God Createdby Mark Francisco Bozzuti-Jones, Jui Ishida (Illustrator)
More and more children grow up without basic knowledge of their faith stories. God Created is beautiful retelling of the Creation account will provide children and families not only with that knowledge, but with a sense of joy and wonder at God's creative act and all that God has made. God Created inspires repeated readings and will promote fascinating discussions of the natural world and how it came to be.
- Lovely, lyrical narrative, perfect for reading aloud and reading along
- Imaginative expansion of the Genesis account encourages reflection and discussion
- Vibrant illustrations that capture the attention and imagination
Mark Francisco Bozzuti-Jones works as the Children's Ministries Specialist for the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts. He is the author of Augsburg's "Never Said a Mumbalin' Word."
About the Illustrator:
Award-winning illustrator Jui Ishida was born in Taiwan R.O.C. and was raised in Japan. She studied art at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, and lives in Long Beach, California with her husband and baby son.
- Augsburg Fortress Publishing
- Publication date:
- Product dimensions:
- 8.72(w) x 11.24(h) x 0.32(d)
- Age Range:
- 4 - 8 Years
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Luminous, flowing illustrations form the bedrock for this simple and lovely story. God Created takes readers on a delightful journey through the stages of creation. 'In the beginning ... Silence. Spirit.' What transpires in this book is a feeling of connectedness, between Creator and created, and among all the life forms that inhabit our planet. God created it all. Even 'tears and laughter, smiles, frowns, winces, hugs and friendships, too,' says author Bozzuti-Jones. He makes the case that nothing is a mistake - that all we can 'hear, taste, touch, see, be, or imagine' comes from God. The common refrain is: 'and so much more.' More than we could ever imagine, or see, or touch. And so ours is a world of infinite possibilities. What an invaluable lesson for children! The author's faith is reflected, simply, reverently, and beautifully, throughout the book. Jui Ishida's montage-style illustrations reinforce this message: there's no beginning or end to any of them; the eye is drawn seamlessly from image to image. Page after page, the story unfolds. This author isn't in a hurry to tell his story. It's timeless and eternal. The feeling one gets from it is of promise and of peace. Those who enjoy this book might also enjoy another picture book: Ruby Lee the Bumble Bee - A Bee's Bit of Wisdom. It concerns a young girl who is uncertain of her abilities. When faced with a challenge, she learns an important life lesson - that through faith anything is possible. Books like Ruby Lee the Bumble Bee and God Created are valuable tools in teaching children the importance of believing in life's infinite possibilities.
The very best children's book I have ever read or given away! A very age appropriate (ages 2+)and yet very powerfully spiritual retelling of the creation story for every child from the age of 2 - 100. A wonderful book to be read and reread and then given away. Written especially for small children.