I received the book “Let There Be Light” by Nobel Peace Prize Winner, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, from Booksneeze in exchange for an honest review and was very excited about reading it to my children. When it arrived, I was even more excited as I began to read it to my seven-year-old daughter who absolutely adores elephants, as there were several pages that featured pictures and mentions of elephants.
She was thrilled! There are at least three pages that contain adorable and beautifully illustrations of elephants throughout the book.
The book is a retelling of the Genesis account in the Bible that describes creation. I was equally as thrilled at how, while the book is aimed at children, it stayed true to the biblical text and only changed the wording to appeal to a young audience while leaving the original meaning of scriptures intact.
The hard cover book’s 14 pages of easy-to-read text and 21 pages that have beautiful illustrations work together to bring the Word of God to life for a child. The pictures, illustrated by New York Times bestselling author of “On the Night You Were Born”, Nancy Tillman, are captivating and a perfect complement to the story. At the turn of each new page, you feel as if you have stepped inside the pages and are part of this marvelous creative week.
This child’s book would be a great addition to a child’s learn-to-read or early reader library. It would also make a sweet bedtime story. Don’t be surprised if you find yourself, as a parent, grandparent or any adult, enjoying it as well because the story paired with the beautiful illustrations will leave you in deep awe no matter your age.
It expresses not only God’s omnipotent power but His amazing tender love for each individual, including the child enjoying the “Let There Be Light” book. The author’s intent is spelled out in a quote featured on the back cover that reads, “You are part of something truly amazing.”
Find the book sells for $16.99 from ZonderKidz publishing.