What this book is NOT: It is NOT a book of zodiac, astrology, or horoscopes. You will find NOTHING of the kind in these pages. There are references to myths and legends and they are clearly stated as such for historical purposes only.
I love that this books is filled with Bible verses! I love being able to bring the Bible into our every day lives! It is also really neat to see how so many of the stars tell Bible stories or prophecies! I had never thought of the constellations that way before! I also found it interesting that even though I didn't think of the constellations that way, it seemed to come naturally for my children! When I showed them the picture of Sagittarius, Princess immediately said, "That's Jesus riding on a white horse!"
Having said that, we did not just read the book. While I read, the girls coloured the pictures that Dawnita provided in the book. (There are also notebooking and lapbooking pages provided, which we will probably use if we do this study again when the kids are older.)
After we finished reading the section, and took some time to review the star chart again, we then re-created the constellations with star stickers.
To buy the book, Star Chronicles: A Bible-Based Study of the Stars by Dawnita Fogleman you can find print copies here and here (Amazon) or get a PDF copy here. If you order the PDF copy from Dawnita's website, you can use the promo code STARMOMS to get a 25% discount on your order, (expires April 20/14).
Have you ever studied the stars with your children? Do you have any tips of fun projects you could share with us about your star study?
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