Welcome back to another Createyou86 book review. I am particularly excited about God With Us: A Journey Home because on top of being a blogger I also sketch, draw, and watercolor paint. As you can see from the above photo of the cover of the book it is a very large watercolor painting. This book is hardcover, and has 259 pages with full-color illustrations. These illustrations are beautiful watercolor paintings.
This is a beautiful re-telling of the most beautiful story ever told. -Karen Swallow Prior, Professor of Christianity & Culture, and author of On Reading Well: Finding the Good Life through Great Books
Author Jeremy Pierre and illustrator Cassandra Clark want to awaken children to a brave journey - a journey home. This storybook written in a beautifully original way aims to share their vision of the world as a place in-between, to awaken children to the brave journey they must take toward their true home - their home with God.
Below are a few photos of the inside of the book. As you can see from the photos this book isn't written as a typical story book. The words twist, and turn through the pages in different designs to keep the reader engaged, and interested. One of the most interesting aspects of this book for me as a reader was the narrative perspective. "The story is told from the perspective of two unnamed angels. I was careful not to allow their presence to disrupt the biblical narratives; rather, they serve as a literary device that allows a unique perspective on familiar stories, with certain advantages. Angels have an insider perspective regarding the joy of being in God's presence but an outsiders perspective regarding the human drama of being separated from that joy."(p.viii)
In my personal opinion this book has come along at the perfect time. The holidays! This book would be an amazing addition to any child's library, and as a gift. God With Us retails for $29.99. Buy God With Us: A Journey Home
I have enjoyed this book immensely, and I hope you enjoy it as well.
Many thanks to Shepherd Press for providing this product/product information for review. Opinions are 100% my own and not influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive the product in exchange for this review and post.
Let me know in the comments: When was the last time you felt truly engaged with a Bible storybook?