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Thursday, March 8, 2012

"Indescribable (Illustrated Edition)"

TITLE: Indescribable (Illustrated Edition): Encountering the Glory of God in the Beauty of the Universe
AUTHOR: Louie Giglio and Matt Redman
PUBLISHER: Colorado Springs, CO: David C Cook, 2011, (224 pages)

This book gives us visual glimpses of the beauty of Ps 19:1 which says:

"The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands." (Ps 19:1)
Riding on the highly popular sermon series, this book puts into writing the powerful message and visual images that essentially moves people from analysis of facts to appreciation of beauty; from exploration to admiration of the cosmos. Man needs to learn to be humble before a Creator God, instead of constantly striving to become a god in himself.

Named after one of the songs popularized by Chris Tomlin, this book contains stunning images of the cosmos to remind us that the Universe is a glimpse of a Creator who is much bigger. The lyrics of the song goes like this.

"Indescribable, uncontainable,
You placed the stars in the sky and You know them by name. You are amazing God."

The images alone are enough to stir up worship and wonder in the hearts of the believer. The descriptions are kept to a minimal for obvious reasons. The beauty, the magnificence, the amazing horizon, the stars, the moon, the sun, and the wonders of creation cannot be measured in quantitative terms. Neither can they be understood in qualitative terms. In fact, man will quickly run out of superlatives to talk about the amazing Universe. This is exactly why the title of the book is so appropriate.

If man thinks that he is able to control and to box in all things, this book shows us why it is futile to do so. The mysteries are to be pondered. The skies are to be wondered. The beauty is to be enjoyed. Above all, man is to acknowledge the presence of a Higher Being, from whom all blessings flow.

I am at a loss at how to rate a book like this. There are no superlatives to measure it. Buy it. Hold it. Open it. Enjoy it. May this book lead readers to worship the Creator of all creation, the King of kings and the Lord of lords.


This book is provided to me free by David C Cook Publishing and NetGalley without any obligation for a positive review. All opinions furnished are mine, unless otherwise stated.

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