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Destination: Moon

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The eighth man to walk on the moon took the entire Bible seriously because he took its Author seriously. He rejoiced in the Genesis account of origins. He believed that God created the world in six, twenty-four-hour days. That man was Col. James Irwin, the lunar vehicle commander for Apollo 15. Destination: Moon recounts his amazing physical and spiritual journey to the mo ...more
Hardcover, 46 pages
Published December 1st 2004 by New Leaf Publishing Group (first published 1989)
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Bobi Jensen
Jun 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
Started reading it to one child and soon the whole family had gathered. Fun info none of us knew!
Jul 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
"When you lean far back and look up, you can see the Earth like a beautiful, fragile Christmas tree ornament hanging against the blackness of space...." (Prologue)

Destination: Moon allows readers to see the Earth through astronaut Col. James Irwin's eyes, as he saw it on his journey to the moon. Irwin reaches out to the world with his fame as a space traveler to project the gospel of Jesus Christ.

In his book, you'll gather all sorts of cool and interesting facts about the history of travelling t
Oct 24, 2011 rated it liked it
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A great fourth-grade level autobiographical sketch of James Irwin, his trip to the moon as the Apollo 15 lunar module captain, and his own religious experience that resulted from that trip. It is good to see an astronaut give God the glory for the things He has done, and this retelling of James' story may inspire you too to praise God when you see the beauty of the moon in the night sky. The book features a fantastic collection of full-page color photographs throughout; it's almost worth getting ...more
Timothy Darling
Good book. I think I might like to buy a few of these to give to the children in my life. I have made a special effort to take note of the spiritual dynamics of space travel, and until now, the spiritual journey of Irwin had escaped my notice. It is a pleasure to see such a dedicated effort made to give glory to God for both the beauty of His creation on the moon and for the noble endeavors He has made possible to reach it. It's a kid's book
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Fascinating. Love the pictures. It's so wonderful that the eighth man to set foot on the moon used that incredible experience to testify to the creative glory of his Creator instead of the creative glory of man. Children would eat this book up! Would make a great family read aloud.
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In 1971, during the U.S. Apollo 15 space mission, James Irwin became the eighth person to walk on the moon. Irwin experienced the lunar mission as a religious awakening and later founded an evangelical Christian religious organization.

He retired from NASA in 1972 and founded the High Flight Foundation, an interdenominational religious organization based in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

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