In Plain Sight
Tue, 26 Oct 2010 - 12:09 PM CST
In Plain Sight is a 40-day devotional written by Dr. Charley Gordon, a Texas neurosurgeon who focuses on "seeing God's handiwork in daily life." Each day, Gordon takes a pair of photographs from nature-whether it's a tree, a galaxy, or a strand of DNA-and compares them to show the order and patterns that God created into the universe.
Unlike most devotionals, the pictures are the stars of this show. The daily reading is Gordon's reflection on the pictures. On-topic scriptures are assigned-usually no more than a few verses-and two or three contemplative questions wrap it up. Some of the questions are deep, some are simple, and some leave you scratching your head: "What's your favorite number? Why?" My love for the number seven because of the color of the pool ball it is stamped on does not give me pause (apparently my favorite color is a deeper topic); however, the idea that precede that question: that nature is too full of math to not have been designed that way, is awe-inspiring. I will never look at a crustacean the same way again.
In Plain Sight attempts to cause the reader to pause everyday and notice how majestic and awe-inspiring this creation is, how awesome the Creator must be, and how real the Creator must be. Anyone who spends forty mornings in a row reading and contemplating this devotional will start seeing the world around them in a new way.
4½ out of 5 stars.