Tyler, TX, January 29, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- One of the the greatest challenges we face is taking time regularly to appreciate the universe that has been given to us. Though we may not always see it or believe it, there is no such thing as a moment without beauty, no such thing as a moment without design. Nor is this moment exactly the same as the next. In Plain Sight is a book that sees the unique beauty, universal design, and fleeting wonder of our world, showing us through words of reflection and photographs how we can do the same.
Written by neurosurgeon and scientist Dr. Charley Gordon, In Plain Sight illuminates the natural beauty that exists all around us through forty devotionals examining and contemplating the mysterious, surprising, and oftentimes moving similarities that exist naturally within the universe.
Stunning images accompanying Dr. Gordon's words and meditations follow the same spiral found in seashells and roses, the same curve that marks the shape of galaxies and hurricanes. Even objects as seemingly unrelated as brain cells and oak trees find similarity in their design, with zigzagged and crooked branches extending upward and outward from central trunks.
In Plain Sight and its forerunner, DesignedonPurpose.com, were inspired by Dr. Gordon's mission to reignite his sense of wonder in God's creation, something which he had nurtured as a student, but neglected over time. "Years ago in medical school," he says, "I was so immersed in my studies that the anatomical and cellular world became as everyday to me as the scenery on my drive home."
Building upon this initial experience, Dr. Gordon has dedicated himself in this book to exploring the unlikely, but undeniable similarities, styles, and patterns that serve to remind us of life's greater purpose. His medical and scientific background give him a unique perspective into the spiritual pursuit of what he describes as "cataloging evidence of God's signature throughout creation," a unique perspective that is at once rational and reflective, spiritual and artistic.
In Plain Sight seeks to open the eyes of those curious to the beauty and design that exists all around them, to explore, question, and meditate upon the aesthetic scenes they already enjoy, as well as reveal to them hidden patterns and subtleties they may have overlooked. "If you look closely, from microscopic algae to the largest nebula looming light years across in space," Dr. Gordon states, "He has signed his name in repeated patterns and recognizable styles. But you have to look."
"So, open your eyes. Reawaken to wonder. And find yourself in awe of the mystery and greatness of God."
Dr. Charley Gordon is available for book lectures on and signings of In Plain Sight.
About Dr. Charley Gordon:
Dr. Charley Gordon owns and operates Gordon Spine Associates in Tyler, Texas, where he lives with his family. A Board Certified Neurological Surgeon and one of the first two East Texas surgeons trained to replace a degenerated spinal disc with an Artificial Disc, Dr. Gordon specializes in the treatment of spine injury, deformity, and degeneration.