Cover logo for The Wonder Of Creation Book

Disclosure: Many thanks to HarperCollins Christian Publishing for providing this product/product information for review. 
Opinions are 100% my own.  I did receive the product in exchange for this review and post.

Meet Pastor Louie Giglio

I want to start this review by saying I have long enjoyed Louie Giglio’s sermons. He is a solid pastor and brings a creativity to his sermons that holds your attention. A favorite series of his is his How Great Is Our God series. The series begins with the sermon How Great Is Our God. Continues with a sermon discussing Laminin and DNA. The last, and I am including a clip, is Pastor Louie showing how whales and stars sing to God.

Pastor Louie’s passion for apologetics and using science to teach about God has had a powerful impact for The Kingdom. These sermons reach a modern audience that has been taught that science is supreme in the universe. With these sermons people can see that there is no conflict between God, Faith, and Science. God is Faith. God is also Science.

After seeing the impact that these sermons were having on young adults and kids, Pastor Louie created the Indescribable Kids website to provide resources for kids and parents. Here he has links to many resources from books, to activities, to a podcast.

New Devotional Book – The Wonder Of Creation

Pastor Louie recently released a brand new devotion boo for kids titled The Wonder Of Creation. Introducing you to this new book is the main purpose of this article.

First, I want say that I really liked it. There are a wide variety of Biblical illustrations used and many different teachings about science and ow they are related. Pastor Louie’s writing style is engaging but doesn’t patronize young readers. The Indescribable Kids site has a preview you can grab there.

Highlights Of The Book Production

  • The book is a hardcover (great for surviving the torture a kid can give a book).
  • The cover has an embossed logo. I have always loved the feel of an embossed cover. Having it always shows the publisher has gone the extra mile to make a quality product.
  • The paper is a high-sheen glossy white. This is important because it makes the colors pop. There are less expensive papers but I was impressed with this choice.
  • An unexpected plus is the sewn in ribbon bookmark. This creates a classy feel. Also, the ribbon creates a visual link between use of the book and hard copy Bibles since most have ribbon bookmarks within. It is a visual reinforcement that the book and the Bible go together.

Information on the book contents

  • The intended audience for the book is kids age 6-10. I however as an adult enjoyed the contents.
  • There are 100 devotions to work through. Each one focuses on a science fact that relates to Scripture and growing Faith.
  • There are engaging pictures and illustrations and a variety of colors to help kids focus. As an English teacher I found that varying the colors in a book helps kids focus and develop better comprehension of the readings. It is wonderful to see practical use of this information in the development of the devotional layout.
  • The content is a wonderful springboard for science loving kids to strengthen their faith and for kids with strong Faith to have hard facts with which to share Bible truths,
  • While not a science textbook, this book would make a good supplement for homeschooling parents to use with their science curriculum.
  • A few topics covered in the book include: Animals-from honeyguide birds to flying snakes to white rhinos. Space-from black holes to volcanic moons to gamma-ray bursts. People-from optical illusions to brain freezes to our immune systems. Earth-from rainbow rivers to blue lava to flowing glaciers.
  • One concern I had was the Bible verses come from several different translations. When this happens, a concerned reader has to wonder if verses are being cherry picked to create a certain bias. This is not the case here. Pastor Louie picked good translations and their different use is bring clarity for kids.

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