The Creator in You by Jordan Raynor and Jonathan David
This book is one for all the children in your lives and maybe their adults, too. Being created to work is a concept that many adults miss until they are well into their Christian walks. How liberating it is to learn that work was not a punishment after the fall, but something for which we were created. (The frustration that comes with work was part of the post-fall curse.)
Whether it is washing dishes or building spaceships, we have the image of God in us as ones who bring order out of chaos and call it good.
Whether it is washing dishes or building spaceships, we have the image of God in us as ones who bring order out of chaos and call it good. In giving us his creation mandate, God asked men and women to discover the potential in his creation and care for it. With the publication The Creator in You, this message has been clearly and attractively presented to children.
I have served on Jordan’s advisory board, so I am quite familiar with his passion for faith and work. I am thrilled to see how he has contextualized this message for children. They will see that how we apply our time and talents is part of God’s unfolding story for the world. Imagine understanding school work as part of God’s design while you are young enough to still be determining what kind of student you want to be! Imagine seeing your dream career as a way to honor God.
It is not just the words, but also the beautiful illustrations that will capture the hearts of children young and old. Whether representing movie creation or business management, the illustrations in this children’s book carry the story and the truth that all good work is part of God’s great love story for the world. This needs to be a cherished addition to any child’s library.