All Things Bright And Beautiful

Alexander, Cecil Frances (author). Hudson, Katy (illustrator). All Things Bright And Beautiful. Nashville, TN: Worthy Kids/ Ideals Publishing. 2016.

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SUMMARY:
Discovering all the beauty in God’s delightful world, three small children camp in the great outdoors. Fruits, bugs, water, birds, trees, meadows, night creatures…the Lord God made them all and gave us the eyes and lips to enjoy His creation. Written in the mid 1800’s by an author no longer here on earth and accompanied by gorgeous colorful illustrations from an illustrator very much still alive, this stunning child’s book celebrates the simplicity yet depth of exploring God’s beautiful achievements. To be shared by young and old alike, this gem is truly a masterpiece spanning the decades…

A PENNY FOR MY THOUGHTS:
Remarkable! Joining verse written years ago with contemporary pictures, author Cecil Frances Alexander and illustrator Katy Hudson join talents to design a visually pleasing and artistically written story. All Things Bright And Beautiful is perfect to be shared multi-generationally at home, church or Sunday school. With full pages filled with color along side a simple faith stanza, this is such a treasure! Lovely!

RATING:
5 (out of 5) pennies

*I received a complimentary copy of All Things Bright And Beautiful from Worthy Publishing for my honest review*

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Not A Chance

Sproul, R.C., Mathison, Keith. Not A Chance: God, Science and the Revolt of Reason. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books. 1994, 2014.

SUMMARY:
chance“Ex Nihilo, Nihil Fit”…translation: “Out of nothing, nothing comes”. With that exact phrase, authors R.C. Sproul and Keith Mathison set out to prove that God and His creation cannot be associated with chance. Through sound arguments, scripture and proven contradictions, Not A Chance denounces the philosophy of something coming from nothing…

A PENNY FOR MY THOUGHTS:
Wow. Such a deeply written book on theology and Creation while leaving nothing to chance. A perfect book for the philosopher who questions God, faith, and Creation. Not by any means a light read, it was actually a book which I needed to read in bits, take time to consider, more time to ponder and then continue reading. The authors did a thorough job of examining the many debates against God and then proving why those are not possible while explaining the only true way could be God.  Definitely a well researched book, it also begs the reader to think deeper, believe stronger and live bolder.

RATING:
4.5 (out of 5) pennies

*I received a complimentary copy of Not A Chance from Baker Books for my honest review*

Purposeful Design: Understanding the Creation

Schabacker, Jay. Purposeful Design: Understanding the Creation. USA: 2013.

SUMMARY:
designA true “coffee table” book full of gorgeous pictures, scripture verses, and thoughtful explanations all centered around God’s amazing and astonishing six days of creation. From a scientific approach to creation, this book explains how everything is so well orchestrated to a purposeful design. An introduction and bibliography/ recommended reading list are included at the end of this stunning book.

A PENNY FOR MY THOUGHTS:
Wow…what an absolutely beautiful book written on a glorious subject. I loved the pictures, scientific explanations (of tides, stars, instincts, cells, seasons, and more) related directly to creation, and appreciated the personal touch too. The book also suggests “What if?” questions pertaining to the information to make one ponder and realize the perfect balance God had in mind. This book would be wonderful as a homeschool reference, a Confirmation gift or even as a tool to witness to others of God’s great Plan. Definitely a book I will share on my coffee table as a reminder of God’s design and love for His people.

RATING:
5 (out of 5) pennies

*I received a complimentary copy of Purposeful Design: Understanding the Creation from the Jay Schabacker and BookCrash for my honest review*