The Hand of God: Thoughts and Images Reflecting the Spirit of the Universe

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Michael Reagan
Templeton Foundation Press, 2001 - Religion - 160 pages
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The Hand of God combines inspiration for the mind and spirit by juxtaposing what Astronomy magazine has called “the most beautiful astrophotos ever taken” with illuminating words of scientists, poets, and theologians. Introduced by an essay from award-winning science writer Sharon Begley, this revised edition includes more than sixty new images and creates for the reader an unforgettable experience of the wonder of the universe. It was once believed that to look into the heavens was to look into the face of God. The first Hubble telescope images from space, which appeared in 1990, confirmed that sentiment in ways that are beyond imagination. These eerily luminous landscapes, splendid with color and motion, gave us a glimpse into the outermost reaches of the universe—a vast, unexplored realm where spiraling galaxies cartwheeled, nebulae shimmered, and stars were born. Dark clouds parted like gauzy curtains and allowed us to peer directly into the heart of a mystery. Since that time, more images have been captured on film that are simultaneously wondrous and troubling, restoring to our lives that very mystery that seems to be part of the human experience.

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Founder of Lionheart Books, Reagan has produced the ideal smaller coffee-table book for the 21st century. The Hand of God combines dozens of dazzling images of starscapes and far planets captured by ... Read full review

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Michael Reagan is founder and president of Lionheart Books and editor of the bestselling The Hand of God and Reflections on the Nature of God, both from Templeton Foundation Press. As the former president of Turner Publishing, he oversaw the publication of many bestselling books, including Moonshot, Dinotopia, and Lady Cottington's Pressed Fairy Book. He lives with his wife and their three children in Atlanta, Georgia.

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