
The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth His handiwork.
that every star, every planet, every inch of the heavens was designed by a powerful and almighty Creator God.
If you are looking for an astronomy resource for your upcoming school year or if you just want to add a solid and thorough supplement to your bookshelf, this is a wonderful choice!
*I was provided a complimentary copy of this book from New Leaf Press in exchange for my honest opinion. I was not required to give a positive review*