Monday, October 12, 2015

Up Down All Around

Up Down All Around by first time author Kevin M. Kelley is a beautiful retelling of the Creation account.

This book is different from any other book written about the Creation account that I have read. I love how the author speaks of God, calling Him Elohim, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, introducing children to the concept of the Trinity in a beautiful way and God's name in Hebrew.

The idea of Up Down All Around comes after the explanation of Creation. Up Down All Around has to do with the harmony that God intended between Himself and us (up), between us and his creation (down), and between us and those around us (all around).

The illustrations align beautifully to each page of story. God's hands and body are outlined in white in the illustrations showing that he is present during the Creation of the world.

What I Like: One aspect of the book which is love is how God is continuously show as one God in three Persons. The Trinity can be hard to explain to children, but I think this book is a great starting point. As children hear this book read to them over and over again, it will give them the pieces for one day understanding one of the foundations of our Christian beliefs.

With the purchase of this book, there is a code included in the back of the book. This code enables the purchaser to access the audio book file, allowing this book to be heard by children at times when the parents are unable to read to them.

What I Dislike: I liked this book very much.

Overall Rating: Excellent.

Age Appeal: 5-12 years.

Publisher Info: Tate Publishing, 2014; ISBN: 978-1631220487; paperback, 28 pgs., $9.99

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Hannah Hall said...

Thanks for reviewing this book. My girls (ages 7 and almost 5) have been asking me questions about the Trinity lately. Naturally, my answers aren't quite covering what I don't even fully understand! I'll check this book out. Sounds like what we need right now. :)

godlyrose said...

I'm so glad the review was helpful!