When God Made the World by Matthew Paul Turner
From the author of the bestselling children’s book When God Made You comes a rhythmic, whimsical journey through creation, aimed at little readers who love science and wonder and the beginnings of all things.
For spiritual parents who are looking for a different kind of creation book, Matthew Paul Turner’s When God Made the World focuses on the complex way that God created our vast and scientifically operating universe, including the biodiversity of life on our planet and the intricacies of a vast solar system. Scottish illustrator Gillian Gamble brings the natural world to vibrant life with rich colors and poignant detail certain to stretch young minds and engage imaginations.
Planet Earth, God made a blue and green sphere,
And designed it to orbit the sun once a year.
God made daytime and nighttime, climates and seasons,
And all kinds of weather that vary by region.
God made continents and oceans, islands and seas,
A north and south pole that God put in deep freeze.
God carved rivers and brooks, mountains and caves,
Made beaches with sand and huge crashing waves.
God made tropics and plateaus, glaciers and meadows,
marshes and tundras and erupting volcanoes.
Author's Note from Matthew Paul Turner
The story of Creation is one of the most beloved narratives of all time. That’s certainly one of the reasons why I wanted to write When God Made the World. But I also wanted to retell this familiar story because for as long as I can remember, I have been moved and mystified by the words, “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” My hope is that this little book will offer children of all ages a renewed sense of wonder and joy in all that God has created, that it will help them see (or see again) that God’s story is around us, and that they, too, are a part of that beautiful narrative. Moreover, I hope this book will encourage readers to see themselves as protectors and caretakers of the world, that they will grow up knowing that God wants us to care for this planet and the things that live and grow on this planet. The world is a gift from God and I hope this book will help all of us see it as such.
Ages: 3-7 years
Hardcover: 48 pages
Dimensions: 8.5 x 8.5 x 0.3 inches
Shipping Weight: 10.6 ounces
ABOUT THE AUTHOR & ILLUSTRATOR
Matthew Paul Turner is a photographer, speaker, and author of numerous books, including the bestselling When God Made You and When I Pray for You.
Gillian Gamble is the writer and illustrator of Darcy Daydream, among others, living in County Durham with her two young daughters.