Friday, April 11, 2014

Star Chronicles: A Bible-Based Study of the Stars- Review and giveaway

Do you have kids that always have their heads in the clouds?  Or at least their eyes on the stars?

We love looking out on a clear night and seeing the endless number of stars.  Well, endless to us, but God knows them each by name.  Can you even imagine?

We were excited to get to read and use Dawnita Fogleman's new book Star Chronicles: A Bible-Based Study of the Stars.  We have studied the stars before, but on a pretty limited basis, usually just a quick chapter in a science textbook.  To be able to take a more in depth look at them from a Biblical basis intrigued me.  It's kind of like a homeschool Bible Study and a homeschool Astronomy class all rolled into one!

Dawnita has broken her book into 13 sections, each based on a group of constellations that fall under a specific name.

  • The Beginning and the End
  • The Virgin Bride
  • Justice and Balance
  • Sting of Death
  • Archer
  • Goat
  • Water Bearer
  • Fish
  • The Lamb
  • A Bull
  • Twins
  • Resurrection
  • Lion

She  then gives a little background on each of the smaller constellations that make up the bigger group and cites Bible references that tie in.  For example- Sagittarius is the Archer.  Rev 6:2 "And I saw, and behold a white horse, and he that sat on him had a bow; and a crown was given unto him, and he went forth conquering, and to conquer."

If there are mythology stories that are related to the constellations, Dawnita does include them, but is always very forthright about them being only myths or even folklore.

One of the neatest parts of this program, I think, are all the fun extras included with the book.  There are coloring pages for younger children to use, notebooking pages for older children, and colored star charts for each of the constellations, with colors to represent the heat of the stars.

Dawnita does say that she and her children made a scrapbook of all they learned when creating this program, but encourages the reader to take ownership of your own creations.  Open ended we love! The kids and I decided to do file folders for each constellation.  We each chose the one that sounded the most interesting to us and got started.  While the kids colored and cut and designed their folders, I read the notes from the book.  We talked about the verses and about which constellations we had seen and which ones we would really like to see.

There were a few times that I wished there was a little more information given as how to teach the concepts and was not quite sure how to tie the reasoning of what we were studying to the Bible, but I did find it refreshing to constantly point back to God as the creator of each star.  Finally a study that gives credit where credit is due!

If you an your children enjoy studying stars, this might be a good place to start.

You can purchase Star Chronicles- A Bible-Based Study of the Stars from Amazon  for $22.12 or Create Space for $25.00

If you order before 4/20/2014 you can also save 25% now on the PDF (originally $12.00 by ordering from Dawnita's website- FoglemanForerunner.

Dawnita had graciously offered to give one PDF copy to a reader.  Fill out the rafllecopter below for your chance to win.

About the author-Dawnita is a fifth generation Oklahoma Panhandle Pioneer. She and her husband, Paul, have six amazing children. They have homeschooled from the start and now have two graduated and starting their own businesses. With the family business and their little farm every day is a surprise. Dawnita blogs about life on the “funny farm” at



  1. I'm kind of newish to reading the Bible so right now I am reading it chronologically. I just want to be able to read through it all.

  2. Thank you so much for doing this review! How to teach concepts is a tough to convey. As a homeschooling mom, I find myself flying by the seat of my skirt a lot! LOL I hardly ever read instructions or go by a recipe so it was very hard for me to create a program for others to follow. Thank you for the thoughts, they will definitely help me with the next book. Blessings!


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