Story in the Stars: Discovering God's Design and Plan for Our Universe

Story in the Stars: Discovering God's Design and Plan for Our Universe

by Joe Amaral


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An in-depth look at the powerful story and symbolism behind God's unique design of our universe.

Thousands of words have been written about the first ten words in the Bible: "In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth," a simple and profound statement that has ignited a firestorm of debate and controversy. People often only focus on the "how" and "when" of creation, but Story in the Stars explores the "why." Why did God create such a vast universe? Why did He choose the sun and moon to light our paths? Why did He design images with stars in the night sky?

The Bible is very clear when it states that God created, named, and positioned all of the stars of the universe in their place in a very specific way-a way that tells us the greatest story ever to be told. In Luke 21:25 Jesus says, "There will be signs in the sun, moon and stars." Signs are meant to point us towards something: Jesus. Story in the Stars takes an in-depth look at the Bible and all the signs God mapped out through constellations, planets, and even the way the Earth is tilted. We are uniquely designed by God, and He loves us so much that He ensured a way for all inhabitants of the earth, through all of time, to see the messages of salvation and redemption that He painted in the stars.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781546010746
Publisher: FaithWords
Publication date: 10/30/2018
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 526,871
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.75(d)

About the Author

Joe Amaral has traveled the world many times over as a sought-after Bible teacher and speaker as an Itinerant Minister. Joe has also served as host and director of a weekly TV program on Israel and its history. He is the author of Understanding Jesus and What Would Jesus Read?, and also acted as the daily host of Canada's longest-running daily TV show 100 Huntley Street. Having served as the Teaching Pastor of PORTICO Community Church in Mississauga, Joe inspired congregations to better know Jesus and His teachings by having a deeper understanding of the world and time in which Jesus lived. Amaral founded the Christian Research Group in 2018.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

What, Who, When, Where, or Why? 2

It's a Big Universe 6

Chapter 1 Signs 9

You 10

A Word about Translation 11

Blood Moons 13

Jesus and the Zodiac 15

Shooting Stars 19

Aries and Passover 22

Astrology vs. Astronomy 24

Date of Death 27

Solar Eclipse vs. Lunar Eclipse 29

Aquarius and Tabernacles 31

Chapter 2 Listen Closely 36

The Heavens Declare 37

A Picture-Perfect Sky 41

Origins 43

A Backyard Astronomer 48

An Explosive Encounter 52

Timing Is Everything 56

Chapter 3 Picture This 58

A Moving Picture Show 60

Looking for Zodiacs in All the Wrong Places 63

Perfectly Perfect 68

And the Winning Number Is… 70

Weird and Weirder 73

Why a Messiah? 75

Virgo 76

Centaurus 83

Sagittarius 86

A Quick Babble about Babel 90

Ophiuchus 92

Boötes 98

Orion 100

Taurus 106

I'll Give You a Hint 110

Watercooler Talk 112

Capricorn 113

Something Fishy 117

Gemini 119

Leo 125

Chapter 4 Jesus Was a Virgo 133

Zodiac Newb 135

Actual vs. Symbolic 139

A Celestial Calendar 140

A Dragon's Tail 142

Merry Christmas 145

The Not-So-Wise Men 147

Star Light, Star Bright 149

A Lion, a Planet, and a Star 150

Sound the Trumpet 154

September 11, 3 BC 156

The Beginning of the End 157

Chapter 5 The Bright Morning Star 160

It's a Bird-It's a Plane-No, It's… 161

O Venus, Venus; Wherefore Art Thou, Venus? 167

Up, Up, and Away 169

Chapter 6 Lights in the Sky 174

This Is Not a Pyramid Scheme 176

Where Do We Belong? 182

Sun vs. Son 185

The Light of the World 188

Over the Moon 191

Conclusion 196

Acknowledgments 199

Appendix A Constellations in Alphabetical Order 203

Appendix B Constellations with Their Decans 207

About the Author 211

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