FAITH NEWS SERVICE – Long before today’s society began touting the importance of creation care, the Bible proclaimed the value of the natural world. “The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it,” declares Psalm 24:1.
Very young children can learn to value God’s good creation and not take it for granted. In addition to taking their children out into nature, parents, other caregivers, and educators can share with them books that demonstrate the diversity and beauty of God’s world.
Tiffany Molden’s Our Creative Father (Redemption Press) seeks to encourage children to explore creation and points them with gratitude toward God as its imaginative maker.
“I always get mesmerized when I take a look around and notice how creative God’s mind really is,” says Molden, a Kansas-based surgical technologist. Through Emerald, her book’s narrator, Molden hopes to prompt in children “an awareness of and insight into things we may take for granted every day.”
On her grandparents’ farm, Emerald discovers so much to see, hear, smell, taste, and touch. Puffy clouds, juicy fruit, dancing daisies, and playful puppies fill her day. And everything has been made by God, our creative Father. Even a sudden shower can’t put a damper on creation when it’s followed by a glorious rainbow!
Because Our Creative Father is the one who made the heavens and the earth . . . and each of us too. With its inviting voice and colorful illustrations, Molden’s book will help the youngest generation grow into faithful and appreciative stewards of God’s good creation.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
A surgical technologist, Tiffany Molden lives in Grandview, Missouri and loves travel, singing, and kids. She volunteers as a praise and worship leader and assists with the children’s choir at her church. Her goal is to point people toward God through her singing, writing, and lifestyle.
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