The Genesis of It All

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This charming new retelling of the story of Creation is for children of all ages. In her inimitable style, Luci Shaw presents the Genesis narrative in fresh and contemporary language that will spark the imaginations of young readers.

This retelling will bring both children and adults a new experience of the exhilaration of the Creation and the Creator as work of art and great artist, developed in richness and diversity. Readers young and old will find themselves in the picture, ...

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Overview

This charming new retelling of the story of Creation is for children of all ages. In her inimitable style, Luci Shaw presents the Genesis narrative in fresh and contemporary language that will spark the imaginations of young readers.

This retelling will bring both children and adults a new experience of the exhilaration of the Creation and the Creator as work of art and great artist, developed in richness and diversity. Readers young and old will find themselves in the picture, as they reflect on the Creator’s purpose in bringing human beings into the world.

As a celebrated essayist and poet, mother of five and grandparent to seven, Luci Shaw celebrates the finger-prints of God in our magnificent universe. The original paintings of Sr. Huai-Kuang Miao bring the text to life with their fascinating mix of precision and wonder.

Praise for Luci Shaw’s work

“Luci Shaw gives us faith writing at its most revelatory…a passionate embrace of Creation’s radiance.” —Annie Dillard

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
With vigor and playfulness, Shaw (Water My Soul, for adults) imagines God's thought process as He created the world, even though "We don't know how God did it./ We weren't there to see." Creating "a something from a vast nothing" for the first time was not easy, she contends. "Very tricky. But God did it." Shaw follows the structure of the book of Genesis in describing the day-by-day developments, including Day 6, when God fashioned two friends-man and woman-whose company he could enjoy, and Day 7 when He "decided to stretch out and relax in a very large hammock strung between two galaxies." Though she takes liberties with the biblical text, Shaw conveys the same sense of respectful awe and praise. The artists collaborate on broad sweeping scenes that depict the Earth and its myriad creatures as they are spun into being by God's unseen force. The expansive spreads, moving from black-and-white to a rainbow of color, offer plenty to pore over. All ages. (Oct.) Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781557254801
  • Publisher: Paraclete Press
  • Publication date: 10/28/2006
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 9.10 (w) x 12.30 (h) x 0.50 (d)

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