Book Review: Let There Be Light

8 Dec

733962Let There Be Light combines the extraordinary talents of Nancy Tillman, the New York Times bestselling author of On the Night You Were Born, and Nobel Peace Prize Winner Archbishop Desmond Tutu in this retelling of the biblical story of creation. The pairing of Archbishop Tutu’s lyrical text from The Children of God Storybook Bible and Tillman’s wondrous illustrations bring the pages of this board book to life for readers young and old.

 

 

desmond-tutuArchbishop Desmond Tutu was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984 for his lifelong struggle to bring equality, justice, and peace to his native country of South Africa. He is the author of numerous books including the Children of God Storybook Bible, God’s Dream, and Desmond and the Very Mean Word. From 2007 to 2013, Tutu was the founding Chair of the Elders, a group of global leaders who are working to promote the shared interests of humanity. In 2013 he received the Templeton Prize for advancing spiritual progress in the world. He lives in South Africa with his wife, Leah. They have four children and seven grandchildren.

 

nancyNancy Tillman created her first book, On the Night You Were Born, to convey to children at an early and impressionable age, “You are the one and only ever you.” Additionally, Nancy has written and illustrated the best selling titles: The Spirit of Christmas, Wherever You are My Love Will Find You, Tumford the Terrible, and The Crown on Your Head. She also illustrated It’s Time to Sleep, My Love, with Eric Metaxas. Together, Nancy’s books have sold in the millions.

Whether she is creating books that remind children of their own unique wonder, or teaching life lessons through an accident prone cat named Tumford, all of Nancy’s books feature one important message. You are loved.

 

My Impressions:

Let There Be Light is a beautifully illustrated board book that tells the story of God’s Creation. The text is written by Desmond Tutu and is easily understood by children. The illusrations are filled with movement and unique and delightful images including exotic animals, children from around the world, and, if you look closely enough, the light of the Creator. Let There Be Light is a great book to introduce your toddler to the Creator and His Creation.

Recommended.

Audience: Toddlers to 5 years of age.

(Thanks to Zondervan for a review copy. All opinions expressed are mine alone.)

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