In Our Image: God's First Creatures

In Our Image: God's First Creatures

by Nancy Sohn Swartz, Melanie Hall

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“In the beginning, God created the heaven and the earth...But something was missing...”

Before creating humans, God said, “Let us make humans in Our image, after Our likeness.” In this playful new twist to the Genesis story, God asks all of nature to offer gifts to humankind—with the promise that the humans would care for creation in return.

Then, woman and man were formed from the dust of the earth, in the image of God and in the image of all of nature. And it was very good, indeed.

Whether you’re large like the whale, small like the ant, lazy like the lizard, or busy like the bee, this spirited story with its lively illustrations celebrates the interconnectedness of nature and the harmony of all living things.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781580235204
Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
Publication date: 09/29/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 32
File size: 6 MB
Age Range: 4 - 7 Years

About the Author

Nancy Sohn Swartz is a certified elementary school teacher with more than 30 years of experience in various educational settings. She enjoys incorporating storytelling into her work with children. She lives in Randolph, Massachusetts, with her family.

Melanie Hall has illustrated more than twelve children's books, including In Our Image: God's First Creatures.

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Sandy Eisenberg Sasso

Sandy Eisenberg Sasso, author of In God's Name, A Prayer for the Earth: The Story of Naamah, Noah's Wife, and other books:

In this beautiful book all of nature offers its gifts to the first man and woman, and Nancy Sohn Swartz gives a gentle, loving gift to all of us.

Walter Wangerin Jr.

Walter Wangerin Jr., author of The Book of the Dun Cow, The Book of God, and other books:

What a pleasure to see the sweet community of all creation manifest in humankind -- and one in God.

Harold Kushner

Rabbi Harold Kushner, author of When Bad Things Happen to Good People:

A message all children should hear, presented in words and pictures that children will find irresistible.

Mitch Finley

Mitch Finley, author of The Joy of Being Catholic:

This book shines like the stars and beams like the sun. It is very, very good.

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