Sunday, June 17, 2012

Creation Illustrated

Creation Illustrated ( is a family magazine filled with wonderful photography and well-written articles. Each issue has a variety of articles, along with recipes (usually seasonal,) and a Children’s story.
Photobucket  We enjoyed reading the variety of articles, although our younger daughter (age 12), preferred  to read the Children’s story, or just look at the pictures. If you are looking for family-time read-a-louds, this would be be a great choice.
The photography is stunning, the articles use Scripture references to remind us of God as Creator, and most issues have a word-search and Creation Activities list in the back.
The only downside I can see, is that this lovely magazine is only published 4 times a year. That 3 month wait can be a long time to a child.
The recipes are in a section entitled “Genesis Cuisine.” Each issue has 3 unique recipes, printed on the page so that you can cut them out & put them in your recipe file.  I really want to try making the “Spumoni Cupcakes!”

The subtitle of the magazine states “in nature, in Scripture, in living.” I truly appreciate the “Creation Stewardship” feature, while our girls enjoyed looking at the winners of the “Photo Contest for Youth” (ages 5-15.)
These are magazines we will put in our “to keep” box, and expect to view them over and over again. At $4.99 an issue, this is definitely a worthwhile magazine to purchase. Creation Illustrated has been called “The Christian National Geographic,” and I can see why, but the photography and thoughtfulness of the stories and poems remind me of the “Ideals” magazines my parents used to receive- and keep forever!
If you’re looking for a gift that will delight the recipient, might I suggest a year’s subscription? The $19.95 you’ll pay will seem small compared to four issues of great reading, and an amazing amount of awesome photography!

(As a member of the Schoolhouse Review Crew, I received 4 issues at no cost to me in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are mine.)

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