Unraveling the Christmas Star Mystery Book Reviews
Irene Baron: www.irenebaron.com
Kathleen Ormond ★★★★★ November 2014. Goodreads. This is a fascinating record of astronomy and historical facts to help us understand the timeline of the Christmas Star at the birth of Christ. An inspiring read!
Tobi Miller ★★★★★ September 2013. I just finished your wonderful book about the Christmas star, all the time wondering how you could write such an in-depth, technical book. Until I read, near the end, that you were an astronomy professor for 30-years. Then it became clear and I’m very impressed, to say the least. T. Miller
Jim Workman ★★★★★ You did a very nice job explaining the basics of astronomy and presenting the way the ancients studied and interpreted the “stars”. Your discovery that the ancient “astronomers” typically took their sightings at dawn is a real contribution. That should help in all types of historical and archeological studies. I’ve always heard people wondering about conjunctions, speculating about supernovas etc. Your careful explanations of how the expectation and conformational sightings of the ten solar system events would have been interpreted by and would have motivated the ancients seems to me a genuine contribution and eliminates the absurdity of starlight focusing through a barn window, or thereabouts. J. Workman
H.Lewis, M.D.★★★★★ Unraveling the Christmas Star Mystery is a thorough, accurate and spellbinding account of the Christmas Star phenomenon based on numerous NASA computer programs, Biblical passages, historical records, illustrations on ancient monuments, coins and legal seals dating back three thousand or more years.The scientific data with ancient observations and beliefs form a precise explanation of the birth of Jesus and the associated phenomenon of the Christmas Star. This text is a good source of information for the scholar, teacher, and population in general. Recommended highly for Biblical Scholars." H.Lewis, M.D.
Amazon.com ★★★★This book helped bolster my faith, made me believe in the Christmas star and had me thinking more thoroughly about what it must have been like in the year preceding Christ's birth. All around a great read, especially during this time of year. Amazon.com
Betty Weichert - ★★★★★December 2013.I'm amazed at all the research you've done to write the mystery of the Christmas star ... and put all that information in an understandable book for the non-scientist to understand. It's really fascinating to see how the planets move around and create the patterns they do. You made it so clear! I really like the drawings - helps so much to follow the reading material.
Pastor Dennis J. Baker, PhD. ★★★★★December 2013. What a blessing to receive and what a great message!
Betty Weichert, CNN Hero. ★★★★★ September 2014. I can't believe all the research you did. You put all that information in an understandable book for non-scientists to understand. I really like the drawings - helps so much to follow the reading material. You are really an amazing young woman.
Amazon.com. ★★★★I think this is a well written book with a viable and interesting theory as to not only the truth of what the Star of Bethlehem was, but also detailing a listing of several celestial events leading up to the birth of Christ. These additional events served to alert the Wisemen who traveled to meet the Messiah.”
Amazon.com. ★★★★This book is written for a very wide audience, which I think makes it a wonderful book that could not only be appreciated by an adult audience, but also easily used with an audience as young as middle school. This opens up a lot of possibilities to use this in Sunday school or with youth groups, which were a big part of my childhood.
Amazon.com. ★★★★I appreciate that Ms. Baron kept the book at its current length, which made it a light, fun and interesting read. I would recommend this book to almost anyone with a 6th grade or higher reading level. I could also see this book being read by Christians undertaking a home schooling path.
BOOK REVIEW EXCERPTS
from above and former Amazon.com reviews
"A great read!"
"A great message."
"A real contribution."
"An inspiring read."
"A genuine contribution."
"A blessing to receive."
"I'm amazed at all the research."
"...made it so clear."
"Light, fun & interesting read."
"A fascinating record of astronomy & historical facts."
"Helped bolster my faith."
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