Peace Prize Winner Archbishop Desmond Tutu and
beloved New York Times bestselling author/illustrator
Nancy Tillman have unveiled their collaborative work,
the new premium picture book, Let There Be Light.
With themes of love and light, Archbishop Tutu and
Tillman retell the biblical story of creation, vividly
portraying the wonder and beauty of God’s creation on
each of the seven days.
Using Archbishop Tutu’s lyrical text from the Children
of God Storybook Bible and Tillman’s remarkable
illustrations, Let There Be Light brings the story of
creation to life for readers young and old. Children and
kids at heart will enjoy Archbishop Tutu’s warm and
joyful storytelling style as well as Tillman’s stunning
Let There Be Light will release on December 19, 2013
with a January 7, 2014 on-sale date. The 32-page full
color premium picture book will be available in a jacketed hardcover.
About Archbishop Desmond Tutu: Archbishop 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 theElders,
a group of global leaders who are working to promote the shared
interests of humanity. In 2013 he received the Templeton Prize for
advancing spiritualprogress in the world. He lives in South Africa with
his wife, Leah. They have four children and seven grandchildren.
About Nancy Tillman: Nancy Tillman is the author and illustrator of the bestselling picture book On
the Night You Were Born; its companion journal, The Wonder of You; The Spirit of Christmas; and the
New York Times bestsellers Wherever You Are, My Love Will Find You and The Crown on Your Head.
She also created the mischievous cat Tumford from Tumford the Terrible and Tumford’s Rude Noises,
and illustrated It’s Time to Sleep, My Love, by Eric Metaxas. Nancy’s mission in creating her books is to
convey to children everywhere that “You are loved.” She lives in Portland, Oregon. You can visit her online
at www.nancytillman.com and at Facebook.com/Nancy.Tillman.Collection.
Thank-you ZonderKidz for sending me a copy of "Let There Be Light" to review. All opinions expressed are 100% mine and I was not paid for this review.
The first thing I want to talk about in this book are the beautiful pictures. When you turn a page in this book you see a huge wonderful picture that is jumping off the page.
Creation is a fun topic to discuss with children and this book makes it even more special with the bright pictures and the easy to read and understand text. My 6 year old and 2 year old both love paging through the pages of this book .
This book is available for purchase on January 7th!! Add this book to your personal library or your kids church library!
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