“In the very beginning, God’s love bubbled over when there was nothing else–no trees, no birds, no animals, no sky, no sea–only darkness.”Let There Be Light combines the love and warmth of Nobel Peace Prize Winner Archbishop Desmond Tutu with the extraordinary talents of bestselling author and illustrator Nancy Tillman. This retelling of the biblical story of creation vividly portrays 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.
Archbishop Desmond Tutu was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984 for his lifelong struggle to bring equality, justice, and peace to his native South Africa. He continues to playan important role as a spokesperson worldwide. The co-author of God’s Dream, Archbishop Tutu lives in South Africa.
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: A Book for Celebrating Baby’s First Year; The Spirit of Christmas; The Heaven of Animals; You and Me and the Wishing Tree; You’re All Kinds of Wonderful; I Knew You Could Do it; and the New YorkTimes bestsellers, Wherever You Are, My Love Will Find You; The Crown on Your Head; You’re Here for a Reason, and I’d Know You Anywhere, My Love. She also created the mischievous cat Tumford in Tumford the Terrible and Tumford’s Rude Noises, and illustrated It’s Time to Sleep, My Love by Eric Metaxas, as well as Let There Be Light by Desmond Tutu. Nancy’s mission in creating her books is to give parents words to say what they feel about their children.
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