Friday, February 28, 2014
A Book Review of The Secret Museum
The author "exhibits" 60 items that she found especially interesting to her - items that come from the fields of history, science, and literature. For each one she includes the history of the item, as well as other thought-provoking information and items related to the chosen exhibit. Written in a conversational style, I especially liked the author's insights and comments regarding the various museums, curators that helped her, and side trips she made while researching this book.
Some of my favorite exhibits?
* Apollo 17's moon-dusted spacesuits
* Queen Elizabeth I's lady-in-waiting's slap-soled shoes and the museum that now owns them
* Alfred Nobel's will and his deliberate choice to leave a legacy to encourage life instead of as a "Tradesman of Death"
* France's first giraffe and the sensation she created
* An incredibly intricate and beautiful 19th century glass jellyfish
* The mysterious story behind the Blood Dagger in The Tower of London
Though not written from a Biblical worldview, this book most definitely showcases the awesome handiwork of God!