From Evelyn Laycock, DMin (Doctor of Ministry)
The Creation is a book not only for children but for all ages. In words and pictures the story unfolds in such a way that one sees the vastness and variety of the universe and how everything was good. Not only is there reading but suggestions for family discussion. What a wonderful way to build family relationships!
I enthusiastically recommend The Creation, it opens up the possibility for re-creation.
From Brian Cosby, author of Giving Up Gimicks:
The Creation is a clear and descriptive retelling of the Creation account that is easy to understand and helpful for the young minds of our generation.
From Evelyn B. Christensen, multipublished author and puzzle maker:
Janice, I really like your quilted illustrations. The simple, bold designs are perfect for little children. I also liked the questions you provided on each page to engage children in conversation about the story. Your idea of encouraging families to create Bible story quilts is a wonderful one. I hope many parents will choose to nurture their child’s faith journey by doing that. Blessings!
From Roslyn Alexander, author and illustrator of In Seven Days?, and Bread of Presence,
My granddaughter loved The Creation. She was really charged that almost every page asked her a question. Especially the page where she could name fish and birds, I was surprised how many she could name off, and we took turns sharing names of uncommon birds, fish, and some of the places we encountered them.
What a great interactive book and what better topic is there for an interactive book? This is just what our Creator had in mind when He created the world with men and women to share all of life.
From Rivka Kawano, author of two blogs: “Living Messianic” and “Beautiful Books for Children.” The following review appeared on “Living Messianic.”
One thing I am always on the lookout for are good Bible based books. Unfortunately, many teach a completely historically inaccurate Caucasian only version of the Bible, and take every opportunity to slant the book with a particular doctrinal bias. The scriptures are beautiful stories that need to be told, and it is said how little it is done well.
So I was very excited when author Janice Green sent me this book for my review. The illustrations are vibrant quilt squares and show the newly created world in beautiful colors. Each page represents one day of the week and also includes a question for discussing the story with your children.
This book was lovely, but I approached the end with a little apprehension. Would this book (as many Christian creation stories do) leave out the seventh day from the creation story? Thankfully, no! The book stayed true to the scriptural account throughout.
Such a refreshing read, and a book that I could enjoy with my children without having to edit as we went along. It does use the title of “God,” but as this is accurate to the word used in the original Hebrew in these particular chapters of the Torah this was not a problem for me at all.
If you want to purchase a copy of the book, or see Janice’s creation quilts and other fun items, you can find them on her website, Honeycomb Adventures. It is a book you will enjoy in your family library for years to come.
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