Debbie's World of Books
My book reviews, book news & random rants

The Secret Doorway: Beyond Imagination by Paul Hutchins

March 15th, 2009 by Debbie's World of Books


Thanks to Shelby at Phenix & Phenix Literary Publicists for the opportunity to review this book!

I give this book a 4 out of 5 stars.

Description: A pictorial drama of the creation of Heaven and Earth based upon the awe-inspiring photo images from the Hubble and Spitzer space telescopes. Author, Paul Hutchins uncovers a grand drama on a universal scale that has been playing out since the invention of the telescope. He poses the question, is this grand drama merely in response to an ancient invitation recorded in the Book of Isaiah. It states in Isaiah Look up into the heaven.; Who created all the stars? Through the use of his imagination and the invention of the telescope, man has discovered a once secret doorway to a world beyond imagination. He has now, in this age of cutting edge technology developed flying space telescopes in his quest to know, how did we get here? What he has found has astounded him. Hutchins farther poses the question; if it took over 400 years of man s imagination from when the telescope was invented, and countless other inventions including the Hubble and Spitzer space telescopes, to merely take photo images of the universe, then who s imagination is responsible for the reality those photo images represent? As we peer through this doorway to the heavens and look upon these heavenly cosmic bodies, we find ourselves awed by their grandeur. The pressing question becomes too large to ignore. Who is responsible for all these things? Could it be that we are now peering into the mind of a supreme architect with an imagination far beyond that of mere mortals? Could we be peering into the mind of imagination supreme? Could it be that we have been brought to this point in history unbeknownst to ourselves and given this technology by the one who extended that ancient invitation recorded by Isaiah 2700 years ago.

This book is out of my normal range of interest but it was a great book that sucks you into the wonders of the universe.  The book is broken down into five “Acts” and then the Gallery.  While the acts were interesting it was the Gallery that really captured my attention.  It contains images of various galaxies, nebulae and other space phenomena.  As I read through each page and looked at the image I found myself constantly going “This is my favorite.  No, actually this one is my favorite.”  I never realized that in all the images I’ve seen there are a just a few galaxies or nebulae that appeared in school or on tv shows I’ve watched over and over.  This book showed the plethora of other images out there that capture the imagination.   Looking at the images was sort of like looking for shapes in clouds.  There is the Eskimo Nebula that looks just like an Eskimo in a fur coat, Pleiades Star Cluster, or also known as the Seven Sisters, which reminded me of a cross hanging in the sky and the Reflection Nebula that looked just like a rose bud.  This is an amazing pictorial work!

Posted in 4 Star Books, Books, Non-fiction

No Responses

  1. Sherrie


    I will talk to people if they ask about books I’ve read! I have been hearing a lot about Kindle. What the heck is it? I’ll have to do some research. Have a great day!!


  2. dsuzuki

    The Kindle is Amazon’s ebook reader and it’s great! I have the 1st version and love it. I’ve seen the new version they came out with and it looks really nice although not enough new features to make me want to upgrade.

  3. Paul Hutchins

    Hello Debbie,

    I want to thank you for the great review you gave me on my book The Secret Doorway Beyond Imagination. It is comments like yours that make me glad that I took the time to write it. You provide a valuable service, please keep up the good work,

    Thank you very much,

    Paul Hutchins

  4. dsuzuki

    Thank you so much for stopping by! Glad to always review a great book.

Leave a Comment

Please note: Comment moderation is enabled and may delay your comment. There is no need to resubmit your comment.