- File Size: 59180 KB
- Print Length: 48 pages
- Publisher: Convergent Books (January 28, 2020)
- Publication Date: January 28, 2020
- Sold by: Random House LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B07SLVJF8F
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- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #401,864 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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From Inside When God Made the World
Author's Note from Matthew Paul Turner
The story of Creation is one of the most beloved narratives of all time. That’s certainly one of the reasons why I wanted to write When God Made the World. But I also wanted to retell this familiar story because for as long as I can remember, I have been moved and mystified by the words, “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” My hope is that this little book will offer children of all ages a renewed sense of wonder and joy in all that God has created, that it will help them see (or see again) that God’s story is around us, and that they, too, are a part of that beautiful narrative. Moreover, I hope this book will encourage readers to see themselves as protectors and caretakers of the world, that they will grow up knowing that God wants us to care for this planet and the things that live and grow on this planet. The world is a gift from God and I hope this book will help all of us see it as such.
About the Author
Gillian Gamble is the writer and illustrator of Darcy Daydream, amongst others, living in County Durham with her two young daughters. --This text refers to the hardcover edition.
Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved.
before anything was,
before God started doing what it is God does,
when all that existed
was wide-open space,
God imagined a universe and began to create.--This text refers to the hardcover edition.
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The book is in the Land Scape mode so is read horizontally instead of vertically on the Kindle. ( I read it on my PC and it was even larger than the Kindle would have been),
In addition to the illustrations the text itself rhymes which I feel is always a bonus for the little ones. I appreciated the fact that there are 'big words' for the children to question. Words such as 'asteroids, continents, apathy, plateaus, geysers, and krills' come to mind. Just a multitude of teaching moments which is a so educational for the young audience.
The following may be considered a spoiler but is intended for the parents reading this...The book itself tells of the order of creation. And, along the way, there are birds and animals (with the sounds they make; the day and night creation; the length of orbit of our planet; climate and plants...and much more.
Each and every child of this universe is unique and special. God did indeed have a plan when the Earth was created.
This has my highest recommendation for multiple reasons. Excellent presentation, educational aspects, and it also rhymes.
Most highly recommended.
Matthew's always been great with rhythm and language play in his books, but I really like how this book changes the rhyme pattern throughout. It keeps things moving and flowing in such a catchy, natural way, that listeners feel as though they're on a magic carpet ride throughout God's creation of the world.
This is a perfect book for any occasion: baby showers, christenings, birthdays, holidays--you name it. It should be on every family's shelf because the message: that God not only created the world, but He also created each and every one of us for a very special, very unique purpose.
This book brings the creation of the world into a fun, understandable, and catchy light making it memorable for all ages. The illustrations bring the the story to life with enchanting imagery that depicts children of all races and abilities alongside the beauty of God’s world and animals.
Matthew has a real gift in his stories of not only telling the story of God but really centering in the uniqueness of each and every person. Without fail, he has created a fourth book that I would consider a “must-have“ for any family bookshelf and the perfect gift for any little one on your list.
I so wish I had this book (& all the Matthew Paul Turner books) when my kids were young, but thankfully as a Pastor I still have the opportunity to read to kids these beautiful books during worship and education times.
I’m so thankful that this book exists as creation is one of the stories that captures children’s imaginations over and over and they always want to know how they fit into creation.
This book reflects my theology of a loving God that I want to pass along to the children I teach. The book does this “teaching” through lyrical poetry and gorgeous illustrations!!
My son read it along with me and loved that it had so many unique illustrations and pointed out his favorite sections. It is sure to be a bedtime favorite for us!
I first fell in love with MPT’s books when I saw how beautifully they were illustrated. Not only does he have a way of writing words that resonate and live in my heart, but he partners with the most amazing illustrators who can bring his words to life.
When God Made the World follows a young boy and two of his stuffed animals who come to life for a night time journey all around the wonderful world that God created. Along the way, they pick up some more friends - more children, who are just as diverse as the world they are exploring.
Although these books are recommended for 3-7 year olds, my impatient 3 year old can’t quite sit still for the whole thing, yet! But we love looking at the pictures, and I have read as much as she will sit for several times already. I have also loved reading it by myself, as well. The words and illustration take me back to my own favorite books from childhood, and I am (also impatiently) waiting for my daughter to love the book as much as I do!