October 15, 2007

SNEAK PEAK: Another New Children's Book from Banner!

I am quite excited about the new children's titles that are about to "hit the streets." I already posted about the other two, "The Bible Alphabet Book" and "The Bible Alphabet Activity Book," engaging children all the more with coloring pages that they get to work on themselves.
And now, yet another children's title from Alison Brown. If you don't know, Alison is a former primary school teacher who lives with her husband and five children in northern Ireland. She loves to draw, in both ink and colored pencil, but takes great delight in taking the minds of children and turning them to the amazing truths of the Scriptures. Here's part of this book's description: "Keeping in mind the kind of questions inquisitive children often ask about their world, she has written and illustrated this beautiful book which will help them think about the wonders of God's creation."
I can't show you any more of the illustrations than what you see here on the cover, but let me give you some of the actual text.
"When we pause to consider this wonderful earth,
we see some incredible sights...
a world full of beauty suspended in space,
with billions of twinkling lights!
Perhaps you have wondered just how it got there,
...perhaps you've been tempted to guess?
It didn't explode from a cloud of hot gas;
Explosions make only a mess!
Instead it was lovingly made by our God,
whose power and great understanding
are far beyond anything thought of by man;
no problem was found too demanding.
What distance to set from the earth to the sun
was a very important decision,
For only God knew what that distance should be,
and he measured with careful precision....."
And on and on it goes. Isn't that great. Oh, I don't know when we'll be receiving these, but do keep on the alert. I'm so glad to see Banner increasing our offerings to children.

When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have ordained, what is man that you are mindful of him? Psalm 8:3-4

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