The Wonder of Creation
100 More Devotions About God and Science
by Louie Giglio
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Pub Date 16 Nov 2021 | Archive Date 09 Mar 2022
Thomas Nelson: CHILDREN'S, Thomas Nelson
In this captivating follow-up to the bestselling kids' devotionals Indescribable and How Great Is Our God, discover more mind-blowing, faith-building scientific facts and biblical truths about the wonder of God's creation from author, speaker, and founder of the Passion movement Louie Giglio.
Well-known for his powerful and highly visual messages about science and the Bible, Louie Giglio has a passion for inspiring kids to notice, enjoy, and marvel at God's creation. In The Wonder of Creation, children will find new delight in God's creativity with 100 devotions that explore:
- animals—from honeyguide birds to flying snakes to white rhinos
- space—from black holes to volcanic moons to gamma-ray bursts
- people—from optical illusions to brain freezes to our immune systems
- Earth—from rainbow rivers to blue lava to flowing glaciers
- and much, much more!
With engaging illustrations and striking photography, this fun and informative book is ideal for children ages 6–10. Each of the 100 devotions features a scientific fact or an easy activity for exploring faith, a short Bible verse, and a closing prayer.
With a beautifully bright and colorful cover and a ribbon bookmark, The Wonder of Creation
- is ideal for science-loving kids, Bible-loving kids, and any child ready to go deeper in faith
- continues a well-loved devotional series that has impacted over a million children, parents, and teachers
- includes informative content call-outs inviting kids to "Explore the Wonder"
- makes a great addition to a homeschool STEM curriculum or a bedtime reading routine
As kids explore this awe-inspiring devotional, they'll be amazed at the many wonders God has made!
Check out these other books in the bestselling Indescribable Kids series:
- Indescribable for Little Ones
- How Great Is Our God
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Christian, children, illustrated, photographs, devotions*****
I loved it and so will the grands! The format of the chapters which are loosely categorized into
space, earth, animals, people, in no particular order, followed by an index. The titled chapters begin with a Bible quotation from Old or New Testament from the International Children's Bible or the Easy to Read Version followed by the short article, illustrated examples of, then a brief prayer and another illustration of Explore The Wonder. Everything is simply but beautifully illustrated and with selected photos. It's also perfect for ESL!
I requested and received a free temporary ebook copy from Thomas Nelson: CHILDREN'S, Thomas Nelson via NetGalley. Thank you!
My family loved Indescribable, and this book is more of that goodness! Beautiful illustrations accompany easy to understand descriptions of different elements of creation (medicine, animals, biology, etc) and give a spiritual application. I love how this book uses real-life word pictures to teach kids about God. I think this really helps to bring the truths to life in their imaginations. Each devotion is short but impactful. Definitely recommend, especially for kids whose attention is hard to hold with traditional devotionals. Thank you NetGalley and Thomas Nelson Kids for the complimentary eARC!
What a wonderful idea to have a devotional about science, nature and God! The natural world around us points to the goodness and love of the Creator.
I am tempted to get this book for myself. Fascinating facts to read about everyday while getting to know God more!
This would make a great, great gift for a young one, especially those who love science.
The Wonder of Creation: 100 More Devotions About God and Science by Louie Giglio is the perfect devotional for kids that love learning. Our family particularly loves this devotion because it starts with Biblical principles, taken from Scripture, and ties them in with fascinating finds about our world. So many interesting concepts in each devotion. Readers who love nature will adore this book. Perfect for elementary age children. I received a digital copy of this book from the publisher with no obligations. These opinions are entirely my own.
My family enjoys Louie Giglio's devotionals. We have navigated through Indescribable, How great is our God and now i am looking forward to dig in with my boys The wonder of creations. This new devotional, as the other 2 previous, is so fun to read and easy to understand. We can learn not just about facts, science but also about God helping our kids to see the wonders and love of God. I like how Louie Giglio makes the link between science and faith. Totally recommended. I pope we can get it soon in Spanish and Dutch.
I received an advance copy of the book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange of my honest opinion.
I absolutely love this series! We own the other two and have thoroughly enjoyed them. This one doesn't disappoint. Well done!
My 10-year-old STEM-loving kid adores this series! It's the perfect addition to our homeschool morning basket.
The Wonder of Creation is a 100 day devotional, combining STEM related content and a simple lesson about faith, God and the Christian life for kids. Throughout the book there are charming illustrations sure to capture the attention of the reader. This devotional is in an easy to read and engaging format. Each day begins with a Scripture reference, followed by a science related story (in varying fields of interests from astronomy, the human body, oceanography, inventions and more!), a tie in to either a story from Scripture/ lesson about God's character/ instruction on how to live a a believer etc., and ending in a very simple prayer for the child to use.
I loved the layout and illustrations. I loved the diversity of the children included in the illustrations. I really enjoyed the scientific content. However, I disliked the fact that the Bible verses were taken from 8 different versions of the Bible. I wish the author would have chosen 1 translation (possibly 2) to work from, so that if the child or parent would like to go to that passage and read it, it would match up with what's in this devotional.
For the most part, I found the spiritual content appropriate for kids between the ages 8-12, although there were several that I didn't fully align with. Specifically, one referenced the "vibrations" you can speak out to the world (to be fair, I think it was being literal, because the lesson was on vocal chords - but it was still cringy, I don't think it's wise to mix terminology used in New Age or Eastern religions in Christian devotionals), several that seemed to equate stopping pollution with holiness, one that actually listed helping kids in foster care in the same category as helping animals...???, and one that said drawing a picture and using your imagination is an act of worship - without even mentioning God in the process. Simply drawing a picture, is not worship. It COULD be an act of worship, but more careful explanation is needed here, especially for kids.
So, overall, I think there's a lot of good in this book - but I advise parents to read through it ahead of time and to read it with your child to clarify any problematic content.
*I received a free early release e-copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley, in exchange for my honest and fair review*
What a great book!! Highly highly recommend. This works for both a read-aloud or for young readers. Each day's devotion is informative, encouraging, and highlights the wonder of creation.
The third in a series of best selling kids' devotionals, The Wonder of Creation picks up the theme of tying God into scientific concepts. Categorized by earth, space, animals, and more, this title shares even further about how uniquely and wonderfully made our world is. Each devotion contains an Old or New Testament scripture, a brief description of the scientific principle, what this shows us about God and ourselves, a short prayer, and an additional scientific insert entitled "Explore the Wonder." The illustrations are fun and engaging, and the information is just enough to encourage further investigation without being overwhelming. The Wonder of Creation has been a beautiful addition to our homeschool routine and we're really enjoying this one. Great for elementary age learners.
*Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book from the publisher. All opinions are my own.
There are no If's in the gospel just promises.
A family devotion that will bring families to discover God's promises. It is also a book on worship. Each day starts with scripture and a facts about creation that are fascinating especially to young children. It brings an awe to the creator and a realization of the gifts we have. Each new fact brings you to the knowledge of God. It ends with a simple prayer and "Explore the Wonder".
It seems to me that thankfulness and wonder are linked together and gives to true worship. Highly recommend.
A special thank you to Thomas Nelson and Netgalley for the ARC and the opportunity to post an honest review
What a wonderful book!
Starting from a short verse (from different bible versions) the author goes through 4 parts of creation (space, earth, animals and people). The information is well adapted to a child’s level and enough to ignite his curiosity.
I loved the illustrations and can’t wait to get this book in my hands!
In a world where STEM is becoming more of a recognized part of the curriculum, we are increasing our children's knowledge of the world of science. In the religious sector, normally science was frowned upon as the thoughts of science go against God's creation and the world according to the bible. What though if you could combine Science and Religion and make it an easy to understand and fun read for Children? Therefore, you are still acknowledging the world of science and everything that comes with it but you are still instilling the knowledge of God's creation and the wonders of him into your children. Christian author Louie Giglio has put those two aspects together to create The Wonders of Creation, which is a 100-day devotional which each is a page long and can be done in the morning when you wake up as a family discussion before school or at night before they go to bed. Growing up in a Christian household, we had a family bible and, in the mornings,/nights - my siblings and I would sit on Mum and Dad's bed and they would read one of the stories and then we would have a family discussion about the story - a family devotional time and as I am older now - this always remains as one of my cherished memories and now with The Wonders of Creation by Louie Giglio, you can do this with your child. Each devotional is a page long and contains a bible verse, a story relating to the particular bible verse, discussion questions, and then as I said above this book has a science aspect to it - each devotional also has a related explore area to facts about animals, monuments, space, etc. This devotional is more aimed for boys as they tend to have a more logical mind and are perfect for ages 8-12 years old and if you are still stuck for a new devotional to start 2022 with, then this could be the one you are looking for.
Fantastic! We have read all 3 of these devotionals as a a family. We love the science aspect and the way he relates it back to the Bible & God. It keeps my kids attention and they catch the meaning. We recommend these to all our friends! It's great way for us to start our morning together - seeing how great our God is and how he has create every detail, big and small!
Another solid book by Louis Giglio! The illustrations were amazing as always, and the subject material was superb!
Highly recommend this book for children!
The Wonder of Creation: 100 More Devotions About God and Science is not the first book I have read by Louie Giglio, but it is the first Children’s Devotional I have read from Mr. Giglio. The Wonder of Creation: 100 More Devotions About God and Science is geared toward 6-10 year-olds. The Wonder of Creation has 100 devotional entries that look at parts of Creation and science through a Biblical lens. Each devotion takes an illustration from creation and science and brings it back to Jesus and His Word. Each devotion entry includes a Bible verse, a prayer, and a neat scientific fact that corresponds with the devotional. A devotional entry may cover information about animals, how our bodies work, space, taking care of the planet, amongst other topics.
Science is not really my forte (usually because I have a hard time understanding it), but I really enjoyed the devotions in The Wonder of Creation because the science in the devotions were written in a way that I could understand it–especially how seamlessly it was tied back to Jesus. In other words, if I can understand it, it’s highly probable that a 6-10 year-old will understand it and enjoy it as well. I like how short, impactful, and easy to understand each devotion entry is and how the author always found a way to point what he was talking about to the Word of God. The illustrations are awesome too. I think this book would be perfect to utilize in a Christian Education setting or to incorporate in homeschool lessons as well as personal devotional time. I highly recommend The Wonder of Creation: 100 More Devotions About God and Science and believe kids will enjoy it! I am looking forward to reading the other children’s devotionals that Louie Giglio has written too!
Thank you to NetGalley and the Publisher for the opportunity to read this book. (My review is also on Goodreads and my blog, Leslie's Library Escape.)
This is one of the best devotionals I have ever read with my boys! It's packed with 100 short devotional readings, weaving science and the marvels of creation into Biblical applications beautifully. It`s filled with colorful pictures, both cartoon and actual pictures and it is a very visually appealing book. My 5 and 7 year old were always engaged and often begged me to read "just one more"! We learned so many interesting facts about animals, space, geography and more and often found ourselves doing a little research afterwards to find out more! I highly recommend this book to any science lovers or young readers who want to grow in awe of their Creator. This would also be a great homeschool resource.
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